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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Just arrived today. Alden of DC Ravello LWB. Double water-lock sole. Marcoliani merino wool argyle socks.

nephew,
wear in good health your gunboats
post #42962 of 98649
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Originally Posted by Mejnoon View Post

I hope not cry.gif
  Anybody have any idea whats up with the dark spot on the right shoe here?  ~One month old, worn 5-7 times, haven't touched them except for brushing after wearing.



enjoy wearing
post #42963 of 98649
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Originally Posted by OfficeLinebacke View Post

#8 LWB Maiden Voyage

I got them from Hunt Club Clothiers in Cincinnatti on sale, from pre-increase prices (I bought them literally the day before the price increase).  Not saying exactly what deal I got but they took good care of me.

These shoes are a dream to wear.  I never want to take them off my feet.




Wind was blowing so I think it made the trousers drape funny.  Let me know what you think.

wear in good health
post #42964 of 98649

whats the best way to strip down some #8 ptb's of any and all wax/polish etc? i have some beaters here that are looking pretty rough, would like to start fresh

post #42965 of 98649
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

looking good in your cigar

Thank you.

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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post



Are you TRYING to taunt me?  They look great BTW.  Go great with the pants.

Trying to taunt you??

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

These appear to be the same as one of the boots I have:

Alden for LS
Cigar shell
Trubalance last
270 welt
Antique edge
Waterloc sole

Correct
post #42966 of 98649
@ryden I'm looking at a shortwing whiskey bal and a cap toe cigar boot.
post #42967 of 98649
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
wear in good health your gunboats
Mac, I'm extremely honoured to have received an acknowledgment from your esteemed personage. You've influenced a lot people on this website. Myself especially. I've gone from hobbiest to enthusiast in a short period of time. The inspiring photos featuring the coolest shoes and ever present argyles are one of the main reasons I keep coming back to SF. It's not just the quality of Alden shell cordovan shoes which are attractive. It's the people who wear them that make collecting fun. Cheers and kudos Uncle. Your definitely the "Mac Daddy" of them all. Peace!
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Just a warning when storing your waterlock soled shoes. Don't let the soles touch other lighter colored leather. I tossed a pair of brand new LWBs in the closet which happened to fall onto a pair of white golf shoes (a virgin pair of vintage Foot-Joy Classics for those golfers reading this). The area where the waterlock touched the golf shoes turned purple ffffuuuu.gif

I've currently got said area covered with corn starch in hopes it pulls some of it out.
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Mac, I'm extremely honoured to have received an acknowledgment from your esteemed personage. You've influenced a lot people on this website. Myself especially. I've gone from hobbiest to enthusiast in a short period of time. The inspiring photos featuring the coolest shoes and ever present argyles are one of the main reasons I keep coming back to SF. It's not just the quality of Alden shell cordovan shoes which are attractive. It's the people who wear them that make collecting fun. Cheers and kudos Uncle. Your definitely the "Mac Daddy" of them all. Peace!

nephew,
thank for your gracious comments
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Originally Posted by REguy View Post

Just a warning when storing your waterlock soled shoes. Don't let the soles touch other lighter colored leather. I tossed a pair of brand new LWBs in the closet which happened to fall onto a pair of white golf shoes (a virgin pair of vintage Foot-Joy Classics for those golfers reading this). The area where the waterlock touched the golf shoes turned purple ffffuuuu.gif

I've currently got said area covered with corn starch in hopes it pulls some of it out.


I have 7 pairs of the Footjoy classics (4 are the dry premiere).  Best golf shoes ever... they were my gateway shoes that got me to appreciate the leather soled shoe with the different colored edge.  Nothing like the all white, bal PT with the lighter brown edge; a true classic!  It's a shame they do not make them anymore... frown.gif

 

Good luck with the clean up!

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FYI, Alden NYC has some new non-cordovan makeups - grain LWB on crepe (similar to the Leffot version) and a brown calfskin PTB on double leather (I actually like this version a lot, though I have yet to purchase it)
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did alden dc ever put out another email after the initial email address leak one? i vaguely remember Che spearheading it but now that she left, I wonder if someone else will handle it

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Originally Posted by OfficeLinebacke View Post

#8 LWB Maiden Voyage

I got them from Hunt Club Clothiers in Cincinnatti on sale, from pre-increase prices (I bought them literally the day before the price increase).  Not saying exactly what deal I got but they took good care of me.

These shoes are a dream to wear.  I never want to take them off my feet.




Wind was blowing so I think it made the trousers drape funny.  Let me know what you think.

My friend, I do not mean to be overly critical but those trousers are too long.
post #42974 of 98649
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Originally Posted by Spencer View Post

Wearing my new CXL Longwings today for only the 2nd time, and I am getting some pretty nasty creasing in the left toe box, significantly worse than my right. Probably me just being anal, plus it look worse in person than this picture, but is this anything I should be concerned about? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Did you end up getting the Epaulet makeup too? I'm loving the Leydon so much - wore them back to back w/ my Barrie LWBs and was amazed at the difference. Enjoy wearing them!
FWIW, w/ my NatCXL Indys, if you get a tree that really fills the toebox and pay special attention to brushing them out after every wear, the wrinkles won't ever become overly obvious.

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Originally Posted by imolazhp_ci View Post

that's doesn't look bad to me. you have two things working against you, though. 1. longwings = massive toe box which makes the appearance of creasing more prevalent. 2. CXL is prone to not just creasing, but wrinkling, which looks more like what you're experiencing. there are certain areas of the hide that are more prone to this wrinkling than others.
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Originally Posted by sungmineyo View Post

I wouldn't worry about it. I always get more and uglier creasing on left because 1. both feet are not identical and 2. every1 walks differently

Truth.

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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

There is a great Alden last chart that can be found with a basic google search. It lists all the lasts and their corresponding fits I believe the website that published it is called red clay. I'm positive someone around here has a link?

This is the one I've used for reference in the past; although in my experience Tremont marks the line between TTS and -.5, rather than Grant.

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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

whats the best way to strip down some #8 ptb's of any and all wax/polish etc? i have some beaters here that are looking pretty rough, would like to start fresh

Saphir renomat has worked well for me. Kirby/Hanger Project sells it.

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