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post #86026 of 122416

Latest acquisitions. 

 

Alden Natural Chromexcel. Since the material is different from shell (less stiff), I feel like I can possibly take half a size smaller than I would in shell. Do you guys take the same size in chromxcel and shell? I know Mike wears a different size in shell, depending on the makeup. If I remember correctly, he wears PTBs in a smaller size than say an LWB. 

 

 

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Alden LWB - This was considered a reject pair from TSM, but I honestly can't tell, at all. Some of the first-quality I get is not even this nice, so I'm not sure. 

 

 

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post #86027 of 122416
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post
 

Latest acquisitions.

 

Alden Natural Chromexcel. Since the material is different from shell (less stiff), I feel like I can possibly take half a size smaller than I would in shell. Do you guys take the same size in chromxcel and shell? I know Mike wears a different size in shell, depending on the makeup. If I remember correctly, he wears PTBs in a smaller size than say an LWB.

 

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These are awesome especially at the sale price Unionmade let them go for. I was surprised to see them even on the list. If you decide not to keep them I would gladly pay the sale price cause I am assuming they are the 8.5D. :D

 

post #86028 of 122416
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Mystery 9073 Color 4 seconds. Too good to be true?? As usual...yep. There has to be a story behind these.

Obviously not the more recent cigar 9073. It's probably the old ravello reglazed with the newer dark version (it is much darker indoors). The vamp and heels are creased, the tongues are really faded and the insole is imprinted with wear. However, the sole and heel pads look 100% new. They don't say "restoration", but they sure look it (welt seems to stick out more as well). I've asked TSM about them, but won't be keeping a used restored shoe sold as a second.  



I doubt those shoes are restored. It looks like they are simply new seconds that have been tried on by someone, hence the creasing. What did you expect, really?

You should be a little bit enterprising and list them on eBay. My guess is they'll be worth at least $1200. Otherwise, be a pal and sell them to someone here or return them.

Cheers.
post #86029 of 122416
Because I have received numerous requests for the leather boot tongue trainers I was making awhile back I am posting in regards to to them . The leather supplier I use has not been carrying the material I use to make them (4-5 oz vegtan ) until he does I am unable to make anymore . I use this leather to make wallets and the trainers are made from scrap. However I will post pic for anyone caring to make them themselves . They are very simple and as they say a picture is worth a thousand words


post #86030 of 122416
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Originally Posted by smoothie1 View Post

I doubt those shoes are restored. It looks like they are simply new seconds that have been tried on by someone, hence the creasing. What did you expect, really?

You should be a little bit enterprising and list them on eBay. My guess is they'll be worth at least $1200. Otherwise, be a pal and sell them to someone here or return them.

Cheers.

Ha Ha...yes, I've had enough seconds to obviously not expect perfect. And I should step back from accusing them of selling a restored shoe. A cap toe bal won't go for that much, but all it takes is a drunk bidder or two on a holiday weekend.
post #86031 of 122416
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Originally Posted by englade321 View Post

Because I have received numerous requests for the leather boot tongue trainers I was making awhile back I am posting in regards to to them . The leather supplier I use has not been carrying the material I use to make them (4-5 oz vegtan ) until he does I am unable to make anymore . I use this leather to make wallets and the trainers are made from scrap. However I will post pic for anyone caring to make them themselves . They are very simple and as they say a picture is worth a thousand words



Oh man I need this
post #86032 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Shouldaville View Post

Mystery 9073 Color 4 seconds. Too good to be true?? As usual...yep. There has to be a story behind these.

Obviously not the more recent cigar 9073. It's probably the old ravello reglazed with the newer dark version (it is much darker indoors). The vamp and heels are creased, the tongues are really faded and the insole is imprinted with wear. However, the sole and heel pads look 100% new. They don't say "restoration", but they sure look it (welt seems to stick out more as well). I've asked TSM about them, but won't be keeping a used restored shoe sold as a second.  



Assuming the numerical designation is correct, they are cigar, albeit a much lighter version. I have complained about Alden's QC. However, I would bet a good bit of money that is not a restored pair that Alden is attempting to sell as new.
post #86033 of 122416
What are the boot trainers for? I can almost tell...but can't connect the dots.
post #86034 of 122416
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Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post

What are the boot trainers for? I can almost tell...but can't connect the dots.

To keep the tongue centered and not shifting left to right.

post #86035 of 122416

@BlueCollar  awesome looking bag my friend, but I covet your shortwing bluchers even more!  @mcarthur , Uncle those are fabulous cigar cap toe boots!

 

I hope everyone here has a great 4th tomorrow!

 

Today I went with cigar, I mean (new) Ravello PTBs.  We had a severe thunder storm alert so I sported my new swims over-shoes.  They're a smidge big; do you think they make tongue pads for overshoes? :D

 

 

 

post #86036 of 122416
A short story in pics..

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post #86037 of 122416
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Originally Posted by totalair1 View Post

Uncle-your CT boots fantastic!  Specially with all eyelets...which I prefer.

Happy 4th!

See Ya,
Steve

nephew,
thank you
post #86038 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

@BlueCollar
  awesome looking bag my friend, but I covet your shortwing bluchers even more!  @mcarthur
 , Uncle those are fabulous cigar cap toe boots!

I hope everyone here has a great 4th tomorrow!

Today I went with cigar, I mean (new) Ravello PTBs.  We had a severe thunder storm alert so I sported my new swims over-shoes.  They're a smidge big; do you think they make tongue pads for overshoes? biggrin.gif
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nephew,
thank you
good shine on your ptb. the swims would not properly protect your shoes in last nights and tonight thunderstorms. you need tingley overshoes
post #86039 of 122416
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

Morning gents.

I wanted to find a briefcase to go with my ravello shell; with no luck south of $2000. So i decided to make my own.

I mess around with leatherworking in my spare time so decided to take on the project.
This is the closest match i could find locally. It's waxed cow shoulder. Super stiff with a great feel/hand.

It's fully saddle stitched, by hand, 9 stitches per inch (no machine stitching, no rivets). If i were to do it again i would change a few things.

I thought I would share.



Sorry for the poor lighting.

Late to the game but...stunning.
First you make a motorcycle now this.
Well done.
post #86040 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Watchman1 View Post

Hello Gentlemen,

I just picked up these exact shoes.

Alden Black Cordovan Cap Toe Balmorals on Plaza Last:









where did you find this? LS?
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