***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. ChrisGold

    ChrisGold Senior member

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    from leffot right? nice get

    ill be in france for next two weeks and am bringing the #4/black saddles and my cigar indys. will post some fit pics when i return. it will be first time bringing out the #4's [​IMG]


    Yes, and looking forward to seeing the mythical #4s.
     


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    Media, agree that they are the venerable shoe. But isn't he wearing them with blue / navy?
     


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    I know this has been mentioned before, but I was walking today, and the toebox hit the sidewalk, and now I have somewhat deep scratches on my cordovans...

    Any way to get these scratches out?

    It's a very sad, sad day for me today.
     


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    Media, agree that they are the venerable shoe. But isn't he wearing them with blue / navy?

    The pictures, yes, but read the blog text.
     


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    I know this has been mentioned before, but I was walking today, and the toebox hit the sidewalk, and now I have somewhat deep scratches on my cordovans...

    Any way to get these scratches out?

    It's a very sad, sad day for me today.


    Lots of brushing.
     


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    The pictures, yes, but read the blog text.

    My bad, he obviously tried to hide the reference to black by putting it right in the first line of his blog post.

    For the record, I agree with him.
     


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    Lots of brushing.

    Agreed, brush til your arm is sore, then go back the next day and do it again. Repeat for a few days, then use an appropriate wax to help build back any volume within the scratches. It is not as bad as you think.
     


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    I always appreciate this thread and all the great advice & photos that you all post. I now have Aldens made with color 8 shell cordovan, brown chromexcel, chamois, and alpine grain calfskin. I'm considering a shoe in the Reverse Chamois. For those of you who own a Reverse Chamois shoe or boot -- either 'tobacco' or 'earth' color -- can you provide a little review? Do you like the colorway? Is it really waterproof? Does it take much maintenance? How is it aging -- does it look better as it ages? Thanks.
     


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    Lots of brushing.

    Try a toothbrush. I watched the salesman in the Alden store brush out a scratch using one for a customer.
     


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    So I own these (the 975s) and always thought I couldn't wear Color 8 with black. The Sartorialist thinks otherwise:

    http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/...-new-york.html


    IMO, this is THE venerable Alden shoe above all others.

    [​IMG]


    Those jeans are ridiculously short.
     


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    Those jeans are ridiculously short.
    To the point where it is fashionable. I still dig it though.
     


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    They're short to serve the shoe, therefore whomever wears them must care about footwear above all else!

    That's just me being snarky [​IMG]
     


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    They don't look too bad that short, but they would still look better if they were the right length. I see no benefit to wearing floods. Don't think I've ever seen anyone in person pull it off, except maybe the Thom Browne or bow tie crowd.
     


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    I always appreciate this thread and all the great advice & photos that you all post. I now have Aldens made with color 8 shell cordovan, brown chromexcel, chamois, and alpine grain calfskin. I'm considering a shoe in the Reverse Chamois. For those of you who own a Reverse Chamois shoe or boot -- either 'tobacco' or 'earth' color -- can you provide a little review? Do you like the colorway? Is it really waterproof? Does it take much maintenance? How is it aging -- does it look better as it ages? Thanks.

    In my experience, the Reverse Chamois Indy boots I had were extremely waterproof since the leather was very very oily! It also gives the leather a worn-in look without making them look trashed. Did not require much maintenance other than brushing with a suede brush once in a while. Does not really "age" like the other leathers since it is so oily, pretty much looked the same the day I sold it as the day I bought it.
     


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