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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. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    Good shine on your wingtips RK. Very summery with the white pants. Nice.
     


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    I think this is usually 2nd busiest, next to the SW&D WAYWT Discussion thread.
     


  3. Rishi Kakar

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    Thank you BeSpiffington! Trying to match up to your grace.
     


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    I'm truly humbled RK in the midst of my jealousy of your Alden wardrobe.
     


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    Very nice, both the shoes and the combo with white slacks.
     


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    Question about the Mac Method....what type of cloth do you guys use for parts 1 (wipe down with a damp cloth) and 3 (buff with cloth)? Do you use the same type of cloth for both parts? Does it make a difference which type of cloth you use? Interested to hear thoughts and I wonder if there will be differing opinions.
     


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    Well that didn't take long...Decided to check out the stock of the black shell captoes on Grant from TSM. Sure enough they had them in stock. So...sure enough I bought them. Finally, some instant Alden gratification (relatively). Hopefully get them early next week.

    OK. Now I'm really done till some exotics come up.
     


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    I, personally, use a cut up cotton Tshirt for both parts. I have been thinking of moving to microfiber as I have heard at least a couple members use it with good results.
     


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    Just so you know, I've never participated in a preorder but have been contemplating the offerings at Leffot. I've heard that unlike others, they don't take preorders until they already have a commitment from Alden. This should virtually eliminate the years-long wait I've read about from other vendors. Their 20% down policy also is more than reasonable. Ok, back to the quote. It was only after seeing how great your broken-in boots look that I was able to convince myself to take the plunge. I have a pair of #8 chukkas, but these will be my first shell boots. Seriously, your boots look great. Man, I have got to get off of this site!! This stuff is addictive.
     


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    It's too late, my friend. Sorry.
     


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    For the damp cloth I use a regular terry washcloth which I wet and wring out well. For the buffing I use cotton birdseye weave diapers (easily obtained at Amazon, for instance). It probably doesn't matter what you use as long as it's soft, but I would say it's best for buffing to stay away from cloth which frays or shreds easily, especially if you have a lot of wingtips. I started out using a felt cloth, but it resulted in too much lint.

     


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    [​IMG]

    Taken with iphone click to see clearly
     
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  13. Rishi Kakar

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    Thank you Shawnc!
     


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    Oh, that is fantastic.
     


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    Lovely. Ravello?
     


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