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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. wdahab

    wdahab Senior member

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    There are two ways to wear white bucks: you either try to keep them white and nice, or you beat the living crap out of them. Both are fine, but you've just got to commit one way or the other. I bought these knowing I'd be beating the crap out of them. If you want them to stay pristine, wearing them gardening, doing lawn work, or with raw denim is definitely not recommended. :)
     
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  2. smoothie1

    smoothie1 Senior member

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    If you use nano protector or invulner, white bucks will stay very clean whether you subject them to mud and dirt or not.

    There's nothing wrong with beating them up, letting them get dirty the natural way in my opinion. Enjoy!
     
  3. SSgt93

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    I love these! Please excuse my Alden education as I'm still learning, but is this the color that is referred to as 'dark burgundy shell cordovan'? I bought my first pair of Alden's (NXT Indy) and mail returned them yesterday as I could fit a finger between my heel and the back of the boot (8E). I'm guessing a 7.5E will do the trick, but I found a pair of these in 7.5D and am wondering if they will work. The 8E felt like a perfect width though. It's a pain living in the middle of nowhere.
     
  4. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    You destroy me every time I see these DV! My favorite saddles of all time (I should have had them years ago)... [​IMG]
     
  5. Burzan

    Burzan Senior member

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    Yeah dark burgundy, burgundy or also referred to as color 8
     
  6. SSgt93

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    Thank you.
     
  7. budapest12

    budapest12 Senior member

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    Fair enough and more power to you for beating the crap out of them.
     
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  8. GONZOtheMAN

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    hello everyone! first post here.

    i've been reading SF threads for a long time now. thought i'd share my Alden boots for you all. i'm in love with these things.

    indy in chromexcel. i believe these are bootmaker edition. i picked them up off of ebay for a steal last week. i plan to make these my everyday casual/hiking/traveling/riding boots. they seemed like such a good price i couldnt pass them up. i think these would be very interesting if they came in shell whiskey or tobacco with a leather soul.

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    shell cordovan #8 wingtips on the barrie last. picked these up from Alden of DC. they are great people and got me sized just right. i love these so much i've been wearing these pretty much 3 days a work week and maybe once every weekend. and they've broken in so nicely. had them about a month and a half now. i was originally looking for some captoe shell boots on the barrie last with speed hooks and leather soul but they didnt have that variation and i fell in love with these as soon as i put them on.
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. tifosi

    tifosi Senior member

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    Great boots! Welcome to the Alden thread!
     
  10. Mghart

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    Just picked these up from AOM. Really liking them a lot with the commando sole.
    [​IMG]
     
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  11. gsgleason

    gsgleason Senior member

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    Those are beautiful. There are not enough non-shell dress Aldens posted here.
     
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  12. rhythm

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    ^^^agreed on both counts
     
  13. Mghart

    Mghart Senior member

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    Thanks guys! I know calf doesn't get a whole lot of love, but I think the alden calf is great, and looks and feels better than AE imo.
    Since I only started buying Aldens last year, I want a well-rounded collection of leathers. One calf,shell,CXL so far and on some lists for different colored CXL, shell.
     
  14. gsgleason

    gsgleason Senior member

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    What color calf is that called?
     
  15. Mghart

    Mghart Senior member

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    Its burnished tan calf. Its hard to tell from pictures sometimes, but it is a deeper brown color in person.
     
  16. fal32

    fal32 Senior member

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    PSA: 20% off on Haberdash with code LOOKGOOD. Applies to Alden's as well.
     
  17. Allen Dreadmon

    Allen Dreadmon Senior member

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    I've always loved Alden's burnished tan calf and hope to own a makeup in that colour some day.
    [​IMG] I meant to post this a few weeks ago. Some 975 TLC. Fresh sole edge dressing followed by some Saphir high gloss wax. I used the wax because the Fiebing's sole edge dressing alone left a very matte finish. Does anyone know what Alden uses in the factory? Thanks.
     
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    AnOxymoron Senior member

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    Besides a horsehair brush and shoe trees, what is a must buy for my new color 8 975?
     
  19. gsgleason

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    Did you get them already?

    You don't need much. Shell is much more hassle free. The mac method is great for daily maintenance (slightly damp soft rag followed by brushing).

    A deer bone is good for smoothing out scuffs, and Saphir burgundy cordovan creme is great for restoring color to scuffs.

    Saphir Renovateur is great for occasional conditioning and gives is a nice soft glow.

    Some folks use paste wax on their shell. I'm not one.
     
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  20. brandall10

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    Venetian is great stuff and used by Nick Horween - Viberg also ships it out with their boots (got it with my Brandy shells).

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/274603/nick-v-interviews-nick-horween-horween-leather

    "My standby is neutral Venetian Cream. C.A. Zoes is a great, old Chicago company and they make great stuff. There are so many different great products out there, though. The Saphir line is also great, and I know there are a million different products that people swear by. Everyone has a slightly different preference, so I always encourage people to use the products that give them the appearance they like."
     
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