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post #52126 of 122416
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Quoting my own photo in order to ask a question...

I don't wear these boots as much as I would like because I don't love the sole. It's double leather with a Cats Paw toppy and as I bought them well used, it's just not very comfortable... So I decided I should have them resoled but with something "wacky"... Maybe.

So lets call this a chance to see something new...

Do I...

-Go commando? (Sorry for the pun) and if so, which one?
- Go crepe? (It is comfortable)

This last is my favorite right now...

- Go Vibram? Yes... Vibram. Probably black if I can find it but maybe even tan like you see on the LS conservation boot or some Unionmade make ups

What do The Gentlmen suggest?

P.S. No silly colors please. My definition of "wacky" does have boundaries nod[1].gif

Commando or Dainite or double waterloc
post #52127 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

I received some unlined tan suede chukkas (1494) that I got at ~1/2 price in worn-once condition. Some quick pics from this morning are below.

I was unsure of Leydon sizing, but I rolled the dice and they seem to fit well. I'm an 11 C in Barrie shoes, 11 D in Barrie high boots (go figure), and these are 11.5 D.

I know that some here would prefer this style in snuff, but I think for my intended use -- warm weather wear, primarily with chinos -- the tan color would work nicely. Opinions are welcome, though.





BTW, I'm not a Dodgers fan. The trees were simply half off a couple years ago from AE.

1/2 price, you did well.  Have the same sizing experience.  8C in Barrie and 8.5D in Leydon.  The debated long on snuff vs. tan.  But when I saw how the tan pairs with a dark raw indigo jeans in the store, I instantly made up my mind.  I think tan is very versatile.  Enjoy!

post #52128 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Jortuno View Post

Hi All,  This is my first post as I've been following this particular thread for quite sometime.  I've wanted the Alden for J.CREW Cordovan Cap Toe Boots for almost a year now.  After requesting the seventh Store wide search over a period of a few months, I was notified last Friday that a pair in size 7D had been located. 

 

I received these boots today in the following condition (see pictures), with creases on both boots which quite frankly is bugging me.  I called J.Crew and all they could do is apologize for this and offered to take them back as well as issue another store wide search.  Quite frankly I don't think they will find another pair in a 7D and when I inquired as to why they don't show a 7D in their website, I was told that the buyers had simply stopped placing orders for my size.  

 

If I were to keep these boots would I be able to somehow do something about these creases? Can they be buffed out?  I'm thinking of going over to the Columbus Circle Store in NYC where they were shipped from and asking for a discount.  Has anyone ever experienced anything like this before and if so what was your outcome?

 

I would greatly appreciate any feedback.  -  Thank you 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A person I worked with in Marketing once told me that there is no bad product, only a bad price.  These obviously should not have been sold brand new at full price.  Negotiate a discount and it'll be like Christmas in May.

post #52129 of 122416
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I brushed my tassels today biggrin.gif ...




Alden's stock 563 with BB madras... the heat is comin'.
RTP, I'm really digging your tassels. A Great Gatsby like stylish hot weather combo. Wear the heck out of them. Uncle Mac please forgive me, but I believe I'm starting to think that there is a pair of tasseled 563 loafers in my future.


It's an Alden classic... I highly recommend my friend!

post #52130 of 122416
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

RTP, I'm really digging your tassels. A Great Gatsby like stylish hot weather combo. Wear the heck out of them. Uncle Mac please forgive me, but I believe I'm starting to think that there is a pair of tasseled 563 loafers in my future.

nephew,
that would be a good father's day present
post #52131 of 122416
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Anybody here has experience with Citishoes? They have the Whiskey LWB on their website but that page doesn't look like has a real time inventory , I sent two emails and called with no luck.??

Bought 2 pair in person, last year. Voltaire, good guy. I would go back.
post #52132 of 122416
Have decided that my next Alden purchase is going to be the leydon Snuff chukka boot, as per Mr. Beckham pages back.
post #52133 of 122416
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nephew,
#4-alden brown

+1

That's all I have ever used on color 4.
post #52134 of 122416

Excellent choice, you'll find them very suitable for your climate.  Now that spring is here, I wear my 1494s at least once a week (though all my unlined shoes get a good summer work out).

 

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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Have decided that my next Alden purchase is going to be the leydon Snuff chukka boot, as per Mr. Beckham pages back.
post #52135 of 122416

I made a post a few weeks ago that my #8 Grant captoes weren't working for me.  Good news, it turns out that it wasn't the boots that are broken, it was my feet.  I went to see the podiatrist and had custom inserts made.  Boy, they make a huge difference.  I wore my Indy's Tuesday, the captoes yesterday, and the Indy's again today with no problems.  On one hand, I am thrilled my Aldens fit so well now.  On the other hand, my checkbook is sad, especially with all of the potential shell releases I read about over the last couple of pages!

post #52136 of 122416
How do you guys keep up your chromexcel Aldens? Can I use Saphir renovateur and polish like I use on my calf Aldens? Thanks.
post #52137 of 122416
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Originally Posted by yesssir View Post

How do you guys keep up your chromexcel Aldens? Can I use Saphir renovateur and polish like I use on my calf Aldens? Thanks.

Just Reno. No polish required. And only Reno sparingly. Brush is your best friend.
post #52138 of 122416
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How do you guys keep up your chromexcel Aldens? Can I use Saphir renovateur and polish like I use on my calf Aldens? Thanks.

if its a scratch i cant get out just by rubbing with my thumb, i'll use a bit of reno.

 

admittedly, I beat the hell out of my 403s and dont really care about them

post #52139 of 122416
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Just Reno. No polish required. And only Reno sparingly. Brush is your best friend.

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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

if its a scratch i cant get out just by rubbing with my thumb, i'll use a bit of reno.

admittedly, I beat the hell out of my 403s and dont really care about them

Thanks guys. Sounds like they are pretty maintenance free then. I'm looking at grabbing the indy chromexcels and the PTBs on the flex sole that are chromexcel. I guess they build character through the wear and tear.
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Rejoice! The 9.5EE cigar LHS fit great! Pics this weekend
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