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post #85156 of 122416
Yes, seems to be standard with Alden these days. Only my shells don't have that (granted, I have one pair).

It shouldn't make a difference in wear. Enjoy them!
post #85157 of 122416
Can anyone offer an explanation as to why there is so much variation in Ravello and Cigar? You don't really see the same wild swings in shading with #8 when new.
post #85158 of 122416
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I should have known to throw a pic up when I made that post lol

Here's a quick indoor pic, horrible lighting. I'll try and grab an outdoor shot this weekend.


Chukka is the best IMO.
post #85159 of 122416
Just a guess but shell being a natural product means it is not uniform some shell maybe slightly more porous than other shell. As such the dye isn't accepted the same from batch to batch. Basically the dying of shell is not an exact science and variation is expected.
post #85160 of 122416
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

Just a guess but shell being a natural product means it is not uniform some shell maybe slightly more porous than other shell. As such the dye isn't accepted the same from batch to batch. Basically the dying of shell is not an exact science and variation is expected.

 

I would think so, too, but curious if they can test a batch of shell to see how porous it is, then adjust the dye's shade accordingly (i.e. less porous shell should get a darker dye because it can't absorb as much). I don't know.

post #85161 of 122416
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Chukka is the best IMO.

 

agreed. would gladly have the PTB that just arrived in that same shade as the chukka, along with the cigar indy I received from TSM during that crazy sale. i won't complain at the darker shade, I just wish I could get that slight olive tone 

post #85162 of 122416
I am not sure if it works like that i.e. shell can only accept so much of the dye and change the ratio of ingredients may change the dyes properties too much.
post #85163 of 122416
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agreed. would gladly have the PTB that just arrived in that same shade as the chukka, along with the cigar indy I received from TSM during that crazy sale. i won't complain at the darker shade, I just wish I could get that slight olive tone 

 

Keep in mind that the patina can bring out some of that olive tone, at least from what I've seen in photos.

post #85164 of 122416
PSA: Don't know if it's a glitch or what since it has not been announced but there's a pre order on Leffot's website for Color 8 LWB on antique, lots of E sizes available.
post #85165 of 122416
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PSA: Don't know if it's a glitch or what since it has not been announced but there's a pre order on Leffot's website for Color 8 LWB on antique, lots of E sizes available.

 

Order placed. Thanks!

 

Curious why in this case there was only a slight selection of sizes, since this wasn't announced to my knowledge and might actually be for Monday.

 

I wear an 8D but grabbed a 7.5E. Should fit (I hope).

post #85166 of 122416
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Order placed. Thanks!

 

Curious why in this case there was only a slight selection of sizes, since this wasn't announced to my knowledge and might actually be for Monday.

 

I wear an 8D but grabbed a 7.5E. Should fit (I hope).

Where is it? I cant find it.

post #85167 of 122416
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Wanted to get some opinion around this...On a whim, I bought these white suede 2nds from TSM.  The only defect in the shoe is this welt stitching.  I'm pretty satisfied with the shoe other than being worried that the welt will unravel.  Can anyone chime in whether this is a major construction defect and would affect longevity of the shoe?  Thanks.  

 

 

No, it won't unravel.  They use a lock-stitch, so each individual stitch is firmly locked in place.

See the animation here: http://home.howstuffworks.com/sewing-machine1.htm

post #85168 of 122416
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Where is it? I cant find it.

Go to preorders. It's there. Or call them right now and ask.
post #85169 of 122416
It was a glitch frown.gif

They're refunding me now.
post #85170 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tabero View Post

Bought my first pair yesterday. PTB.
Noticed the welting is off right by the start of the heel, is this normal?


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Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post

Yes, seems to be standard with Alden these days. Only my shells don't have that (granted, I have one pair).

It shouldn't make a difference in wear. Enjoy them!

 

While that's a relatively sloppy example, that's just where the welt starts and stops.  The inside heel breast is the traditional location to start and finish stitching the welt.  Split-reverse welts are worse for showing this due to their heft. 

 

@sacafotos your shoes have this as well, assuming they are 360 degree welted.  If they are 270 degree welted, then the welt simply ends here and a smooth transition is made to a heel seat that is nailed on.  If your shoes are 360 degree welted and have a flat welt, then it may not be as immediately visible, but it's still there.  In other words, this has nothing to do with the leather the shoes are made from.  It's due to the construction method employed and all welted shoes at all quality ranges and brands have a joint here. 

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