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Che's a she, folks (and very helpful)

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I' new as of this year to Aldens. I have the 403 and 404 boots.
I picked up a pair of natural cxl plain toe boots this week that
are used, way more comfortable than my other two.

Is there a break in period? My other two pair are still pretty new.
The shoe tongue moves to the left and they feel pretty stiff. Not
the case with the used pair I just got.
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My brand new J Crew Alden Cap toe boots.

Loving them.


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Really like this makeup at Frans Boone.

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My brand new J Crew Alden Cap toe boots.
Loving them.


Congrats, enjoy wearing them. I have a pair on order and am anxiously awaiting an expected Nov delivery.

Question--- I also am expecting delivery of some shell burgundy Dalton's soon. Both of these boots seem to have black sole edge dressing. Unionmade has a makeup of a #8 WT boot with antique edge dressing which I think looks stunning. So I was considering taking one of these pairs and sanding off the black dressing and applying some AE chili edge dressing. There have been some posts of how to do this.

The J Crew boots were my candidate since doing this, I think, makes the boots more casual. The Barrie last is chunkier looking than the AE Dalton silhouette so I'd keep the Dalton's as is for dressier wear. Opinions?
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As long as you're careful, I can't see how this could hurt.
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Congrats, enjoy wearing them. I have a pair on order and am anxiously awaiting an expected Nov delivery.
Question--- I also am expecting delivery of some shell burgundy Dalton's soon. Both of these boots seem to have black sole edge dressing. Unionmade has a makeup of a #8 WT boot with antique edge dressing which I think looks stunning. So I was considering taking one of these pairs and sanding off the black dressing and applying some AE chili edge dressing. There have been some posts of how to do this.
The J Crew boots were my candidate since doing this, I think, makes the boots more casual. The Barrie last is chunkier looking than the AE Dalton silhouette so I'd keep the Dalton's as is for dressier wear. Opinions?
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I personally like the black edge trim better even for a casual boot in color 8, but that's just me.  Looks like that process of sanding and changing the edge color works well.  If I remember correctly though, you may need to have someone professionally change the color of the top of the edge as sanding only gets the side.  You may also have an issue of "re-sealing" the edge.  Good luck and show us some pics when you're done!  That should make for an interesting look with the J Crew Cap toe boot.

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Hello fellow Aldenians! This is my first post on SF so I figure I'll share some camera phone pics of my first pair of Alden's #8 LWB 8D with the antique edging.  Sorry the picture quality is not great, and they are do for a good shine as I have only wore them a couple of times (still breaking them in). I picked them up online from The Bureau at Belfast - Merchants & Missionaries. http://www.thebureaubelfast.com/shop/brand/58/alden/  for approximately $850 after shipping and currency conversion ( I know it's a little pricey but I really wanted the antique edge trim from Alden. There are still a couple of sizes left too! I'm already shopping for my 2nd pair of Aldens, I'm hooked!! Looking at #8 or cigar cap toe boots, jumpers, or tankers (if I'm lucky enough!).

 


wear them in good health -

by the way, the Bureau's Kudu boots are really good, imho - they are my go-to boot

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Really like this makeup at Frans Boone.


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LS Ranger Shoe with some miles on 'em.
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Excellent results have been reported earlier in this thread with using an alcohol swab or similar to remove the edge finish--honestly seems easier than sanding to me. (Either way, you risk damaging the uppers, but only if you are careless.)
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Excellent results have been reported earlier in this thread with using an alcohol swab or similar to remove the edge finish--honestly seems easier than sanding to me. (Either way, you risk damaging the uppers, but only if you are careless.)

I will definitely research the swab method because a previous post said the sanding took a lot of elbow grease. But I can imagine with the swab approach one needs to be really careful.
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I personally like the black edge trim better even for a casual boot in color 8, but that's just me.  Looks like that process of sanding and changing the edge color works well.  If I remember correctly though, you may need to have someone professionally change the color of the top of the edge as sanding only gets the side.  You may also have an issue of "re-sealing" the edge.  Good luck and show us some pics when you're done!  That should make for an interesting look with the J Crew Cap toe boot.

You are right to bring up the top of the edging. I had planned to just leave the top as is and see if it bothered me before doing anything about it. Interestingly enough, the pics of the #8 LWB's a few posts back seem to have antique edging but with the top looking quite dark. But maybe that was just the picture.

Thanks to both of you for your input. I will post before and after pics.
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2nd journey of my cigar LWB from Alden SF. My first shells inlove.gif

I'm seeing a slight whitening of the leather in creases. I heard about that sometime ago, but can't recall what that was about. Is it something normal, or should it be treated in some way? 

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2nd journey of my cigar LWB from Alden SF. My first shells inlove.gif
I'm seeing a slight whitening of the leather in creases. I heard about that sometime ago, but can't recall what that was about. Is it something normal, or should it be treated in some way? 

wax just brush it away
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2nd journey of my cigar LWB from Alden SF. My first shells inlove.gif

I'm seeing a slight whitening of the leather in creases. I heard about that sometime ago, but can't recall what that was about. Is it something normal, or should it be treated in some way? 

Those look outstanding with the denim! Almost Ravello-toned biggrin.gif Enjoy!

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