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  1. Renton

    Renton Senior member

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    What are the fall releases for j Gilbert?

    Here's the list I got from J. Gilbert, and they're taking pre-orders.

    1. Color 8 Indy boot, commando sole, trubalance last
    2. Cigar Indy boot, commando sole, trubalance last
    3. Color 8 Norwegian Front boot, single oiled leather sole, plaza last
    4. Color 8 Norwegian Front blucher, single oiled leather sole, plaza last
    5. Color 8 Cap toe boot, commando sole, plaza last
    6. Color 8 Medallion toe blucher, single oiled leather sole, plaza last
    7. Color 8 Wingtip with medallion toe boot, commando sole, plaza last
    8. Reversed Chamois Indy shoe, crepe sole, trubalance last
    9. Kudu leather plain toe blucher, commando sole, plaza last
    10. Tan Wingtip boot, commando sole, barrie last
    11. Cognac calf straight tip, single oiled leather sole, plaza last
    12. Color 8 Plain toe high boot, commando sole, plaza last
     
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    sazon Senior member

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    Why do people insist on asking strangers who have never seen their foot advice on what size to wear? Get fitted! Alden has a long history of making orthopedic shoes, why not use their competence?

    Told ya some people get miffed.
     
  3. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    What are people's opinions on which is better? Ravello, Whiskey or Cigar (for long wings) if I already have Color 8s? I can't decide what my next pair should be! [​IMG]
     
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    Here's the list I got from J. Gilbert, and they're taking pre-orders.

    1. Color 8 Indy boot, commando sole, trubalance last
    2. Cigar Indy boot, commando sole, trubalance last
    3. Color 8 Norwegian Front boot, single oiled leather sole, plaza last
    4. Color 8 Norwegian Front blucher, single oiled leather sole, plaza last
    5. Color 8 Cap toe boot, commando sole, plaza last
    6. Color 8 Medallion toe blucher, single oiled leather sole, plaza last
    7. Color 8 Wingtip with medallion toe boot, commando sole, plaza last
    8. Reversed Chamois Indy shoe, crepe sole, trubalance last
    9. Kudu leather plain toe blucher, commando sole, plaza last
    10. Tan Wingtip boot, commando sole, barrie last
    11. Cognac calf straight tip, single oiled leather sole, plaza last
    12. Color 8 Plain toe high boot, commando sole, plaza last


    should i assume reg Alden pricing 475 calf, 625 shell (estimate)
     
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    From the pic, I can't see any wine on the longwings at all. If I were you, I would use a very light soap and warm water solution to loosen the big stains with a gentle wash cloth, and then hit the shoes with a good cleaner/conditioner like Saphir Renovateur or Meltonian All Purpose Shoe Cleaner & Conditioner.

    Thanks. I already removed the wine. Now the left shoe or the shoe on the right in the picture has become much lighter. Just trying to even the color back out.
     
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    Tough to tell from the picture which is lighter. Once you have them cleaned as well as you can, you should use a wax such as Kiwi medium tan to help even out the color. (although any change will be VERY subtle) To help clean, you can try saphir renovateur or meltonian cream.
    Thanks for your reply. Yea the left shoe is at least one shade lighter. If I use the kiwi medium, this should even out the color? Can I buy Kiwi medium and saphir renovateur anywhere local? Thanks
     
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    Here's the list I got from J. Gilbert, and they're taking pre-orders.

    1. Color 8 Indy boot, commando sole, trubalance last
    2. Cigar Indy boot, commando sole, trubalance last
    3. Color 8 Norwegian Front boot, single oiled leather sole, plaza last
    4. Color 8 Norwegian Front blucher, single oiled leather sole, plaza last
    5. Color 8 Cap toe boot, commando sole, plaza last
    6. Color 8 Medallion toe blucher, single oiled leather sole, plaza last
    7. Color 8 Wingtip with medallion toe boot, commando sole, plaza last
    8. Reversed Chamois Indy shoe, crepe sole, trubalance last
    9. Kudu leather plain toe blucher, commando sole, plaza last
    10. Tan Wingtip boot, commando sole, barrie last
    11. Cognac calf straight tip, single oiled leather sole, plaza last
    12. Color 8 Plain toe high boot, commando sole, plaza last


    I think most of those are re-orders.
    I saw the cigar indy on the shelf last Saturday.
     
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    zippyh Senior member

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    Thanks for your reply. Yea the left shoe is at least one shade lighter. If I use the kiwi medium, this should even out the color?

    Can I buy Kiwi medium and saphir renovateur anywhere local?

    Thanks


    Wouldn't that really depend upon where local is for you? But the probably answer is "no".
    Go to the men's clothing forum and click on the Hangar Project ad. He had renovateur in stock last I checked.
    Obviously you can get kiwi anywhere.
     
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    I think most of those are re-orders.
    I saw the cigar indy on the shelf last Saturday.


    I just received a pair of the Cigar Indy from them last Friday.

    Kenal0
     
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    Interesting, they look like the leather might be slightly different. Did you buy them from stock or did they have to be ordered in from Alden? The reason I ask is that the Alden rep did indicate that they were switching the leather on this shoe, so perhaps your aniline is from a different tannery?

    They were stock. I think it is the way the flash hit them as they both look almost identical in person.
    They definitely look like they are from the same tannery and piece of hide.

    Kenal0
     
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    Taking a break from reading post:

    How many here actually uses a shoe horn to put on their shoes?
     
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    Taking a break from reading post:

    How many here actually uses a shoe horn to put on their shoes?


    I do for any dress shoe, but not for athletic shoes.

    Just did a video about this and shoe trees actually:

     
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    Ive wanted these shoes for years....it was finally time to suck it up and order them. Thanks to Adam at Alden of Carmel for the super fast service, I ordered sunday and got them Tuesday. Here are the virgin pictures...they will only be virgin until tomorrow [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Beautiful shoes! What sole, last and edge trim on these?
     
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    Here's the list I got from J. Gilbert, and they're taking pre-orders.

    1. Color 8 Indy boot, commando sole, trubalance last
    2. Cigar Indy boot, commando sole, trubalance last
    3. Color 8 Norwegian Front boot, single oiled leather sole, plaza last
    4. Color 8 Norwegian Front blucher, single oiled leather sole, plaza last
    5. Color 8 Cap toe boot, commando sole, plaza last
    6. Color 8 Medallion toe blucher, single oiled leather sole, plaza last
    7. Color 8 Wingtip with medallion toe boot, commando sole, plaza last
    8. Reversed Chamois Indy shoe, crepe sole, trubalance last
    9. Kudu leather plain toe blucher, commando sole, plaza last
    10. Tan Wingtip boot, commando sole, barrie last
    11. Cognac calf straight tip, single oiled leather sole, plaza last
    12. Color 8 Plain toe high boot, commando sole, plaza last


    Thanks will be putting in for Indy #8
     
  15. Renton

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    should i assume reg Alden pricing 475 calf, 625 shell (estimate)
    No idea
    I think most of those are re-orders.
    I saw the cigar indy on the shelf last Saturday.


    They probably are, I just got the full list because I was asking about ordering odd sizes.
     
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