I think I'm in the minority that prefers the darker edge trim with ravello, perhaps excluding loafers. It definitely allows them to be dressed up a bit more.
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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 2383post #35732 of 12241610/7/12 at 2:08pmpost #35733 of 12241610/7/12 at 2:13pmpost #35734 of 12241610/7/12 at 2:18pmpost #35735 of 12241610/7/12 at 2:18pmQuote:Originally Posted by BootSpell
Thanks for sharing your Chorizo-ized boots. Yes ideally, I'd send the boots as soon as I got them to B Nelson and have them replace the welting with antiqued edging, top included. I'd have to think whether I'd want split reverse welting.
However, I think I'm going to try to do what I can myself at the beginning. Did you do that work yourself? Even the top of the edging? Because it looks quite light.
did nothing myself...went straight to b nelson hahapost #35736 of 12241610/7/12 at 2:19pmQuote:Originally Posted by zippyh
Weather is cooling so I got the cordovan wingtip boots out of storage.
Ravello, black, cigar Aldens and a pair of C&J for Polo Lindricks.
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Wore my cigar wingtip boots on Friday too.post #35737 of 12241610/7/12 at 5:16pmQuote:Originally Posted by BootSpell
I will definitely research the swab method because a previous post said the sanding took a lot of elbow grease. But I can imagine with the swab approach one needs to be really careful.
You are right to bring up the top of the edging. I had planned to just leave the top as is and see if it bothered me before doing anything about it. Interestingly enough, the pics of the #8 LWB's a few posts back seem to have antique edging but with the top looking quite dark. But maybe that was just the picture.
Thanks to both of you for your input. I will post before and after pics.
I sanded the black trim off of my unlined cordo LHS and my Leather Soul Tanker boots recently, applying the allen edmonds chili edge dressing. I've been thrilled with the results.
While I haven't tried the alcohol method my .02 on sanding is that both pairs I did this to were pretty beaten up and had scuffed/faded edges already. In this case I feel like the sanding helped smooth out what was already a pretty haggard looking sole edge. If i were to do the same on a brand new pair I'd try the swab method since you're dealing with a smooth edge to begin with.
I can post pics of the results tomorrow, but yes, others have done the same before I have and I think it's a great look.
FWIW, I'm considering the J Crew #8 captoe boot myself and, after seeing the results i got with these pairs, would not hesitate to do the same to that pair.post #35738 of 12241610/7/12 at 6:09pm
has anyone stopped into Alden DC recently? wondering if they have any interesting makeups at the moment, i.e. something you cant hop online to purchase from other retailers) i need to make a trip out there but would like it to coincide with the exchange of some monies lolpost #35739 of 12241610/7/12 at 7:40pmpost #35740 of 12241610/7/12 at 7:55pmpost #35741 of 12241610/7/12 at 8:40pmA CXL grab from the recent seconds blast. I had my doubts, but they're growing on me. Fortunately, I've had pretty good luck the last couple of times I've rolled the 2nds dice. I've had 1st qualities that showed far worse defects than these. It'll be interesting to see what retailer this model shows up at.post #35742 of 12241610/7/12 at 8:43pmpost #35743 of 12241610/7/12 at 9:09pmpost #35744 of 12241610/7/12 at 9:17pmpost #35745 of 12241610/7/12 at 9:48pm
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