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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. tifosi

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    LOL. That would definitely not be worth it, then! No way I'm giving up my whole rotation for one boot.
     
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    Thanks for posting. Is the Mac Method the same for calfskin (CXL in this case) as shell?
     
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    It works in between polishing for calf skin, but the Mac method is not a substitute for hydrating and polishing/waxing calf.
     
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    Chromexcel does well with some neatsfoot oil or other leather conditioner regularly.
     
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    Thanks guys. I've been using VSC on my NATCXLPTBs and like the results. Cheers.
     
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    Just got back from vacation, and the whiskey SWB 2nds from TSM were waiting on me.

    At first glance, the color definitely appears more ravello than whiskey and I believe that they may have had additional of color added.

    Still trying to determine if the right shoe is slightly darker than the left, but it is difficult with the office lighting.

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    doesnt look like whiskey to me, but a great looking pair nevertheless.
     
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    Whiskey LHS at Urth Caffe[​IMG]
     
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    2210's today
    #8 is King

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    Well done Don L. 2210 rules. King among kings
     
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    I agree with you on both counts. They look more ravello than whiskey, and the right shoe appears darker than the left. Neither would prevent me from keeping them, though!
     
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    Not the best lighting (sorry) but fifth voyage of my Alden SF PTBs in Natural Chromexcel. Starting to develop some nice rolls/pull-up already.

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    Those Bals are awesome and I would keep them personally unless you really only wanted a super light Whiskey. If that is the case, you need to create a time machine and go back several years...
     
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    nephew,
    thank you
    work was done by bnelson
     
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    king nst saddle
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    Looks like I'm getting a pair of those Whiskey PTB from Alden San Fran. Hope they look as good as some of the other examples I've seen on the forum!

    See Ya,
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    Very nice! I would look at them in bright, direct sunlight - this should give you the clearest idea of the variation in color (and allow you to determine if it's something you can live with). I'm still working on a mismatched pair of ravello's I purchased from a TSM 2nd's earlier this year. They are getting closer together now (after the darker one sitting on it's own on a window sill), and the difference in shade is only slightly apparent in strong direct sunlight. I did send them back to Alden for "refinishing", but it didn't achieve a whole lot tbh.
     
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    Very nice Uncle Mac! Great combo, nice grout too!

    See Ya,
    Steve
     
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    Congrats, Steve! Good luck with the shade. I hope they look how you want. Every other example has been pretty stunning.
     
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    He uses the Mac (grouting) method.
     
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