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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. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Great boot, and Epaulet classic!
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    He does this essentially to confirm your credit card is valid. He hasn't done it to me the last few times, but rather I get an email saying they are back ordered. -Mike
     
  3. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    One of Alden's best made for BB! Are you the one that snagged this from the Bay recently (in 10D)? Congrats!
     
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    Royteane Well-Known Member

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    one think I forgot to mention, casual boots for seaside and rainy climate. seens that cxl will better for my case except its over-stretched problem?
     
  5. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Pretty sure they are the same. One may have a double waterloc sole (Halleck) and the other a standard double leather (Epaulet), but not certain. They both have a 360 flat welt, antique edge and welt, and the same broguing pattern.
     
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    csmitty Senior member

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    Quote:Makes sense, given the long lead times cards could expire or people get married.
     
  7. katch

    katch Senior member

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    Quote:I snagged the 10D. They are great. Wearing them now.
     
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    For bad weather, I prefer CXL to cordovan. I specifically own CXL Indy boots for this purpose. CXL boots lend themselves to a more carefree approach to braving the elements. With shell we often try to maintain the shine, which means constant care after dealing with elements. With CXL, that's just less of an issue.

    Shell is less pourous and less "flexible" than CXL. I wouldn't say CXL has less "structural integrity" though - there are numerous examples of well worn CXL boots on the internet that look great after years of regular wear.

    Other options include pebblegrain or the regular cowhide on the 405.
     
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    There is one poster that uses cigar Indy boots for yard work (I forget who), so it's definitely possible. However, for beaters/pure casual wear, I would stick with your CXL boots. I own both CXL and Cigar Indy boots on commando and wear them differently.
     
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    Amazing. Killer pants as well.
    Great boots sir. Fantastic combo.
     
  11. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Well done! I almost pulled the trigger, but wasn't sure from the pics how good the condition was. Are they as nice as you were hoping? Congrats and enjoy!
     
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    Quote:They are. I need to get some VSC or Saphir Reno and get to work on them a bit. They are now my go to business shoe.
     
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    MrDV Senior member

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    Nice grab. I would recommend using alden natural boot cream for older shell. Saphir Reno works well, but dries shell and gives creases a white hazy look.
     
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    Personally I will never buy an unlined CXL , here's a comparison pic between a used shell PTB and a new unlined CXL ptb, I took the pic while trying the CXL it Was new never worn.

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    katch Senior member

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    Quote:So you recommend the Alden creme over VSC too?
     
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    z8k1n Senior member

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    Hallecks today / double leather sole
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    I love #8 more and more everyday. I pull this boot to wear more often than my others for some reason. Rainy damp day here in the desert.
     
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    I have not used VSC. I used to swear by Reno, but prefer alden boot cream now.
     
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