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If you're ordering multiples of basic shine brushes I'd check out Shoecaresupplies.com  http://www.shoecaresupplies.com/Shoe_Brushes_s/24.htm
Thank you for the website. These are excellent prices.
post #99302 of 122416
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Has anyone installed tongue pads on their Alden's? Is there any downside or damage when removing them?

 

I think it depends on which ones you get. I've had some that are awful to remove (leave behind a reside/stain) and some that come off just fine.

post #99303 of 122416
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If you're ordering multiples of basic shine brushes I'd check out Shoecaresupplies.com  http://www.shoecaresupplies.com/Shoe_Brushes_s/24.htm

 

I've purchased brushes from them several times and find them to be a great value in the larger sizes.  Made in the USA to boot.  The 'executive' model has the contoured finger grip along the sides which I do like.  One word: one of the light-colored brushes I own does shed a bit but no issues with the dark ones. YMMV.  Allen Edmonds which was mentioned has worked out for me in the past as well.  Having handled but not purchased an Alden shine brush I can say I see no difference (beyond branding) to the basic AE or these brushes, and nothing to justify the price multiple.

 

I use all Allen Edmonds brushes... I have one for each color (Black, Color 8, Brown/Cigar, Ravello/Color 4, Whiskey/Walnut Shell, and Color 2). They are pretty cheap and to me a horse hair brush is a horse hair brush. Hanger Project makes some nice brushes as well.

 

-Mike

post #99304 of 122416
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Has anyone installed tongue pads on their Alden's? Is there any downside or damage when removing them?

 

Chris, At this point, I would not keep the pair of shoes if they require a tongue pad to fit right.

 

-Mike

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Leisure Sunday. Alden Unlined Snuff Suede Leisure Handsewn.

 

 

 

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-Mike

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Dubs I would use the $1200 socks from leffot to polish the color #2's.
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Get your cobbler to swap out the eyelets? Full disclosure: not my auction:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-Shoe-Company-snuff-suede-moc-toe-blucher-/111533704714?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&var=&hash=item19f7ed460a

Interesting location: Lutherville-Timonium.

post #99308 of 122416
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Dubs I would use the $1200 socks from leffot to polish the color #2's.

LoL. That is pretty awesome.

They seriously carry a pair of socks costing $1,200???

Edit: Holy crap they do.
post #99309 of 122416
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Interesting location: Lutherville-Timonium.

Not that unusual; that's my hometown, a suburb of Baltimore.  The seller is actually a B&M store called Loafers and Laces.  They carry some standard Alden make-ups and a few unique designs also.

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I have on some AE's in the past. I can tell you that they're not easy to remove. It takes some time and effort to get them off cleanly.

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I have and with great success my local AE rep would give them to me for free icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Usually they would lose adhesion after a year or so. I never worried about having to remove them as they would just come off on their own.

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I never had mine on that long. I put them on for a bit to try out but didn't like them. They were a $%^#* to remove.

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I think it depends on which ones you get. I've had some that are awful to remove (leave behind a reside/stain) and some that come off just fine.

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Chris, At this point, I would not keep the pair of shoes if they require a tongue pad to fit right.

-Mike

Thanks guys! Was just hoping to find something to minimize heel slippage when breaking in new shoes. Something that stays on for 3 or 4 wearings and I can remove is perfect.
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If that's what you want to do, can you just put it in there without adhering it to the tongue?
post #99312 of 122416
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Originally Posted by abam View Post

That should have read Barrie 7.5D, but I assume the advice still applies, just with 8.0 grant and 7.5 trubalance. Thanks for the advice.

Yes. That is correct.
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Hi guys, I am about to order my first pair of Alden boots, I am wondering about my size in the barrie last. I know I have to size down half size. 

 

I live in Europe and I normally wear UK7. In the past, when I looked at conversion charts, UK7 was US7.5. But now for some reason, UK7 is US8 in most charts. So I am nor sure if I have to go US7.5 or US7 with the Barrie. 

 

 

On the other hand, Is there some sort of official conversion chart? when I can know for sure what´s the US equivalent to Uk sizes.

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UK 7 in what makes EG? Lobb?Trickers? CJ? There isn't a default answer.
post #99315 of 122416
Leffot naval boots for the birth of my daughter.

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