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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. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    Does anyone use Obenauf's on their Aldens? If so, how is it? Does it darken the leather a lot? Also, I read the Russell article in the Obenauf's thread and it said that putting oil on leather sole will preserve the life. Does anyone actually do this?

    My Aldens don't get worn often, and for cleaning I just use AE leather continer and neutral wax after that. If the Obenauf's stuff works well, I may switch.
     
  2. Renalan

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    Can anyone comment on the width difference between D and E? I got fitted in a 7.5E Barrie today, but I have a pair of Indys and PTBs in 8D that work width wise, but may be slightly long.

    A lot of their wingtip boots don't come in E widths and I was wondering if it was even worth it to try 7.5D.
     
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    wj4- Are you referring to Obenauf's LP? If so, it usually darkens leather at first, but it lightens back up. I can barely tell the difference with natural leather after a day or so. I use it on my Red Wing GTs, even on the exposed leather parts of the soles. It'll definitely keep the water from soaking into the leather if you apply it to the soles. It might also make them a little slippery, though. As always, test it on an inconspicuous spot first.
     
  4. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    Yes, Zis. I read the thread that was posted in this sub-forum and I'm tempted to order it. Unlike most, I don't want my leathers to get darkened. As I thought with the application of the sole, it would get slippery, haha.
     
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    Regarding the J. Crew Plain Toe boots, may I ask for advice about sizing? How do they fit?

    For the only references, I wear an 11.5D in my Allen-Edmonds Clifton and a 44 in my Common Projects Tournaments.

    Additionally, I once owned a pair of Alden suede chukkas. They were sized 10E or 10.5E and though I thought they fit when trying them on at the Alden store in NYC, the right shoe ended up with awkward fit, so I had to sell them.

    Do I take an 11 or 11.5 in the plain toes?
     
  6. NewYorkIslander

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    Uncle, you know I had a dream that the leather was starting to crack last night, I think they are in need of some TLC now. I wanted to really beat them up for a good amount of time, to give them some great patina, I think they are there!
     
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    That's some weird sizing there.
    I wear a 44 in common projects and an 11D in most Allen Edmonds.
    The CPs feel narrow on me.
    I also take a 10.5 in Indy.
    Those J Crew boots are on the TruBalance which is the same as the Indy.

    If those Chukkas you had were the unlined ones, they were on the Leydon last.
     
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    Blank, I'd go with the 11's. On the Trubalance the 11.5 will be too big
     
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    I'm 11.5 in AE and from what I have read I went with 11 for the J Crew Alden plain toes. Won't receive them for a couple more days so I can't say for sure what the fit will be like.
     
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    The Chukkas were unlined. I think I'll try the 11's. Might pick up two and just return them to the store.
     
  11. Roguls

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    I think they look awesome as is. Wear some more, then shine them up for a formal event.
     
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    Need some quick advice RE: Alden tan unlined chukka...would you still wear them with dark denim this far into the fall season (in the northeast, Boston area)? I normally don't wear them much once it gets cold but it's so damn nice today at ~60 degrees F, I wonder if they'll seem out of place?
     
  13. Roguls

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    Rock them; they'll look good.
     
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    your feet will freeze
     
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    If it was 95 out would you be worried about wearing shorts?
     
  16. NewYorkIslander

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    Today, after a clean-up and a lace exchange.
     
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    Would go well with this ensemble:


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    Come on, he appears to be wearing a nice orange sweater - this is a strong look
     
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    are the cigar cap toe boots currently at alden dc leather or commando sole?

    what color edge?
     
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