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Bummed that after two months the stitching on my suede PTBs is coming un-done...

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post #13547 of 91711
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Bummed that after two months the stitching on my suede PTBs is coming un-done...
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post #13548 of 91711
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Just my 2 cents and I don't mean to offend you, but why don't you just purchase a pair brand new? That way you know you're getting a great boot and you'll have them for many years of great wear.

I just might, but saving a couple hundred bucks doesn't hurt.
post #13549 of 91711
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Ugh... $36 shipping and so-so repair results. I bought from Alden SF, I'll take back on Tuesday and see what they say.
post #13550 of 91711
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post
I just might, but saving a couple hundred bucks doesn't hurt.
I hear you on that. Which model of the Indy are you looking for?
post #13551 of 91711
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I hear you on that. Which model of the Indy are you looking for?

The 403's would be my first choice. The shell ones are a bit extravagant for my current needs.
post #13552 of 91711
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Ugh... $36 shipping and so-so repair results. I bought from Alden SF, I'll take back on Tuesday and see what they say.
its frustrating. It happened to a pair of 405 indys that I purchased from the Shoe Mart. I ended up fixing it myself because I didnt want to put up with the hassle. Good luck. Please share what Alden SF tells you
post #13553 of 91711
Happened to my #8 WTBs. If you are in SF, $3 and 5 min. at Jack's Shoe Repair on Sutter, off Market. Great job and he said they were great boots, but hat was a common problem. Also, like your rug...we have a very similar one.
post #13554 of 91711
I first watched this video a year ago and have since purchased a few pairs of Cordo. I appreciate the work that goes into each pair Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan
post #13555 of 91711
ye cordovan is amazing. i love how it ripples rather than creases.
post #13556 of 91711
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here is my alden collection so far... with three more pairs on the way! context rough roy, 9901, LS NST tanker lady calf, snuff PTB, LB ravello monk straps, 1494s (which are for sale since they are a size too big!)
Very nice collection. I especially like the look of those snuff PTBs -- may need to find myself a pair for the summer (quality issues aside).
post #13557 of 91711
Norwegian Split Toe, Chromexcel, Barrie, ShoeMart. They were in natural originally -- did not like -- dyed 'em black.
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post #13558 of 91711
^^ Those look excellent!
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Norwegian Split Toe, Chromexcel, Barrie, ShoeMart. They were in natural originally -- did not like -- dyed 'em black.

whoaa! looks great, how did you dye them?
post #13560 of 91711
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whoaa! looks great, how did you dye them?
Takes about 90 minutes. Put on some latex gloves, have you some mineral spirits (or acetone), a cut up cotton t-shirt, some Fiebing's black dye (about $6), a dauber (comes with dye), a small, cheapo artist's brush and black shoe paste/wax. Remove laces, wipe down shoes in mineral spirits to remove wax and oils. Dries in about 5 minutes or so. Use an artist's brush to apply black dye just at edge where upper meets the welt. Go slow for this part as you want to keep the black dye off the edges of the welt/sole. Use the dauber for the remaining uppers. Apply dye generously, avoiding getting dye inside the shoe. Dye is alcohol based and dries in about an hour so. Check for streaks. Repeat if necessary. When dry, apply black wax/paste, again taking care not to get any on your brown welt/soles. Re-lace. Buff like hell to avoid getting wax and residual dye on your jeans. Pretty easy. I also darkened the welt/soles on my pair with Fiebing's brown dye. Also, thanks, KG!
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