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post #25201 of 96736
Fit question -

How does the Alden Chukka (Barrie last) fit compare to the LWB (also Barrie)?

Should I expect the chukka to fit about the same?
post #25202 of 96736
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Nice... looks like you're breakin em in just like me... how many times worn?

And that camera must be decent... what kind of camera were these taken with?
post #25203 of 96736
Just a few hours.
post #25204 of 96736
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

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Sh*t those look killer. and the photo is super crisp and the DOF is spot on.

one of the best pics for a long time.icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #25205 of 96736
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Fit question -
How does the Alden Chukka (Barrie last) fit compare to the LWB (also Barrie)?
Should I expect the chukka to fit about the same?

I have a shell LWB and a chromexcel chukka ( both barrie-r) . The LWB is snug in all aspects of fit. The chukka on the otherhand is a little more roomy. I'm not talking more heel slip or anything like that, just a little more freedom in the toe box. Probably becaus there is no lacing across the vamp. You dont feel as "locked in" in the chukka.
However it's not drastic enough to change your sizing from the LWB to the Chukka if they are both barrie...hope that helps.
post #25206 of 96736
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

LHS is a good shoe.

2nd that
post #25207 of 96736
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

I have a shell LWB and a chromexcel chukka ( both barrie-r) . The LWB is snug in all aspects of fit. The chukka on the otherhand is a little more roomy. I'm not talking more heel slip or anything like that, just a little more freedom in the toe box. Probably becaus there is no lacing across the vamp. You dont feel as "locked in" in the chukka.
However it's not drastic enough to change your sizing from the LWB to the Chukka if they are both barrie...hope that helps.

Thanks, that makes sense.
post #25208 of 96736
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Nice... looks like you're breakin em in just like me... how many times worn?
And that camera must be decent... what kind of camera were these taken with?

Agree. These look killer. Superb.
post #25209 of 96736
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Thanks, that makes sense.

I have both LWBs and Chukkas and agree. I would also add that the Chukka's feel more roomy because there are less lace holes holding your foot in place in the Chukka. I usually tie my Chukka's a bit more tightly as a result - this is where getting the right size on the Barrie makes a huge difference in fit and amount of creasing with cordovan.
post #25210 of 96736
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Recently acquired:
Whiskey Indy
White seude / black patent leather saddle
(will post pics of post likely Saturday)
On preorder
Cigar LWB
#8 PTB
On wish list
Ravello captoe boot
#8 tassel
I think this wiill be it....



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post #25211 of 96736

Pimp my Aldens?

 

I own the Cordovan #8 Indy Boot seen here...

 

http://www.theshoemart.com/cgi-bin/fe.pl?page=shoemart&subpage=full_item_image&sku=ALD_m_INDY_BOOT_SHELL_CORDOVAN&color=Color%208#

 

But I want to sand down the sides of the wood slips in the heel so that they are not blacked out and look more like they do in the Alden Whiskey Shell Cordovan Indy Boot seen here.... (check out the side view to see what I'm talking about)....

 

http://www.theshoemart.com/cgi-bin/fe.pl?page=shoemart&subpage=full_item_image&sku=ALD_m_40566C&color=Cigar%20Shell#

 

Is this possible? Risky? Crazy? Bold? Or is it simply genius....

 

Debate.

post #25212 of 96736
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Originally Posted by doinitok View Post

Pimp my Aldens?

I own the Cordovan #8 Indy Boot seen here...

http://www.theshoemart.com/cgi-bin/fe.pl?page=shoemart&subpage=full_item_image&sku=ALD_m_INDY_BOOT_SHELL_CORDOVAN&color=Color%208#

But I want to sand down the sides of the wood slips in the heel so that they are not blacked out and look more like they do in the Alden Whiskey Shell Cordovan Indy Boot seen here.... (check out the side view to see what I'm talking about)....

http://www.theshoemart.com/cgi-bin/fe.pl?page=shoemart&subpage=full_item_image&sku=ALD_m_40566C&color=Cigar%20Shell#

Is this possible? Risky? Crazy? Bold? Or is it simply genius....

Debate.

I admire your moxie and love the look of antique edge trim. Makes the shoe/boot.

The thing is that the welt will still be a much darker color and the shoe will look unbalanced as a result. That would certainly be a bold look but would ruin the flow of the boot for me.

Having said that, we all have different tastes and come from differing perspectives. If it appeals to you and you have considered the visual drawbacks, go forth and provide pics to the thread if you can.
post #25213 of 96736
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Originally Posted by doinitok View Post

Pimp my Aldens?

I own the Cordovan #8 Indy Boot seen here...

http://www.theshoemart.com/cgi-bin/fe.pl?page=shoemart&subpage=full_item_image&sku=ALD_m_INDY_BOOT_SHELL_CORDOVAN&color=Color%208#

But I want to sand down the sides of the wood slips in the heel so that they are not blacked out and look more like they do in the Alden Whiskey Shell Cordovan Indy Boot seen here.... (check out the side view to see what I'm talking about)....

http://www.theshoemart.com/cgi-bin/fe.pl?page=shoemart&subpage=full_item_image&sku=ALD_m_40566C&color=Cigar%20Shell#

Is this possible? Risky? Crazy? Bold? Or is it simply genius....

Debate.

Kippy already noted the obvious drawback of not changing the welt. Of course sometimes Alden does that themselves. http://www.stitchedandstitched.com/?p=1856

Anyway, here goes http://www.styleforum.net/t/247209/diy-cobbler-ing-changing-sole-edge-color

Namor had some step-by-step of what he did somewhere or other.
Here are the results
http://www.styleforum.net/t/268417/crockett-jones-for-ralph-lauren-cordovan-marlow-darlton-gifford-garran-lindrick-mccallum-rhett/375#post_4933791

I personally would have a pro do it and also change out the welt.
post #25214 of 96736

Thanks kippy for the informed response.

 

If I sanded all the way around, are you saying that I couldn't get it to look like this....?

 

http://leffot.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/DSC_0106.jpg

 

What material is the very top layer made of? The one that the welted leather is stitched to?

 

I'm very tempted to do this, but I wanna be informed first...

post #25215 of 96736
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Kippy already noted the obvious drawback of not changing the welt. Of course sometimes Alden does that themselves. http://www.stitchedandstitched.com/?p=1856
Anyway, here goes http://www.styleforum.net/t/247209/diy-cobbler-ing-changing-sole-edge-color
Namor had some step-by-step of what he did somewhere or other.
Here are the results
http://www.styleforum.net/t/268417/crockett-jones-for-ralph-lauren-cordovan-marlow-darlton-gifford-garran-lindrick-mccallum-rhett/375#post_4933791
I personally would have a pro do it and also change out the welt.

I prefer the edging be black on a color 8 shoe personally. It tends to look 'unfinished' otherwise and doesn't seem to blend in as well as antique edging on other colors.
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