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Quote: Originally Posted by MaxK I have a question here, and it's a total n00b one. I see a lot of Alden cordovan shoes with leather soles, and even the Alden crepe rubber has leather tips. I also hear about how cordovan is good in the rain (not torrential downpours, but "inclement weather"), and how the crepe sole is great when it's wet out. Doesn't the leather sole (or tip) wear very poorly when it's wet out? I would think shoes for wet streets...
Quote: Originally Posted by ennui Also wondering if I should Topy my longwings? I searched this thread and did not find much about this. A topy will help to preserve the leather soles so you'll only have to replace the topy and the heel when they get worn. Also provides better traction. Downside is that it doesn't look as clean as a leather sole, and that it may start to delaminate as it wears down. It's a question of practicality and...
I stand corrected regarding the calf vs. cordovan dress shoe debate. Apologies for the misinformation.
Both materials conform to the last but because the calf is stretched over the last, it contracts once taken off the last resulting in a lesser volume inside the shoe.
Quote: Originally Posted by .Impulsv Does anyone here know where I can find a plain toe blucher in the Barrie last in black Chromexcel? I'm looking to buy my first pair of nice shoes, and I've decided on Aldens because of all the helpful information around here. Depending on your definition of "nice", I would question your preferred choice of leather. Chromexcel leather is not a typical dress leather; rather it's supposed to be worn with...
Self Edge x Sugar Cane = SEXSC06 6 months, initial soak, 1 handwash Colder weather calls for heavier, more tightly woven denim. Summer can't come soon enough.
^Yes, the dark strip that you see between the sole and the cordovan upper of the shoe is the welt. Because it is on the outside of the shoe, it is a reverse welt. This one goes all the way around the sole of the shoe, making it an all around reverse welt. Sometimes you'll see the reverse welt stop at the heel (as on the standard 403/405 Indy boot); this is known as a "close heel". A regular welt has the welt on the interior of the upper so it is not visible from...
Nice to see the return of some classic corodvan boots at Leather Soul. I'm astounded by how the small details can affect the appearance of a shoe. Case in point, the Leather Soul/Context (Context has pull tab) and the Leffot Tankers. A change in the welt and the colour of the edgetrim make, to my eye, a completely different boot. The antique edgetrim made the #8 look like cigar, for some reason. I also prefer the reverse welt with the "Tanker" boot configuration...
Quote: Originally Posted by afterglow The #8 Chukkas are singing to me. Will probably get that and the LHS in #8 as well. Yes will definitely try out the different lasts before buying. Not a bad starting point. The chukka is a very versatile shoe, and if you're going to own just one pair of Alden's #8 cordovan is a classic and the most versatile of brown chromexcel and cigar. Regarding the sole, it depends on the climate where you live. If...
Quote: Originally Posted by johnnyrich7 Based on the info from Unionmade and my calls there these do have a reverse welt. There is a noticeable difference in their look from the other cigar shell boots that I had as well. Not just me but two other people said the same thing. Unless I have misunderstood what a reverse welt is, the Union Made boots are regular welt. Here are a pair of chukka's on the Grant last with a reverse welt, as described...
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