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post #82201 of 122416
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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

can anyone recommend a casual alden blucher
Any CXL blucher!
post #82202 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Buckeye Nation View Post

Pictures of rare shell w/o quality issues - who knew?
they are Alden. There is a quality issue.
post #82203 of 122416
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(they are joking...)
Yes, just joking. Geez, everybody tighten up.
post #82204 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Any CXL blucher!

i know shell buffs out well, how does cxl compare with scratches buffing out?
post #82205 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post


they are Alden. There is a quality issue.

 

This is true, but I'm quite ok with exactly what they are

 

They are not perfect, nor did I expect them to be

post #82206 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Omert4 View Post

While I am not the Alden fanboy you are, I do own 5 pairs of Aldens with two on the way in the coming months. For the price, yes I expect better QC.

But I am also not the type who gets sucked into hype. Unlike some in this thread, when I walk down the street wearing on my Aldens, I don't think about how I have Aldens on my feet every other second while simultaneously trying to hold in my joy and smile due to me knowing I am a person of greater caliber than Isaac Newton for the simple fact my feet are enclosed by glorious Alden shoes.

I am done in this thread. I am taking my ball and going home.
Then I'd say you're fanboy that spent $3500 on shoes that you don't like.
Edited by tifosi - 5/17/14 at 11:58am
post #82207 of 122416
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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

i know shell buffs out well, how does cxl compare with scratches buffing out?
CXL is easy scratch, but also pretty easy to buff out. But with mine, I wear them strictly casually and I don't care if they are scratched. YMMV.
post #82208 of 122416
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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

i know shell buffs out well, how does cxl compare with scratches buffing out?

CXL is a great leather and as Tifosi said - it buffs easily - I own two pairs of CXL boots, and love them.

My approach to scratches ( at first, now I don't really care...) was to use Saphir Dubbin Grasse applied by hand, and then hit with a brush, and then a microfiber cloth - you would be surprised at the shine you can generate this way.

I also use Saphir Greasy Leather Cream (in brown) on the occasional deep scratch to fill in color.

But in any case, in my experience with brown and natural CXL: it's pretty easy to keep them looking nice if you so choose.
post #82209 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Buckeye Nation View Post

(they are joking...)
Yes, just joking. Geez, everybody tighten up.

I have nothing but respect for @rydenfan !!


Edited by ReppTiePrepster - 5/17/14 at 12:44pm
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I have nothing but respect for Rydenfan!
+1000%
post #82211 of 122416
Ravello SWB today




and indoors

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Thank god.  More shoes, less idiocy, please.

post #82213 of 122416
I personally prefer Ravello with a lighter edge trim than darker. Great shots!!
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

Ravello SWB today
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and indoors

these are fantastic. 

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Sorry if my edge trim comment is too controversial in light of recent discussions
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