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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post
 

No, it is not recommended.

 

I haven't used a sleeking bone, but  my understanding is that is for calf as well. I am curious to hear other thoughts.

Ive used the deerbone on CXL, I find it does a good job.  CXL is fairly resilient as Im sure you know and the deerbone has helped me get out a few hard to work with scuffs and smooth out any areas that have taken abuse.

 

I've also tried the sleeking bone, my experience is the sleeking bone has no oil on/in it so you can only use it to press in marks and smooth out areas with indentation, it is shaped well to get into hard to reach areas.  To me it is a "sleek" , smooth, non oiled version of a deerbone.  So the deerbone can do both if you are careful to find the right angle and surface to work with.

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Where are you based?  There are several companies in the UK that seem to sell them, but it appears that virtually all of the retailers here in the US are out of them.  I've spent the last few days searching for one, and just found what seems to be the only US retailer that has them in stock - A Shine & Co.  Ordered one this morning and got the shipping notice a few hours later, so seems they have them.

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Abbeyhorn in the U.K. sells deer bones:

http://www.abbeyhorn.co.uk/dept/shoe-care-products-accessories-made-from-natural-materials_d0150.htm

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You could also try contacting TOBOX in Philadelphia. He commonly has plenty of Abbeyhorn products in stock. I do not know whether he will ship outside the US.
Good luck on your search and be sure to keep your deer bone out of reach from your dogs....

Thank you, guys !
I finally ordered deer bone at AbbeyHorn.uk.
I can't wait to care my shoes with it wink.gif
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Cigar captoes with lots of olive undertones today.


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Those are just wonderful @sazon 

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Thanks @CanadaCal !
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Hi gentlemen,


Does anyone know the name of this last and the name of thoses loafers?
 

https://smhttp-ssl-39255.nexcesscdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Alden-Tassel-Loafer-845x563.jpg

 

Thank you very much!

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Originally Posted by awlfl View Post
 

Hi gentlemen,


Does anyone know the name of this last and the name of thoses loafers?
 

https://smhttp-ssl-39255.nexcesscdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Alden-Tassel-Loafer-845x563.jpg

 

Thank you very much!

 

Pretty sure those are ravello tassels on the Aberdeen last......

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no (saddle) soup for you!

 

 

I still haven't heard back. Not liking my chances on this.

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Originally Posted by jjschube View Post

Thanks for all your responses guys...Sadly I am either putting them up for sale here or just returning them to the Shoemart.  They just don't fit quite right.  I went to my local store today who carries a small supply of Alden's and it looks like all three pairs of my shell Alden's are the wrong size!  I thought I was 10.5D Plaza and 10D Barrie but it looks like I am a 10.5E Plaza and a 10.5 D Barrie frown.gif.  I couldn't be sadder.  Ed was so nice to include me on the list and now I'll have to wait 1-2 more years !  O well, champagne problems. 

Thanks again,  please let me know if anyone wants to purchase the Alden LWB 10D Whiskey.  I am not a jerk so I'm not looking to make a big profit.  I'll either sell them for what I bought them for or slightly above (because by the time I get them again, prices will be higher). I am going to talk to Ed though, I don't know if it is unethical not to return them, since he probably would go to the next in line on his list. They're 100% brand new, only tried them on 5 or so times on my carpet.

I also have a 10.5 D Plaza last PTB Six eyelet cigar, worn maybe..15-20 times and a 10.5D Plaza Color 8 6 eyelet NST worn 10-15 times. All this over my stupid pinky toe!  Would be happy to trade as well (not this whiskey unless it's new) l. I want probably what everyone else does...

1. LWB Whiskey, Cigar or Ravello with Antique Edge 10.5 D
2. WT Boot Ravello 10.5D
3. WT Boot Color 4 Hahah!
4.6 Eyelet Plaza NST Color 8 10.5E
5. Cigar PTB Plaza 10.5E
6. Mike's TSM makeup (Black Medallion Plaza Boot) 10.5E < He killed that makeup!

I must sound like an idiot for it to take three pairs to realize I was wearing the wrong size! Lesson learned, Cordovan DOES NOT STRETCH and if they don't fit great out of the box, they never will.



Best,

JJ

Sorry JJ, I know exactly how you feel- owned about 30 or so pair of Aldens before I realized I had mis-sized. I had the same exactly problem as well, one of my pinky toes was rubbing against the side. I think it's great you realized the problem this early on, much better than wearing the wrong size for > 1 yr and developing foot problems. You'll be able to recoup the rare shells, just have patience.

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Hello guys,

I bought my first pair of Alden shoes 2 weeks ago based on sizing advices that i read here. 975 longwing bluchers color 8 in 9D. They fit quite well, maybe feel a little bit large  the left foot (smal one). i have a higher instep (right foot )so it feels much better in that case. 

Should i take the same size for the snuff suede version? or i can size down 1/2?

A part of that i would like to know if Leydon and Grant last are TTS ???  

Here the sizes i use for each brand. 

Alden Barrie : 9D US
Alden Leydon: ???
Alden Grant : ???

Carmina forest : 8,5 UK 
Carmina Uetam: 8,5 UK (string loafers), 9 UK ( penny calf)
Detroit : 8UK 

C&J : 8,5 UK 325, 341, 224 lasts. 

Thanks!

Typically people take the same size in shell and suede, there are however two details. One, shell tend to be lasted just about 1/4 size larger than the non-shell patterns. So if the current LWB fits large, then sizing down 1/2 should be OK. Second, if you go for a unlined snuff suede make up (thought I don't think any exist for the LWB pattern), then that will allow you to size down 1/2. Judging from you said, I think going with the same size (9D) is probably the best bet.

In terms of the Grant and Leydon, I would suggest trying both on as those are typically difficult to fit Alden lasts. My suggestions are based on the assumptions that you've gone down 1/2 size from TTS for the Barrie last.

The Grant is narrower than Barrie but not as severe as say Aberdeen, so some folks will go TTS for Grant and some will go with their Barrie size. If the width of Barrie fits you well then I would go TTS for Grant.

Leydon is tricky due to it being a very narrow last. People typically will stay the same length as TTS and go up a width. In your case that should be 9.5E. While stock grant shoes are hard to find, you should be able to find a Leydon unlined suede chukka in most store that carry Alden.
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 These came in last week, and they were worth the wait (my second special order).  Really liking them.

 

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I was really thinking about moving my Cigar Captoes. After seeing that image, I don't think I can!
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Turns out the site was indeed wrong, these are Trubalance last not Barrie. Indy with NST stitching down the toe. I like the makeups uniqueness.



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Color 8 EP Alt Wien
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Anyone ever install sole protectors on their Aldens on their own? Contemplating getting the below, but wanted some feedback before or how good their are/ sizing.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Traveler-Plates-Nails-Black-Plastic/dp/B0031ELG50/ref=sr_1_4_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1466534415&sr=8-4&keywords=shoe+sole+protector 

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Color 8 EP Alt Wien
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One of my all time favorites.. Great patina with the brouging.. Sweet!
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