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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. Spaghettimatt

    Spaghettimatt Senior member

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    Just purchased my first pair of 403 Indy boots (Chromexcel). What is the agreed method for treating and weather/water-proofing these? The sales associate told me mink oil. Is snoseal or obenauf's preferable?
     
  2. obiter dictum

    obiter dictum Senior member

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    Beeswax is a great waterproofer (Obenauf and Snoseal). Animal fat (mink oil) could, at least theoretically, rot, so I'd stay away from that.
     
  3. NAMOR

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    Pics please?
    Ravello NST Boot [​IMG]
    thank you the last on the wt is the grant last
    even better. the grant last has to be one of my favorites along with the leydon and aberdeen. Can I ask where you got them? Just curious [​IMG]
     
  4. CTYGGG

    CTYGGG Senior member

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    These came today:
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    Nice purchase they look great.
     
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    CTYGGG Senior member

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    Ravello NST Boot [​IMG] even better. the grant last has to be one of my favorites along with the leydon and aberdeen. Can I ask where you got them? Just curious [​IMG]
    Thanks! Those ravello NSTs look fantastic…great color and I love the full eyelets.
     
  6. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Senior member

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    NYRanger - those are beautiful. Wish I didn't live in Kansas where I might be run outta town for wearing such a thing.

    I was considering picking up a pair, but managed to talk myself out of it. Now I'm not so sure.

    Nice purchase they look great.

    Thanks guys. KG, do it man...I was on the fence but these seemed one of those special make-ups that come once in a blue moon, so I grabbed em.

    Fred, I hear you. I'm prob not too far off from that either. Ever been to Bay Ridge? LOL.
     
  7. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    Ravello NST Boot

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    even better. the grant last has to be one of my favorites along with the leydon and aberdeen. Can I ask where you got them? Just curious [​IMG]


    your ravello nst boots are sharp looking

    i do not remember and i will check my files
     
  8. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    whiskey lwb
    argyles otc
     
  9. marg

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    Good shine on those, Mac!
     
  10. keithp3521

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    [​IMG] ravello lwb argyles otc
    McArthur or anyone, Can you explain what the advantage is to using crepe soles? Don't they get torn up? And wet? and then, once wet, mildewed and smelly?
     
  11. Islander

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    Plantation crepe is still pretty hard rubber, it's not as spongy as it looks. Very comfortable, water-resistant, grippy on wet surfaces.
     
  12. keithp3521

    keithp3521 Senior member

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    Ah. I see. Thanks very much.
     
  13. mr chorizo

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    my alden irregular natural chromexcel indy boots in 11.5 d came in today. there is nothing irregular about them, except how irregularly awesome they are. Tiny indented "scrapes" (i am hesitant to use that word as there is no blemish in the coloring, just a tiny indent) are on the outside of the left shoe, but it disapears when you put the shoe on. . Sadly, I think i may send them back (half a size big, saving up for whiskey longwings). someone should DEFINITELY pick these up.

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  14. zippyh

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    Suede wingtips on commando showed up today from LSBH. From their spring clearance.
    Light suede and commando is a slightly odd combo but I like the look.

    [​IMG]

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    NAMOR Senior member

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    my alden irregular natural chromexcel indy boots in 11.5 d came in today. there is nothing irregular about them, except how irregularly awesome they are. Tiny indented "scrapes" (i am hesitant to use that word as there is no blemish in the coloring, just a tiny indent) are on the outside of the left shoe, but it disapears when you put the shoe on. . Sadly, I think i may send them back (half a size big, saving up for whiskey longwings). someone should DEFINITELY pick these up.
    sorry to hear that. they look great. was there anything else of interest on the irregular list?
    Suede wingtips on commando showed up today from LSBH. From their spring clearance. Light suede and commando is a slightly odd combo but I like the look. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    are those RRL selvedge chinos? they look great with the shoes
     
  16. natesjuice

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    hi all. i also picked up these bad boys off the irregular list .... cigar v-tips! however, although the email stated that these were on the barrie last i'm pretty certain after trying them on that they are actually on the modified last. i consider myself to have a neutral gait so i was just wondering if anyone on this board who also has a neutral gait and owns a pair of shoes on the modified last could tell me their experiences with this last? to me, it feels as if there is too much arch support and i don't think the "break in" method will allow me to ascertain how my foot muscles will feel after walking in them over the course of an eight hour day. i'd really hate to have to return these beautiful shoes [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    are those RRL selvedge chinos? they look great with the shoes

    Yeah, they're the buckle back ones from I think Orchard Street collection.
     
  18. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    Good shine on those, Mac!

    thank you
     
  19. Islander

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    my alden irregular natural chromexcel indy boots in 11.5 d came in today. there is nothing irregular about them, except how irregularly awesome they are.

    That was fast. They look great... very tempting!
     
  20. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    hi all. i also picked up these bad boys off the irregular list .... cigar v-tips! however, although the email stated that these were on the barrie last i'm pretty certain after trying them on that they are actually on the modified last. i consider myself to have a neutral gait so i was just wondering if anyone on this board who also has a neutral gait and owns a pair of shoes on the modified last could tell me their experiences with this last? to me, it feels as if there is too much arch support and i don't think the "break in" method will allow me to ascertain how my foot muscles will feel after walking in them over the course of an eight hour day. i'd really hate to have to return these beautiful shoes [​IMG]

    Congrats, you scored a beautiful pair!
     
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