I have had a couple pairs of CXL Alden's and they get some wrinkles, which doesn't bother me, but they're lined. Worried unlined would be a lot worse.
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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 5669post #85021 of 1224166/19/14 at 12:00pmpost #85022 of 1224166/19/14 at 12:04pmpost #85023 of 1224166/19/14 at 12:06pmpost #85024 of 1224166/19/14 at 12:08pmMy linedQuote:
My lines CXL hasn't wrinkled too much at all, my unlined PTB however is like an old man's forehead. Agree that it's part of the charm, though, given what a casual shoe it is.post #85025 of 1224166/19/14 at 12:08pmpost #85026 of 1224166/19/14 at 12:09pm
I had the same on my 6-eyelet chromexcel chukkas. I think it's part of the internal leather used to reinforce the heel sticking out. I also thought it would go away and I wore the heck out of those boots for months, but it never did.post #85027 of 1224166/19/14 at 12:38pmQuote:
Disappointing to hear it didn't go away. Thanks for your reply. I'm hoping it didn't affect the integrity of the shoe? It's small & on the inside so I can deal assuming it's only cosmetic. Again, thank you. Anyone else experience this?post #85028 of 1224166/19/14 at 12:41pmpost #85029 of 1224166/19/14 at 12:41pmpost #85030 of 1224166/19/14 at 12:51pmpost #85031 of 1224166/19/14 at 1:20pmQuote:Originally Posted by Alpina
I just sent in my 975s to B Nelson for a re-sole job. I am second-guessing my instructions so I'll put it out to the crowd...
Instructions are: original welt, waterloc/oiled outsoles, oak tanned midsole (per BN's protocol), antique edge
I am quite drawn to the antique edging with #8. I also like waterloc outsoles. Guy on the phone at B Nelson said the midsole would be standard oak leather and just the outsole would be oiled. I'm interested to hear others' experience with this setup. Is there a jarring contrast between the oiled and oak soles? Would the antique edging mask the differences? Add to this the original black welt, and I'm fearful I'll have a mish-mosh of a shoe that has lost its identity. Can I insist on double oiled soles? Thanks for your thoughts.
Call and ask to speak with Nick. He will walk you thru it.
I'm not a huge fan of color 8 with antique edging, but, if you must have it, I actually prefer it with a darker welt. On my cigar LWBs, I actually had BNelson darken the light welt to go with my antique edging.
The shoe as described would be just fine. Good luck.post #85032 of 1224166/19/14 at 1:20pmQuote:
FWIW my unlined brown CXL PTBs really haven't wrinkled all that much, and I wear them probably once a week since I got them around 6 months ago.post #85033 of 1224166/19/14 at 2:38pmpost #85034 of 1224166/19/14 at 2:42pmpost #85035 of 1224166/19/14 at 2:46pmQuote:Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguyQuote:Originally Posted by mdubs
Hey Alden Community,
I have decided that I would like to add a Black Shell Boot to my collection, does anyone have a good list of all the Black Shell Boots that have been made? So far I can think of the Wingtip Boot, Indy Boot, Plain Toe Boot, Plain Toe Medallion Boot, Cap Toe Boot, and probably a Tanker Boot. Any other options out there? I imagine they have all been made on a variety of lasts.
Yenni will be at the Alden factory this week. Upon her return she hopes to have the answer (or at least a strong sense of the answer) as to whether or not the black shell NST boot on plaza order will be confirmed. I would give a hearty recommendation for that boot.
Black Shell NST boot on plaza not confirmed - yet. However, I understand she did request to have the Black Shell NST boot & one Color 8 plaza boot (any style ) to be priority.
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