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How are the plantation crepe soles Alden uses in terms of wear? I can be pretty hard on soles, especially heal wear. Are they fairly durable and last a good period of time or will I burn through them like an eraser. Need supply put up some makes that I really like and they both use the plantation sole.

 

These are 3 years old (March 2013) and see a lot of wear. They are my go to casual shoe, especially for quick errands, weekend running around, and a ton of air travel. I had concerns about crepe but they've held up remarkably well, even the leather toe (which should probably be replaced soon). Crepe is heavier than anything else I have, even commando but I'll likely resole with crepe again when needed. It sure is comfortable but probably 50-75% heavier than my unlined chukka on Leydon (these are barrie).

 

 

 


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post #4877 of 10731
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Terrific look LWBs Swils!

 

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Love these dogs
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Larry. those are some rad Indy Boots. Enjoy them dogs!

 

 

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Getting involved in the Shell game comes with a bit of frustration I'm finding. My wants aren't huge - just a few pairs here and there over time. It seems my wants are more on the MTO side though. Any thoughts on whether it is at all likely that any of the following will be accessible in the near future on a double sole in either Barrie or Trubalance in 9D?

Indy Boot - Cigar (my #1 pick!)
Indy Boot - color 8 w/ antique edge
Chukka Boot - Cigar
Chukka boot - color 8 w/ antique edge

I'm on a wait-list with AoM for color 8 PTB with antique edge and I don't think I'll have to wait more than 2-3 months for those to be available. And I'm hoping for some color 8 or (or maybe black) Indy's on the next 2nd's list, and I can antique the edges myself (but not the welt angry.gif).

 

My friend, unfortunately the demand for Shell cordovan is much higher than the rate in which it can be produced. Patience is a key tenant to getting Shell Cordovan shoes other than stock makeups (ones on AldenShoe.com). For a Cigar Chukka, contact Alden SF, as they sparingly make them when they are allocated leather.

 

 

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Told you I was new. :-) I think I should have said "MakeUps"?


Akeem - many thanks for the suggestions. I will look into all of them. I did speak to Ed yesterday and apparently the list for the Cigar Indy's is already full, or perhaps I may not have been worthy.

 

It is nothing personal at all. One of my good friends, who has bought many a shoes from Ed, was unable to get on to the run due to it already being full from the pre-captured list.

 

 

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Don't wait. Call 8.
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Definitely not your average Joe right there! Killing it bud in those Tankers!

 

 

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World class, Mike.

 

Thanks IronClad!

 

 

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Reverse Chamois Greenwich from Leffot, was supposed to rain today but it never happened.

 

 

 

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Those are just amazing looking... Especially with those olive Rivets.

 

 

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Cigar LWBs. Looks like I missed some bloom on the tongue. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Those are just stellar Zippy. We will forgive the tongue bloom. Your cuff is getting a little frayed there on the stitching.

 

 

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Whiskey PTBs today
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Those are looking amazing.

 

 

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Wore my ochos.
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Lovely looking LWBs Mr.Box.

 

 

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Ravello WTBs today. Happy Friday!
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Your Ravello WT Boots are satisfactory. ;-) Enjoy them. Interesting pairing with the red trousers.

 

 

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DC Ravello cap toe boots today.
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Looking good today JS. Ravello and Navy is an exquisite pairing.

 

 

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union hill indy boots from need supply today:

 

 

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i haven't put a lot of wear on these guys yet, but i have a feeling i'll be wearing them quite a bit in the upcoming months--nice shade of suede for spring/summer.

 

I wonder what your left shoe looks like. But your right one looks nice. They are almost stealth shoes on that carpet.

 

 

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choco tanker

 

 

 

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Looking Stellar DV, I will be taking mine out tomorrow. But holy cow, I feel like I can taste the shoe laces with how in your face that first picture is... ;-)

 

-Mike

post #4878 of 10731
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These are 3 years old (March 2013) and see a lot of wear. They are my go to casual shoe, especially for quick errands, weekend running around, and a ton of air travel. I had concerns about crepe but they've held up remarkably well, even the leather toe (which should probably be replaced soon). Crepe is heavier than anything else I have, even commando but I'll likely resole with crepe again when needed. It sure is comfortable but probably 50-75% heavier than my unlined chukka on Leydon (these are barrie).

 

 

 

Thanks for the pics and info, those look great for having them 3 years.

post #4879 of 10731
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post
 

I wonder what your left shoe looks like. But your right one looks nice. They are almost stealth shoes on that carpet.

 

-Mike

 

haha, very true. maybe i'll refer to that particular color as "office carpet camo suede." i should've gotten the left boot in the shot--wouldn't want it to feel left out--but i feel somewhat sheepish about posting my pictures anyway with all the great shots people post around here. i need to step up my picture game.

post #4880 of 10731
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Originally Posted by jaasonmg View Post

How are the plantation crepe soles Alden uses in terms of wear? I can be pretty hard on soles, especially heal wear. Are they fairly durable and last a good period of time or will I burn through them like an eraser. Need supply put up some makes that I really like and they both use the plantation sole.

These are my 3 years old suede Vtip in crepe sole. Not holding up as well as patrick's, may be becuase I mainly wear them in the rainly day. Cerpe sole is very comfortable but I dont like the way it wears, thats why I prefer commando over crepe.



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Yesterday. Alden Navy Suede PTBs.

 

 

 

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-Mike

post #4882 of 10731
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These are my 3 years old suede Vtip in crepe sole. Not holding up as well as patrick's, may be becuase I mainly wear them in the rainly day. Cerpe sole is very comfortable but I dont like the way it wears, thats why I prefer commando over crepe.


I picked up my first commando last year and immediately fell in love. Now you have me reconsidering my resole to commando by B. Nelson or the guy in DC that's highly regarded around here. It may save a tiny bit of weight and if crepe lasts me this long, I would likely get twice as much time on commando.
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Originally Posted by stevefok View Post

These are my 3 years old suede Vtip in crepe sole. Not holding up as well as patrick's, may be becuase I mainly wear them in the rainly day. Cerpe sole is very comfortable but I dont like the way it wears, thats why I prefer commando over crepe.
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Amazingly little known fact, the leather tips on crepe soles are replaceable. Take a close look at the welt stitching, you'll see that the stitching around the tip of your shoe is a separate piece of thread from the stitching that goes around the rest of the shoe. You can just have a cobbler take off the tip without affecting the rest of the welt (which is stitched to the midsole), attach a new piece of leather there, and sew on a new tip, and you're good to go.
post #4884 of 10731
Hi guys,

latest update from Europe; Kettler schuh shop still has Ravello cap toe blutchers available. And Schuh Keller (Ask for Marcus) still has cigar nst blutchers in a few sizes. This is all from older orders, they will not get any new stuff. Regards!
post #4885 of 10731
Noob question here. I'm buying my first interview suit. It will likely be a charcoal suit from suit supply. I'm wondering if black shell cordovan cap toe would be a good shoe to pair with the suit. Also, what would you recommend for a second shoe to rotate?
post #4886 of 10731
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Alden Ultimate Indy Boot. CHUP Socks. Epaulet Caramel Duck Canvas Rivet Chinos.

 

 

 

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-Mike

post #4887 of 10731
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Noob question here. I'm buying my first interview suit. It will likely be a charcoal suit from suit supply. I'm wondering if black shell cordovan cap toe would be a good shoe to pair with the suit. Also, what would you recommend for a second shoe to rotate?

 

 

That's a great choice. I'm sure others will disagree but color 8 capt toe or LWB could work with a gray suit during an interview as well. Black is safer depending on industry but I interview and wouldn't blink at color 8/burgundy. You could always go color 8 for the 2nd shoe. I see more square toed awfullness than anything else and don't hold it against anybody.

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Originally Posted by a bag of it View Post

Noob question here. I'm buying my first interview suit. It will likely be a charcoal suit from suit supply. I'm wondering if black shell cordovan cap toe would be a good shoe to pair with the suit. Also, what would you recommend for a second shoe to rotate?

 

 

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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post
 

That's a great choice. I'm sure others will disagree but color 8 capt toe or LWB could work with a gray suit during an interview as well. Black is safer depending on industry but I interview and wouldn't blink at color 8/burgundy. You could always go color 8 for the 2nd shoe. I see more square toed awfullness than anything else and don't hold it against anybody.

 

I concur with patrick. I think a Color 8, such as an LWB, is a great choice for shoe #2.

 

-Mike

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Alden Ultimate Indy Boot. CHUP Socks. Epaulet Caramel Duck Canvas Rivet Chinos.

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-Mike

 

 

 

Love the UI Mike. I have the LS Ultimate Jumper in brown CXL but on double waterlock rather than commando. I'd much prefer commando. Well paired (as always) with the duck EP trousers.

post #4890 of 10731

Suede LHS for a sunny casual Friday. Getting some oil form the soles transferring to the uppers from the flex sole, thinking I might give them a shampoo with some of Saphirs stuff to see if that minimizes it.

 

 

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