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Seems to me that the Ravello WT boot would be a great complement to what you already have.


I'm actually leaning in that direction.  Thanks...

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awww. that was my suspicion. is this sole actually made by "dainite"

Yup, actual Dainite sole!
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Wow Tom those look fantastic. How is the workmanship? I know nothing will be quite as 'tight' as the origional Alden built, but are you happy with the result?
are those inlined? The creasing is so defined...

B.Nelson did a great job and I'm very happy with the results.

They are the stock #986, lined. Basically my beater shoe so they've been through a lot.
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Quick bit of advice needed... I own a pare of brown calf LWB and a pair of cigar shell LWB.  I have a chance to pick up a pair of dark brown shell Crockett and Jones made for RL Marlow short wing tips for a real nice price ($690 tax included).  Would this be a redundant purchase?  Should I wait and pick up a pair of whiskey or ravello LWB? Or maybe a ravello wt boot?  This will have to be the last pair I purchase for a while (maybe the year).  I am a huge long wing aficionado


I've been contemplating selling my C&J RL Marlows and getting Cigar or Ravello LWBs instead. The Ravello wingtip boots or Cigar Indy are very tempting as well. Damn you SF smile.gif
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Has anyone ordered Alden's from Moulded Shoe? They seem to have a pretty good selection of modified last stuff. How's the service?

http://mouldedshoe.com/
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Quick bit of advice needed... I own a pare of brown calf LWB and a pair of cigar shell LWB.  I have a chance to pick up a pair of dark brown shell Crockett and Jones made for RL Marlow short wing tips for a real nice price ($690 tax included).  Would this be a redundant purchase?  Should I wait and pick up a pair of whiskey or ravello LWB? Or maybe a ravello wt boot?  This will have to be the last pair I purchase for a while (maybe the year).  I am a huge long wing aficionado



Great shoe, no doubt, but redundant for you.  Wait and get whiskey or ravello lwb.  Easy choice, except you need patience and discipline to execute it.  If you have to get something now, number 8 lwb would make more sense, IMHO.  

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Great shoe, no doubt, but redundant for you.  Wait and get whiskey or ravello lwb.  Easy choice, except you need patience and discipline to execute it.  If you have to get something now, number 8 lwb would make more sense, IMHO.  


I actually have the #8 LWB.  I need whiskey and ravello to complete the shell rainbow in LWBs! 

 

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Whiskey Indy Boot
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nephew,
enjoy wearing


I really need to get me a pair of Alden's in Whiskey

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Speaking of shoe fitting : Anyone have these LSxSE Special Editions? - What do you think?

These are stunning (imho) - I've had many boots over the years but these, Aldens + (LSxSE) nailed it.

 

If anyone is struggling with a 8 or 8H as tight fit - please PM me. Sadly my pair of 9D are to big. 

 

Photo courtesy of LeatherSole  

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Question regarding the Alden Unlined Chukka.  There is some wrinkling at the heel where the back of the upper is stitched to the sides of the boot.  Is this normal?  Seems to me that this should be a smooth transition. 

 

I can even see on the boots the white chalk/wax line in these areas where the leather was supposed to be stitched on both boots.

 

Right Boot:

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Left Boot:

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Any Thoughts?

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Looks normal
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Originally Posted by Jpvfx View Post

 

Speaking of shoe fitting : Anyone have these LSxSE Special Editions? - What do you think?

These are stunning (imho) - I've had many boots over the years but these, Aldens + (LSxSE) nailed it.

 

If anyone is struggling with a 8 or 8H as tight fit - please PM me. Sadly my pair of 9D are to big. 

 
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Jp


I have a pair in Natural CXL.  They quickly became my favorite boots.  They are a little big courtesy of the Truebalance last.  Even going down a half size, I have a bit of room.  But I need some room for boot socks and arch supports.  Hope it works out for you.

 

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Question regarding the Alden Unlined Chukka.  There is some wrinkling at the heel where the back of the upper is stitched to the sides of the boot.  Is this normal?  Seems to me that this should be a smooth transition. 

I can even see on the boots the white chalk/wax line in these areas where the leather was supposed to be stitched on both boots.

Right Boot:
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Left Boot:
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Any Thoughts?

This looks normal to me. This chukka has an all-around (360 degree) welt and what your picture shows is where the starting and ending points meet.
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That wrinkling may be normal but it certainly is not attractive ... it's as if the material was not carefully shaped around the last.
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This looks normal to me. This chukka has an all-around (360 degree) welt and what your picture shows is where the starting and ending points meet.


I understand welt construction.  I'm not talking about the welt here.  It's the upper that I'm talking about and on the right boot (where the wrinkling is worst) the welt meets on the opposite side of the boot.

 

I doubt very much that a 360 welt creates this problem.

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After looking here on the Leffot site at their Snuff unlined chukka I'd tend to think that this is not normal.  I can see a chalk line but definitely no unsightly wrinkling.  http://leffot.com/2012/03/23/alden-unlined-snuff-suede-chukka/

 

How about anybody out there that owns a pair of unlined chukkas.  In your experience do you have these wrinkles?

 

Thanks

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