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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post
 


Self Edge NYC is located right across the st. They can usually have them shorten them up for you prior to shipping them out 

 

Thanks, ryden, I'll see if they'll do that next time I pick up some more denim.

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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post
 

Rydenfan, as usual, speaks the truth. Sorry I couldn't chime in earlier. Self Edge does a great job of course. One thing to note is that having the jeans tailored instantaneously makes them final sale regardless of whether you end up having a problem (which I can't imagine you would because it's Ep), so measure twice, cut once. Moreover, there isn't much of a sizing guessing game with Ep denim. Look at the sizing charts on the website; things are pretty straightforward with that info plus the once-washed situation.

 

Thanks, Doc.  Caution in hemming is crucial, as you say.  I've pretty much got buying chinos and denim online down to an art, assuming I know what kind of fabric is involved.  With denim, if it's sanforized or not, etc.  With EP doing the once-washed deal, it's even safer.

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Originally Posted by dslonghorn4 View Post

DC Cigar Commando Trippers.  



These are insane.
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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post
 

 

I wanted a pair for casual use so the dark doesn't quite suit my wardrobe. I think the dark edges look great on the Cigar LWB and will be very nice with the dark uppers, just not the right fit for me as I wear mostly jeans and chinos with only a few casual trousers mixed in. 

 

Totally understand.

 

This is the same exact reason I am looking for a Ravello LWB with Antique and not dark...casual.

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Originally Posted by smmrfld View Post

I recognize this is somewhat subjective and may vary, but of Alden's three primary grained leathers - Alpine, Regina, and Scotch - which has the most pronounced pebbling appearance (i.e. the most surface variation)?  Thanks as always!

I would tend to say country calf has the "largest" grain.

On that note, another plug for Yenni at Brick + Mortar
She's running a special request for me which will be showing up in early 2016... tan country calf captoe boot with brass hooks/eyes on Grant with commando sole!

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Originally Posted by Bobbo316 View Post

Solid makeup. Yenni taking preorders yet?

She is taking preorders on the above mentioned boot. Sorry for the delay in response...
Edited by BenLeaman - 5/21/15 at 7:25pm
post #110466 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Mghart View Post

I haven't been buying high quality shoes for very long, but the AE I do have right now will be getting sold at some point for similar style Alden's. While both brands may have QC issues, I feel my Alden's are much much better than my AEs and I'll gladly pay retail for Alden, whereas it's much harder to justify AE.

 

I do not really care to get too much into the AE vs Alden debate. They both have their pros and cons. Both make great shoes, but I have personally made the choice to stick with Aldens for the foreseeable future. Both have their QC policies, but my main issue with AE is their undercutting of the resale market due to constant sales and readily available seconds. The seconds really isn't their fault, as it is merely a consequence of larger production. I enjoy the fact that my Aldens are special and not readily available.

 

 

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Perhaps they would be.

 

@mdubs could tell us more regarding the current state of Alden Color 4.

 

When the Alden shell cordovan season is raining it is pouring...only for a season though...

 

When it is dry...it is dry...

 

Frankly, I do not have any additional information than anyone else. All I know at this point in time, is that the factory does not seem to have any, not that I have witnessed this with my own eyes, and that most retailers would be more than glad to sell it if it became available. I may or may not be able to get more information on the subject sooner than later, but I do not think Alden is too interested in producing it as they can barely keep up with the production demands for their stock or "catalog" models, which is their primary focus.

 

 

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Ravello LWBs Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Beautiful Henry, the color on those are developing quiet nicely!

 

 

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Anything in Color #4 through Alden would elevate to mass hysteria.  I hope they do make something in #4 again, puzzling why they have not.  Its one of those things that I keep in the dream pile and celebrate if they come true.  In many ways collecting boots and shoes are my hobby too!

 

Steve

 

Ha, yeup!

 

 

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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post
 

DC just emailed and the Cigar LWB are in, they are said to be very dark and also have a drak edge trim even though Kathy requested light. 

 

Personally I am going to pass. Might be lots of sizes up for grabs if you are in the market for a pair with dark edges.

 

Frankly, I am not too surprised by this. Alden SF, the other factory store, gets the Cigar LWB done in dark edges. So I am not surprised Kathy ended up with the identical model. In terms of the darkness, I have found that the darkness of recent Cigar is mainly in the finish and that they lighten up with a bit of brushing and wear pretty quick. No scientific evidence yet to back that statement up due to my herd size.

 

 

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I wonder if this means AoM's Cigar LWB should be in soon too. 

 

I do not believe they are. I think they are still 14-16 weeks out. But I am not on that particular run, nor am I tracking it closely.

 

 

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Here are some recent shots of the color 4 captoes
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Gorgeous Saz! BTW, I think I saw someone say Grant, but this particular model was made around the Barrie Last.

 

 

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Cigar PTB & EP

 

Magnificent Cigar PTBs. Looking great! Good to see your feet here again!

 

 

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Ocho LHS Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Buenisimo Zippy! Me encanta su numero ocho!

 

 

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Ravello Thursday.
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Looking great in your Ravello Gunboarts as well JSO1!!!

 

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DC Cigar Commando Trippers.  

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Great looking Commando Trippers. They are developing a nice patina!

 

-Mike

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Originally Posted by tanbar View Post

Just got an email for the LWBs being in too.  Probably took care of the Dovers first, so they'll probably ship soon, unless they're waiting to ship out everything at once.

Ferrrr rilllll?? I need to check my work email and see if I also got that email!
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From Yesterday... Whiskey Wednesday PTBs!

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

-Mike

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Ferrrr rilllll?? I need to check my work email and see if I also got that email!

 

Got it and the invoice late this afternoon, so they probably just started sending them out after finishing up with the Dover invoices.  If you didn't get it yet, likely will tomorrow morning.

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Are we talking about the DC cigar LWB or a different Leffot LWB?
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Originally Posted by JSO1 View Post

Are we talking about the DC cigar LWB or a different Leffot LWB?

Two things seemed to have arrived. DC LWBs in Cigar and Leffot 8/antique Dovers. That said no clue about Ben...
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Originally Posted by JSO1 View Post

Are we talking about the DC cigar LWB or a different Leffot LWB?

 

A mix, seems they both landed. (DC Cigar LWB on dark edge and Leffot LWB on antique)

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I was talking about the Leffot Color 8 LWBs and Dovers with antique edging that came in.

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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post
 

 

A mix, seems they both landed. (DC Cigar LWB on dark edge and Leffot LWB on antique)

 

 

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Originally Posted by tanbar View Post
 

I was talking about the Leffot Color 8 LWBs and Dovers with antique edging that came in.

 

 

Ah, I missed the Leffot #8 on Antique LWBs came in... Those are all great models and I am sure there will be many happy customers here!

 

-Mike

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I wonder if this means AoM's Cigar LWB should be in soon too. 


called earlier and confirmed I had actually paid in full on this order (therefore allowing me to pass on my spot on DC list), and AoM said aug/sept was the proposed timeframe

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