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Is creasing like this on CXL normal prior to actual wear? Will it balance itself out or its the usual Alden QC issue?

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Originally Posted by Hermitedge View Post

Is creasing like this on CXL normal prior to actual wear? Will it balance itself out or its the usual Alden QC issue?


I would think it's fine. Sometimes it's just how the hide is - whether identifying that an not utilizing the hide in the first place is another question.

But, as always, if it bothers you enough, return them.
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looks like normal CXL imo. as you wear more, youll see more creasing.

 

my brand new natural cxl tanker that just showed up have a similar finish in certain spots

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As follows, I wouldn't worry about it.  CXL is a very soft, supple leather.  It will pick up creases or the leather will "roll" at stress points.  CXL also picks up scuffs very easily, but you can brush and buff them out easily too.  It goes with the territory so to speak.  Consider hitting it with some Venetian shoe cream.  It can't hurt.

 

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Is creasing like this on CXL normal prior to actual wear? Will it balance itself out or its the usual Alden QC issue?
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I would think it's fine. Sometimes it's just how the hide is - whether identifying that an not utilizing the hide in the first place is another question.

But, as always, if it bothers you enough, return them.

 

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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

looks like normal CXL imo. as you wear more, youll see more creasing.

 

my brand new natural cxl tanker that just showed up have a similar finish in certain spots

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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
i like your wt, wear in good health, the alden model is on the tremont last, model #974

Uncle,

These are a speacial make up for Pelle LIne - notice the punches in the heel counter. I know the standard model is tremon, but these are plaza. I will take more photos tomorrow.
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I've got a sizing question.......if I'm a size 11B on a Brannock Device (and 11B in Allen Edmonds 5 last), how does that translate into the various Alden lasts?  I know that narrows are few and far between, and from what I've read it's smart to size down .5 in most cases.  Is this accurate?

Not sure if this will help, however, I wear 10E in the AE 5 last, 9.5D in the Barrie and 10D in the Hampton.
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I prefer the Brooks wingtip because it has metal eyelets.
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

As follows, I wouldn't worry about it.  CXL is a very soft, supple leather.  It will pick up creases or the leather will "roll" at stress points.  CXL also picks up scuffs very easily, but you can brush and buff them out easily too.  It goes with the territory so to speak.  Consider hitting it with some Venetian shoe cream.  It can't hurt.
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Originally Posted by Hermitedge View Post

Is creasing like this on CXL normal prior to actual wear? Will it balance itself out or its the usual Alden QC issue? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

I would think it's fine. Sometimes it's just how the hide is - whether identifying that an not utilizing the hide in the first place is another question.


But, as always, if it bothers you enough, return them.
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

looks like normal CXL imo. as you wear more, youll see more creasing.

my brand new natural cxl tanker that just showed up have a similar finish in certain spots

That looks like growth marks in the leather.
I don't think any amount of cream is going to make that go away.
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Originally Posted by xynder View Post

What is the best way to care for a pair of 405 Indys? Mine have some scuffs.

get more scuffs! These babies look better beaten up.
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

I have Trubalance and Barrie models in the same size - 9D. Width is about the same.

Thanks so much bro icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Do you guys know how often they run the Alden pre-orders on Leather Soul Hawaii ?
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Thanks so much bro icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Do you guys know how often they run the Alden pre-orders on Leather Soul Hawaii ?

You mostt likely know but they have one now on 4 styles
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post


That looks like growth marks in the leather.
I don't think any amount of cream is going to make that go away.


Oh no, but a little Venetian never hurts, and I usually feel better afterwards  .  .  .

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J Crew x Alden Indys after a short brushing and some new laces. Feel like a new man.
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Cleaned up a bunch of shoes last night while watching tennis and drinking IPAs

Cordovan Chukka Family, L-R
Whiskey Chukka (a year and a half old), Alden Madison
Whiskey Chukka (unworn), Alden SF
Ravello Chukka (unworn), Shoe Mart
Cigar Chukka, Alden Madison
I also have CXL and navy suede chukkas... I am wavering on both of the middle chukkas. I may send back/sell one or both of them and go for a color 8 chukka at some point.



Cordovan wingtip family, L-R
Ralph Lauren Marlow, RL Madison Avenue
Cigar Longwing, Alden of Carmel
Ravello Longwing, Alden SF (unworn, but will be worn a bunch soon)
Whiskey Wingtip, Alden DC
I have a color 8 longwing on antique soles from Leffot on order

AppleMark
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Ravello tassels from Leffot



Black penny loafer, Grant last, Alden Madison



Natural CXL Indy from Leffot... I have used pitch blend on these, I may hit these up with Saphir or Venetian at some point

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