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Some personal fun time before bed rolleyes.gif



Vass whiskey and Alden Ravello looks nearly identical here
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Send it to Alden. They should fix it for free. Must say Allen Edmonds has been exceptional with their customer service when this happened to me. Don't know about Alden however. 


I had an issue with a pair of boots that I sent to Alden. I had a repair number and forgot who I had to send them to, but they had them fixed and sent back the day after the recieved them.
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Maiden voyage...these fit like a dream and will be getting a ton of wear year-round:

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Maiden voyage...these fit like a dream and will be getting a ton of wear year-round:
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Stunning! Congrats!
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Ravello LWB

 

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Some personal fun time before bed rolleyes.gif

Vass whiskey and Alden Ravello looks nearly identical here

 

Looking great, NAMOR. It sure appears so in the pic, but does Vass shell glow like Alden's IRL?

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Can anyone explain the difference in suede nap between different colors of Alden suede loafers? My navy suede loafers feel more like nubuck, while my brown suede loafers have a very high, soft nap that can even appear two different shades when laying different directions. Personally, I would like a softer, nappier navy suede.

 

Thanks.

 

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The brown loafers are Snuff suede

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Can anyone explain the difference in suede nap between different colors of Alden suede loafers? My navy suede loafers feel more like nubuck, while my brown suede loafers have a very high, soft nap that can even appear two different shades when laying different directions. Personally, I would like a softer, nappier navy suede.

Thanks.



I may be wrong, but I believe that "snuff" only refers to the color, not the actual type, grain, or nappy-ness of the suede.

Alden employs multiple types of suedes that can even vary between the same models over different years. Lately, more and more of their models use a silky, buttery suede, which I am a big fan of.
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TARRAGO - Anyone Use on Cordovan?

 

I saw nano protector mentioned a day or so ago for Suede - I have a bottle, and have been considering using it on my shell shoes, but I'm conflicted...

 

Anyone using any type of nano / leather defender on Cordovan?

 

Cheers,

BN

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I use the Alden Defender with no issues.  I also have Nano for my suede but haven't tried it on Shell.  I expect it would be fine.

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I also use Defender on my shell with no issues.
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I use the Alden Defender with no issues.  I also have Nano for my suede but haven't tried it on Shell.  I expect it would be fine.

+1

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Hello all.  First post here.  Been checking out this thread for years and finally have something to ask you guys.


I just got a pair of Color 8 Cap Toe boots on the Barrie in a D width.  I know I'm an E, but reallllly wanted these.  Predictably, they're a little tight.  I sized up 1/2 size to accomodate for volume, but they're still a teeny bit painful.  

Any ideas?  I know that cordovan "doesn't stretch", so am I just SOL?

I may be a day late with my response, but thought I'd chime in. Cordovan does stretch a bit over time. I've got an older pair of full strap #8 loafers that have stretched. However, when a shoe is stretched to fit your foot, it breaks the "natural" line of the shoe. If I could go back in time, I'd rather have a slightly wider shoe with "clean" lines than one that is slightly narrow with a small toe bump breaking the line.

Also, depending on where the tightness is in your shoe, there will be minimal stretching where the captoe is stitched to the vamp. So, if that's where the tightness is, I doubt it will ease much (if at all).
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