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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. Alpina

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    What's the difference between Leffot's "Daytripper" and the Ravello CT boots Alden DC was producing earlier this year?
     
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    I might have a store credit with ShoeMart and I'm trying to assess my options (for shell boots, preferably). What sort of special makeups do they do, if any? How do they manage them--pre-order? Wait list? Any tips for working with them? Thanks.
     
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    Exactly.

    I came close to pulling out of the pre-order several times over the past two years. Once I came to understand the Alden game I realized that the waiting was just part of the process. It's all about luck and patience.
     
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    From what I understand, the Alden DC boot will have commando soles, whereas the Daytripper will have double water lock (I think) sole. I'm pretty sure everything else is the same. We'll wait and see how different the ravello shades are from one another.
     
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    I think the Daytripper is a single water lock sole, other than sole everything is pretty much the same.

    See Ya,
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    Pardon my ignorance on the matter but what makes ravello cordovan so special?
     
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    Technically nothing. It's just a shade.
     
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    Get out and don't come back.
     
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    *slams door*
     
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    He'll be back. One day.

    Oh sure, he might be sporting some hot little English number or two, maybe gallivanting around with a Dover or three, thinking the 202 lasted one will offer him what the 606 lasted one couldn't, but mark my words, he'll be back. Pig bristle stitching or not, he won't get that NSTitch scratched anywhere else, try as he might.
     
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    Just read uncle macs recommendations for shell care, do you guys ever used the alden paste wax at all or just vsc and saphir?
     
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    I use alden boot cream on shell. It was recommended by the alden San Francisco guy. I really like the results. I don't use Reno anymore. It dries up my shell.
     
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    I've used Alden paste wax with good results. I've used the color 8. I also have the tan, but haven't used it yet.
     
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    Same here. Don't like the result of reno. Venetian shoe cream gives a much better result. But will definitely give Alden boot cream a try after I found out that's what MrDV using on his shells.:slayer:
     
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    Saphir cordovan cream.
     
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    Got a present today from Alden DC. Kathy was great to work with! I originally put myself on the list for the Ravello LWB (only in May!) but couldn't resist when she told me that she had a Cigar Chukka available in my size. I have to sell some stuff I think to make room, but I'm really happy with the two shoes. The Cigar Chukka has an antique edge and double leather soul, and the Ravello LWB has an antique edge and double waterlock sole. Excuse the bad indoor pics.

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    Really happy with my pickups, and Kathy threw in two Alden shoe trees and some polishing cloths for good measure!

    Best,
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    How did you size the chukka? What last is it on?
     
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    Reno(vateur) has turpentine in it; VSC has petroleum distillates, both of which are harmful in the long run. Cordovan creams (Saphir, Alden, etc) have neither or a lot less. I have not used it, but my next cordovan care product will be the GlenKaren cream shoe polish.
     
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    I think I'm set for life (for LWBs at least...) [​IMG]

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