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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

^ Leather Defender prevents most issues arising with getting shell wet.  I use it liberally and often.  In fact, I use it when cleaning my shoes as a dampening agent for my cloth in step one of the Mac Method.

This is the first time I've heard of this. Interesting...

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Originally Posted by fitchottie View Post

This is one of the first times I am hearing this... I heard most complain of bumps forming and swelling coming from issues of wet and rainy conditions....
Can more confirm this. Are there certain process that need to take place, spray etc.

Some of my cordovan shoes have gotten the "welts" after rain, but I've worn plenty of Alden shoes in rain without much of an issue. I don't think you can really predict it. What you can do is use Leather Defender. Kathy at Alden DC sent me a bottle with my Whiskey Indy boots. I wear them in a lot of weather conditions, no welts yet.
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Even in snow my #8 Captoes came out unscathed. Granted, I didn't go sloshing around but they definitely got wet..
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This is the first time I've heard of this. Interesting...

Having said that, I should disclose 2 things:

 

1. I live in LA, so it's not like we are exposed to the elements frequently - thought it is raining as we speak.

2. I don't wear shell when the weather calls for rain, but instead opt for calfskin.  But I do get caught in the occasional downpour, or men's room faucet backsplash, and my shoes escape without incident.

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Shell is supposed to last a generation, would be a pity if you had to baby them--good thing you don't.

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I've read some info on various thread, but had a follow up...

Is the brown chomexcel on the JCREW indys LIGHTER than the usual 403s? Or are they identical. For some reason, the jcrew color looks better, but maybe its my bad vision deceiving me.
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Your credit card will be charged now.  I purchased the Cap Toe back in October and had to pay back then.  They just arrived last week.

 

That's strange.  I ordered the #8 captoe back in August and the estimated delivery was stated as November.  I didn't get charged till the boots were shipped about 10 days ago.  Have they changed their policy?

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Originally Posted by Hermitedge View Post

I've read some info on various thread, but had a follow up...
Is the brown chomexcel on the JCREW indys LIGHTER than the usual 403s? Or are they identical. For some reason, the jcrew color looks better, but maybe its my bad vision deceiving me.

Different chromexcel batches may have variations, but fundamentally the J Crew chromexcel Indy is the same as the regular chromexcel indy, with the exception of the stitching pattern on the sides and back of the boot
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Breaking news: Alden DC just got in a surprise small shipment of ravello LWBs with waterloc soles.
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Don't worry about shell in rain - feed them some reno and paste wax every once in a while and you are good to go. As a seattleite I have some experience with this... minor bumps even out with time.

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Nah, they can't have a permanent charge and hold your money. They charge when it is shipped. The charge you see might be a temporary authorization.
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Breaking news: Alden DC just got in a surprise small shipment of ravello LWBs with waterloc soles.

It's pouring ravello
hallelujah
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Breaking news: Alden DC just got in a surprise small shipment of ravello LWBs with waterloc soles.

doesn't DC do a lot of stuff on the grant last? if so, that could be grail territory.
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before I start wearing my Jcrew #8 perf cap toes how do i break them in? I see people wearing them on carpet for a day. Anything else?
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

^Yes, looking online my J Crew purchase from earlier today is pending on my credit card. Means it should go through now.
On another note, I wonder that J Crew doesn't have some analytics that show them where there's an unusual spike in activity in their inventory. One might think they'd want to know if Alden sales have increased dramatically all of a sudden. Maybe they are doing something right, or maybe there's something funny going on such as this sale code that maybe shouldn't work. Of course, they may figure this out this evening, I suppose. In the meantime it seems like a lot of people here got that rare thing, Aldens on sale.

Thanks for the heads up.

 

Always nice to get a new pair of nice shoes, even better when yoiu can get them for less..

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