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Wow, I know what is going to be on the top of my Christmas list. Not my picture, credit to whoever's it is. Pictures like this is where Ravello looks stunning:

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post #26732 of 122416
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

does anyone have an 11.5 "seconds" list from TSM? i'm sure the good stuff is sold out, just curious what they had. for some reason, I ended up on the 9.5 list, even tho I'm 11.5/12.

if so, please send over to kwhitelaw01 @ comcast.net.

thank you!

Hello kwhitelaw,

it's a pleasure for me to onforward 11.5 C + 11.5 D list to you.

Good luck!

cheerio

Joachim
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

#8 ptb

If you can get the PTB in a different last (e.g., M58 Alden for Brooks Brothers), it does dress it up just a tad. If this shoe is not available (I think Alden may not continue their production for BB), the 990 will also work well.

LWB would be my preference because the design does add something extra but this is more related to personal preference.
post #26735 of 122416
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Originally Posted by pic9809 View Post

hit up the alden's trunk show @ tasselsHK yesterday

thx to nate humble's advice, took the plunge on my first pair and already excitedly on the hunt for more

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I have a love-hate relationship with NAT CXL. I really like the comfort and color but I have a hard time committing. I owned LWB but sold them within a couple of months. I lusted over some Indy's from TSM but eventually passed (then someone picked them up). Seeing these NST makes me wonder again.

I would pick up the NAT CXL NST from LSW/LSBH if they were not crepe soles (lots of abbreviations).
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The only nat cxl i've really liked was the lwb (why I bought them, haha). I saw this picture after someone 'broke them in' and knew I had to have them

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If anyone has interest in some of Mac's Aldens before they go on B&S, PM me
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Originally Posted by dmash View Post

The only nat cxl i've really liked was the lwb (why I bought them, haha). I saw this picture after someone 'broke them in' and knew I had to have them
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Seen those, and many do like them darker; however, to me, there is something about the lighter hues. I have enough medium to dark brown shoes but the lighter shades are always rarer (in my experience).

They are CRAZY comfortable though!
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Found a pair of Kudu chukkas at a thrift store that look like they have been worn super hard. The insole has a slight smell and looks "cracked," with a sort of rough texture (maybe it got wet?) Is this something Alden could recraft? Or anyway to get rid of the smell?
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Found a pair of Kudu chukkas at a thrift store that look like they have been worn super hard. The insole has a slight smell and looks "cracked," with a sort of rough texture (maybe it got wet?) Is this something Alden could recraft? Or anyway to get rid of the smell?

I'm sure they can replace in the insole but that will add cost (>$100) to your find. Additionally, depending on what the 'smell' is, it could be just some poor care at best, or at worst, mold, or something that is deep into the leather. Cedar trees can address mild odors but I am not sure if it is that bad. Maybe others can chime in.
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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post

I'm sure they can replace in the insole but that will add cost (>$100) to your find. Additionally, depending on what the 'smell' is, it could be just some poor care at best, or at worst, mold, or something that is deep into the leather. Cedar trees can address mild odors but I am not sure if it is that bad. Maybe others can chime in.

Doesn't really look like mold, smell is kind of like a slightly damp leather smell? I would guess it's just been worn daily without changing shoes. I have 404s Indys and it has a kinda similar smell of the CXL. Don't really want to test shoe tress at the moment as I only have enough for my shoes at school right now. It's a half size big for me I think but was $15 so I decided to get them
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Doesn't really look like mold, smell is kind of like a slightly damp leather smell? I would guess it's just been worn daily without changing shoes. I have 404s Indys and it has a kinda similar smell of the CXL. Don't really want to test shoe tress at the moment as I only have enough for my shoes at school right now. It's a half size big for me I think but was $15 so I decided to get them

For $15 can't go wrong. Reno cost more than that. Worth the risk in my book. Maybe if you send them in to Alden they can do something about the smell?
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Just a pic of the #8 Cap Toes I have for sale.  Pretty nice photo illustration of the beauty of the depth of #8.

 

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post #26744 of 122416
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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post

For $15 can't go wrong. Reno cost more than that. Worth the risk in my book. Maybe if you send them in to Alden they can do something about the smell?

If they've been wore really hard and have some type of 'mysterious' smell, I wouldn't wear them if they were free. It's cool finding deals but I don't get how some of you guys wear shoes that another guy wore the hell out of and possibly have something growing in them. To each his own though.



EDIT: Local, that really does show off #8, awesome boots.
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Just a pic of the #8 Cap Toes I have for sale.  Pretty nice photo illustration of the beauty of the depth of #8.

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Still pissed that J. Crew's smallest size is a 7.5, regardless of the last.
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