***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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    Natural Chromexcel LWBs from Mike and Adele at Epaulet
    Nice looking - much better than I anticipated - enjoy!
     
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    Today's UPS - will post more pics when I wear them. Sorry for the terrible quality.

    What's the deal with saddle shoes? They look like golf shoes to me. Are they supposed to?
     
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    Nice looking - much better than I anticipated - enjoy!

    Exactly what I was thinking!
     
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    What's the deal with saddle shoes? They look like golf shoes to me. Are they supposed to?

    Actually, I think golf shoes are supposed to look like saddle shoes. This is my first pair and I thought they would be a change of pace to my other Aldens. I don't like saddles when there is too much contrast between the two leathers, but as these are both fairly dark, I think they look sharp. (And worst case scenario, I will have my local cobbler add spikes and I will have my most expensive pair of golf shoes.)
     
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    does the woodlore ultra have a higher vamp than alden shoe trees?
     
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    does the woodlore ultra have a higher vamp than alden shoe trees?


    Yes, the Ultra has a higher "vamp". The standard Alden branded ones (made by Rochester, I believe) are pretty flat. I much prefer the Ultra. Overall finish is excellent, less likely to mar the lining of the shoes.

    BTW, I would recommend using some emery parer (aka sand paper) to sand down the rough edges of any shoe trees before use.
     
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    Yes, the Ultra has a higher "vamp". The standard Alden branded ones (made by Rochester, I believe) are pretty flat. I much prefer the Ultra. Overall finish is excellent, less likely to mar the lining of the shoes.

    BTW, I would recommend using some emery parer (aka sand paper) to sand down the rough edges of any shoe trees before use.


    would the ultra serve better than the alden rochester rebrands for alden plaza boots?
     
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    What color belts are you pairing up Color 8 with?
     
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    Nice pickups! Almost the same as me, except I have the #8 LWB. I'll post pics tomorrow, we all love a little Alden porn yeah?

    Although I'm thinking about trading the #8 for Cigar....any thoughts?
     
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    would the ultra serve better than the alden rochester rebrands for alden plaza boots?

    Yes, I would think so, but you may have to experiment with different sizes of trees and find out the best fit. These off-the-shelf trees come in limited sizes, yet shoes and boots are made in a whole spectrum of sizes. The sizing chart/guide provided by Woodlore/Allen Edmonds is useful but may not work for everyone.
     
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    I would recommend using some emery parer (aka sand paper) to sand down the rough edges of any shoe trees before use.

    I send my shoe trees down to the local woodworking shop for a complete go-over before I put them in my shoes - don't want to mar the inside of the shoes!
     
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    I send my shoe trees down to the local woodworking shop for a complete go-over before I put them in my shoes - don't want to mar the inside of the shoes!
    I use 160 grit sandpaper then finish them off with 220 grit.
     
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    I know this isn't the place for this, but...

    I have a pair of Alden Wingtip boots from Alden of Carmel I'm looking to move. #8 Pebble Grain Shell. Commando soles. Rare and beautiful boots. Size 8.5 D on the Barrie last. Never worn. Will come with Alden shoe bags and trees, but no box.

    PM me for more info.
     
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