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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. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Ha. I saw these on IG and inquired about them. Didn't end up being too painful actually price wise. I was expecting it to be worse, but I got tagged with no duties.
     
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    thams Senior member

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    For those interested in how Allen Edmonds chili edge dressing looks -- I just applied some on my Naval boots. It's not a perfect match, but I think it still looks good. The pictures were taken on different days, so the lighting is a little off in the second.

    Here's a before and after:

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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Thanks, yeah neither had I. Tassels had one run done and that is all they are ever planning to do.

    -Mike
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Thams, thanks looks like a decent match to me. I am going to stick with my Chili and Brown Shoe Polish for now though instead. :)

    -Mike
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Thanks Buda! My first endeavor into this unique material. Any care tips?
     
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    Michigan Planner Senior member

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    Gorgeous.

    They make me want to break out my blue suede ones Indys and start wearing them again.

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    Curved thomas heel and double waterlock leather sole.

    I am thinking about converting the soles to commando soles. The cobbler located in the local Alden store carries proprietary Alden shoe materials, so he can slap the real McCoys on there! I am also thinking about picking up a pair of 405s and doing the same thing. I'll do my own Ultimate Indy's :)
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Michigan! Those are very cool, I particularly like the tan stitching, but I couldn't get over the red brick sole myself.

    -Mike
     
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    Michigan Planner Senior member

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    FWIW, the red brick sole is hands-down the most comfortable sole I've ever had on any pair of Alden, but unlike the crepe which doesn't really draw your eye to it, the red brick definitely does. It's not an inconspicuous sole at all.

    I've got a pair of Alpine grain LWB on the red brick that I am constantly debating either selling or getting resoled onto something else.
     
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    Coming in to my neck of the woods. Rainy and cold here today, with threats of snow tomorrow. Oconnels has a little stock left of Alden, its mainly crazy widths though. They are the only dealer around. They got some nice stock of menswear though, and are still worthy of a visit. Outside of them, dont expect much but your typically mallwear.
     
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    I actually found that the AE natural works well on antique edges, gives the edge a bit of a slightly darker wet look but doesn't add any color. I have been using natural on pretty much any edge that isn't black or dark brown.
     
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    Mike, these are beauties. I was so close to grabbing the tanker they have so many times.
    How does the song go again.....
     
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    Cool - I picked up the natural dressing as well so I'll have to give it a whirl when I need a fresh coat.
     
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    For what its worth, I use the AE Chile edge dressing on my antique edges and like the results....
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Gotcha! Interesting... I am sure that they are comfortable looking outsoles, but I don't know why, they are just not in my taste pallet, but I tend to be more conservative in general... With that said, and as I previously mentioned, I really like the tan stitching better on your Leffot version better than the white Moc stitching on this version as I like how it matches the welt and brings a more consistent them to the boot.

    Although, I am doing an interesting restoration project on one of my pairs, which will give them some more "flair"... :)

    -Mike
     
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    HaHa, as I stated earlier, I use a combination of AE's Walnut Shoe Polish and Brown Shoe Polish. By doing a coat of the Walnut first and then selectively applying the Brown, you can match Alden's Antique look essentially perfectly... I will have to find a pair of shoes that need some "touch ups" and do a photography session on the job....

    -Mike
     
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    I'm still learning but not much care needed.
     
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    My bad, it's not a curved Thomas heel. Sorry guys.

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    Edge dress them in black...
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    LoL, not a worry on the lack of a Thomas heel. I personally don't need a Thomas heel, but it is supposed to be great for people with Flat Feet or Plantar Fasciitis as it provides additional arch support...

    -Mike
     
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