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post #50026 of 94024
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Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post

Thank you. MrDV your Alden collection is very impressive & I love your pics. Carry on.
Thanks SFTG, don't overlook the whiskey LWB.
Very kind, thank you. smile.gif

I actually own a few whiskey models, and the LWB happens to be one of them. I have also sold a few whiskey models in the last year or so. Truth be told, I will probably never buy whiskey again unless it is an Indy boot or an NST boot. I just personally prefer the other shell colors, even black. Frankly, I would probably even entertain a sale or swap of the LWB if the offer was right. Who knows? i have considered selling them to a coworker. It's a unique shoe, but I very seldom wear it.
post #50027 of 94024
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


I was in Houston back in January and saw them there.  I suppose it is possible that they were old stock color 8 that looked darker and more brown than usual, but the dark brown edge I am pretty sure of, which makes me think the dark brown shell is correct.  Color 8 LHS typically come with black edge.  Also, the soles were significantly thicker than the shell tassel mocs that sat next to them on display.  Could it be that C&J or another maker produced this model?

Black Fleece had a reddish brown shiny calf one, similar to the RL shell loafer. By C&J. Really nice pair, my Dad almost bought it.
post #50028 of 94024



Before is with paste wax and a lot of brushing. After is with a spoon, rubbing back and forth till the mark was less visible, paste wax directly at the blemish, a lot of brushing and then saphir MDO, brushing and buffing the whole shoe.
post #50029 of 94024
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Originally Posted by Renalan View Post

Just took my shoes out for cleaning/brushing. My gf drove her heel into my shoe in Vegas and there's a dimple/divot/mark off the cap on the front end of my shoes. Any ideas on how to smooth this one out?

Is it time to buy a deer bone?

Or time for a new gf ! devil.gifsly.gif
post #50030 of 94024
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Before is with paste wax and a lot of brushing. After is with a spoon, rubbing back and forth till the mark was less visible, paste wax directly at the blemish, a lot of brushing and then saphir MDO, brushing and buffing the whole shoe.

Not a bad job actually. Well done man!
post #50031 of 94024
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Originally Posted by jmemt View Post

I know.  They aren't comfortable on my feet and my knees get sore after wearing them.  My Indy's bother my knees occasionally, but they don't hurt my feet like the captoes.  They are 9D.

I need to get to someplace that can really measure for Aldens, but unfortunately I live in North Dakota.  There are zero options here and not even a great place in Minneapolis. 

that's unfortunate. you're right, Minneapolis doesn't have much in the way of Alden. I know of only two haberdasheries in town that carry Alden and that's it. for what it's worth I've found that using a Brannock Device was helpful. I measure a 9D on a Brannock Device and wear a 9D on the Alden Hampton last and they're a perfect fit. Of course, your only other option would be to check out the physical stores that carry Alden and try their shoes on
post #50032 of 94024
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post


I bought a pair and I'm pretty sure they're Barrie.

 

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Originally Posted by katch View Post

anyone know which last the Alden for BBBF pebble grain chukka is made on? I think the grant last but want to know for sure


http://www.styleforum.net/t/346550/bnib-alden-black-fleece-pebble-grain-chukkas-in-both-size-9-and-9-5

 

 

Don't think it's the Barrie.  I feel like it's closer to my TTS. I am thinking it may be Grant last, but also saw a post where someone thought it was the Plaza last.  I don't have much experience with the Plaza though.

 

Thanks for the input.

post #50033 of 94024
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Originally Posted by Renalan View Post

Just took my shoes out for cleaning/brushing. My gf drove her heel into my shoe in Vegas and there's a dimple/divot/mark off the cap on the front end of my shoes. Any ideas on how to smooth this one out?

Is it time to buy a deer bone?

In addition to a deer bone, I have also used a sleeking bone (in place of or with the spoon method).:: You can pick one up here: http://www.abbeyhorn.co.uk/buy/snake-headed-sleeking-bone_176.htm
post #50034 of 94024
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Originally Posted by Florian Gray View Post

Looking to grab a pair of Alden Tassel Loafers from a fellow member sized 9C/E. Would these fit me if I wear 9D in Barrie Long Wings?

The Tassels are on the Aberdeen Last, so if you wear a Barrie size 9, then on this last you would likely need a 9.5.... The Aberdeen also tends to run a bit narrower (at least for me) so going from a D to an E will give you a little extra room, but they may be a bit short on the length...
post #50035 of 94024

Ravello LWB

Marcoliani OTC

EP Walt

 


Edited by Don L - 5/6/13 at 7:43am
post #50036 of 94024
^ outstanding, love those beefy cuffs on your Walts
post #50037 of 94024
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Originally Posted by katch View Post

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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

I bought a pair and I'm pretty sure they're Barrie.
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Originally Posted by katch View Post

anyone know which last the Alden for BBBF pebble grain chukka is made on? I think the grant last but want to know for sure


http://www.styleforum.net/t/346550/bnib-alden-black-fleece-pebble-grain-chukkas-in-both-size-9-and-9-5


Don't think it's the Barrie.  I feel like it's closer to my TTS. I am thinking it may be Grant last, but also saw a post where someone thought it was the Plaza last.  I don't have much experience with the Plaza though.

Thanks for the input.

No way is it Plaza.
post #50038 of 94024
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Originally Posted by jmemt View Post

I know.  They aren't comfortable on my feet and my knees get sore after wearing them.  My Indy's bother my knees occasionally, but they don't hurt my feet like the captoes.  They are 9D.

 

I need to get to someplace that can really measure for Aldens, but unfortunately I live in North Dakota.  There are zero options here and not even a great place in Minneapolis. 

 

Just out of curiousity, but are you still very new to wearing high end shoes?  I ask because it is not unusual for people (I was the same way) to subconsiously alter their gait when you are new to putting such expensive shoes on.  Eventually you get over it, or you may have to force yourself to get over it through intentional effort (which is what I had to do).  I just remember that I walked more stiffly when I first got into wearing high end shoes because I thought that I was somehow wearing the shoes more gently, and I was trying too hard to keep myself from stubbing the toes or dragging the heels/soles on concrete.  By trying to keep my shoes from excessive wear, I was actually only delaying the inevitable, but I was experiencing sore joints by the end of the day.  I'm not saying that you aren't experiencing legitimate fit issues that are causing discomfort, but it's just food for thought before you do anything rash.   

post #50039 of 94024
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

Ravello LWB
Marcoliani OTC
WP Walt




Absolutely gorgeous Don L! Ravello LWB's with argyles and French blue slacks are a great combo. It's one of the few looks where I would consider wearing a pink shirt or tie just because of the subtle red tones in Ravello. Way to give the duds a little something on a Monday morning.
post #50040 of 94024
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

Ravello LWB
Marcoliani OTC
WP Walt



Great combo donl. Is that merino or cashmere-silk blend on the socks?
I also wonder how many alden fans are big ep fans....
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