***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. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Not as popular here, but Alden for Brooks Brothers LHS in #8 after three hard days walking around San Francisco (and without any mac method)...

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    Alden loafers (both tassel and LHS) are among their best offerings. They should get more love here.
     
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    LynahFaithful Senior member

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    But seriously, Does anyone have experience with Cordovan color 8? I've heard you can expedite the aging process through sun exposure. Has anyone had success using this method?
    I keep seeing people ask this. Why would you want to do this? Seems sorta stupid to me but maybe that's just me.
    Here's a link to a pair of Tom Park's #8 nst's and how they have aged. I know that over the course of reading this forum I've seen examples of the sun fading #8 shoes. I didn't find the thread I was looking for. As I recall, one of the shoes was decidedly lighter than the other and the person put the darker shoe in the sun and had success in getting the color of the two shoes to be more closely matched. http://www.leathersoulhawaii.com/?s=aging+color+8 Edit: found it. It's on Nick Horween's blog. Here's the link. http://horween.wordpress.com/2009/08/10/brownout/
     
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    I like the darker color of #8, and I want to preserve the dark aspect of it as it gets wear over the years... in fact, I've decided to use the occasional coat of black polish on my #8 longwings...

    My #8 care regimen is
    1) Brush with horsehair / buff with cloth regularly
    2) 1 thin Alden paste wax every two/three weeks
    4) A Saphir treatment, a coat of Alden paste wax and coat of black wax every couple of months

    These are on my longwings. Once a acquire pair of #8 boots or something, I'm guessing the care will be a bit more sporadic
     
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    whats everyone's opinion on the Context+ Alden #8 tankers?[​IMG]

    Can anyone tell the difference between them and the Leathersoul NST cordovan tankers?
    they look pretty much the same other than the extra leather tab that the context boots have.
     
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    whats everyone's opinion on the Context+ Alden #8 tankers?[​IMG]

    Can anyone tell the difference between them and the Leathersoul NST cordovan tankers?
    they look pretty much the same other than the extra leather tab that the context boots have.


    Also, how is Context normally with their delivery times? Any chance they ship early? I'd like to order this boot or something like it in #8, but I would need it for October...
     
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    Also, how is Context normally with their delivery times? Any chance they ship early? I'd like to order this boot or something like it in #8, but I would need it for October...

    You could give Citishoes a call, they have these listed on their site.
     
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    Both pair are sold - thanks
     
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    if those cigars were only my size... [​IMG] i need a 7.5/8

    Great price BTW! I'm sure someone on this forum will pick those up
     
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    ^ There's several sellers with these.
     
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    But seriously,

    Does anyone have experience with Cordovan color 8? I've heard you can expedite the aging process through sun exposure. Has anyone had success using this method?



    The patina of my Indy's has changed after significant exposure- see here compared to brand new #8:


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