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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. Allen Dreadmon

    Allen Dreadmon Senior member

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    I figured as much. Thanks.
     
  2. Brigzy

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    I think it's because they are too big...10.5 b/d and last visit to Alden SF Robert was having me try 10EE which felt perfect. These are a little loose. I purchased the Alden shoe trees at the same time I bought these and use the trees always, except on a few overnight trips. Any more thoughts on why I'm getting these creases?
     
  3. budapest12

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    Strongly disagree. They look great.
     
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    AND I have a really high instep which leaves a gap between my toes and leather upper. maybe...but I still love the shoes. lol
     
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    I think they look great! I need something in alpine grain at some point.
     
  6. Brigzy

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    Thanks! So, how do I take care of these? Robert from Alden SF suggested clear polish, but I want to consult with the connoisseur's first.
    Outside pic.
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  7. TO Tie Guy

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    I remember going to LS waikiki in 2013 and they had the Alpine grain boots on sale down to something silly ($240 or so) and I passed. What was I thinking?
     
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    Whoa, I remember similarly being tempted. But something about being in a t-shirt and shorts made it impossible for me to pull the trigger on boots in Oahu. Then there's that luggage weight thing... Then there's my wife frowning at me...
     
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    Fantastic!
    I treat them similarly to my other calfskin. some conditioner and brown shoe polish.
     
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    I want to get on the alpine bandwagon as well. I love the look of the leather, and I'm debating for my next boot to get an alpine WTB, or even a standard tan calf WTB.. Don't know who's doing an alpine grain boot at the moment though. I really like the Leffot/LS versions but those are sold out
     
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    I also had two pairs in the bag already. That might have had something to do with it!
     
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    I just use saphir renovateur and brush.
     
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    I just use saphir renovateur and brush them.
     
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    How's Sapir neutral cordovan cream??
     
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    Having a cigar while picturing cigar shell boots on my feet!
     
  17. Brigzy

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    Nice pic! Thanks for the advice.

    Where are those boots from? I like, do they have eyelets all the way up or quick release ones?
     
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    Jcrew pct with speed hooks
     
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  20. Joenobody0

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    There's a reason why shoes which are fit with lasted trees don't look like that after six months. Those Alden branded split toe trees don't provide any support in the vamp area on the high volume Barrie last, and you can clearly see it in these pictures. Someone may like that look, but you can't really argue that those shoes aren't atypically creased for such a small amount of time. I have 10 year old shells that don't look like that, and grained calf is generally very resistant to heavy creasing.
     
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