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post #79636 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Pastor View Post


I'm glad to finally get some good spring weather in SC. I've been wearing my suede shoes all week. I like the cxl. Maybe something like those will be my next purchase.

 

Tell me about it!  It's supposed to be in the 80's again this weekend - can't wait!  They aren't Alden, but I love my Carmina snuff suede string loafers that I'm about to wear a ton over the next few months.

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Originally Posted by Pastor View Post

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I like the woodlore better. The Alden trees have a fuller heel but I find that the woodlore trees have fuller toes that fit the shape of Aldens (especially Barrie lasted shoes) better.

 

I agree, and the Woodlore trees are cheaper I believe.

post #79637 of 122416
Agreed they are over priced and really do not fill out the shoe any better. However my ocd requires matching shoes and trees. smile.gif
post #79638 of 122416

Those shoes are really beautiful and classy man!

post #79639 of 122416
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

Agreed they are over priced and really do not fill out the shoe any better. However my ocd requires matching shoes and trees. smile.gif

 

I respect your OCD! I keep my Alden-branded tress to use for pictures. I put them in the shoe, snap some photos, and then replace them with better-fitting trees. 

post #79640 of 122416
You clearly have excellent taste. Love all those and would kill to get that cxl captoe boot.
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Originally Posted by Buckeye Nation View Post

Yesterday I was asked to take some top down photos of the Tanker on Barrie to compare it to the Indy on Truebalance

Below is a quick comparison of some of my boots

PCT CXL Brown Boot - this is my winter boot that I wear with thick wool (winter) socks, this is a 10.5D Barrie

Context Tanker - 10D Barrie

Leffot Natural CXL Indy - 10D Truebalance

Hope this illustrates the differences a bit..

Best Regards,
BN


post #79641 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Thor View Post

So...I sent my #8 Indy's back for recrafting- I think they did a really good job. Cleaning up (and repairing) the boots nicely without losing the character of age and use. The current color is really cool- almost woodgrain-like

here is a before and after:

BEFORE:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




AFTER:







In contrast to much newer #8


Insane.
post #79642 of 122416
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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post

You clearly have excellent taste. Love all those and would kill to get that cxl captoe boot.

 

Thanks, I am a boot guy - have a look here for the CXL PCT - this is where I picked mine up.

 

http://www.aldenmadisonny.com/DRESSCASUALS2.html

 

Second row, third from the left.

 

Granted, this was last September, but worth calling...

 

Cheers,
BN

post #79643 of 122416
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

I ordered some tan alden paste wax from TSM, kinda suprised at the color. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Yea, that's what my tan wax looks like too. Scared to death if I ever need it for my whiskeys.
post #79644 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post


Yea, that's what my tan wax looks like too. Scared to death if I ever need it for my whiskeys.

 

Don't be - honestly, I really did test this - the color left behind is nearly a perfect Whiskey match, like the "Saddleback Leather" add in the sponsor section below.

 

I compared three - I knew I should have taken a photo!

post #79645 of 122416

Has anyone done Topy on the flex-welt? I am wondering whether adding the rubber outsole will make the soles a lot stiffer and hence less comfortable.

post #79646 of 122416
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

Is it worth to pick up an Alden shoe tree or any of those woodlore ones would work just as well?

Alden shoe trees are not last specific right?

They are not last specific, and I believe they are made by Rochester -- specifically, their Woodard model (I could be wrong about that).
post #79647 of 122416
Whiskey Friday?...lunch near the beach? Sure why not!

post #79648 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Mr Clemson View Post
 

Feeling the spring weather and wearing my natural cxl longwings for the first time (with spring/loud socks)!

Did you go with the Shoe Mart version?  I like the welt and edge of this version versus the DC Alden/Epaulet version.  You wear them well...

post #79649 of 122416

Also feeling the spring inspiration...

post #79650 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post
 

Did you go with the Shoe Mart version?  I like the welt and edge of this version versus the DC Alden/Epaulet version.  You wear them well...

Thanks man.  No, these are from Alden SF.  I tried TSM, but they were sold out in my size.  I like the lighter color of this particular natural cxl to start with, since I know it'll darken/fade some over time.

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