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post #37546 of 98900
Think I need to celebrate something with another shoe.. Hmm PTB or some sort of suede boot varient. Is there anything like the J Crew suede boot - the plantation sole, I think the plantation sole with suede looks cheap. Chukka could be cool too, I wear my DB chukkas a lot but I wonder if the Alden seude chukkas are too dressy, I don't see them matched with work wear often.
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Thanks Coldsnap for the pic of the Roy boot.

 

Regarding Roy boot's crepe sole, they must wear down relatively quickly, so I wonder if anyone here has the experience of getting them resoled?  If so, what did you go with and how did it turn out?  I assume one could put a commando on there or the like...

 

Any pics of a resoled Roy boot?
 

post #37548 of 98900
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

Any pics of a resoled Roy boot?
 

I had mine resoled by B. Nelson a few months ago to a double waterloc sole with toe taps because I hated the crepe sole, but loved the upper. Overall not a bad job; some of the instep stitching was sloppy, but these are my "bag of hammers" and I don't care.

 

These are admittedly shitty pics.

 

 

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post #37549 of 98900
I've had several resoles done by different places. I find that the sloppy stitching is more noticeable with the contrast white stitching. You probably wouldn't notice the stitches if they blended in with the welt color.
post #37550 of 98900
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

Thanks Coldsnap for the pic of the Roy boot.

Regarding Roy boot's crepe sole, they must wear down relatively quickly, so I wonder if anyone here has the experience of getting them resoled?  If so, what did you go with and how did it turn out?  I assume one could put a commando on there or the like...

Any pics of a resoled Roy boot?

 

Crepe soles wear pretty hard in general; I've never heard of people say they wear down quickly (Alden or otherwise). That said, a lot of people do crepe to leather/commando/dainite conversions.
post #37551 of 98900
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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post

Hello Gents,
Before I wear my new Alden natural CXL boots, should I condition them with some Saphir Reno?
cheers

 

The general concensus would say to give them a little polish for good measure.  You don't know how long they have been sitting in the boxes for, and I guess a fresh coat before being released into the wild is never a bad idea.  I don't follow it religiously, but for my nicer shoes, I will try to.  For cheaper ones, i'll get it done within a week or two.

 

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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post


Crepe soles wear pretty hard in general; I've never heard of people say they wear down quickly (Alden or otherwise). That said, a lot of people do crepe to leather/commando/dainite conversions.

 

Hard as far as... stiff?  I have two pairs of Clark crepe soles and they are pretty soft, however extremely durable.  After a year on one pair and they don't even look like there was any wear other than discoloration.

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post #37553 of 98900
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

On my left foot, no matter what shoe I wear, the tongue consistently drops down towards the outside of my foot. This condition was again brought to my attention today while wearing my JGilbert #8 Captoe boots as the tongue settles nicely under my ankle joint.
Major #firstworldproblems this morning. frown.gif
(Any ideas why this happens in general?)

So do quite a few people get this addressed somehow? Have a cobbler sew the tongue or something?

post #37554 of 98900
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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post

Hello Gents,
Before I wear my new Alden natural CXL boots, should I condition them with some Saphir Reno?
cheers

This couldn't hurt.

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Originally Posted by jjr4884 View Post

The general concensus would say to give them a little polish for good measure.  You don't know how long they have been sitting in the boxes for, and I guess a fresh coat before being released into the wild is never a bad idea.  I don't follow it religiously, but for my nicer shoes, I will try to.  For cheaper ones, i'll get it done within a week or two.

This wouldn't hurt satisfied.gif

However, I wouldn't give your CXL "a little polish" . CXL is waxy/full of oils; polish will just sit on top of the surface. teacha.gif
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

These are dope
http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2011/05/02/alden-shoes-chocolate-suede-nst-tanker-boot-lsw/
I will never find a pair right?

Probably not from Leather Soul anytime soon, but JCrew appears to be coming out with a NST suede boot soon. A photo was posted here on the forum about a month ago, and here is the link: http://www.styleforum.net/t/85589/the-official-alden-thread/35715
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Epaulet Cigar Brixton Boot
post #37558 of 98900
What if you get a scuff on dark brown CXL? What's the recommended approach? My instinct was to use a little Saphir cream polish and lots of brushing, but I thought I'd check.

Slightly related, what's the recommended color of paste to use on #4?
post #37559 of 98900
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

What if you get a scuff on dark brown CXL? What's the recommended approach? My instinct was to use a little Saphir cream polish and lots of brushing, but I thought I'd check.
Slightly related, what's the recommended color of paste to use on #4?

Some use a dab of brown cream only on the effected area. I've never done it and eventually the color/scuff evens out (with brushing and reno/vsc/neatsfoot oil).
post #37560 of 98900
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Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post

any pics of these in the wild?
http://www.unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Sutter_Tassel_Mocc_in_Natural_Chromexcel_36956_7521.html

Love those...however i dont know how that last fits my foot.
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