I screwed up and used a little neutral polish on my longwing shell cordovan #8s. Now the creases are a powdery white. Any tips on getting rid of white creases?
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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 3311post #49652 of 1224164/30/13 at 6:06ampost #49653 of 1224164/30/13 at 6:22amQuote:Originally Posted by caseylee
Hi all, I apologize if this question has been answered and beaten to death elsewhere, but there seems to be varying opinions and I'm still a bit confused. How does the Leydon last (e.g. in the unlined suede chukkas) compare to the Barrie last (in the various calf and shell LWB)? My starter Alden collection consists of 3 calf LWB, 1 suede LWB, 1 shell LWB, 1 shell captoe boot, and 1 suede unlined blucher, all of them in the Barrie last. They're all 8Ds and I'm pleased with the fit; I wear dress socks with them most of the time. I am now wanting the unlined snuff suede chukkas (as sold by Shoemart, Unionmade, etc.) to round out the collection but unsure of the size that I should order (at least initially so I can try them on). I've Googled and have read varying opinions on how the Leydon fits and compares to the Barrie. Some say to size down a half and order up in width (i.e. 7.5E compared to 8D in the Barrie), some say to stay the same but order up in width (i.e. 8E), and others say order up a half size and up in width (i.e. 8.5E). Yet others recommend to stay with the 8D, as they'll stretch a little. Looking for some sincere experiences from those that have both the Leydon suede chukkas and Barrie LWB. What do you recommend, from your experience, in terms of sizing and width for the Leydon chukkas if I'm an 8D in the Barrie (and wearing dress socks with them or no-show thin socks in the summertime)? Thank you kindly in advance.
I went TTS (8.5E) with my first pair of Leydon Chukkas, and although they are very flexible and do stretch a bit, they are a bit snug. For my second pair, I went up a half size to a 9D. I use the 9's for travelling, easy on/off at aiport security, and plenty of room and stretch for feet swelling during air travel.
I have seen some retailers only sell the Leydon in E width as they say the E fits like a D...post #49654 of 1224164/30/13 at 6:27amQuote:You have a couple of options.
post #49655 of 1224164/30/13 at 6:29ampost #49656 of 1224164/30/13 at 6:30amQuote:Originally Posted by sazon
- Ignore it and wear. This may sound like I am being a smart ass but it will go away with normal wear and brushing.
- Get a dear bone or use the smooth back of a spoon to rub it out. (Again I may sound like a smart ass but I mean the scratch)
- A little similar colored shoe cream. This last step is the quickest but maybe not best fix. I think if you use a little on the scratch you have to use the same amount all over on both boots to make sure the colors match.
Looking sharp gentlemen, looking sharp all around.
#4 Captoe boot today
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That boot just keeps getting better. Ive never seen a pair in person. If I were able to obtain a pair, I woudn't buy any Aldens for a good two months.
A question to debate, what is the most anyone would be for their "Grail" Aldens?post #49657 of 1224164/30/13 at 6:30ampost #49658 of 1224164/30/13 at 6:57ampost #49659 of 1224164/30/13 at 7:01ampost #49660 of 1224164/30/13 at 7:03ampost #49661 of 1224164/30/13 at 7:11ampost #49662 of 1224164/30/13 at 7:14ampost #49663 of 1224164/30/13 at 7:19ampost #49664 of 1224164/30/13 at 7:28ampost #49665 of 1224164/30/13 at 7:29am
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