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post #67321 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Easy - all of them have flat, 360 welts

Welts are not my area of expertise, but I think this is right:

There are three kind of Alden welts on Goodyear lasted models

Flat, 360 welt
Reverse stitch or "storm welt", 360 degree
Reverse stitch or "storm welt", 270 degree

The 270 degree version connects to the sole around the heel ("close heel"). This is a good example:
http://mouldedshoe.com/ESW/Images/41144_13.jpg

Where a 360 degree version looks like this
http://www.contextclothing.com/item.php?id=1524

Google any of the captoes for pics of a flat welt

From what I have read, there is no real functional difference between any of them; they are all aesthetic ("storm welts" were originally designed to better keep out water/moisture, but I doubt the Alden storm welts retain this function) and have no impact on durability/resolability

What makes this site great. A very helpful and informative post. Thanks.
post #67322 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mikeharo View Post

+1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

Absolutely.
post #67323 of 122416
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Big suede day for me. J Gilbert snuff suede wingtip boot is finally in and...after 2 year wait...tan suede LWB from the LS pre-order!!

Beatle, where ya at???? You must be super psyched as well


Is it actually "tan suede" LWBs?  The listing on the LS website says snuff.  The picture looks like tan.  A posted e-mail asks the same question and the SA definitively says snuff.  I'd hate to see Beatle's reaction if/when a pair of snuff suede LWBs arrives.  Good luck to both of y'all!

post #67324 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


Is it actually "tan suede" LWBs?  The listing on the LS website says snuff.  The picture looks like tan.  A posted e-mail asks the same question and the SA definitively says snuff.  I'd hate to see Beatle's reaction if/when a pair of snuff suede LWBs arrives.  Good luck to both of y'all!

Haha, I actually wouldn't mind getting any one of the three colors they have. If you check back on LS's website, they have some photos of all of them now - snuff, tan, and dark brown. The dark brown actually looks really spectacular, I'm wishing I would have ordered a pair of those as well.

EDIT - here's the link:
http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2013/11/25/alden-shoe-suede-longwings-lsw/
post #67325 of 122416
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Originally Posted by epc2 View Post



Color 8 LWB ,my first color 8 smile.gif


Welcome to the color 8 club.  You've picked a winner for your first.  Enjoy them often and in great health!

post #67326 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tigerpac View Post
 

hmm thanks - maybe I'll take the plunge.. just what I needed, another thing to spend money on.

From about 2 months ago...

These snuff suede LWBs are absolutely awesome.  I highly recommend Alden suede.  I used AE suede protecting spray.  The spray in no way changes the color, texture, look, etc... of the suede.  I value these on the same level as my shell LWBs. :nodding:

post #67327 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

Haha, I actually wouldn't mind getting any one of the three colors they have. If you check back on LS's website, they have some photos of all of them now - snuff, tan, and dark brown. The dark brown actually looks really spectacular, I'm wishing I would have ordered a pair of those as well.

EDIT - here's the link:
http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2013/11/25/alden-shoe-suede-longwings-lsw/

Ah, I see.  I was genuinely troubled for you last night when I checked out their website as I remember the frustration expressed in recent months.  I saw a dark brown, lined, PTB in suede the other day and thought they looked especially good also.  I really appreciate Alden's suede.  However, I actually prefer the lined versions with double leather or flex welt soles.

 

Congrats on your recent delivery.  I look forward to seeing some pics.  Hopefully your patience has been well-rewarded.  Enjoy often and in great health my friend!

post #67328 of 122416
i see but i'll be returning them to j.crew either way don't want to go through anymore than i got to for something this expensive. i will at least take pictures of them when they arrive friday foo.gif
post #67329 of 122416

Finally caught up with pages upon pages of posts!  There are some outstanding looking pics posted here in the last few days.  Saz, your wt boots on plaza are among Alden's best color 8 make-ups.  DonL, your snuff LHS are an underrated gem!  Mdubs, your whiskey, multiple ravello, and cigar LWB collection is spectacular...  Wear them my friend, and enjoy them!  BTW, you must pic up the 975 and 9751 asap.  I was surprised to find how much more often I snag the black and color 8 LWBs out of the closet, than the exotic LWBs.  (It may just be my wardrobe and work setting??).  And BeSpiff, I was esp inspired by your Indy post.

 

A couple of pics from the last few days...

 

Nasty weather for my visit to the State Capital in Austin.  Decided to go with my beater LWB (brown calf), floor of the House Chamber.

Second time wearing my new 403.  Wasn't sure they were that comfortable out-of-the-box and after the first wear.  I am now convinced they will likely be my most comfortable Aldens the more frequently I sport them.  30's, wet, and windy... great day for the Indy!

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Just bought these on eBay.. Excited to have my first Aldens and Shell Cordovan boots.. 

 

Alden x Leffot Black Shell Cordovan Naval Boot

 

post #67331 of 122416
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Originally Posted by crosswound View Post

i see but i'll be returning them to j.crew either way don't want to go through anymore than i got to for something this expensive. i will at least take pictures of them when they arrive friday foo.gif


Selling them to a forum member shouldn't put you through anything more then you would go through returning them to J Crew, esp if you are shipping them back.  Sell them for whatever you paid for plus shipping and a small, nominal fee for your time ($50).  I'm sure someone here would be extremely appreciative given the 25% off promotion.  With paypal, your money is safe and secure before the shipment goes out, right?

 

In any case, it is your time and your call.

post #67332 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mogili222 View Post
 

Just bought these on eBay.. Excited to have my first Aldens and Shell Cordovan boots.. 

 

Alden x Leffot Black Shell Cordovan Naval Boot

 


Excellent score.  Black shell is very underrated.  Congrats and enjoy often and in great health my friend!

post #67333 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post
 


Selling them to a forum member shouldn't put you through anything more then you would go through returning them to J Crew, esp if you are shipping them back.  Sell them for whatever you paid for plus shipping and a small, nominal fee for your time ($50).  I'm sure someone here would be extremely appreciative given the 25% off promotion.  With paypal, your money is safe and secure before the shipment goes out, right?

 

In any case, it is your time and your call.

Paypal charges something like a 3% transaction fee, and you can't withdraw the money right away, in case the individual that sent the funds wants to file some type of claim.

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Aberdeen nst #8

 

post #67335 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mogili222 View Post

Just bought these on eBay.. Excited to have my first Aldens and Shell Cordovan boots.. 

Alden x Leffot Black Shell Cordovan Naval Boot



I've been eyeing those boots from Leffot for the past month. Very nice looking pair of black shell boots. Hope you post some 'in the wild' pics.
Edited by thromb - 11/26/13 at 5:05pm
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