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post #37006 of 86684
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

Guys - I just received a pair of Color 8 shell cordovan cap toes on the Aberdeen last. I have the worst luck when I buy Alden. Let me know what you think, am I being too critical. It looks like there are two exposed staples when I look at the welt on the shoe. What would you do?


Maybe I am making too much of this?
Alden's policy on retunrs is no sign or wear or try on. Unfortunately, I did not notice this until I had the shoes on for a few hours.

I would be concerned with the long term, you might have to do something eventually anyway.   It seems to me that could be easily fixed.  If nothing else, they could refurbish it.

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post #37007 of 86684
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Originally Posted by Velazkez View Post

How does the brown alpine grain color on the AWW compate to the brown on the Indy boot (405)?  I assume they are the same color, but when I see the AWW in pics, it looks much more yellow/tan than the red/brown of the 405 Indy.

 

I've seen and handled both in person, but never had them next to each other side by side, and I would agree with you that the AWW are definitely a brighter or more yellow color than the Indy.
post #37008 of 86684
More Indy Travel...

This stop Botswana - this is on the Linyanti River in northern Botswana...notable for its huge elephants herds and wild dogs:

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post #37009 of 86684
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Originally Posted by Thor View Post

More Indy Travel...
This stop Botswana - this is on the Linyanti River in northern Botswana...notable for its huge elephants herds and wild dogs:

picture of elephants and wild dogs
post #37010 of 86684
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

Guys - I just received a pair of Color 8 shell cordovan cap toes on the Aberdeen last. I have the worst luck when I buy Alden. Let me know what you think, am I being too critical. It looks like there are two exposed staples when I look at the welt on the shoe. What would you do?


Maybe I am making too much of this?
Alden's policy on retunrs is no sign or wear or try on. Unfortunately, I did not notice this until I had the shoes on for a few hours.
Sigh, the back of one of my Aberdeen nst's looks like this. It hasn't gotten worse, fortunately...
post #37011 of 86684
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Originally Posted by chantheman View Post

picture of elephants and wild dogs


Is that a "picture or it didn't happen" challenge or just a general interest? smile.gif

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post #37012 of 86684
My apartment doesn't have power, I've guest room / couch hopped all week with a small suitcase - it's looking like a Friday return home. What shoe have I worn in these wet conditions? None other than Leather Soul's chromexcel chukkas since Sunday. Comfortable, durable in wet weather, easy on / easy off, and looks pretty good too.
post #37013 of 86684
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

My apartment doesn't have power, I've guest room / couch hopped all week with a small suitcase - it's looking like a Friday return home. What shoe have I worn in these wet conditions? None other than Leather Soul's chromexcel chukkas since Sunday. Comfortable, durable in wet weather, easy on / easy off, and looks pretty good too.

One of my personal favs for sure! Have mine on today too. Hope all is well when you get back home and that you've lost nothing but the warm milk in your fridge.

Report back on Leffot too; hope they didn't get washed out...didn't happen to see any size 11.5D shell floating around in NYC did you? biggrin.gif
post #37014 of 86684
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Originally Posted by Thor View Post

More Indy Travel...
This stop Botswana - this is on the Linyanti River in northern Botswana...notable for its huge elephants herds and wild dogs:
2cf7520.jpg

I'm liking this whole series. MOAR. (What is the context of this worldspanning trip?)
post #37015 of 86684
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Originally Posted by stanford88 View Post

Thanks everyone, yes, Tremont last for the wingtips. Got lucky at Alden DC

How does the fit on the Tremont last compare to other Alden lasts?  

True to size?  

I sometimes see a recommendation to size down like the Barrie or Trubalance.

post #37016 of 86684
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Originally Posted by topisdown View Post

How does the fit on the Tremont last compare to other Alden lasts?  
True to size?  
I sometimes see a recommendation to size down like the Barrie or Trubalance.

Like the Grant last, it is a tweener. From what I can tell, if you have wide feet, you need to go TTS in Tremont; if you have either "normal width" or narrow feet, you can go a half size down.
post #37017 of 86684
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Originally Posted by topisdown View Post

How does the fit on the Tremont last compare to other Alden lasts?  
True to size?  
I sometimes see a recommendation to size down like the Barrie or Trubalance.

For what it's worth, owning a shortwing in the Tremont, I went down a 1/2 similar to Barrie sizing. I went TTS in the Plaza, and it fits narrower than my -1/2 Tremont.
post #37018 of 86684
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Originally Posted by Thor View Post

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Well spotted - wild dogs are a grail sighting in East Africa as they're sadly being driven to extinction.

e: nice boots too!
post #37019 of 86684
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

Guys - I just received a pair of Color 8 shell cordovan cap toes on the Aberdeen last. I have the worst luck when I buy Alden. Let me know what you think, am I being too critical. It looks like there are two exposed staples when I look at the welt on the shoe. What would you do?


Maybe I am making too much of this?
Alden's policy on retunrs is no sign or wear or try on. Unfortunately, I did not notice this until I had the shoes on for a few hours.

Depends on the retailer. If, for example, you got them from TSM, you could return them without incident.
post #37020 of 86684
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

I'm liking this whole series. MOAR. (What is the context of this worldspanning trip?)

Alas, that is the end of the Indy sightings...I only wore them on travel days...and they never saw the light of day in Mozambique.

I did have one cool pic of my feet propped up in the jeep on the way to the airstrip in Botswana..inadvertently deleted off my phone.

My GF...er...wife...obliged with her "real" camera for these pics.

It was our honeymoon.

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Originally Posted by hooker4186 View Post

Well spotted - wild dogs are a grail sighting in East Africa as they're sadly being driven to extinction.
e: nice boots too!

Indeed- we traveled extra far to see them after getting a report of their whereabouts...and on our last day. There were just too many lions in our immediate proximity.

This was a pack of 15- 7 adults and 8 pups...we got their just as the pups were running around going nuts- chasing each other and wrestling etc...15 minutes later they were all sacked out under a bush.

Amazing trip. Was glad the Indys could make it smile.gif
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