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Well I couldn't find the snuff suede LWB in my size (12.5D) but did find these beauties. Perforated cap toe boot, Barrie last, 360 storm welt, and on what I think are double waterlock soles. Only shame is lack of speedhooks so I might have to have some added. Really nice looking boots.
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Awesome floor!  Good looking boots, too.

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I gotta stay off here--all the talk and pics of suede and Indy boots are too tempting!  

(and my shoe budget $$ is maxed with my recent cordovan boots)

As promised, you can see some process photos of the recent conversion of my JCrew boots to Dainite by Aram at AH One Shoes on his blog at http://www.ahoneshoes.com/Alden-Boot-Cordovan-Color-8_b_7.html

Absolutely amazing McQ7. Congrats!
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Here are the ones I returned, do you think I over reacted?
I don't think you over reacted if that's how they came and were sold as new. Unlined CXL Dovers crease like crazy. I have them and they developed nasty creases on my first step. Unlined and CXL is not a good combination IMO.
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Snuff on Leydon.
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Originally Posted by usfpaul82 View Post

Here are the ones I returned, do you think I over reacted?
I don't think you over reacted if that's how they came and were sold as new. Unlined CXL Dovers crease like crazy. I have them and they developed nasty creases on my first step. Unlined and CXL is not a good combination IMO.

I was under the impression you tried them on and they creased after that.....if you open the box and those are there then sure send them back....i would have kept them though knowing my first steps would do the same.
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Snuff on Leydon.

Loving these...such versatile shoes!
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I was under the impression you tried them on and they creased after that.....if you open the box and those are there then sure send them back....i would have kept them though knowing my first steps would do the same.

That's how they came straight out of the box.
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Originally Posted by iLuveketchup View Post

I don't think you over reacted if that's how they came and were sold as new. Unlined CXL Dovers crease like crazy. I have them and they developed nasty creases on my first step. Unlined and CXL is not a good combination IMO.

I think this depends on the makeup.....my unlined CXL PTBs creased like crazy.

However, my CXL LHS have much more uniform creases.

Maybe the stitching on the LHS helps reduce the creases outside of the flex points?
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I think this depends on the makeup.....my unlined CXL PTBs creased like crazy.

However, my CXL LHS have much more uniform creases.

Maybe the stitching on the LHS helps reduce the creases outside of the flex points?

 

the original 9s I got that were to small creased very uniformly.  I wore them out of the house two times before deciding they were to small and two distinct creases developed on the toe box on each shoe.  So when I opened up the box on these new 9.5s and saw that there was already creasing in a sporadic manner I decided they were not up to par.  But I agree that the creasing on these can vary, I just prefer to make them on my own.

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Looks great buddy!!!

-Mike

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Awesome floor!  Good looking boots, too.

Thanks guys. I'll be sure to get some action shots when I'm wearing them outside. Can't stop looking at them - going to be perfect for the autumn.
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My Leffot tan suede LWB came in - ordered these snuff the next week. Really good decisions. Not a drop of rain permeated today during the maiden voyage. Nanotechnology is priceless
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Initially wanted to go sockless..

 

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Originally Posted by ATLVol View Post


I think this depends on the makeup.....my unlined CXL PTBs creased like crazy.

However, my CXL LHS have much more uniform creases.

Maybe the stitching on the LHS helps reduce the creases outside of the flex points?

Yes absolutely depends on the make up. For example, my WT boots in CXL don't crease anywhere close to the Dovers in CXL. There's nothing on the unlined Dovers to hold/keep form. Coupled with CXL makes it worse. However, my snuff Dovers looks new.

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In an attempt to nail down my correct size I ordered another cxl Dover, this time in 9.5D from the shoe mart. Good news is 9.5 feels right on. Much better that 9. Bad news is this pair is going back. The creases on the toe box are just to much for me. I know this leather and this model will crease, but I think this is too much for what is supposed to be a brand new shoe. They are already on their way back and I have another coming from Winn Perry. Hopefully I will have better luck. The original 9s I got from Alden SF and they were cosmetically perfect, just to small.
Here are the ones I returned, do you think I over reacted?

i understand why you returned them. they were too creased for full retail.

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Originally Posted by usfpaul82 View Post

In an attempt to nail down my correct size I ordered another cxl Dover, this time in 9.5D from the shoe mart. Good news is 9.5 feels right on. Much better that 9. Bad news is this pair is going back. The creases on the toe box are just to much for me. I know this leather and this model will crease, but I think this is too much for what is supposed to be a brand new shoe. They are already on their way back and I have another coming from Winn Perry. Hopefully I will have better luck. The original 9s I got from Alden SF and they were cosmetically perfect, just to small.

Here are the ones I returned, do you think I over reacted?






Of course you overreacted. How in the he** does it make any difference?
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