***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. pdxmatt

    pdxmatt Member

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    Thanks for going to the trouble to finding that. I think those are the Alder in burnished tan. No commando sole either. They do look a lot lighter than the website photos though. Makes me wonder about the Hanovers...
     


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    thanks man. Riteaid!
     


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    tifosi Tire Kicker

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    Burnished tan does sound familiar. I tried!
     


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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Works for me. I'll be in Brazil this summer singin' away! Wonder if they sell Alden or shell in Rio?
    [​IMG]
     


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    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    whomever is a head of me for the 11.5D ravello LWB from alden.. if you grab it and find it doesn't work, please let me know. I appear be to second in line, but they want to allow the first person in line 7-10 days to accept or waive their ability to purchase.. I just want to put to bed the fiasco from earlier this year with jcrew 'losing' my pair and get my one last grail.

    thanks in advance!

    and even have a couple trades in the 11.5-12d range to sweeten the deal..
     


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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    If you plan to pick up a pair of 403's and you want to be able to dress up that snuff, I would go with the chukka (Leydon). It's sleeker than the Cooney. However, I very much prefer the Cooney boot though. Snuff suede is primarily casual in nature. I like the cooney boot and J Crew's snuff suede plain toe boot as well, more so than the chukka.
     


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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Wow. This pic may change my mind about acquiring another color 8 boot. Well done my friend!
     


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    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    haven't seen this awhile, so I figured I'd put it up and ask..

    top 3 grails that you don't yet own but would buy if they became available...

    pics included in possible..

    my three

    1. ravello brixton [​IMG]

    2. ravello chukka, either plaza or barrie
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    3. cigar LWB. [​IMG]
     


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    irbe Senior member

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    I had the same uneven dying on my jcrew cap toe color 8.
    Post pic and somebody said it's rare that the dying process is even. Does brushing it help get rid of it?
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Brushing doesn't help with this in my experience.
     


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    thank you sir. i have 2 color #8 captoe boots, the other being jcrew captoe. I think once the jcrew captoe is due for a resole, ill ask b.nelson to switch out the edge trim and welt stitching to match leffot naval boot
     


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    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    horrible quick pic of my jcrew crepe LWB. cant seem to see any dye bleeding, but I'll admit they have got minimal wearing, maybe once outside

    [​IMG]
     


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    sorry for the crost brand posting, but I spend most of time (and admire) the posters in this thread..

    I've tried unsuccessfully to bring up the shine on some AE brown shell patriots.. Liberal use of renomat and has been applied and removed some material, combined with some spirited brushing.. still cant see to get a decent shine. definitely an improvement over the pair not yet worked on Patriot, but not what I fell is accomplishable..

    any thoughts? any one (other than MAC as I know his time is money) that has had success? I'd almost entertain shipping this pair of to someone just to see what they could accomplish..
     


  15. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    You may want to post this over in the shoe care thread:
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc/

    I think Renomat is made to STRIP the shell. So, you would need to add wax back and buff after using it if I'm not mistaken.
     


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