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I have the same shoe in snuff suede arriving tomorrow

 

what is the consensus on how to treat suede prior to wearing?

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

I have the same shoe in snuff suede arriving tomorrow

what is the consensus on how to treat suede prior to wearing?

Spray with water repellent (widely available)
post #46518 of 79301
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

how thick of a sock were you wearing? I am always amazed at how much the feel of the fit changes based off the sock I am wearing. I do match up particular thicknesses to particular pairs...

It was the middle of the day and I was wearing a pair of cotton dress socks. The snug fit was felt at the top of shoe and not really the sides. It could have been that the laces were to tight but I don't think that was the problem.

I have a pair of 405's in a 8.5 but sized up for when I wear thicker socks.
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Originally Posted by Hermitedge View Post

Suede isn't my thing yet, but Alden is making me reconsider:
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http://unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Arthur_Unlined_Suede_Dover_in_Tan_29332F_3602.html

This is a great shoe.  Quit thinking about it and pull the trigger!nod[1].gif

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Originally Posted by brooklyn View Post


It was the middle of the day and I was wearing a pair of cotton dress socks. The snug fit was felt at the top of shoe and not really the sides. It could have been that the laces were to tight but I don't think that was the problem.

I have a pair of 405's in a 8.5 but sized up for when I wear thicker socks.

This is good because your foot will sink in to the cork foot bed up to 1/4 of an inch and leave an imprint.  Should alleviate at least some of the snug fit.  Was it so snug that your feet were throbbing?

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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

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.

The ones they sell look like rebranded Tacco Leather Insoles (also called Luxus or 613). You can get them for half the price from elsewhere online.

I use these all the time to get a perfect fit in some shoes. I'd say that they add about 1/4 size.
post #46522 of 79301
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

I have the same shoe in snuff suede arriving tomorrow

what is the consensus on how to treat suede prior to wearing?

Where'd you get these?
post #46523 of 79301
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Edit:  What'd ya get?

Black unlined LHS. Gonna get my Michael Jackson on...
post #46524 of 79301
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Has anyone received BB cordovan shoes through the 30% corporate sale?

I placed an order, but for some reason they keep saying my card is failing to authorize.

I have called them like 7 times this week, and can't help but wonder if its because they don't want to let the unlined LHS go for $448.  None of the customer service reps have given me any reason to believe that this is the case, but my bank said that they have no record of BB even trying to initiate a transaction, while BB says they have tried it on like 5 different occasions.

They ended up canceling my order, after the customer service rep said that wouldn't happen.  As a consequence I lost the 9D.  I made them resubmit a new order identical to the first and manually adjust the price.  I had to go with 9.5D this time, and will hope that a local store has a 9D in stock to exchange.  If not I'll just have to send them back.  They said the 9D is backordered indefinitely.  When I ordered them initially, they had a backorder ship date of 4/8.

Even weirder is that the order status on my BB account says that the first order has been shipped.  Neither of the cards that I gave them has been charged yet. puzzled.gif

Mine just arrived today, the order process was very strange. First there was a charge on my cc. Then it showed the cc transaction was cancelled so i sent an email to customer service asking why my order was cancelled. They reply with a message that the order is shipped and included a tracking number. Now its weird because there is still no charge on my card and im tracking my package. This afternoon i get home from work package is here so i checked my cc and it has been charged. For a couple days i though they sent me a free pair of aldens.....yea!
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

 

 

Edit:  Oh wait, no.  Sorry, actually these aren't the same...

This is hysterical. Great response.

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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post


Black unlined LHS. Gonna get my Michael Jackson on...

I got the Black Unlined.  fistbump.gif

 

Not sure I get the MJ reference, unless you mean moonwalk?  (Sorry, I'm slow)

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Mine just arrived today, the order process was very strange. First there was a charge on my cc. Then it showed the cc transaction was cancelled so i sent an email to customer service asking why my order was cancelled. They reply with a message that the order is shipped and included a tracking number. Now its weird because there is still no charge on my card and im tracking my package. This afternoon i get home from work package is here so i checked my cc and it has been charged. For a couple days i though they sent me a free pair of aldens.....yea!

What'd you get?

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Originally Posted by JermynStreet View Post

This is hysterical. Great response.

bigstar[1].gif  Glad that someone found it funny.

 

Edit:  Also, post more pics of those cap-toes for me to drool on?

post #46527 of 79301
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Originally Posted by thenewbie View Post

there are a lot of special makeups I currently want, the problem is they're all on Crepe-- which I'm not too into. Anybody have a picture of them wearing crepe that can convince me I'm wrong? Looking for a side view (as opposed to an overheard view).

 

thanks!

 

I don't think I'm in love with the crepe.  It looks nice with the snuff suede, but I wouldn't get it on a cordovan shoe.  When these wear out, I think might try having B. Nelson put a double leather sole on them.  

 

side shots:

 

 

post #46528 of 79301

Question:

 

Do any of you guys pre-treat your cordovan shoes as outlined here?

 

http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/care_of_shell_cordovan.htm

 

I haven't done it with my pairs and am wondering if it is something I should be doing on any future purchases?

post #46529 of 79301
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Has anyone received BB cordovan shoes through the 30% corporate sale?

 

I placed an order, but for some reason they keep saying my card is failing to authorize.

 

I have called them like 7 times this week, and can't help but wonder if its because they don't want to let the unlined LHS go for $448.  None of the customer service reps have given me any reason to believe that this is the case, but my bank said that they have no record of BB even trying to initiate a transaction, while BB says they have tried it on like 5 different occasions.

 

They ended up canceling my order, after the customer service rep said that wouldn't happen.  As a consequence I lost the 9D.  I made them resubmit a new order identical to the first and manually adjust the price.  I had to go with 9.5D this time, and will hope that a local store has a 9D in stock to exchange.  If not I'll just have to send them back.  They said the 9D is backordered indefinitely.  When I ordered them initially, they had a backorder ship date of 4/8.

 

Even weirder is that the order status on my BB account says that the first order has been shipped.  Neither of the cards that I gave them has been charged yet. puzzled.gif

i just called directly and the sales rep applied the 30% discount to a pair of #8 straight tip bluchers without batting an eye...got an order confirmation within 30 min, card billed, shipping confirmation in 2-3 business days.

 

was gonna get the lhs in 9d--had it in my cart the night before--but when i got around to checking out after work on the day the sale started, it was out of stock! hoping you get yours.

 

i will splurge for the faster shipping next time.

 

 

 

on a related note, any success with ordering j.crew alden shell with their ongoing 25% discount? none on this end...

post #46530 of 79301
i actually really like the crepe sole, but only on an indy boot, which is already bulkier in profile. it makes for a very comfortable ride.
i just got the unionmade version

ill post pics
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