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Ravello WTBs from a few days ago. The sun really changes their look

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Hello gents, I'm in Japan for a work trip, and just found out I have a free day in Tokyo tomorrow. So, where should I go look at Aldens? smile.gif
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Originally Posted by seasquirrel View Post



Hello gents, I'm in Japan for a work trip, and just found out I have a free day in Tokyo tomorrow. So, where should I go look at Aldens? smile.gif


They aren't easy to find, are carried in smaller sizes and are really expensive.  I'd punt and just wander around the Mejji Shrine, Harajuku and Omotesando, all of which are close together (take the Metro to the Harajuku station). That's a solid 1/2 day at least. If you have more time Shinjuku or Akihabara are both awesome too


Tokyo is awesome for a lot of things, but Alden isn't one of them... wink.gif


(I just got back from Tokyo on Thursday night)


Edited by M635Guy - 10/16/16 at 5:31pm
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Where did ya'll get those?


TSM 

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Hi,I am Japanese.

There is THE LAKOTA HOUSE AOYAMA

https://www.lakotahouse.com/

 

Other is for example BEAMS,SHIPS,UNITED ARROWS...

 

But stock and model is fewer than America,and so expensive!

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Originally Posted by seasquirrel View Post

Hello gents, I'm in Japan for a work trip, and just found out I have a free day in Tokyo tomorrow. So, where should I go look at Aldens? smile.gif

Hi,I am Japanese.

There is THE LAKOTA HOUSE AOYAMA

https://www.lakotahouse.com/

 

Other is for example BEAMS,SHIPS,UNITED ARROWS...

 

But stock and model is fewer than America,and so expensive!

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I'm trying to get a feel for how reverse tobacco chamois and the regular tobacco chamois compare. By any chance does anyone have a picture of them together for comparison sake? Or even some input on how they compare, at least cosmetically. I know it's a long shot but wanted to ask. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by reo7 View Post
 

Hi,I am Japanese.

There is THE LAKOTA HOUSE AOYAMA

https://www.lakotahouse.com/

 

Other is for example BEAMS,SHIPS,UNITED ARROWS...

 

But stock and model is fewer than America,and so expensive!

That makes since that alden is more expensive in japan. Everytime I visit leathersoul, I would see the tourist buy out a lot of the Aldens. While I was taking my time trying on shoes, I would see 4 japanese in a row come into the store to  try on quickly and pay right away. No looking in mirror or anything.  Alden must be really popular in japan.

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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post

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Originally Posted by seasquirrel View Post



Hello gents, I'm in Japan for a work trip, and just found out I have a free day in Tokyo tomorrow. So, where should I go look at Aldens? smile.gif


They aren't easy to find, are carried in smaller sizes and are really expensive.  I'd punt and just wander around the Mejji Shrine, Harajuku and Omotesando, all of which are close together (take the Metro to the Harajuku station). That's a solid 1/2 day at least. If you have more time Shinjuku or Akihabara are both awesome too


Tokyo is awesome for a lot of things, but Alden isn't one of them... wink.gif


(I just got back from Tokyo on Thursday night)


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Originally Posted by reo7 View Post

Hi,I am Japanese.
There is THE LAKOTA HOUSE AOYAMA
https://www.lakotahouse.com/

Other is for example BEAMS,SHIPS,UNITED ARROWS...

But stock and model is fewer than America,and so expensive!

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Originally Posted by cnation View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by reo7 View Post

 
Hi,I am Japanese.
There is THE LAKOTA HOUSE AOYAMA
https://www.lakotahouse.com/

Other is for example BEAMS,SHIPS,UNITED ARROWS...

But stock and model is fewer than America,and so expensive!
That makes since that alden is more expensive in japan. Everytime I visit leathersoul, I would see the tourist buy out a lot of the Aldens. While I was taking my time trying on shoes, I would see 4 japanese in a row come into the store to  try on quickly and pay right away. No looking in mirror or anything.  Alden must be really popular in japan.

Thanks for the info and advice! I should have mentioned that the modified last works well for my odd feet, so I was hoping I might find some here. Although, I do have quite large feet, so that might not work well if they stock smaller sizes.
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Originally Posted by seasquirrel View Post

Thanks for the info and advice! I should have mentioned that the modified last works well for my odd feet, so I was hoping I might find some here. Although, I do have quite large feet, so that might not work well if they stock smaller sizes.

 

That isn't too far from Harajuku/Omotesando, so you could definitely work that in.  Get a Passmo card (train card) and have some fun - the Tokyo metro is outstanding.  Just remember - stand left, walk right on the escalators!  (and make sure you aren't on a ladies car during morning/evening rush hours)  :)

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Originally Posted by duff406 View Post

I'm trying to get a feel for how reverse tobacco chamois and the regular tobacco chamois compare. By any chance does anyone have a picture of them together for comparison sake? Or even some input on how they compare, at least cosmetically. I know it's a long shot but wanted to ask. Thanks!

I actually have both but don't have any pictures of them side by side. You could search my post history though as I've had both smooth (vintage Indy) and reverse (wingtip boot) up for sale. There are plenty of pictures in both classified listing.
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Originally Posted by duff406 View Post

I'm trying to get a feel for how reverse tobacco chamois and the regular tobacco chamois compare. By any chance does anyone have a picture of them together for comparison sake? Or even some input on how they compare, at least cosmetically. I know it's a long shot but wanted to ask. Thanks!

Think nubuck (smooth chamois) versus suede (reverse chamois). 

They are both very oily leathers. The smooth gives you the feel of calf that has been lightly sanded with superfine sandpaper and then oiled. The reverse is a very heavy (rugged) nap suede that has been oiled. Reverse leather is the the flesh side of the animal.

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Originally Posted by JayDotz View Post

I actually have both but don't have any pictures of them side by side. You could search my post history though as I've had both smooth (vintage Indy) and reverse (wingtip boot) up for sale. There are plenty of pictures in both classified listing.

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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post

Think nubuck (smooth chamois) versus suede (reverse chamois). 
They are both very oily leathers. The smooth gives you the feel of calf that has been lightly sanded with superfine sandpaper and then oiled. The reverse is a very heavy (rugged) nap suede that has been oiled. Reverse leather is the the flesh side of the animal.

Thanks guys, I appreciate the help. I have a pair in the "regular" tobacco chamois, just trying to get a feel for the reverse chamois. The color looks totally different in the photos I've seen. Must be just the rougher nature of the leather.
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Originally Posted by duff406 View Post

I'm trying to get a feel for how reverse tobacco chamois and the regular tobacco chamois compare. By any chance does anyone have a picture of them together for comparison sake? Or even some input on how they compare, at least cosmetically. I know it's a long shot but wanted to ask. Thanks!

Here is a picture of my Leffot reverse chamois wingtip boots next to my Leffot chamois tankers:

LL

Hope this helps.
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Hey @lagsun, thanks a lot for getting that photo for me. I appreciate your time.
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