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post #32461 of 97053
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Originally Posted by trig View Post

anyone know if Tom Austin is done unloading their Aldens?

I believe they are already closed. I believe renovations were scheduled to start earlier this month to make them an AE store.
post #32462 of 97053
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

whiskey indy
argyles otc

Great shine uncle
post #32463 of 97053
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Originally Posted by rmc View Post

So I have a quick question to ask all you Alden experts on my cordovan Barrie Wingtip boots. I am super excited as I just purchased my very first pair of Aldens and received them today in the mail. As I was checking the quality/symmetry of both shoes, I noticed a small chip on the side of the barrie sole of the left foot shoe only. Since these are my first pair, I am unsure as to whether this is a defect/poor workmanship or something that is very common on Aldens. Is this something that i should worry about and return to the store? I have the option of returning the shoe within 30 days. I'm usually not this picky, but TBH, I kind of expected a little better quality control for a $740 shoe frown.gif Let me know your thoughts on this.
Here are some pics for reference:
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Note how the right foot shoe does not have the chip.
Left Foot Shoe:

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Right Foot Shoe:
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Here is some extra shoe porn:
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Keep them. Most would not even consider that a defect. Nice boots!
post #32464 of 97053
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

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whiskey indy
argyles otc
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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post


Great shine uncle

Seriously! There must be some secret proprietary step in his method that he has not revealed to us.  Haven't been able to get mine quite that shiney.  Maybe its just his decades of experience.

post #32465 of 97053
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Seriously! There must be some secret proprietary step in his method that he has not revealed to us.  Haven't been able to get mine quite that shiney.  Maybe its just his decades of experience.

I think wax makes it's way onto the shell more than he'd like to admit patch[1].gif...because I often feel the same nod[1].gif
post #32466 of 97053
The Shoe Mart has some new "Indy Cap Toe" boots in "Repello" suede and Navy suede:






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I think I've found a good belt for my boots, this one made by Mitchell Leather in Milwaukee
of Horween CXL
post #32468 of 97053
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Seriously! There must be some secret proprietary step in his method that he has not revealed to us.  Haven't been able to get mine quite that shiney.  Maybe its just his decades of experience.

Or dacades of brushing icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #32469 of 97053
@dahl5yankees

Very nice belt and buckle!
post #32470 of 97053
How many cordovan Indy runs were done with machine stitching? I've only seen a few pairs posted online. I kind of like the contrast machine stitching on Mac's whiskey Indy over the hand stitching on mine...
post #32471 of 97053

What happens to the cork bed in the resole process, is it replaced with new cork?  Could B. Nelson do this instead of sending my LHS Cordo Penny to Alden?  Thanks for the input, it's time for new soles on my #8's.

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I believe they shoot new cork in before resoling.  I haven't used B Nelson, but I'm sure they do this.

post #32473 of 97053
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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post

Or dacades of brushing icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

and properly fitted shoe trees. good shoe trees minimize that god awful cordovan roll crazy.gif
post #32474 of 97053
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post


and properly fitted shoe trees. good shoe trees minimize that god awful cordovan roll crazy.gif

 

+1
The shoe trees also seem to keep the rolls and creases down on my CXL boots.

post #32475 of 97053
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Originally Posted by dahl5yankees View Post


I think I've found a good belt for my boots, this one made by Mitchell Leather in Milwaukee
of Horween CXL

That belt looks great.

Here is the one I picked up. Can get it in 1.5 or 1.25 width and silver or gold hardware (I got both sets of hardware for a bit extra). CXL looks great and wears perfect and the price is right.

http://coronadoleather.com/i-7873012-coronado-cxl-belt.html
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