***The official Alden thread *** - Page 2766
Sorry, first time post. I have the same issue with one of my 403's. There about two months old so I can imagine them being dry. Just to be sure I applied some Reno, no change. It looks like marble for lack of a better word. Is this a normal characteristic of CXL? Its kind of driving me nuts, any insight would be appreciated.
Just looks like good character to me!
Sorry to see that, doesn't look bad though. Seems like the quarters were cut from looser part of the hide. Just the natural characteristic of the leather if it's breaking this way, just do your best to keep oiled.
Hi Friends, I bought my first pair of Aldens (brand new 405s) the day after Christmas. Love them, but noticed a couple issues.
Thread is coming undone on the corner of the right boot.
On the left boot, the stitching on the welt is starting to fray. It looks like the welt was trimmed very close to the thread, exposing the thread to more wear.
Here you can see a comparison between left and right to see the difference.
My question is, would there be any concern about the long term durability of these boots related to these two issues? If so, can anything be done to to help?