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Thanks everyone for chiming in on the nuances/feel of dainite soles, and where I could look into it more. Helps with me decision a lot.


Alden cigar ptb converted from double leather to dainite by b.nelson. I like the dainite, good for wet days


Nice shoes. nod[1].gif

Shell PTBs on Dainite are wonderfully versatile. I have the same in walnut shell and black shell.
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Whiskey PTB.
Great looking shoes. Well done.
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Come on, its just a dyed piece of leather......i actually had a forum member contact me with a pair of new alden #4 captoe boots (the theshoemart model) for sale at retail price. I decided to pass since i already have the ravello captoe boot on commando (which I prefer to double leather on a boot). True story.icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif
I agree, it's not the most useful color.  A lot of hype due to scarcity.  People want what they can't have.

For browns, I prefer cigar and ravello over color 4. And I prefer color 8 over them all. nod[1].gif
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Unreal, MrDV. Absolutely unreal.
Thank you tifosi.
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Carmel duck rivets? color looks great with the #4
Thank you. Yes, ep's caramel. My first and most worn pair of rivets.
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If #4 looks that good in pictures I almost don't even want to see it in person
The color is interesting. The shades vary, every #4 shoe seems a little different.
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Cigar wingtips on the plaza
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Cigar wingtips on the plaza

Very nice!!

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Whiskey LWB

 

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Great looking shoes. Well done.

Thanks really happy with them.
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Do you guys know if B. Nelson stocks the Foot Balance heel on the Indy boot?

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#4 boots


very nice boots
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Thanks for the advice. I did just that, brushed them for about an hour, however, it seems as if I'm just moving the oil/wax back and forth. I believe they are saturated with the mink oil from the Reno. When I wipe them down with a damp cloth, the affected part of the vamp becomes very waxy/oily and it seems like the oils pull itself out of the shell. Tried gently pulling it off with a cloth, but it only seems to work it back in to the shell. Brushing has the same effect, it pushes what oil it can back into the shell, but you are able to see the brush marks on the layer that is left on top. Is there any way to pull this oil from the leather. I will try more brushing, but I think this is out of my hands and will call Alden later today.
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Thanks will make the call later today. Hopefully, I'll get the same treatment, but wouldn't be hurt if I don't as I am the one that caused this. Were your shoes as caked up/saturated as mine. Also how did they turn out after the restoration?
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I didn't want to point a dryer directly at the shell, so I tried heating up a rag for a long time, and them wiping it off to no avail.

Put the brush down and wear your shoes. Brush them a couple of minutes before you go out the door and another couple minutes after you're done. You're not going to sustain the shine when you walk around all day anyway. Spend the time hunting for another pair! smile.gif
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Cigar wingtips on the plaza

splendid
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Getting ready for Whiskey Wednesday!!! Alden Whiskey LHS from Citi Shoes. I just picked these guys up on Thanksgiving week due to a tip someone posted here... I love their color, so beautiful in person and extremely dynamic depending upon the lighting.





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Unfortunately, I am not going to wear these new guys until next Wednesday, as I have a large meeting tomorrow and these are not a fit for the suit that I am going to wear tomorrow.

Have a great night all!

-Mike
Very nice loafers mike. You gotta wear them before '14.

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whiskey lhs
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Great looking lhs uncle Mac.
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Thanks will make the call later today. Hopefully, I'll get the same treatment, but wouldn't be hurt if I don't as I am the one that caused this. Were your shoes as caked up/saturated as mine. Also how did they turn out after the restoration?

I wouldn't send them back to Alden, and here's why. You're obviously very particular. Not a bad thing, but Alden isn't a particular sort of company. They'll slap another layer of their secret sauce on them and ship them back out. Some have had wonderful results, but the vast majority have been complete disasters, at least to my eyes. The shoes are darker, color is off from one shoe to the other, the dye actually PEELS OFF. I've never sent a pair to them for work because in the end Alden does what Alden wants and you suffer the potential consequences. Just my two cents.

If it were me, I'd just wear them as normal, the Reno will evaporate, things will even out, and then polish with a cordovan crème. In the end, they're shoes. They're going to get beat up, you're going to stand in puddles of piss in the men's room, they're going to get rained on, etc.
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Cigar wingtips on the plaza
What?!?!?
Amazing, exactly the boot I would order if mto became available again.
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