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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.
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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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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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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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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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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.

Truth.
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.
 

How would you describe the leydon/barrie difference? 

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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

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)

tried to get in there today since I was going to be in mid town after work. forgot they closed at 6! D'oh!
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How would you describe the leydon/barrie difference? 

I have the 11.5 B/D Barrie and 12 B/D Leydon. While I don't have any heel slippage in the Barrie, the Leydon really locks you in, cupping the heel more effectively. The toebox is a bit more narrow, moreso a U-shape as opposed to the C-shape of the Barrie. I think the instep is a bit more raised as well - a bit better for a foot with arch. I think it's my favorite last up to now.
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Barrie for LWBs may run a little bigger/wider than barrie lasted boots.  I Have the J Crew Cap toe boots and a bunch of LWBs all in the same size.  I suppose you should try them if possible, or order two sizes and send back the one that doesn't fit.  My guess is the sizes should be the same.

$540 may be a little steep, but given the price increase, that sounds about right, I guess??  You may want to look on ebay.  You can usually find a pretty good deal for the J Crew calf LWBs.  I bought the brown calf for under $300 bnwb.  If you are looking for shell LWBs, $540 is a tremendous bargain. Good luck...

I can't do two pairs as the store won't take the other back. I should really try to find time to try on some LWBs.

At first I did the same size JCrew PCT as my indy boots but they were just too tight across the widest part of my foot. I stepped up a half size and it was good.

I keep hearing that the Barrie LWB are a little roomier/wider than Barrie lasted boots. If that's the case I'm tempted to just go with my Indy size.
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

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


I want to ask this question as well.

I didn't receive any email after that.

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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Truth.
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.

let's just say it yet again so everyone knows...our very own REguy made this

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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.

 

looks a bit like overzealous burnishing. i have a pair of AE brown calf 5th aves like this. anyone else care to weigh in?

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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.
Try using the shoe bags that came with the shoes for storage. That might help alleviate the problem in the future. I'm not sure. It's just a guess.
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Unfortunately, I put off buying my shoes until after the price increase... Oh well, the discount on the higher price is still pretty good.  I'm glad the PSA could help someone else out too.  Shoes look nice.

 

When I pick up my shoes I will ask about the next sale.  I'm guessing 2014, but you never know.

 

 

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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.

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