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Longtime lurker, Coming out from the shadows...
Clr. #8 tankers from Citishoes

 

Welcome to the posting side of the thread! Your #8 Tankers are looking very nice. Looking forward to seeing more...

 

-Mike

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Truly one of my faves...this makeup in ravello would trump it but not too many others. Really a versatile boot.
post #119883 of 122416
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Truly one of my faves...this makeup in ravello would trump it but not too many others. Really a versatile boot. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Looking very good in your CitiTankers.

 

-Mike

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Carefully pack them in a strong flight case.
Transport them to a park or other outdoor area that has a cobbled walk with a bench. Pavers will do as well.
Carefully put each on, paying very close attention not to bend the material in any way.
Take a few photos to post here
Pack them back up and go home.

You, sir, just won the Internet.

In all seriousness, I am a user, not a collector. I bought two pairs, one for bad weather (commando), one for good. When my whiskey LWBs get here, they will go right into the rotation as well. I love Alden shoes for their usefulness as much as there beauty.

In all seriousness, test them on soft carpet. Tie quite loose initially. If you decide you're going to keep them, use a pencil or something to press down over the base knuckles of your toes and bend your foot hard to crease it while pressing down with your item. This will help set the crease in the proper place, but shell is stubborn and this won't work 100%, but it's better than not doing it.
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Tuesday. Alden Color 8 Perforated Tip Balmoral. These are pretty old.

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

Whiskey Wednesday. Alden Whiskey PTB.

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday (Today). Alden Cigar LWBs.

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

-Mike

post #119886 of 122416
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Tuesday. Alden Color 8 Perforated Tip Balmoral. These are pretty old.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

Whiskey Wednesday. Alden Whiskey PTB.

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday (Today). Alden Cigar LWBs.

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

-Mike

 

 

 

Mike, I especially like your aged king pct bal. the patina is awesome!!

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Mike, I especially like your aged king pct bal. the patina is awesome!!

 

:-)

 

Thanks Steve!

 

-Mike

post #119888 of 122416
#4 Aldens are as easy to wear as Ravello.
There's not much of a difference between the two colors in real life.
They're a little more red if you compare them side by side up close, but unnoticeable when wearing them.
The real difference may only be for the true Alden aficionado who gets to wear a pair. I love the pictures, appreciate their rarity, the effort involved in securing a pair, and owner retrain for not immediately listing them on eBay for a handsome payday.
Btw, that's an awesome pair of boots @mdubs.
post #119889 of 122416
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Originally Posted by gsgleason View Post

 If you decide you're going to keep them, use a pencil or something to press down over the base knuckles of your toes and bend your foot hard to crease it while pressing down with your item. This will help set the crease in the proper place, but shell is stubborn and this won't work 100%, but it's better than not doing it.

 

I personally hate that and would not recommend it. I've seen shells where that was done and 100% of the time, the folds look worse than when that wasn't done.

 

Just wear them. 

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Originally Posted by gsgleason View Post


Carefully pack them in a strong flight case.
Transport them to a park or other outdoor area that has a cobbled walk with a bench. Pavers will do as well.
Carefully put each on, paying very close attention not to bend the material in any way.
Take a few photos to post here
Pack them back up and go home.

Gold

post #119891 of 122416
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Originally Posted by gsgleason View Post

 If you decide you're going to keep them, use a pencil or something to press down over the base knuckles of your toes and bend your foot hard to crease it while pressing down with your item. This will help set the crease in the proper place, but shell is stubborn and this won't work 100%, but it's better than not doing it.

I personally hate that and would not recommend it. I've seen shells where that was done and 100% of the time, the folds look worse than when that wasn't done.

Just wear them. 

I have had opposite experience. The ones that I didn't do this sometimes end up creasing in odd places, like a half inch more forward than it should be, and then the crease rubs into the top of my toe, or some other uncomfortable place.
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I have had opposite experience. The ones that I didn't do this sometimes end up creasing in odd places, like a half inch more forward than it should be, and then the crease rubs into the top of my toe, or some other uncomfortable place.

I've never used a pencil or pen to "guide" the creases. I let my foot do the creasing, and it turns out fine.
post #119893 of 122416
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I've never used a pencil or pen to "guide" the creases. I let my foot do the creasing, and it turns out fine.

I tried it once. I drew the lines where I wanted the creases, but they didn't end up there at all. :puzzled:

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I tried it once. I drew the lines where I wanted the creases, but they didn't end up there at all. puzzled.gif

You have to use a ballpoint pen!
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LS Choco Tankers

 

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