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Alden x Epaulet #8 Brixton

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Beautiful. In my opinion this is the nicest Alden boot
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#8 shortwings with a dark brown suit:

 

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Is there any discernible difference between the Epaulet Brixton and Unionmade Halleck?
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Even as a "beater" I assume they would be tree'd and brushed regularly; however, I don't want a "beater". I simply want a bad weather boot that I can wear in the drizzle without guilt. Cxl seems to go flat really quickly, even with trees and regular brushing. It's just a consequence of regular wear on the supple leather. I don't have indys, though, so I can't say I know for certain. I do own cxl shoes, though.

Regarding the recommendation for OP, you wouldn't say shell is more structurally integral than cxl? Not a rhetorical or sarcastic question, I'd genuinely appreciate your opinion.

Shell will hold its shape better than Chromexcel, but I don't think the chromexcel "deflates" in shape with minimal use.  Now if you have the unlined dover in chrmxl, that shoe will definitely fold/deflate almost overnight.

 

 

I've gotten a good bit of foul weather use out of both my 403 and chrmxl LWBs.  With the exception of some creasing/wrinkling in the vamp, both have held there shape nicely.

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Of note, cordovan vs. leather:

 

 


Nice comparison.  The only thing I would say though, is that I doubt both of those shoes/boots that were compared experienced similar use (or abuse) over its lifetime.  This is certainly accurate though, with regard to how each develops over time.

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Alden x Epaulet #8 Brixton Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Great boot, and Epaulet classic!

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With exception of the Ravello NST boot, all are paid in advance because of my foot size. The Ravello NST my CC was charged and then refunded..which is how TSM operates. The only thing that would prevent them being delivered is if there'sa defect in my pair or if they run out of material while making them. That does happen. All of these are confirmed, and most in production. All of these are special to me, and took a lot of emails, phone calls, begging to get there. In addition all of them required lightning fast decisions with no hesitation or you lose!






See Ya,

Steve

 



So for TSM they charge when it gets confirmed? Then refunded till delivery? I talked to Ed yesterday and may not have fully understood this part.

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Correct. They charge then it gets refunded in a couple of days. You won't get charged again until they ship.

 



Thanks, maybe I just glossed over that part for some reason. Seems a bit odd but if that's how the game is played. If its just a submitted order will they call and let you know that its confirmed. So at least a little heads up?

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If you got charged, it means the order is confirmed. TSM should contact you an let you know when the footwear has arrived and that they will be charging you.

He does this essentially to confirm your credit card is valid. He hasn't done it to me the last few times, but rather I get an email saying they are back ordered.

-Mike
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#8 shortwings with a dark brown suit:

 

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One of Alden's best made for BB!  Are you the one that snagged this from the Bay recently (in 10D)?  Congrats!

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one think I forgot to mention, casual boots for seaside and rainy climate. seens that cxl will better for my case except its over-stretched problem?
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Is there any discernible difference between the Epaulet Brixton and Unionmade Halleck?


Pretty sure they are the same.  One may have a double waterloc sole (Halleck) and the other a standard double leather (Epaulet), but not certain.  They both have a 360 flat welt, antique edge and welt, and the same broguing pattern.

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He does this essentially to confirm your credit card is valid. He hasn't done it to me the last few times, but rather I get an email saying they are back ordered.



-Mike

 



Makes sense, given the long lead times cards could expire or people get married.
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One of Alden's best made for BB!  Are you the one that snagged this from the Bay recently (in 10D)?  Congrats!

 



I snagged the 10D. They are great. Wearing them now.
post #100648 of 122416
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Originally Posted by rosslovethreads View Post

Even as a "beater" I assume they would be tree'd and brushed regularly; however, I don't want a "beater". I simply want a bad weather boot that I can wear in the drizzle without guilt. Cxl seems to go flat really quickly, even with trees and regular brushing. It's just a consequence of regular wear on the supple leather. I don't have indys, though, so I can't say I know for certain. I do own cxl shoes, though.

Regarding the recommendation for OP, you wouldn't say shell is more structurally integral than cxl? Not a rhetorical or sarcastic question, I'd genuinely appreciate your opinion.

For bad weather, I prefer CXL to cordovan. I specifically own CXL Indy boots for this purpose. CXL boots lend themselves to a more carefree approach to braving the elements. With shell we often try to maintain the shine, which means constant care after dealing with elements. With CXL, that's just less of an issue.

Shell is less pourous and less "flexible" than CXL. I wouldn't say CXL has less "structural integrity" though - there are numerous examples of well worn CXL boots on the internet that look great after years of regular wear.

Other options include pebblegrain or the regular cowhide on the 405.
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Wow, there have been some amazing models on display over the past couple of weeks. In thinking about my stable of Aldens, I've been seriously considering swapping my CXL Indys for shell. My Indys are worn for weekend casual wear and yard work. I wouldn't plan on babying them and want to be able to reach for them for rain and snow. Ok with wiping down and use Alden defender. Would be interested in thoughts and experience on shell Indys as "beaters."

Also, debating #8 (available now) vs cigar (not available now). Thanks all!

There is one poster that uses cigar Indy boots for yard work (I forget who), so it's definitely possible. However, for beaters/pure casual wear, I would stick with your CXL boots. I own both CXL and Cigar Indy boots on commando and wear them differently.
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Tanker Tuesday
Amazing. Killer pants as well.
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Alden x Epaulet #8 Brixton
Great boots sir. Fantastic combo.
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