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post #45196 of 122416

I'm now convinced that I prefer the 405s over the 403s/Jcrew 405s. These just look more unique and classic to me. Maybe because I see 403s so much these days.

 

Can anyone translate?:

 

 

post #45197 of 122416

alpine grain wingtips over at LS.. 

 

http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2013/03/08/alden-shoe-alpine-wingtip-boot-restock-lsw-lsbh/

 

 

 

post #45198 of 122416
wanted to give a comparison between brown and natural cxl for those that might be on the fence between the two. the brown i received today from the shoe mart, the natrual i've had sine the beginning of the year from pelle line.





had i seen both in person before buying, i would have picked the brown i'm 85% sure, the color is much richer and the pull-up is more prominent. i was hoping i would hate them so i'd send them back and save myself $500. however, i'm leaning towards keeping them. not that i dislike the natural, i really enjoy it. but the brown looks great.

and to confirm, the browns from the shoe mart feature the double waterloc sole. also shout out to the shoe mart, they threw in a really nice leather wrapped shoe horn.
Edited by 100 yrs - 3/8/13 at 7:29pm
post #45199 of 122416
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Originally Posted by 100 yrs View Post

wanted to give a comparison between brown and natural cxl for those that might be on the fence between the two. the brown i received today from the shoe mart, the natrual i've had sine the beginning of the year from pelle line.





had i seen both in person before buying, i would have picked the brown i'm 85% sure, the color is much richer and the pull-up is more prominent. i was hoping i would hate them so i'd send them back and save myself $500. however, i'm leaning towards keeping them. not that i dislike the natural, i really enjoy it. but the brown looks great.

and to confirm, the browns from the shoe mart feature the double waterloc sole.

Thanks so much for posting this! I was on the fence this week about going with a pair of these or #8 chukka with commando sole. Given that I just got the Ravello chukka I decided to go with the brown CXL. I am hoping they arrive tomorrow. They may overlap somewhat with my brown CXL Indy's but we will see
post #45200 of 122416
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alpine grain wingtips over at LS.. 

http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2013/03/08/alden-shoe-alpine-wingtip-boot-restock-lsw-lsbh/





Good looking boot but the grain is just not my style
post #45201 of 122416
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Good looking boot but the grain is just not my style

yeah i wasn't sure at first, but they'll work for a good pair of beaters with the commando sole.. grabbed a pair earlier icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #45202 of 122416
Sorry dr, missed that earlier part of the post. Beautiful make up none the less. My shoe "habit" is really cutting into my watch fund. At this rate I should pick up my iwc portugese in idk mid June....of 2020 frown.gif
post #45203 of 122416
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

alpine grain wingtips over at LS.. 

http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2013/03/08/alden-shoe-alpine-wingtip-boot-restock-lsw-lsbh/





very tempting but saving for shell and suede. Good looking makeup.
post #45204 of 122416
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

alpine grain wingtips over at LS.. 

http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2013/03/08/alden-shoe-alpine-wingtip-boot-restock-lsw-lsbh/




Any difference between Scotch grain and Alpine grain?
post #45205 of 122416
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Good looking boot but the grain is just not my style

agree...can't get myself to get grain anything yet...waiting for the day when it finally grows on me enough to get a pair

post #45206 of 122416
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no monster commando sole but a Victory sole (adjusted to half sole); my Roy's will be my stomping boots again for the foreseeable future; Because of the new soles they feel and look a lot more sturdier (and dare I say massive); look is similar to Red Wing Beckman but without the huge toe bump. I really like the 'antique' finish. Thanks again Shoehealer!


IMG_3927 by SLAB13, on Flickr Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

IMG_3928 by SLAB13, on Flickr


IMG_3929 by SLAB13, on Flickr


IMG_3930 by SLAB13, on Flickr


IMG_3931 by SLAB13, on Flickr


Noice! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #45207 of 122416
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I think for your purposes what you really need is SF Member Burton's "Monster Truck Sole"

He swears by them for getting around in the winter conditions in Chicago. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I'd hate for you to get stuck in a snow drift because of your insufficient commando soles.











I think he's crushed a few cars with them too!


In the almost 3 years that I have owned these, I have never once added wax paste or any other type of polish. MacMethod plus a little Saphir renavoteur and the deer bone.
post #45208 of 122416


Cognac Indy (Unionmade)
post #45209 of 122416
I had a shoe manufacturer tell me recently that a solid toe shoe tree to preferable to a split toe for cordovan. I know all Alden trees are split toe. I am curious if anyone else has heard this? Furthermore which shoe trees do you guys use? I need to buy a few pairs.
post #45210 of 122416
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Nothing too exciting: Rugby bigstar[1].gif
Mentioned it at my last post: Leffot
However, the run just finished so it might be another year or so before the next round is set. I'm sure Steven or Che can help with more information.

Was this the run that came out around October 2011? Or has there been a more recent one?

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