***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. Shawnc

    Shawnc Senior member

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    Tassels, medallions, wing tips, etc. all are fashionable and look great. But IMO, nothing shows off the quality of Alden shell like a #8 PTB. Add in your typical shine and impeccable ensemble and you have an unbeatable combination. Wear in the best of health.
     


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    Shawnc Senior member

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    Timing is everything and this post reminds me of a conversation I had with my wife yesterday morning about my enthusiasm for shoe care. I often find myself looking at my collection and searching for a pair or two that need some care. It doesn't matter if I plan on wearing them, I have simply gotten to the point where I don't mind doing the work and I really enjoy how the shoes look when I'm done. Deciding which cream is best, whether to use renovater, wax or no wax, bone or no bone, there is I certain method to all of it and I hazard to say that I've actually come to enjoy it.
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    I was driving and saw this and had to post it. Have a good day all!

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    Lovely boots. Alden shell finish is the best when comparing them to other makers.
     


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    shawnc, you seem to be suffering from the same affliction as I do. I find brushing and buffing my shell shoes to be relaxing, whereas with my calf shoes I like to go to and get them shined at my favourite shoeshine place, with both it's the ritual. Now if I could start hand washing and ironing my dress shirts I could save millions, of pennies, over the next twenty years.
     


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    #8 NST on the Plaza looks really sleek. Enjoy!
     


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    Thats funny stuff. In my 'hood there is an Aberdeen crescent and a Balmoral drive :slayer:


    This shoe thing is a sickness...
     


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    Simply stunning. Love that pattern.
     


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    It most certainly is sightseeing!

    Be sure to check out the Alden store at 170 Sutter St. Within a block or two is The Hound and the Allen Edmonds store.

    Also, UNIONMADE is also in town and SOOOO worth visiting. They carry a lot of special make-ups.

    Have a safe trip!
     
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    Trust me BeSpiff, laundering and ironing dress shirts (no matter how good you get at it) does not bring nearly the feeling one gets from shoe care. We've got a couple of really good cobblers here in Pittsburgh that I would trust with my most trusted pair of Alden's. But when it comes to shines, be it calf or shell, there is just a sense of satisfaction that I get from sitting in my basement or back yard and taking care of them myself. I am gently trying to instill some of this enthusiasm into my son. Let's just say that it is till a work in progress.
     


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    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    sdolina, your post of your new boots was so comprehensive and informative I had to quote the whole thing.These boots are some of Alden's most stylish and fashion forward offerings.You definitely can wear them with anything, I'd wear them all the time. Congratulations and wear them in good health.
     


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    Bespiff, buy yourself a nice steamer and never have to worry about ironing. It's the way to go
     


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    Good idea rydenfan. The cost of a good commercial steamer would cut into my shoe budget. Besides that, I really like to iron my own shirts. Egyptian cotton like shell cordovan requires special treatment and meticulous attention to detail. When you start having your dress shirts custom made, even though your size is readily available, you've gone way too far.
     


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    nephew,
    thank you
     


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    nephew, wear in good health
     


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