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I stopped at Alden DC this week and had a great visit with Kathy.  She's such a great asset to us Alden addicts.  I was looking around the store and stumbled across some really nice discontinued driving mocs that are no longer made by Alden.  They are really nice in IMHO.  Originally around $250 and model H154, on sale for $150.  They run a little small, but have E widths.  These are in snuff suede, and they have another in slightly lighter color.  They a decent amount of sizes left.  A real gem I was not aware Alden made.

 

Steve

 

 

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What's the sole like on those, I think they look great!

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Burzan-The Alden sole is called Mocc driving sole.  These are very comfy, but not clunky.

 

Steve

 

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The were some other close out style at the DC store. Actually a pretty big area, shoes and boots. Check with the store to see what they had.

Steve
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My Indys finally came in and I've had the pleasure of owning them for 1 day. However, after a days worth of wear for no more than 8 hours, the left boot seems to be demonstrating an unusual sort of creasing on the left foot that stretches even beyond the stitching and looks like a blood-vein.


There's also some strange brown-spotted discoloration at the tip of the boot right below the stitching, which also extends between the stitching as well that does not appear anywhere on the right foot boot.

Is there something perhaps wrong with the leather on this boot that I should perhaps raise to Alden?

For reference, here are pics of my Oak Street Boots in brown Chromexcel


Viberg Service Boots in Horween's Chicago Tan Latigo


Both older with more wear but exhibiting little to none of the creasing demonstrated on my new Alden's.

Just to be clear, I don't think the act of creasing is unusual. In fact, here's a picture of the right boot. The creasing to me looks natural. It looks fine. Despite still being sightly excessive.



My biggest concern is with the fact that the creases look very thick and unnatural on the left boot almost like cracked leather, how it extends past the stitching which I don't see in almost every Alden Indy boot photos except for the excessively old, worn-to-death pairs, and the strange discoloration on the tip under right below the stitching on the tip.

And these boots are only 1 day old, literally. Worn for no more than 8 hours, so they should be pretty brand new. They were not beaten excessively, or bent at the forefoot with any sort of pressure. They were worn normally as any boot you would be breaking in for the first time, slightly walking as if you were waddling.

Is there something perhaps wrong with my left boot? Would appreciate your advice on this matter.
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My Indys finally came in and I've had the pleasure of owning them for 1 day. However, after a days worth of wear for no more than 8 hours, the left boot seems to be demonstrating an unusual sort of creasing on the left foot that stretches even beyond the stitching and looks like a blood-vein.


There's also some strange brown-spotted discoloration at the tip of the boot right below the stitching, which also extends between the stitching as well that does not appear anywhere on the right foot boot.

Is there something perhaps wrong with the leather on this boot that I should perhaps raise to Alden?

For reference, here are pics of my Oak Street Boots in brown Chromexcel


Viberg Service Boots in Horween's Chicago Tan Latigo


Both older with more wear but exhibiting little to none of the creasing demonstrated on my new Alden's.

Just to be clear, I don't think the act of creasing is unusual. In fact, here's a picture of the right boot. The creasing to me looks natural. It looks fine. Despite still being sightly excessive.



My biggest concern is with the fact that the creases look very thick and unnatural on the left boot almost like cracked leather, how it extends past the stitching which I don't see in almost every Alden Indy boot photos except for the excessively old, worn-to-death pairs, and the strange discoloration on the tip under right below the stitching on the tip.

And these boots are only 1 day old, literally. Worn for no more than 8 hours, so they should be pretty brand new. They were not beaten excessively, or bent at the forefoot with any sort of pressure. They were worn normally as any boot you would be breaking in for the first time, slightly walking as if you were waddling.

Is there something perhaps wrong with my left boot? Would appreciate your advice on this matter.

 


Judging by the photo this is very common fat wrinkling found on chromexcel and your vamp has a mild case, unfortunately one wrinkle into the toe box area. If you feel the leather is a little dry, venetian cream or some other natural conditioner will help and will also mellow out any color variance. I'd keep em. 

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Gorgeous pair of cigar captoes just hit B&S.

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I wish the current cigar could come out like that. Love that make up, in the top few of my want list!

I hope my DC captoes are a shade like the ones that just hit B&S.  No connection to @hanoiboy --wish they were my size.  

 

That seems to be back in the olive undertone days, which hasn't been seen in a while. We can cross our fingers though. 

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ravello dr. jones 


These are insane. Amazing shoe, MrDV

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This is a typical characteristic for cxl. Happened to mine as well. I sold it a few months later because it stretched out too much.
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Pure sex RTP.  Those are gorgeous

Gracias amigo!

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Well done to all the Whiskey Wednesday Warriors!

 

 

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My grail boots! Unmeasurable awesomeness.

 

 

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Ha! Leffot is one of many great shops. My reference was a loose reference to the rabbits in their logo.
We missed you Repp, welcome back! Great choice with the LWB!!!



Those are all fantastic. Great WW showing!!!
Wow, just 6 months? You must have just snuck on the order. Bummer on the size.
Dang, those are chunky, would love to post a pic next to my 11Bs someday. Haha.
You suck bud. Killer boots. To be honest, my Ravello NSTs have bit into my need to have these quite a bit, but you know me...
Lovely LWBs, my favorite color on them.
Very nice boots Ben!
It's confirmed and has material ready for it.
These are developing a great patina Henry!
Keep the 975 and sell the AE.

 

 

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These are insane. Amazing shoe, MrDV

 

thanks for the kind words gentlemen.

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holy crap! so nice.

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TSM snuff PCT boot

 

strong work ben. great boots.

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A little cigar medallion cap toe boot for an early Friday afternoon happy hour...

 


Thanks @mdubs.  Not sure how often I will be back, but I won't go six weeks without dropping in.

 

welcome back my friend. the boots are :slayer:

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very nice sazon. i like these more and more. i'm trying to resist because i'm on 2 other brown suede boot pre-orders....

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 ordered the color #2 Carminas.

My fifth pair of Aldens will have to wait a little while, but I am already plotting...

nice call sir. 

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This pic is from Leffot's site.  Anyone know anything about that red LHS?!

 

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Brown cxl?
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I think it might be.  But it looks very red in this particular pic to me.  Almost like #4 CXL...  But I think you're right.

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I think that's just the lighting...
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This is a typical characteristic for cxl. Happened to mine as well. I sold it a few months later because it stretched out too much.

That's the nature of pull up leather
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