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New AF53s today. Figured that by the time boot weather rolls around, it would be too late. They're stunning.
^lovely I'm thinking I will get these new #8 AF53s. I may just sun bleach them for a while though. I originally thought I'd be leaning toward antique edges, but actually I like the patina on the classic edges over time better. I've been kicking the crap out of my BB #8 LHSs for sure. But they are dark #8 and only have mild fading really. My hunch (based solely on observations) is that Alden wants them to stay darker for business wearers, who don't like the fading and...
I found a pair of black shell full straps out thrift hunting last weekend at a spot that's panned out before. Size 7 which fit my gf. So she now has some she'll Aldens of her own.
I guess more specifically, my older Alden color #8, and non-Alden dyed (Rancourt and AE) #8 shoes have shown immediate potential to patina. Obviously patina is a long-term process. On the creases, or within a few weeks some blemishes start showing through. With the new #8, even the creases are just as dark as the rest of the shoe. None of the brilliant bright highlight lines that used to be the mark of a freshly creased pair of #8 shell.It sort of makes me wonder whether...
So, here's a question. A lot of people have over the past year discussed the old Alden #8 to the new (darker) #8, but mostly with initial color in mind. How have people felt about it's patina over time? I'm contemplating buying a pair of #8 PT boots from Adam at AoC, and I feel like my darker #8 haven't patina'd at all. They've stayed super dark. About 8 months with one pair, and 4-5 months with another. Anyone find that with a bit more time their super dark #8 has gotten...
If those were my shoe, I would punch a small-medium hole right at the end of the tear. It will stop the tear from getting any further, permanently.
I went for a run right when the email went out. So I got my email in at 35 minutes after and about 30 minutes late and those saddles were definitely a unicorn pair for me. Que lastima
They don't stock A,B,C or E anymore. What you see on the website reflects that there's still an older pair in stock (maybe a 7.5 A) in that narrow width. The recent restocks have all been D only, and the 346 Madison location definitely only has Ds in all sizes. I'd be surprised, with the scarcity of shell, if BB starts stocking different widths again at any point. At this point it looks unlikely that they'll even be stocking anything but their loafers at all, considering...
Yenni has #8 unlined dovers, antique flat flex welt for preorder, November delivery. Basically the same as Leffots, except for the flat vs split welt. Pre-ordered mine already, can't wait to get them.
Thanks, I just hesitate whenever I see sizing deviate so much from all other brands. For reference, Suit Supply has their size 38 formally listed at a 41.7" chest, 17.7" shoulder and 33.7" sleeve, and I find that to be about right if slightly on the slim side. By EPNY listings, that would mean I should order a size 41 I think, with the sleeves shortened by an inch, which is far enough away from anything else I've ordered that it makes me hesitate (I'm not that broad, and I...
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