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Anyone know of a good-great cobbler in Seattle?  PM please. Thanks.

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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

I've set my eyes on this 'cordovan perforated captoe' model from BB:
http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=225&Product_Id=1075654&Parent_Id=522&default_color=BLACK&sort_by=&sectioncolor=&sectionsize=#null
Trouble is, some customers on BB's site have written that this runs wider than usual and one states this is more narrow. In addition, Alden does not list a last named 'snap' which one user lists.
Someone must know: which last is this pair made on and how do they fit?

I will repeat here what I said there:

My experience with the width is quite different from other reviewers, however. I typically take a medium (D) width in Alden, but sometimes a C width. In light of the reviews (that this shoe runs wider than normal) I tried a B, C, and D width, all in the same size. I went with the D width. I also compared this shoe in D width against Alden's factory version of this shoe - model 9016 - in D width. Model 9016 in D width was considerably wider (indeed, too wide for me). Model 9016 is on the Hampton Last; this shoe is on the Snap Last.

In summary, I would put this shoe's width either at "normal" or perhaps slightly more narrow than normal.


The snap last is one of my favorite Alden lasts. Also, as pointed out in a previous post by me on thie thread, BB also uses the M-75 (like Plaza) for its shell shortwing balmoral and the M-58 (like Barrie) for its shell PTB. I have every last Alden makes for BB and find none of them objectionable.
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Can anyone recommend a belt to buy to wear with my Alden Indy Boots 403's?
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Can anyone recommend a belt to buy to wear with my Alden Indy Boots 403's?

 

This one's pretty cool:  http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/the-1161/Hoof-Pick-Bridle-Leather/Detail

 

For a shoe/boot as casual as the indy boots, it doesn't really need to match.  As long as it's not black, in my opinion.

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Thank you.


Cigar PTB for your entertainment.  Please excuse the iPhone pic. 


enjoy your cigar
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black medallion cap toe boot
argyles otc
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28wfacl.jpg
black medallion cap toe boot
argyles otc

nice
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nice
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nephew,
thank you
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I know the wedge sole will never get any love around here, but I'm a fan of the reverse tobacco chamois and these Unionmade Otis Indy Shoes are better than expected.
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Originally Posted by FENWAY View Post

I know the wedge sole will never get any love around here, but I'm a fan of the reverse tobacco chamois and these Unionmade Otis Indy Shoes are better than expected.
 

 

Not so, Alden x LS Conservation Boot

 

1000

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Originally Posted by FENWAY View Post

I know the wedge sole will never get any love around here, but I'm a fan of the reverse tobacco chamois and these Unionmade Otis Indy Shoes are better than expected.
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

Not so, Alden x LS Conservation Boot


Love these.
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Originally Posted by dahl5yankees View Post

Can anyone recommend a belt to buy to wear with my Alden Indy Boots 403's?

This one's pretty cool:  http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/the-1161/Hoof-Pick-Bridle-Leather/Detail

For a shoe/boot as casual as the indy boots, it doesn't really need to match.  As long as it's not black, in my opinion.


on a similar note, i need an expert shoe man in LA

on my chukka i am experiencing that annoying thing where the stitching is coming out at the area where the two parts of the shoes connect.
i need all four sides restitched and reinforced.

anyone know of a truly excellent cobbler? Otherwise I will just wait and take them to b. nelson in a couple of months when i visit nyc. i'd prefer not to have to wait though, as i love wearing this particular pair.
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Originally Posted by closerlook View Post

on a similar note, i need an expert shoe man in LA
on my chukka i am experiencing that annoying thing where the stitching is coming out at the area where the two parts of the shoes connect.
i need all four sides restitched and reinforced.
anyone know of a truly excellent cobbler? Otherwise I will just wait and take them to b. nelson in a couple of months when i visit nyc. i'd prefer not to have to wait though, as i love wearing this particular pair.

You can always mail it to B. Nelson; I even think there might even be a pre-paid mailing slip option on the B. Nelson site.
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Originally Posted by closerlook View Post

on a similar note, i need an expert shoe man in LA
on my chukka i am experiencing that annoying thing where the stitching is coming out at the area where the two parts of the shoes connect.
i need all four sides restitched and reinforced.
anyone know of a truly excellent cobbler? Otherwise I will just wait and take them to b. nelson in a couple of months when i visit nyc. i'd prefer not to have to wait though, as i love wearing this particular pair.

You can always mail it to B. Nelson; I even think there might even be a pre-paid mailing slip option on the B. Nelson site.

thanks
anyone have experience with their turn around time for mail-ins?
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closerlook, which two parts? Are you talking about the stitching attaching the quarter to the vamp? If so, you can probably take them to LeatherSoul in Beverly Hills, because this is an Alden quality control problem and they'll send them back to Alden for repair free of charge. I've taken two pairs to them for this problem, only one of which was purchased at LeatherSoul, and they gladly handled both.

Last time I took a pair back, the Alden rep happened to be in the store and explained that the problem was caused by their practice of burning off excess bits of thread after stitching was complete. Some employees held the flame to the stitching too long, so not only was the excess thread burned away but the main thread holding the quarter and vamp together was singed and weakened, and it would break after a couple wears. This happened to my recently purchased LeatherSoul chromexcel jumpers.
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