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post #1021 of 1031
100 Alden posts a day.. Let's get this thread going
post #1022 of 1031
Has anybody else from Canada had trouble making purchases from their website? My credit card provider has assured me everything is good on my end but my transactions keep getting declined. Seems odd. I sent them an email, but was just curious if anybody else has had the same experience.
post #1023 of 1031
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Originally Posted by H2O View Post

Has anybody else from Canada had trouble making purchases from their website? My credit card provider has assured me everything is good on my end but my transactions keep getting declined. Seems odd. I sent them an email, but was just curious if anybody else has had the same experience.


I'm in the US and I actually had the same problem on my first order.  After several unsuccesful tries, I found that it was my apartment number that caused the problem.  I had entered it separately into an address 2 field as I normally do everywhere else.  I simply placed my apartment number in the same Address 1 field and the transaction worked after that.  

post #1024 of 1031
I don't have any Trench boots (I'm a widefoot and at the time they didn't sell anything extra wide) but I do have 2 pair of OSB trail oxfords. I just got a pair in natural cxl over the summer, with crepe soles. They are super comfortable and breaking in nicely:


post #1025 of 1031

How would these fit compared to Wolverine 1000 Mile boots?  Same size?  I know I need to size down in those.  

post #1026 of 1031
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Originally Posted by orionz06 View Post
 

How would these fit compared to Wolverine 1000 Mile boots?  Same size?  I know I need to size down in those.  

 

I wear an 8.5D Oak Street Trench Boot and 8D Wolverine McClean, though the latter is admittedly less roomy.

post #1027 of 1031

I went true to size, per oak streets recommendation, with the trench boot and the things were so big I thought they must've been mislabeled. If I were to do it all over again I'd go down at least a half size.

post #1028 of 1031

would anyone recommend huberds shoe grease to treat natural chromexcel trench boots?

post #1029 of 1031
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Originally Posted by Fenderplyr View Post

would anyone recommend huberds shoe grease to treat natural chromexcel trench boots?

I imagine that it would darken them significantly. I would stick with Venetian shoe creme I think.
post #1030 of 1031
I kept having trouble so I just ended up ordering the OSB Calico Peanut Suede trench boots from Bonobos. I must say, the things are beauties! No regrets.

My next question: does anybody have any preferences as to what they use to protect their suede? I gave them a once-over with the Aldo suede/nubuck spray protector, but I'm wondering if there is a superior product, specifically for Horween suedes/rough outs. I have been using the Aldo spray for years on other pairs of suede footwear and they've all held up extremely well. I know the rough-outs are better resistant to water than the Calico suede.

I'm also wondering if there is any real way to ensure longevity to a suede boot. You can always condition and oil straight up leather. Is there any equivalent for suede?

I found this stuff online, but I'm not sure if it's ideal, despite the reviews all being positive.

http://store.leathermagic.com/nubucksuedeleatherconditioner.aspx
post #1031 of 1031
I purchased 2 pairs of OSB Loafers in a 12 and I need an 11.5. Would anyone like to trade? I have 2 colorways. Thanks!
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