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Shameless plug here brothas - but I just dropped the price on my PTBs.. if anyone knows others who wants 'em send them my way! I'll be forever grateful icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Originally Posted by englade321 View Post

1. super glue a spot on one side to hold the tongue
2. use a couple stiches thru the tongue to hold it to the lacing area
3. pictures below show a " trainer " i made works great you only need it till the tongue resets itself[IMG]

Dude this trainer is literally genius - can you show more pics please? smile.gif
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Dude this trainer is literally genius - can you show more pics please? smile.gif
ill post a show and tell tomorrow getting late check back
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Thanks, I was going to ask the same thing I would love to see a step by step guide to make ones for my pair. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Yeah sounds great - will have to try it out when I get a chance.

For guys who obsess over sizing, what are some insoles (leather) that you all would recommend to take up a bit of space?
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Originally Posted by dusttruffle View Post

question regarding LHS.

I have been looking for a pair of loafers that fit right on and off for a few years.  no real luck except for some cheap bass weejuns but that was only when they were *really* small on me.

i guess the issue is, i get that loafers are for loafing an' all, but am i having unrealistic expectations regarding expecting to be able to walk about a reasonable amount without heel slippage?

Really tempted by the unlined BB #8 LHS - but before i try them for size --- I just wanted to check how you guys size your Alden Loafers - when you try them on are they *really tight and snug* / almost too tight? ... how should i think about heel slippage and walking .. is it just too be expected?  One advantage with shell i guess i that i need not work too much about them stretching too out.

Advices appreciated.  Sure i could sell them if it doesnt work out - but it is a lot of dollar to drop.

With my color 8 alden for bb unlined LHS, and my tassels in suede and shell, i literally have no heel slippage. They are comfortably snug. They key for me was going down in width until my heel was locked in.
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Originally Posted by david3558 View Post

Yeah sounds great - will have to try it out when I get a chance.

For guys who obsess over sizing, what are some insoles (leather) that you all would recommend to take up a bit of space?
I saw some Saphir leather insoles available from "The Hanger Project" that looked pretty nice. I'm thinking about getting a pair for my golf shoes.
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

 

This is correct, so only get the try on pair if you have already decided on Rancourt.

 

Can you customize OSB as you can with Rancourt?

 

Also, Rancourt does Shell Cordovan.  Didn't see it avail on OSB's website, but maybe I missed it.

 

No shell for OSB and no MTO program, but they do have some special makeups for a few stores.  Rancourt certainly has a much larger selection.

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Also consider Oak Street Bootmakers.  A little more expensive than Rancourt, but a better return policy.  IIRC the Rancourt trial shoes cost $50, which you only get back if you order.  You could try on the ones Brooks Brothers sells though, I suppose.  Also, OSB is goodyear welted and has a full length insole, which may be a plus or minus depending on your preferences.

 

Personally, I am hoping to find a proper fit in the BB LHS by Summer.

 

The only Goodyear-welted product that Oak Street currently produces is the Trench Boot.  All of their other shoes (including loafers) are hand-stitched moccasin construction. 

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Originally Posted by david3558 View Post

Seriously, those look great. I miss mine (at OP) - are those on the Grant last?

PS - The Grant, when taken TTS feels rather large in the boot - anyone know if Alden offers leather insoles directly? I've heard from Tom that they do that..

Yes they do offer leather insoles, I just bought some from them yesterday... However, they also informed me that they are discontinued, so it's whatever they have left in stock...
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BTW guys, got an email from J. Gilbert yesterday informing me their special make up order was confirmed by Alden, and they are now taking pre-orders on their medallion toe Oxford on the Plaza last in black shell. If you're interested reach out to Yenni, I placed my order yesterday. Here's what they look like in No.8: http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/Shoes-Medallion_Toe_Oxford_241.htm
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Originally Posted by CalceoAdamator View Post

BTW guys, got an email from J. Gilbert yesterday informing me their special make up order was confirmed by Alden, and they are now taking pre-orders on their medallion toe Oxford on the Plaza last in black shell. If you're interested reach out to Yenni, I placed my order yesterday. Here's what they look like in No.8: http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/Shoes-Medallion_Toe_Oxford_241.htm

Here's the black shell version:
http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/Shoes-Medallion_Toe_Oxford_250.htm

I have it. It is a nice looking shoe.
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I saw some Saphir leather insoles available from "The Hanger Project" that looked pretty nice. I'm thinking about getting a pair for my golf shoes.

Perfect - that's what I'm looking for. Can't wait...
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Originally Posted by CalceoAdamator View Post

Yes they do offer leather insoles, I just bought some from them yesterday... However, they also informed me that they are discontinued, so it's whatever they have left in stock...

Do you think you could send me some details on how to get them via PM? happy.gif
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Originally Posted by david3558 View Post

Perfect - that's what I'm looking for. Can't wait...
Do you think you could send me some details on how to get them via PM? happy.gif
I just emailed Alden to see if they actually still exist. I'm also going to my local Alden retailer today, Hubert White in MPLS. I'll have their shoe guy, Kevin Luedke 612-339-9200, make some inquiries. He's also got a growing selection of Alden's in stock. I'm tempted to get some 975's just in case. You know how it is.
Edited by BeSpiffington - 3/21/13 at 8:34am
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Originally Posted by david3558 View Post

Perfect - that's what I'm looking for. Can't wait...
Do you think you could send me some details on how to get them via PM? happy.gif

I called the factory at (508) 947-3926, left several VMs (over the course of a week) and someone finally called back and I ordered over the phone.
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