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Call and ask an SA to look inside the shoe to see if it reads "2160."
Why do you Sevenfoldtieguys always have to be so damn logical... 

My apologies. biggrin.gif

It just struck me as the quickest way to get a hard answer.

The Aberdeen lasted 2160, and its Alden for BB Snap lasted brother, are great shoes.
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I use trees in my unlined models, but smaller ones (at 9.5/10E, I use large in most Alden shoes but medium in unlined cordovan and suede).

I wear a size 8.5/9 so I always use Small shoe trees. I have then in my unlined CXL Dovers but the unlined suede Dovers and unlined suede chukkas feel so much softer that I wasn't sure about it. Maybe I'll just stick the front in and leave the back hanging out over top so that it can keep the shape of the shoe but not stretch them out. I saw someone recommended that in a thread somewhere but have never tried it myself.

I use trees in all my unlined suede and unlined shell models - with no ill effects.
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Could somebody post a "in the wild picture" of this makeup. It's growing on me..

Not exactly the best photos, but here's my pair (although mine are not on the crepe sole)



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Not exactly the best photos, but here's my pair (although mine are not on the crepe sole) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Do you find they run TTS? I know they're on the Van last ... and I wear a 12 in that because of the vamp, however these would probably work in an 11.5 for me. UGGGH. Enablers!

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J Gilbert's upcoming orders:

 

  • 401 Black Indy boot without the stitching- trubalance last
  • 403 Brown Chromexcel Indy boot without stitching- trubalance last
  • 405 Tan Indy boot, trubalance last with commando sole
  • Snuff Suede Indy boot, trubalance last with double waterloc sole- like 405
  • Burnished Tan Medallion toe shoe, plaza last with single oiled flex sole
  • Burnished Tan Medallion toe boot, plaza last with commando sole
  • Jess Monroe shoe Kudu plain toe blucher, plaza last with commando sole
  • Color 8 Shell Indy boot, plaza last with commando sole (antique edging)
  • Brown Alpine Indy boot, plaza last with commando sole

 

Plaza "indy" with antique sounds very intriguing...

 

Where do you find LeatherSoul's Preorders? Do I need to just call?

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Do you find they run TTS? I know they're on the Van last ... and I wear a 12 in that because of the vamp, however these would probably work in an 11.5 for me. UGGGH. Enablers!

I do wear my Van lasted shoes TTS, same for my Ranger Mocs and my LHS.
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It's definitely softer to the touch and more flexible than 'leather', at least in the Alden shoes I'm talking about. Which is why I asked. But thanks for focusing on semantics rather than the question at hand. It was immensely helpful.

Was just trying to educate you a little as others have done for me in the past.  Sorry that you did not find it helpful.  You didn't have to be so vicious about it.

 

"Suede", "Shell" and "Calf" are all different types of "Leather".

 

So saying suede is softer and more flexible than leather is like saying that Florida is warmer than the United States.

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Not exactly the best photos, but here's my pair (although mine are not on the crepe sole)



Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
nice .. thanks for posting
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Busted out the dslr the other night for a picture my wife wanted me to take and then decided to snap a few shots of my LS Alpine Grain wingtip boot after realizing I've had it about a year now. It's been a favorite beater boot / rainy day piece.

 

 

 

 

Btw, I've had decent experiences with the LS guys. I've worked with a few different folks. Joel has taken good care of me a few times and, most recently, I bought Trickers from Takuya after lots of his help. Very satisfied customer--except for the $30 shipping charge...

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These are all I have but not really in the wild...

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Just ordered a pair from jcrew, should be at my door Friday!  :)


Congrats on a great acquisition!  Enjoy often and in great health my friend...

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Was just trying to educate you a little as others have done for me in the past.  Sorry that you did not find it helpful.  You didn't have to be so vicious about it.

 

"Suede", "Shell" and "Calf" are all different types of "Leather".

 

So saying suede is softer and more flexible than leather is like saying that Florida is warmer than the United States.

 

I know it's a type of leather but rather than saying CXL or Calf, I just said suede vs. leather. I often misuse terminology. I didn't think anyone was going to nitpick the semantics of it. The response came across as condescending to me which is why I was 'vicious (icwuthudidthar) about it. 

 

My CXL Dovers and suede Dovers feel very different even though they are both 'leather'. If you have the unlined suede chukkas, that's an even better example of how soft and flexible the material is, thus leading to my concerns. But several people have already posted they use shoe trees in theirs with no adverse affects so it sounds like I was overly concerned for nothing.

 

One of the most educational threads I've come across on any forum is this - http://www.styleforum.net/t/354137/leather-quality-and-properties/0_40

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Whiskey PTB's on Ebay in 8.5D. The guy just got the soles redone by Alden. I wish they had replaced the lining and footbed too. Although if they had, I'd probably be bidding on them myself and not sharing the info here. ;)

 

Not sure if it's kosher to share an Ebay link here but if it's not, feel free to let me know and I'll remove it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121286978519?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

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Whiskey PTB's on Ebay in 8.5D. The guy just got the soles redone by Alden. I wish they had replaced the lining and footbed too. Although if they had, I'd probably be bidding on them myself and not sharing the info here. ;)

 

Not sure if it's kosher to share an Ebay link here but if it's not, feel free to let me know and I'll remove it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121286978519?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

That appears to be the pair that was just bought used on here a few months ago. (the inside heel cup was worn the same way)

http://www.styleforum.net/t/359019/alden-whiskey-plain-toe-blucher-8-5d

 

I could be totally wrong.


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whoah. 100 %.

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Last?


Thank you! Grant Last.

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^ youre on fire with your pics today. you might be the first i-gent to win the EGAC for posting all 3 in one day:
  • Edward Green
  • Alden
  • Carmina

Bravo


Merci ! :cheers:

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