***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. magneto78

    magneto78 Active Member

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    Am I the only one who hates creases? I've been thinking of trying some crease guards
     
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    Time to break these out again. Wish they had a commando sole
     
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    What are "crease guards"?
     
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    Great boots. This makes it very clear for me. I will only buy black shell in models I already have in #8.
     
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    haha. I could never choose one or the other and I could not have just black. Alden problems...what a shame! [​IMG]
     
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    Sharp looking boots.
     
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    Crease guards are a thin price of foam that goes between your toes and the toe box. I have used them in sneakers with some success but they take up a bit of room in the toebox. Keep your shoes looking newer longer. It might be a good investment, especially for Cordovan
     
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    What is the consensus on leather soled, Alden boots? I don't plan on slushing around, shoveling snow with them...but if it is snowing or did snow...is there any protection from moisture? Or are they strictly dry winter weather boots?
     
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    Thanks. :)
     
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    I have two pairs of leather soled wingtip boots. I find that I don't wear them as often as the ones with commando soles. I live in New England and I am always worried I will ruin them
     
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    Never heard of such a thing.
    I don't mind creases. They are shoes. I wear them. They crease.
     
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    As an esteemed forum member periodically reminds us...they are shoes, not Rembrandt's
     
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    Agreed
     
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    Yup, that works. Thanks sevenfoldtieguy.
     
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    Let's be honest, if they were "just shoes"we wouldn't be willing to spend upwards of $500 a pair on them. Sometimes a very well-worn shoe can be great. The wear actually improving the aesthetic of the shoe. However, sometimes a shoe looks better to me when it's fairly new looking. I especially find this with wingtips. Sometimes the way the shoe creases can really diminish the otherwise fantastic lines of a shoe. In Cordovan for instance, sometimes the creases are particularly sharp, making the shoe look like a chewed up piece of plastic. I guess it's personal taste. For 5-800 a pair I want to keep them looking new for as long as I can.
     
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