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NYR-As you probably know, the Shoe Mart is actually a brick and mortar store so the pair you got probably got tried on. While I understand the desire to have a never touched pair of shells, it's just part of buying shoes from a brick and mortar.

There's a few posts about the pen method in the Alden thread in the SW&D forum. I use the pen method on all of my personal pairs, shell or calf.
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EG? I don't see any EG shoe trees or shoes in those pictures.

Hmmm...I guess it could be C&J whose trees I'm not familiar with. Upon closer look, the shoes actually look C&J-ish which is never a bad thing either!
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You need to check the Alden thread for details but basically you put the pen where you want the crease and artificially break in the shoes, it gives you control over where the creases will be located as opposed to random crease. I think srivats maybe able to tell you more about it. As I said, I've never done it but will give it a try this time when I get my new shoes.
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NYR-As you probably know, the Shoe Mart is actually a brick and mortar store so the pair you got probably got tried on. While I understand the desire to have a never touched pair of shells, it's just part of buying shoes from a brick and mortar. There's a few posts about the pen method in the Alden thread in the SW&D forum. I use the pen method on all of my personal pairs, shell or calf.
People actually do this? NYR - don't fret about the creases. Shoes are meant to be worn. The first time you walk a day in NYC, you'll have a million more creases.
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Hmmm...I guess it could be C&J whose trees I'm not familiar with. Upon closer look, the shoes actually look C&J-ish which is never a bad thing either!

You are right. Thanks.

Here a couple of pictures of my suede collection (missing a pair of suede Mora currently being fixed at AE factory)


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The rest in my rotations




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The rest in my rotations

Great stuff! Did you just polish them all? My fingers hurt just looking at them if that's the case!
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You are right. Thanks.

Here a couple of pictures of my suede collection (missing a pair of suede Mora currently being fixed at AE factory)

The Narvell has to be one of my favorite shoes ever. I own it and I still get all goose-bumpy when I see it.
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Sweet pair and the best I've seen from Kiton in a long time. They even gave you two pairs of shoe trees!!

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IMHO, the cost of a JL Philip II (which is priced as a "Prestige" model) in black would be the textbook definition of "wasteful" unless you think you would derive incredible psychic satisfaction from owning them. The G&G Cambridge with the right toe choice will give you a very similar shoe for roughly 1/3 less, without a meaningful decrease in quality.

I actually see it in the complete opposite way. You'll only need one black captoe, might as well make it a JL. and rtw vs rtw, I would pick JL over GG Ny day (although I would freely concede that many might not find them $500 better)
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uh - narvell - why so narrow?!!?
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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post
uh - ThinkDerms foot - why so wide?!!?

FTFY
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I have narrow feet (sort of) but I didn't like the way the Narvells looked on me. And I am a huge fan of other narrow shoes like the Corthay Arca Iirc I actually got my narvell from thinkderm
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FTFY
thick indeed

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I have narrow feet (sort of) but I didn't like the way the Narvells looked on me. And I am a huge fan of other narrow shoes like the Corthay Arca

Iirc I actually got my narvell from thinkderm

at cost, my brother
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... should I be pissed that right out of the box they had the creases shown?

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There is a pen method,which I've never used simply because I don't care about it.

I'm not sure if I'd be pissed or not, but FYI the pen method won't work on a pair of shoes that already have creases in them. The pen method simply helps to guide the creasing on a completely uncreased pair of shoes. Once creases develop the shoes will continue to crease in that area. At best the pen method will do nothing, at worst it would create a second set of creases.

I'd jut wear them as is.
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post
Great stuff! Did you just polish them all? My fingers hurt just looking at them if that's the case!
Thanks. I did polish quite a few pairs while I was watching movie "pacific".

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
The Narvell has to be one of my favorite shoes ever. I own it and I still get all goose-bumpy when I see it.

I love them too.

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uh - narvell - why so narrow?!!?

Narvell is quite narrow. However the camera angle didn't help either.
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