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I already own the brown and cordovan plain toe, and I was choosing between the Red Wing Beckman in chestnut or another pair of 1000 mile boot in tan. With this deal, I'm in for another pair of 1000 mile boot!
The last determines the shape of the size, see this video (1:48 onward)http://youtu.be/Xn3K--loPPU
The burnishing on that particular pair of boot looks awful though. But if this will be available later this fall, I'll probably order a pair.
I bought a pair of the JCrew captoe boot from one of those eBay sellers. There are shaprie marks on the insole and came with no shoe box. Other than that, I can't find any flaw in them. The upper leather is pristine. Only if I knew where they source these Alden shoes..
Thanks for the reply Cold Iron. With my AE Shell PA, the AE cordovan cream did a pretty good job in covering up a small part of the shoe where the texture of the leather is not 100% smooth. It also helped conditioned and restore a deep but natural black color to the captoe of my PA after stripping with Reno. Since then all I used is mac method and venetian shoe creme occasionally and it is very easy to keep a good shine on it. I'm sure Saphir cordovan cream will also work...
Anyone wants to share your experience of how to treat or polish a brand new pair of AE shell cordovan shoes? I have a pair of black shell Park Avenue that was bought more than a year ago, and also another two pairs of Alden shell cordovan shoes. To me, the biggest advantage of Alden's shell shoes over AE shell shoes is that Alden's typically arrive in nearly perfectly polished condition. All I need to do is Mac Method them regularly - wipe down with a slightly damp...
Barrie. Plaza looks too dressy for denim.
Btw, Alden dc still have the whisky in a number of sizes. I'd give them a call if interested. Mine is 9.5d, and I also tried on a pair of 9.5e (dont worry, I didn't crease them)
The dark spot is under the finish, tried buffing and wiping with a lightly damped towel without success. That being said. It was very noticeable when the shoe is 100% new. Now that I have creased it by walking around the room, the dark spot is actually right above the crease, and it's hardly noticeable! I'm definitely keeping it
Bought a pair of tremont lasted whisky short wing from Alden DC today. The color is gorgeous, but there is a dark spot on the right shoe... should I be bothered and return it? (the color in person is closer to that in the last two shots)
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