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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. scb

    scb Senior member

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    On the advice of this thread, I sent my Whiskey longwings back to Alden because of the 2-tone color. They arrived there on 10/24. How long until I can realistically expect some sort of contact from them about the shoes?
     
  2. Mr.K

    Mr.K Senior member

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    I will get on the phone with them. There is no reason you have not heard form them if they arrived on the 24th of last month. That is just poor customer service.
     
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  3. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    cigar utip
    argyles otc
     
  4. scb

    scb Senior member

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    called, left a message. Do they return calls?
     
  5. poena

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    ah damn...i have been waiting for a good deal on an indy boot.
    if I am wearing AE Strands in 8EEE what size Indy boot should I go with?
     
  6. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    i would follow up with an email
     
  7. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Senior member

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    Honestly, they may have sent you a new pair...I'd wait until next week then give them a call, I've never waited for a call back beyond one day.
     
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    kippy Senior member

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    I always wondered why they called Alden LWB "gunboats". Then I saw this old Florsheim illustration. Now I understand:

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    Amazing, I never noticed this.
     
  11. jslade

    jslade Senior member

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    Quick question regarding polishing cordovan shoes:

    I received a tin of black Alden paste wax today, but my horsehair brush won't get here until Friday. Unfortunately, I'm leaving for a competition on Thursday, and won't receive my horsehair brush until after I've left.

    Can I go ahead and polish my shoes and skip the "brushing" step, or is it advisable for me to just go with less-shiny shoes?
     
  12. zissou

    zissou Senior member

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    If they're fairly new cordovan shoes, just wipe them with a damp cloth and give them a good buffing. You really shouldn't polish them much.
     
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  13. WhoKnewI

    WhoKnewI Senior member

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    Ye cordovan has so much oil in it that there is no point. If you just want to get some scuffs out, follow what zissou said.
     
  14. reedobandito

    reedobandito Senior member

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    If you'd be so kind, could you maybe post a pic or two of your chukkas after 2 years of wear? Curious to see how they hold up
     
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    If I'm a 9.5E in Trubalance, what would I be in Barrie? Would a 10D be unreasonable (I'm looking at buying a specific pair in 10D)?
     
  16. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    My size in Barrie and Trubalance are the same, but YMMV.
     
  17. Marcellionheart

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    It could work depending on the shape of your feet, but most people are the same size in both lasts with the Trubalance being the slightly wider last in the forefoot.
     
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    I emailed last night and got a response this morning saying they will ship this week. I have no idea what will ship (my original shoes, new ones, or what?), but I'll know soon enough.

    Thanks for the help
     
  19. BIGBERTHA

    BIGBERTHA Well-Known Member

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    My first pair of Aldens
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  20. i10casual

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    What a nice pair to start with. Where did you pick these up?
     
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