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***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. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    I tend to agree with Burton. I understand the "Wax For Protection" argument, but I reject it, since shell is said to contain a good amount of natural wax to begin with. Your shoes though, do with them as you please. My dad polishes the heck out of his unlined LHS, and I let him do it since they are his shoes and not mine. Mine have never been polished, and I think that they look way better.
     


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    I've read that a few times already but that was 7 months ago. I was planning on it so I guess I need to refresh my memory.
     


  3. Burton

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    You can find the Mac Method all over this thread, but I am sure if you contacted him directly he would be willing to help. He is a gentlemen and takes a kindly interest newbs.
     


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    Dugan Well-Known Member

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    Oh,

    I just meant that I thought it called out for an initial ultra thin layer of polish, but I now see that was from Alden's site. Once I re-read it I'm sure I'll be fine.
     


  5. Burton

    Burton Senior member

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    Dugan do the Mac Method ignore the Alden site. I only use polish sparingly--and then only on scuffs. Shell, with its natural oils, really needs no polish.
     
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  6. Dugan

    Dugan Well-Known Member

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    I will, I will!
     


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    McPryon Well-Known Member

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    Leather Soul Tanker Boots ready to take me out to a friend's farm to pick some sweet corn. I do live in Iowa, after all. I love these boots and they have served me well so far. The commando sole is perfect for snowy and muddy situations.


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    zippyh Senior member

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    I hear you about the two-tones.
    I don't regret buying them but I just don't wear them that often.
     


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    Pretty nice corn picking boots you got there McPryon. I know how you feel, I live in Minnesota. How's about a pic after you've walked a couple of rows. Thanks.
     


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    Thank you sir, leffot seems to get them every couple of years. Give them a call.

    Thank you kind sir.

    Thanks for the kind words be.

    Thank you sir.


    Thanks uncle.
     


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    MrDV Senior member

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    Awesome looking boots. Picking corn, snow, and mud! You're the man.
     


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    venividivicibj Senior member

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    this must be the busiest thread of SF. i swear there are 150+ posts everyday.
     


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    Wow, great looking boots.
     


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    Actually, it wasn't so bad out in the field. A little damp, but no terrible mud like I was expecting.

    Thanks, gents. Pictures definitely do this pair justice. I'm so glad I happened upon them. I was unsure about the commando sole at first, but it's growing on me...especially when I'm not slipping and sliding in the winter.
     


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