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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. TO Tie Guy

    TO Tie Guy Senior member

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    @mdubs how hard you applying the deer bone on the rolls? My Cigar PTB's from years ago have the typical creasing. I wouldn't mind giving them that "new" while still keeping the beautiful patina they have developed.
     
  2. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    I put a quite a bit of weight into it using the deer bone and cotton buffing cloth. I am very light with my horse hair brush, who's job is to get those nice oils to the surface.

    -Mike
     
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    peppercorn78 Senior member

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    Do you put your hand or a tree in the shoe during the boning (hehe) for counter pressure, or just empty shoe?
     
  4. JjasonL

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    just ordered a pair of indy boots! first pair of aldens too.. cant wait
     
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  5. MoosicPa

    MoosicPa Senior member

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    Thanks Mike, nice job on those whiskey PTB's you rescued.
     
  6. MoosicPa

    MoosicPa Senior member

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    Thanks Sazon, yes the Mac method works on more than shell shoes.... :rotflmao:
     
  7. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    I keep a set of trees in my shoes when I care for them.

    -Mike
     
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  8. MoosicPa

    MoosicPa Senior member

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    sure Chris, from L-R: Blck captoe (J. Crew); Black shortwing/commando sole (A of C); Black Naval and #8 Naval (Leffot); #8 captoe (J. Crew); #8 captoes (Frans Boone); #8 Hallock boots (Unionmade); Cigar shell/commando soles (Alden D.C.); Ravello Day Trippers (Leffot); Alpine Grain shortwings (Leathersoul) and Alpine captoes (Endclothing).
     
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    I keep a set of trees in mine too, when caring for them. I've found using trees with a split in them works better and avoids areas that look different because the gaps in the tree.

    See Ya,
    Steve
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Sadly, I buy Alden trees for my shoes, so I am using their split toe design. Works pretty well. :)

    -Mike
     
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    Makes me want to order the stock model over the AoC version on commando. But, the hills here in SF and broken glass make me want commando soles...dilemmas.
     
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    sacafotos Senior member

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    I think the best shoe trees are the Woodlore twin tubes with expanding toe.

    The expandable split toe you guys describe is sold at Nordstrom for $20, but over time the flat plate in the toe that allows it to expand can get bent and won't slide as easily in the groove.
     
  13. totalair1

    totalair1 Senior member

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    Mike I buy Alden trees too. I only use the single piece tree while caring for my shoes. I somewhat messed up a pair of whiskey short wings!

    See Ya,
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    He would hate me too. I don't even wear the same in Barrie and Trubalance.
     
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    That is insane. That is about as many as I have total between shoes and boots.

    How many do you keep vs replace and sell?

    I think I need to see the list! You can even PM me if you don't want to post it.
     
  16. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Date night with wifey...
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    Ravello NST from TSM
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    mw313 Senior member

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    nice choice! how does she like them?
     
  18. Kahuna75

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    Thanks...I was considering getting them resoled at bNelson but concerned that they might come back tighter and that would render them useless to me. Not sure if that is even a valid concern.
     
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  20. Kahuna75

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    Congrats....I had no interest in the Indy and now have three.....great boot and wear them often...They only get better.
     
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