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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. WhatAboutBob

    WhatAboutBob Senior member

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    For Color 8, I doubt you could go wrong with either of those. Alden gave me some of their Color 8 wax when I bought my 975s from their shop; I'm not sure who makes it but it seems great. You'll want to use less than normal amounts of wax on cordovan.
    What about Ravello?
     
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    What about Ravello?

    Others may have differing opinions but I'd be tempted to use a neutral polish on ravello.
     
  3. ChrisGold

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    What about Ravello?

    Alden Brown wax is what I use - it is almost an exact match for Ravello and was recommended to me by Alden of Carmel. In Kiwi it would be dark Tan.
     
  4. ChrisGold

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    David, very nice pics. I really like the look of the cap toe shoes.
     
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    A couple months ago, someone posted some pics of theirs taken while travelling, maybe in Peru? Anyway, I thought they looked pretty good, so I've got a pair of #8 shells on preorder with Tom.


    I just received my pair from Leathersoul. Here's a few pics (not in Peru, but in my livingroom in Chicago):


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    Hard to believe that both the Indy and the Jumper are both on the Trubalance. The Jumper's toebox looks so much sleeker. Guess it must be the moc stitching on the Indy.

    I think the reverse welt on the Indys also has something to do with it. It widens the footprint of the shoe.
     
  7. ChrisGold

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    Finally arrived after a 3 month wait (for a "stock" shoe) - I'll post a picture when I pick them up tomorrow, as the leather looks much better in person. It's very similar to chromexcel, and I was looking for an all weather shoe I can beat up a bit.
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    I think the reverse welt on the Indys also has something to do with it. It widens the footprint of the shoe.

    It most certainly does IMO
     
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    Nice assortment David!

    Awesome commando sole on those jumpers! And are those captoe shoes on the plaza? Info...
     
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    Just letting folks know, Nordstrom Rack has cedar shoe trees for only $12.90+ tax. Good price if you have one in your area.
     
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    Nice assortment David!

    Awesome commando sole on those jumpers! And are those captoe shoes on the plaza? Info...


    Captoes are indeed on Plaza.
     
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    What brand of wax do peeps here prefer?

    Also for Color 8 am I better off using Kiwi Cordovan or Alden Color 8 wax?

    Saphir

    Really not sure if there is a wrong answer there.
     
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    nerazzurri Senior member

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    how much?
     
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    Just letting folks know, Nordstrom Rack has cedar shoe trees for only $12.90+ tax. Good price if you have one in your area.

    What type of tree? solid toe, split toe, etc
     
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    What type of tree? solid toe, split toe, etc

    i thought they were 15 bucks ... unless you saw diff ones

    the ones i saw were split toe and are woodlore (Allen Edmonds co)
     
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    i thought they were 15 bucks ... unless you saw diff ones

    the ones i saw were split toe and are woodlore (Allen Edmonds co)


    They are split toe and are now down to 12.90.
     
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    They are split toe and are now down to 12.90.
    Yep. I buy a pair for all of my shoes that cost more than $400.

    They come in 2 scents as well. Cedar and something else. The sales person always look at me like I'm nuts when I buy the 3-4 at a time.
     
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    I'm itching to get a pair of natural chromoexel Indy's now. Hopefully retailers get their Spring shipments sooner than later.
     
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    how much?

    The 403's were 335 shipped for me.
     
  20. randomkoreandude

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    I'm itching to get a pair of natural chromoexel Indy's now. Hopefully retailers get their Spring shipments sooner than later.

    yeah still waiting for mine from leffot

    but i really want epaulet's crazyhourse thorogoods for a beater boot as well
     
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