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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

 

Were these new or used? Shell cordovan? If new shell, that may be normal waxes coming to the surface as you wear them. A light buffing with a slightly damp soft cloth followed by a brushing with a horse hair brush (after waiting several minutes for them to be dry), followed by a buff with a dry cloth should help a lot. 

 

And welcome to the forum. 

the shoes were used. he sold them for shell cordovan. have used horse hair brush, did light wax, let them sit for a day, but same thing. after one day, they look like the loose some white stuff - see the picture.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-cordovan-563-NEW-/251262892037?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item3a806f7805

PSA:

A new 11.5 color 8 Tassel for this price?

Someone has to jump on this.
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Originally Posted by totalair1 View Post

I talked to Ed with Theshoemart...he claims he went to Horween himself and they simply have no cordovan hides on the shelf. In addition, Ed claims Alden has no hides either. I think the demand for shell cordovan has exceeded the supply. I know Ed's not a happy camper because he can't sell what he does not have.

See Ya,
Steve

This is consistent with what I was told by a contact at LSW. And the shortage is for all shell, not just exotics. Get it while you can. biggrin.gif
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Perhaps the previous owner put the wrong kind of wax/cream on the shell. I've never seen an example of it coming out of creases to this degree.

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this is a great forum and this is my first posting.

I just bought Alden on ebay and I am not satisfied.
the shoes looked o.k., when unpacking, but after a couple of hours wear, some crincles got lighter than the original bordeaux color.
after one full day, the leather showed white stuff coming off, if I would have been in dust somewhere, even I was in the office on carpet (see the picture).
I brushed the shoes and left them sitting for a day but after wearing them another day, same thing.
what could be wrong with the leather?
any recomendations what I can do?

does Alden offer to refurb these shoes for me?

thank you 
michigan66

What model number is listed inside the shoe?

Yes - Alden will restore these for you.
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-cordovan-563-NEW-/251262892037?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item3a806f7805

PSA:

A new 11.5 color 8 Tassel for this price?

Someone has to jump on this.


Great deal, but buying from someone who has only sold three items on ebay is a little risky.  Still, no negative feedback and an incredible price.

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Great deal, but buying from someone who has only sold three items on ebay is a little risky.  Still, no negative feedback and an incredible price.

Also, stock photo.

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looks like fresh #8 to me...

 

http://instagram.com/p/YNoz5fmbpB/

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Great deal, but buying from someone who has only sold three items on ebay is a little risky.  Still, no negative feedback and an incredible price.

And a 14 day return policy ....
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Great deal, but buying from someone who has only sold three items on ebay is a little risky.  Still, no negative feedback and an incredible price.

And a 14 day return policy ....


Yup.  Good call 7.  Here's another nice find on the bay for Cigar PTBs in 11D...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ultra-Rare-MINT-Alden-USA-Cigar-Shell-Cordovan-Plain-Toe-Derbies-11D-in-Box-/230962052023?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item35c6693bb7

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natural cxl LHS on hampton last today. I think a really nice neutral spring shoe.

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Am I correct that those are on the Barrie last and if I wear an 11 in an Aberdeen I'd need a 10.5 in a Barrie? If so that sucks.

 

 

Yup.  Good call 7.  Here's another nice find on the bay for Cigar PTBs in 11D...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ultra-Rare-MINT-Alden-USA-Cigar-Shell-Cordovan-Plain-Toe-Derbies-11D-in-Box-/230962052023?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item35c6693bb7

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nephew,
good looking saddle


Coming from you that is a big compliment.  Thank you very much and have a great weekend!  biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by TactileOne View Post

Am I correct that those are on the Barrie last and if I wear an 11 in an Aberdeen I'd need a 10.5 in a Barrie? If so that sucks.

 

 

Yup.  Good call 7.  Here's another nice find on the bay for Cigar PTBs in 11D...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ultra-Rare-MINT-Alden-USA-Cigar-Shell-Cordovan-Plain-Toe-Derbies-11D-in-Box-/230962052023?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item35c6693bb7


Sorry Tactile.  I'm afraid you are correct.

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

This is consistent with what I was told by a contact at LSW. And the shortage is for all shell, not just exotics. Get it while you can. biggrin.gif

I was told the same thing.
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