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post #15181 of 122416
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Originally Posted by g.michael View Post


I thought it was just me--having shoes delivered to the office, hiding them in the trunk, bringing them into the closet after she's asleep and switching them out with older ones. She occasionally busts me and laughs, but only because she has no idea what these things cost--if she did I would be a dead man!nod[1].gif

Also guilty of similar behavior. Thought I was the only one this neurotic.
post #15182 of 122416
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Originally Posted by rkusmant View Post

I use Venetian shoe cream for my chromexcel and shell, works very well.
For occasional polish use Alden paste wax for the shell, but usually brushing and buffing is more than enough.
Haven't tried polishing chromexcel yet.

This is where I'm at. After seeing Nick from Horween do this to the CXL on the right,

500

I'm curious to see if my 403's would take a shine similar to it. Just not sure what to use. Neatsfoot oil? Heard this was bad for the stitching (eats away at it) but it's what Nick recommended for CXL.
Edited by burningbright - 8/17/11 at 8:48pm
post #15183 of 122416
cool ill pick up some venetian shoe cream ... thanks
post #15184 of 122416
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

have any of your tried using saphir product?

http://www.onthefly.com/product/saphir/pommadier-cream-shoe-polish/30251

http://www.onthefly.com/product/saphir/pate-de-luxe-wax-shoe-polish/30250

I use the renovateur but never tried their polishes

saphir products are ridiculously nice. pate de luxe is the best.
post #15185 of 122416

these look great...probably a tad big for me though. My Indy's and LWB's are both 12C. Do most Aldens fit narrower in the heel? Both my shoes are actually 12A/C, which as I understand it is a 12C width, but an A width in the heel?
post #15186 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post


these look great...probably a tad big for me though. My Indy's and LWB's are both 12C. Do most Aldens fit narrower in the heel? Both my shoes are actually 12A/C, which as I understand it is a 12C width, but an A width in the heel?

the leydon last fits on the smaller side of tts. I take 11.5C in Barrie and Trubalance and got my suede Leydon last chukka in 12E. I would bet these fit, but at $320 it might not be worth the risk
post #15187 of 122416
Hi NAMOR,

These shoes are mine, thanks for noticing them! If you wear a 11.5D in Barrie, then these shoes are too big. I wear a 11.5 in barrie/TB, and I need a 12 in these.

they are great shoes and look new, except I wore them so the sole isn't perfect. They were my first Alden purchase and I did not understand the difference between US athletic shoe sizing and US dress shoe sizing. Living in LA, I have a whole lotta nikes and that, but just now got started on the aldens.

I still have trouble believing that I wear a 11.5 in anything since I have always worn 13. Old habits die hard I guess.

Anyway, like I said in the ad, when I sell these, I am turning around and getting a 12 in the exact same shoe from Bryan at LeatherSoul BH!
post #15188 of 122416
A really nice boot from Unionmade just came in. #8 on plantation crepe

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post #15189 of 122416
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post


the leydon last fits on the smaller side of tts. I take 11.5C in Barrie and Trubalance and got my suede Leydon last chukka in 12E. I would bet these fit, but at $320 it might not be worth the risk

Good point....The store where I bought the LWB's has a pretty decent stock of Aldens, so I'll try on some different lasts there to see what size I would need in the Leydon. Do you know how they would compare to something like a Clarks DB? I had a pair of DB's in a 13D and those were definitely too big.
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Originally Posted by vivalet View Post

Hi NAMOR,

These shoes are mine, thanks for noticing them! If you wear a 11.5D in Barrie, then these shoes are too big. I wear a 11.5 in barrie/TB, and I need a 12 in these.

they are great shoes and look new, except I wore them so the sole isn't perfect. They were my first Alden purchase and I did not understand the difference between US athletic shoe sizing and US dress shoe sizing. Living in LA, I have a whole lotta nikes and that, but just now got started on the aldens.

I still have trouble believing that I wear a 11.5 in anything since I have always worn 13. Old habits die hard I guess.

Anyway, like I said in the ad, when I sell these, I am turning around and getting a 12 in the exact same shoe from Bryan at LeatherSoul BH!

Yeah, I used to wear Nikes/Jordans all the time, and I was a 14 in most of those, so it still blows my mind sometimes that I need a narrow 12 to fit into a real shoe, haha.
post #15190 of 122416
Anyone know anything about these shoes (commando sole, short wing, #8):

http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-Alden-Shell-Cordovan-Short-Wing-Blutcher-8-D-RARE-/260837596406?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item3cbb21dcf6

Were they a special run for a retailer?

Thanks...jt
post #15191 of 122416
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Originally Posted by jasonfoote303 View Post

A really nice boot from Unionmade just came in. #8 on plantation crepe

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371279e2.jpg

gtfo! are you kidding me? these are incredible! and with the plantation sole? wow, very nice
post #15192 of 122416
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Originally Posted by jt2gt View Post

Anyone know anything about these shoes (commando sole, short wing, #8):

http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-Alden-Shell-Cordovan-Short-Wing-Blutcher-8-D-RARE-/260837596406?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item3cbb21dcf6

Were they a special run for a retailer?

Thanks...jt

I think they are from Alden of Carmel:

http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/index.cfm/Shoes-Shell_Cordovan_Wing_Tip_215.htm
post #15193 of 122416
Hmmm....thanks for the heads up lagsun. Thanks, JT
post #15194 of 122416
Good call, lagsun.
post #15195 of 122416
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Originally Posted by jt2gt View Post

Hmmm....thanks for the heads up lagsun. Thanks, JT

No problem. I saw them on eBay yesterday and wondered if they were from AoC.
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