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post #50611 of 87561
I'm about to pull the trigger on a pair of Indy CXL's and was curious which shade of brown you use for saphir polish? Can I get away with just saphir Reno?

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They're delightfully tasteful.

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post #50613 of 87561
Those ravello LHS are among the best I've seen. I so wish I could wear LHS
post #50614 of 87561
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Originally Posted by gaseousclay View Post

I'm about to pull the trigger on a pair of Indy CXL's and was curious which shade of brown you use for saphir polish? Can I get away with just saphir Reno?

On all my CXL I use either Reno or Venetian shoe cream
post #50615 of 87561
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They may take those shoes off the website at that time however.

 

You may be correct, however, they left them up last time.  I was able to snag a pair for 30% off.

 

 

 

Those Natty Tassels are tempting, but I think I can refrain.  They look awesome in the pics, just not sure how they would look IRL or how they would look after developing a patina.  I suspect that type of 'character' would not be appropriate for that style of shoe.

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There are many quality cobblers that can handle Aldens, and will be more accommodating to the customer.

 

I just wish other cobblers had access to Alden's original lasts.  Not sure if not using the original last would make a noticeable difference in the end result, but that is why I tend to lean towards Alden.  Also, someone recently told me that Alden will not restore a shoe that has been resoled previously by another cobbler.  Confirm or deny?  If true, that is another consideration.

 

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Those ravello LHS are among the best I've seen. I so wish I could wear LHS

Agreed, these are basically the only thing left on my short list.  Maybe Ravello Tassels as well, but I'll have to see the pics of yours when the come back before I can make that determination.

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Someone is hawking a pair of new BBBF black pebblegrain longwings on ebay for a hefty sum above what (I'm assuming) he paid for them at the BF sale.  I'm mostly noting this as I was really tempted to buy just this pair of shoes but decided against doing so as I determined that I'd mostly just be buying them because they were such a good deal -- much like my purchase and subsequent return of the J. Crew cadet shoe.

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Someone is hawking a pair of new BBBF black pebblegrain longwings on ebay for a hefty sum above what (I'm assuming) he paid for them at the BF sale.  I'm mostly noting this as I was really tempted to buy just this pair of shoes but decided against doing so as I determined that I'd mostly just be buying them because they were such a good deal -- much like my purchase and subsequent return of the J. Crew cadet shoe.

I ended up loving the cadet shoe
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I ended up loving the cadet shoe

The cadet ended being one of my favorites...
post #50619 of 87561

New to this thread but the knowledge on Alden here seems pretty amazing so I thought someone might be able to help out on a small question on fitting. 

 

What is the difference between the D and E fittings? I have searched the web but find only limited information... Probably because Alden is such a rare brand in Europe.

 

If I have a Barrie last size 7.5 E which fits my foot pretty well, is a 7.5 D much narrower or is the difference negligible?

 

Greatful for any advice and input!

 

Chris

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Originally Posted by Roguls View Post


That's because they're already charging an unreasonable 150 bucks for the service. 8-10 weeks?

There are many quality cobblers that can handle Aldens, and will be more accommodating to the customer.

 

Agreed. It's the 8-10 weeks that always pushed me away from a factory resole. I'd be OK with the price if it didn't take 2 months.

post #50621 of 87561
Originally Posted by Roguls


That's because they're already charging an unreasonable 150 bucks for the service. 8-10 weeks?

There are many quality cobblers that can handle Aldens, and will be more accommodating to the customer.
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Agreed. It's the 8-10 weeks that always pushed me away from a factory resole. I'd be OK with the price if it didn't take 2 months.

Truth be told, I just had restorations done on two pairs of LHS shells (sent in at separate times), and while they did tell me it would be 8-10 weeks... I received both within 6 weeks , and they came back like new. Of course using another cobbler, like B Nelson, the turnaround time would still be a fraction of the 6 weeks... But I prefer to have my Alden's restored by Alden, they know their shoes best...
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Originally Posted by christoffer78 View Post

New to this thread but the knowledge on Alden here seems pretty amazing so I thought someone might be able to help out on a small question on fitting. 


What is the difference between the D and E fittings? I have searched the web but find only limited information... Probably because Alden is such a rare brand in Europe.

If I have a Barrie last size 7.5 E which fits my foot pretty well, is a 7.5 D much narrower or is the difference negligible?

Greatful for any advice and input!

Chris

Welcome to the forum... D and E widths both fall into the Alden "medium" width category... With the E being approximately 3/16ths of an inch wider than a D... Hope that helps...
post #50623 of 87561
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Originally Posted by CalceoAdamator View Post

Welcome to the forum... D and E widths both fall into the Alden "medium" width category... With the E being approximately 3/16ths of an inch wider than a D... Hope that helps...

I wear D width in Barrie and I think I may be on the narrowish side of D especially with the LWB.  I can not wear an E width in that shoe.

post #50624 of 87561

Out and about with my LS CXL jumpers today
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Can anyone comment on how the Leydon last fits when going from TB / Barrie size up a half size and down a width on a pair of the unlined chukkas?
(i.e. I'm looking at going from TB / Barrie 11.5 D to Leydon 12C).
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