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Congrats JS01.  They look amazing!  I've wanted to try an 8C in Barrie for a while, but they are very rare in the second hand market.  I don't want to take a chance with a special order since I wouldn't be able to return them, not to mention full retail on Alden shell is out of my reach right now.


Thank you! As far as the special order stuff is concerned - 8C in the 975 is a stock size, so it can be returned. SF definitely carries it as normal stock, and Kathy at DC ordered this pair for me from the Alden warehouse directly. I'm not sure if there are other pairs floating around, but SF might have it.

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I was able to get in on thr color 8 dover from B&M....today was a good day.icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Yes, exactly--this is why I'm considering just wearing them as is and getting Aram from http://www.ahoneshoes.com to do a Dainite conversion on them when the current double-leather soles need to be replaced.

 

This has been very helpful information @McQ7. Spoke to the owner at ahonshoes and he was super nice. Rather than treat me like an interruption to his day, he patiently explained everything. Rather than trying to rush me off the phone, he actually extended the conversation until I was completely comfortable. And the price of $100 is much less than I was quoted from others. The proof will be in the quality of work, but I'll likely be sending in some crepe shell and convert them to crepe. 

 

Question for you @McQ7 (or anyone with experience), does Dainite eventually soften?  I don't expect it to be as soft as crepe but you make it sound almost uncomfortably stiff. 


Edited by Shawnc - 8/6/15 at 6:08pm
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Really digging these Snuff and Navy saddles about to drop at Supply and Advise down in Miami.

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Just kopped whiskey PTBs from ShawnC. Less than an hour after I PayPal him, I get a tracking number. He also weathered all my annoying questions and clarifications in a gentlemanly manner. Thank you, Shawn!

Maybe they'll arrive in time for whiskey weds. Fingers crossed.
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Originally Posted by McQ7 View Post
 

 

Yes, exactly--this is why I'm considering just wearing them as is and getting Aram from http://www.ahoneshoes.com to do a Dainite conversion on them when the current double-leather soles need to be replaced.

 

This has been very helpful information @McQ7. Spoke to the owner at ahonshoes and he was super nice. Rather than treat me like an interruption to his day, he patiently explained everything. Rather than trying to rush me off the phone, he actually extended the conversation until I was completely comfortable. And the price of $100 is much less than I was quoted from others. The proof will be in the quality of work, but I'll likely be sending in some crepe shell and convert them to crepe. 

 

Question for you @McQ7 (or anyone with experience), does Dainite eventually soften?  I don't expect it to be as soft as crepe but you make it sound almost uncomfortably stiff. 

 

That's great to hear!  I've only exchanged emails with him, but he's prompt to respond and seemed genuinely patient and like a good guy.  As was posted on this thread a while back, he used to do the work for Sky Valet in DC and now has his own shop.  If you search Aram in this thread you'll see some posts by people who swear by his work.

 

On another forum, Nick V has said that Dainite does break in a bit--that if you were to take it in your hand and manually flex it the stiffness lessens after a while.  However, I don't have any experience with it so I'm not sure.  

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Just kopped whiskey PTBs from ShawnC. Less than an hour after I PayPal him, I get a tracking number. He also weathered all my annoying questions and clarifications in a gentlemanly manner. Thank you, Shawn!

Maybe they'll arrive in time for whiskey weds. Fingers crossed.

Might be a bit optimistic to shoot for the 12th, but they will definitely be there in time for the 8/19 version of WW. nod[1].gif

Questions were completely understandable Doc, and not at all an annoyance. Enjoy your whiskeys and please post a pic when you wear them. It was truly a pleasure doing business with you.
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Hey all.  I just got through giving my boots a brush with this: https://www.hangerproject.com/high-density-horsehair-shoe-polishing-brush.html.  Afterwards, I noticed tiny little scratches.  Some were minimized by buffing with a cloth.  Did I just scratch the Alden "acrylic" finish?  I've heard it said that vigorous brushing eventually removes it so I'm wondering if that's what's going on.

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+1 for Aram. Taking my new cigar lwb in next week when I make my weekly sushi run nearby so that he can topy/flush tap them for me.

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Hey all.  I just got through giving my boots a brush with this: https://www.hangerproject.com/high-density-horsehair-shoe-polishing-brush.html.  Afterwards, I noticed tiny little scratches.  Some were minimized by buffing with a cloth.  Did I just scratch the Alden "acrylic" finish?  I've heard it said that vigorous brushing eventually removes it so I'm wondering if that's what's going on.
That's happened to me too. Not sure what's going on, but they didn't look any worse for the wear, so I continue to brush with the same vigor...
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PSA...Alden of San Diego is now carrying Edward Green. Put me on the waiting list for the Barrie lasted Galway boot. smile.gif

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Huh?

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:bounce2:

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Can't wait for a Balway. Or a LWB in doak. #lingo
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Is that for real or some kind of,joke? Lol
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