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post #39556 of 98900
Somebody really ought to buy these. Assuming they are not irregulars, the price is more than reasonable. I don't know the seller. And they are not my size.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-Cigar-Shell-Cordovan-Straight-Tip-Butcher-Oxford-11D-Aberdeen-/271125502062?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item3f2056d86e
post #39557 of 98900

thats a SF members listing. and I would have bought them if they were a larger size  frown.gif

post #39558 of 98900
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Originally Posted by stanford88 View Post

Christmas presents arrived from Alden of DC - thank you Che!
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Congrats!  Very nice looking.  In pics like this where the PTB looks stout and round I think about getting them.  But then in other pictures they look longer and pointier which prevents me for doing so.

 

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Originally Posted by Jescha View Post


I purchased a pair of new Whiskey LWB from a fellow forum member and noticed the right shoe is a touch darker than the left shoe!

The shoes are beautiful and may be I'm the only one who might notice the difference.

Is it a common problem with Alden's light colour shells?

What would be the best way to make the colour of the two shoes more even by:

(1) exposing the darker right shoe in direct sun light and hope that it lighten up a bit

(2) using a darker paste wax for the lighter shoe (what colour?)

Any other suggestions? Thanks.

You'll probably never get them to be identical color.  As many have said before, its just the nature of shell (color variation).  You could try either of your ideas, but my prediction is that it will just change the color of the shoe, but not in a way that it will match its mate any better.  You'll still just have two different colored shoes, and one is now a little lighter/darker than it was before.  In the end, they won'd be any closer of a match.

 

If your one shoe was lighter because it was exposed to sunlight while the other was hidden in the box, it might work.  But still I would be prepared to just live with it or get rid of them.

 

If anyone has ever been successful in getting two different shades of whiskey to match, please correct me.

post #39559 of 98900
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Originally Posted by P. Bateman View Post

I washed this shoe with Saphir suede soap and an oil stain did not come out. I'm now attempting the old baby powder method. I first placed the shoe in a plastic bag, then applied a hot towel on the outside to heat it up. Finally I applied the powder with my finger to the stain. I really hope it works. Lesson learned: Never eat while standing. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Before:

Good luck.
Evil wifey spilled a drop of olive oil on some repello snuff suede Tricker's.
Allegedly the repello means they're stain resistant. This pair wasn't. That olive oil soaked in like on a sponge.

I tried corn starch rather than baby powder. It didn't do much.
Then I tried the saphir soap which helped a little but you can still see the stain.
post #39560 of 98900

I ended up getting Vibram sole-topper-things on my Epaulet Brixtons.  I went to Gus' New Quality Shoe Repair on North Clark in Chicago, cost me $60.

 

Anyway, pictures:

 

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post #39561 of 98900
How much do you guys reckon I could get from my NIB not worn J Crew Indys on ebay? I'm sorta thinking of selling them to fund a pair of natty cxl indys, I have the Roy boot in brown CXL and sorta want to explore the Alden rainbow more...
post #39562 of 98900
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

How much do you guys reckon I could get from my NIB not worn J Crew Indys on ebay? I'm sorta thinking of selling them to fund a pair of natty cxl indys, I have the Roy boot in brown CXL and sorta want to explore the Alden rainbow more...

Your best bet would be try to return them to J Crew - Indy boots are common, so you probably would have to sell at a discount to retail on ebay
post #39563 of 98900
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

How much do you guys reckon I could get from my NIB not worn J Crew Indys on ebay? I'm sorta thinking of selling them to fund a pair of natty cxl indys, I have the Roy boot in brown CXL and sorta want to explore the Alden rainbow more...

If you ship Europe / Asia then close to retail but expect to get offers in 100s range with the most ridiculous justifications about why their price was reasonable
post #39564 of 98900
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Your best bet would be try to return them to J Crew - Indy boots are common, so you probably would have to sell at a discount to retail on ebay

Well I paid $338 for them from J Crew. So I stand to make a profit to be able to invest in natural Indys.. I know this is sorta dirty, but If there's a buyer than there's always a seller. And it's from J Crew who can piss up a rope.
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

If you ship Europe / Asia then close to retail but expect to get offers in 100s range with the most ridiculous justifications about why their price was reasonable

haahaa, oh god i know exactly what you are talking about.
post #39565 of 98900
What do you guys think the most casual model and color is? I was thinking either the chukka or plain toe boot from j crew would work. I'm only 20, and I don't have any need for dress shoes now or in the near future. I will be wearing these mostly with jeans and corduroys. I like the idea or cordovan because it seems like the raw denim of the shoe world. What do you guys think?
post #39566 of 98900
J Crew cap toe boot + cuffed denim is pretty ballin
post #39567 of 98900
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Originally Posted by a bag of it View Post

What do you guys think the most casual model and color is? I was thinking either the chukka or plain toe boot from j crew would work. I'm only 20, and I don't have any need for dress shoes now or in the near future. I will be wearing these mostly with jeans and corduroys. I like the idea or cordovan because it seems like the raw denim of the shoe world. What do you guys think?

cigar gets my vote, ptb or indy boot

post #39568 of 98900
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Somebody really ought to buy these. Assuming they are not irregulars, the price is more than reasonable. I don't know the seller. And they are not my size.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-Cigar-Shell-Cordovan-Straight-Tip-Butcher-Oxford-11D-Aberdeen-/271125502062?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item3f2056d86e

 

 

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Somebody really ought to buy these. Assuming they are not irregulars, the price is more than reasonable. I don't know the seller. And they are not my size.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-Cigar-Shell-Cordovan-Straight-Tip-Butcher-Oxford-11D-Aberdeen-/271125502062?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item3f2056d86e

 

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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

thats a SF members listing. and I would have bought them if they were a larger size  frown.gif

Got excited until I saw the size (too big for me).  Thought the same thing about the following two...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-for-Leffot-Ravello-Shell-Cordovan-Daytripper-Boots-11D-Grant-/271125496651?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item3f2056c34b

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-for-Leathersoul-Ravello-Shell-Cordovan-Shortwings-10-5D-11-Barrie-/271125492313?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item3f2056b259

 

I have another ebay gem arriving today.  Will post pics later.  Probably a good thing these three other Alden auctions didn't work out!

post #39569 of 98900
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Originally Posted by a bag of it View Post

What do you guys think the most casual model and color is? I was thinking either the chukka or plain toe boot from j crew would work. I'm only 20, and I don't have any need for dress shoes now or in the near future. I will be wearing these mostly with jeans and corduroys. I like the idea or cordovan because it seems like the raw denim of the shoe world. What do you guys think?

Color 8 or cigar in a chukka or Indy boot would serve your purposes well.
post #39570 of 98900
I'm leaning heavily towards color 8, but I'm stuck between the indy boot, the cap toe boot from j crew, and the chukka.
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