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a ton of people have the normal natural CXL indy's with cork sole and non-hand stitching, white stitching. but looking out.
it doesn't matter. in all cases the C&J has a much higher standard of fit and finish/QC. i'm not comparing durability... simply fit and finish. i've said it before, my english shoes look like they were cut and sewn with lasers. incredibly precise. new aldens come from the factory with major defects regularly.
if anyone bought those hand sewn natty CXL indy's in a 7.5 and you've changed your mind. let me know. i'm on it.
agreed completely. my primary collections is split equally between the two brands. but everything you said is dead on re. quality.
you should silent auction the Wakefield.
i also use saphir cordovan cream every third time or so. it's not necessary, per se, but i like it. not a fan of the wax at all.
sort of but eventually they'll disenfranchise the american buyer because their volume won't change... they're still super rare outside of the U.S. and the japanese/swedes/europeans generally will pay far more.
Alden is going to SERIOUSLY have to step up their QC if they want to venture into the $700 territory. they aren't even 50% off the quality/attention to detail as a similarly priced english shoe (purchased in england, forget exchange rates).
i'm 8.5 nike. 7.5 Barrie/Trubalance/8 Plaza.
epaulet could probably make you one. they have tons of donegal trousers, they could make you a jacket in the same fabric.
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