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my restoration was actually $160, my b. I was considering B. Nelson, because I wanted flush toe-taps put on my chukkas (petty thuggin'), but I talked to Tom(?) at LSBH, and he talked me out of it. He said because only Alden has the original lasts, he would only use their restoration.

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my restoration was actually $160, my b. I was considering B. Nelson, because I wanted flush toe-taps put on my chukkas (petty thuggin'), but I talked to Tom(?) at LSBH, and he talked me out of it. He said because only Alden has the original lasts, he would only use their restoration.

That is interesting, I had wondered about that.

 

B. Nelson says on his website: "Each pair of shoes is fitted with the correct size last before the sole is removed. "

 

but i guess it says nothing about being the original last.

 

 

I wonder if it's better to go to Alden for re-sole as well, for that same reason?

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Anyone have thoughts on what would be a good Alden loafer for the summer? I'm considering the LHS in either cigar or whiskey. I wear an 11D in the Barrie last. What would be the appropriate size in the van last? Thanks

nephew,
you should go with the 11 D
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My girls, back from restoration, it's a whole new shoe, gents. Forgot how heavy and substantial they are, i'd worn them to the nub before, and they felt much lighter. Was considering having the resole done locally, a la Don Ville on La Brea, but I'm glad I went with Alden's program. I was wondering if they'd replace the cork footbed, and they definitely do.  


And those cedar trees they give you are the business. jah bless

Speekez - this is a GREAT report back. So nice to see a beautiful pair completely done back up like new. Thank you for posting!
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My girls, back from restoration, it's a whole new shoe, gents. Forgot how heavy and substantial they are, i'd worn them to the nub before, and they felt much lighter. Was considering having the resole done locally, a la Don Ville on La Brea, but I'm glad I went with Alden's program. I was wondering if they'd replace the cork footbed, and they definitely do.  


And those cedar trees they give you are the business. jah bless
Those boots look outstanding. The restoration program is one reason I'm definitely sticking with Alden.

those are fabulous
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I was tempted to ask Alden if they could avoid using any wax in the resoling, but I sortof wanted to get the whole experience. w/e, I'm sure the wax will strip off in due time. They are oxblood as all get out. Smell like turpentine too, it's nice.

So Alden also refurbished the upper? It looks good. Did you include a letter or something requested what you would like done?
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For me, both are TTS, although I prefer the fit of the Plaza.

Seven, why you prefer plaza? How is the toe area compared in these two lasts? Plaza more snug?
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Seven, why you prefer plaza? How is the toe area compared in these two lasts? Plaza more snug?

Personally I find the plaza to be the most attractive of all Alden lasts. Additionally I find that the toe box fits my toes perfectly where as the Barrie they tend to get a little lost even with the 1/2 size down. Sorry to jump in here just my 02.
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speekez, I really dig your vernacular. Great pics and personality in your post.
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Thanks NAMOR, turnaround was 6 weeks (felt like eternity without these in my rotation), $140. I'll post better b4 pix. They'd gotten very light before I'd sent them in (I never use wax, only Reno). They had a ton of nicks and cuts, and a hole in the left sole.

 
I was tempted to ask Alden if they could avoid using any wax in the resoling, but I sortof wanted to get the whole experience. w/e, I'm sure the wax will strip off in due time. They are oxblood as all get out. Smell like turpentine too, it's nice.

It's already been said 10 times over, but those look awesome. I feel unless you want to 'change' the style of sole, Alden is the way to go to have them replaced.
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nephew,
you should go with the 11 D
Much appreciated Uncle. I'll go to Hubert White in MPLS and give them a try. It seems that scoring a particular colour is more of an issue related to availability. I saw the cigar LHS listed on shoemart yesterday.
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Much appreciated Uncle. I'll go to Hubert White in MPLS and give them a try. It seems that scoring a particular colour is more of an issue related to availability. I saw the cigar LHS listed on shoemart yesterday.

I was in Hubert White about 18 months ago and the in-store selection was minimal. Hopefully their inventory has increased .....
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I like your choices. I find both the whiskey and Ravello appealing. Much appreciated Seven.

Thank you.

I'm not as big of a whiskey fan as some on here, but I will say (and have said) that my first choice in the LHS is whiskey. And part of that is because I really like them for summer, and with shorts.
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Cigar Chukka
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Thank you.

I'm not as big of a whiskey fan as some on here, but I will say (and have said) that my first choice in the LHS is whiskey. And part of that is because I really like them for summer, and with shorts.
You know Seven that's what I was thinking, a light coloured loafer to wear with shorts. But my girlfriend says she prefers the LHS in cigar. As if my addiction to shell wasn't enough. Opinions are like you know what, everybody has one. Hubert Whites biggest sellers are the PTB and the LHS in #8. So they have a lot of sizes in those to try.
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