***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. CEE88

    CEE88 Senior member

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    ...So there's a light at the end of the tunnel?
     
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    I wear a 7.5E in most Barrie shoes, but 8D feels much better in the unlined ptb. I have a 7.5E in the unlined ptb and they're definitely snug, whereas my longwings and boots in the same size are fine.
     
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    Will do, on both counts!
     
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    9015 is a great model. So simple, yet so attractive.

    You don't NEED to wax them before you wear them, but some choose to do so. (The idea is for protection. Others try to avoid having to use wax at all costs so as to not hide the natural beauty of shell) Your decision.

    What is next on your list? 9016?
     
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    Forgot to take Pics, but I wore my Cigar Tassels with a solid navy suit today to visit the department I worked in at my old job. (You guys have seen plenty pics of my Cigar Tassels this summer anyway.)

    I received MANY compliments, no exaggeration. I was originally planning to wear my Cigar Strait Tips with with dark edge from Citi Shoes instead, but they haven't been properly broken-in yet, and I strictly adhere to the Mac Method.

    I also had plans to visit Nettletons in Market Square, but as ShawnC can confirm, we had some afternoon showers and I didn't want to get my shoes wet. Scott is a great guy, and I'd love to give him some business, but haven't had the opportunity. I wanted to check out the Carmina make-ups he called me about around Christmas.
     
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    Consider it confirmed, from one Pgh'er to another. I had actually stopped by Nettleton's yesterday with the hopes of committing to a new pair of Alden's. I got a sense that Scott is feeling a little frustration with Alden and their shell shortage. He seemed much more enthusiastic when discussing the Carmina line.

    Hey Bakes11771, any chance you work at HM?
     
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    Fenway, awesome sir. Enjoy your lhs. They look amazing.
     
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    Nice looking shoes sir, enjoy them.
     
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    I have emailed Alden directly to ask the last of a specific model # and they have responded in a timely manner. I used the email in their official site. I have done this twice and both times they responded within 1 day.
     
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    LS usually uses 2 day FedEx. Just a bit more...[​IMG]
     
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    Agreed, they've always responded in a timely manner. I was just trying to avoid that step.
     
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    I really like the idea of shell chukka boots (cigar or #8) but not sure if I'm ready to embrace the roll so completely yet. If I could get the RL Marlow wingtips in EEE it would be those ( not Alden's though. :) )
     
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    No! No! Don't use the wax paste. Use the MacMethod and no polish. MacMethod can be found here:

    http://theagatineeyelet.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/the-mac-method/

    As well as other places in this thread. Listen to Uncle Mac on this and you will be thankful.
     
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