***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    every pair i've ordered from LS came from their HI location and took maybe 3 days to get to VA
     


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    I preordered them in advance not sure if/what stock they may have. Technically they aren't in yet but should be any minute now.
     


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    welp, off to email brian.

    thanks!
     


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    bespoken pa Senior member

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    Not to stir up debate again but these are the perforated tip what I would call the straight tip vs the punched jcrew version.
     


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    No, I don't think so. I think the 2145 has been around long before Epaulet came out with the Alden Alt Wien. However, I believe "Alt Wien" is a particular type/model of Budipester shoe (with the cap toe medallion pattern) that is more of a "country-style" derby shoe (rounder, built like a tank), as opposed to a dress shoe. While the 2145 is a Blucher, it is on the sleek/dressy Aberdeen last.

    However, some of Vass's Alt Wien models are built on a sleeker last... http://www.styleforum.net/t/130044/the-ultimate-vass-porn-thread/930#post_3725401

    It may be that Alt Wien just means a Hungarian Medallion CTB ( I really don't know.)

    I've tried to do some internet digging on this but not much is out there to clearly define, so I may be inaccurate with this. Maybe someone like MoneyWellSpent or others could shed some light.
     
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    was just trying to find an old pic on LS' website but was unsuccessful.

    got a pic anywhere?
     


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    Usually 2-3 days
     


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    Congrats... post some pics when they arrive!
     




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    About as clean of a dress boot that Alden makes IMO.
     


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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    I believe most recraft/restoration jobs (B Nelson, AE, Alden, etc...) include a fresh new cork bed without the original owner's imprint. Not sure if that's what you mean by "flattening out" the insole/imprint. You do not have to specify that with B Nelson as that is included in both of their recraft/resole packages.
     


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    just bought natural CXL alden indys. to care for them, i plan to use saphir renovateur and obenauf's LP...am i being redundant there? one is a cleaner/conditioner and the other is a "protector". i have no plans so far for a wax.
     


  13. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    I use venetian on my cxl, reno on shell.

    thats just me though
     


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    "alt wien" from German = Old Vienna

    Alt can still be understood as "different" so another choice in derby shoe as RTP stated
     


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