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Thread Starter 
Hi All,

I really enjoy reading this thread. I've been into Aldens for over 30 years now and am still wearing a pair of #8 Chukka's I bought in the early 80's. I'm certainly no Uncle Mac, but I'm usually never without at least 13-14 pairs in the collection at any given time..

Pictured is the J.Crew/Alden collaboration from last year. A nice looking boot as it was, but my 7.5D size foot usually needs a bit of a bulkier welt/sole (in some cases, anyway) to make it look better proportioned...

I gave these to Nick at B. Nelson and decided that adding a storm welt and double leather (J.R. Rendenbach) soles would do the trick. I decided to try an antique edging to see how it would turn out. If I didn't like, I could always have it refinished in black.

I think the results are pretty cool. Only problem is that the boot now seems a tad more snug than before and cannot be worn with the thicker socks I like for our NE winters. So they may eventually find their way to buy and sell and I'll do the same thing again to a new pair in size 8...






post #2 of 5

The edge detail is beautiful!  Awesome.
 

post #3 of 5
Nice......... thumbs-up.gif
post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
Guys, I gotta tell ya...B. Nelson does better work than the Alden factory these days..

I have no affiliation w/B. Nelson or any of it's employees etc etc.

If I wind up selling these it will only be to purchase a larger pair and have the same treatment done.

cheers
Todd
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Is there any way to move this to the Alden thread? That's where it was intended to go.
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