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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. cimabue

    cimabue Senior member

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    Tonight went out for some sushi and spilled spicy mayo on my new (worn 4 times) Ravello boots from Shoe Mart. Wiped it off within a few seconds, but it was too late. . .the oil must have soaked in enough and now one boot has dark spotty areas. [​IMG] Anyone know what can be done if anything? They are basically ruined!
    No way are they ruined! You could wait to see whether the stain lightens in time and with wear. It probably will. You could treat your boots as boots and plow forth, come what may (think character). You could wipe them both down in some Neat's Foot Oil and even them out. Or you could contact Alden and see what they recommend. Don't sweat it too much.
     
  2. phantomx48

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    No way are they ruined!

    You could wait to see whether the stain lightens in time and with wear. It probably will. You could treat your boots as boots and plow forth, come what may (think character). You could wipe them both down in some Neat's Foot Oil and even them out. Or you could contact Alden and see what they recommend.

    Don't sweat it too much.


    Yeah, I am starting to feel better about it, but I was definitely pissed as hell (especially since I was the one that spilled). Probably will just do what you mentioned and just "plow forth". Guess I don't have to baby them anymore, lol. . .hopefully the spots will blend with some time and patina.
     
  3. interlockingny

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    Should've picked up both - at these prices you could have sold one pair and the other pair would be free! I'm happy that I bought mine retail from LS - seems cheap now!

    After seeing that there are a couple of bids on those 9Ds, perhaps I should have. However, 9.5 is my size, and they are a welcomed addition. While they are similiar in color to Ravello, the style and color are different enough to appreciate both.
     
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    Does this look normal? looks like the stitches are coming out from the inner sole exposing a thin layer of plastic film. I emailed alden and they have yet to respond.

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  5. harrythedog

    harrythedog Well-Known Member

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    better you spilled it than someone else... i searched for cleaning oil off cordovan cause i was feeling your pain and came up empty. have you tried the regular steps, brushing etc... if your still bummed about it, in addition to calling alden, call horween too. i;m sure that it will all work itself out with some regular wearing and soon you won;t even notice it. i know it;s a drag, but try to feel better!
     
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    Natural chromexcel plain toe boots today. I've been wearing the hell out of these things. Super comfortable and I dig the double leather waterloc sole for foul weather. Big fan.

    Very nice. Where from?
     
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    Most of the overstock and irregulars are size 9 1/2... which could be a very good or bad thing... [​IMG]
     
  9. LeatherHead

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    I was thinking Based upon similar interests that my new friends may share with me here , if we could collab on a boot for LeatherSoul to make for spring 2011. Im looking on the feet of many New Yorkers and mostly I see Indys and a few captoes and some ROY boots , especially after the new Context shipment arrives. It would be cool to rival the Roy with an Alden beater using Natural Horween Chromexcel that would appear more rugged and versatile. Heres the specs below that I came up with ... Im torn tho between the commando sole and the goodyear wedge which would be awesome with the Natural Chromexcel .

    Plain Toe Jumper on the Trubalance Last in Natural Chromexcel , Brass Eyelets w/ Speed Hooks, 360 degrees All Around Welt, with Antique Edgetrim and a Commando Sole .

    What do you think? Any takers? I havent seen a boot quite that rugged from ALden
     
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    I know im jumping the gun here , but maybe Tom or Bryan from LSH would fancy the small batch production of these "RoughRider" boots : "Alden for Leathersoul Hawaii for StyleForum.com "
     
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    Im torn tho between the commando sole and the goodyear wedge which would be awesome with the Natural Chromexcel .

    Plain Toe Jumper on the Trubalance Last in Natural Chromexcel , Brass Eyelets w/ Speed Hooks, 360 degrees All Around Welt, with Antique Edgetrim and a Commando Sole .


    Not exactly what you want, but the Union Made x Alden Workboots are close.

    Personally, I think that a natty chromexcel cap toe boot on crepe sole would be a sharp lookin' all-arounder.
     
  14. braindrain

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    I've got a question on the fit of Roys vs Indys and need some Alden expert help.

    I'm usually a US 11/EU 43 or 44 and I like a slight bit of room in my shoes. I wanted to pick up the Roy in a 10.5D because I figured that would be my ideal size, but I went to an Alden store and fit the 10D Indy perfectly because of the large toe box on the Indy. Does the Indy fit slightly larger than the Roy? I know they're made on the same last, so I'm a little unsure about pulling the trigger on a 10.5D Roy even though the Alden salesmen told me I'm basically between sizes and could go either way. Anyone have experience with both that could chime in?

    Thanks a lot!
     
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    Do you guys follow the same procedure to polish chromexcel leather as you would with shell shoes? If so, what polish should I use on my Ultimate Indy's?
     
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    Do you guys follow the same procedure to polish chromexcel leather as you would with shell shoes? If so, what polish should I use on my Ultimate Indy's?
    I slapped some brown wax on my chromexcel Indies to even them out and make them a little more waterproof -- and to cover that garish white stitching -- and now all I do is buff them with a horse hair brush when they get scuffed. Works great and the finish has an impressive depth and glow.
     
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    Plain Toe Jumper on the Trubalance Last in Natural Chromexcel , Brass Eyelets w/ Speed Hooks, 360 degrees All Around Welt, with Antique Edgetrim and a Commando Sole .

    What do you think? Any takers? I havent seen a boot quite that rugged from ALden


    it sounds similar to these Viberg boots I've seen on the net

    [​IMG]

    which some variation of it may look awesome IMO
     
  18. makewayhomer

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    That wedge sole looks like something you're gonna look at in 6 months and wonder wtf you were thinking
     
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    Yea good call colins that's a sharp boot, I wanted the black foss tuggers but those aren't in my size , but these will fit since I size down .5 for trubalance , great ! Still want some nattys, those captor crepe soles would be killer . Let's see if I have a match in my secret archives... YEP :

    Is this your boot
    [​IMG]
     
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