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post #50896 of 98771
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Originally Posted by TactileOne View Post

 

Another suede day, my first Aldens about ten yrs old.

 

That's why we buy Alden.

Nice color suede.

post #50897 of 98771
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

As my handle might suggest , I work with my hands for a living but also have a love for classic men's style. Hence the love for Alden. I also like to work on projects outside of work. I'm currently rebuilding a 70s vintage Honda CB750 as a "Cafe Racer" or at least my vision of what one should be. Given my love for all things Horween, I wanted to use one of their products when upholstering the seat. However, items like Cordovan and CXL are pulling a premium as of late. So, i've decided to go with a natural Horween 'horse strip'. As most of you know this is what is left after the cordovan shells are cut away. It may be a little think and stiff for the application, but i'm up for the challenge!

Here is a shot of the strips. With an 18lb West Highland Terrier thrown in for scale confused.gif

I figured out of anyone, you guys can appreciate my insanity.

My girlfriend just shook her head when i told her the plan. shog[1].gif

I know it is not a pull-up, but i hope arse sweat and indigo will patina the hell out of the leather.



 

So rad. If you'll be starting a thread to follow this project, I'll be subscribing.

post #50898 of 98771
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

As my handle might suggest , I work with my hands for a living but also have a love for classic men's style. Hence the love for Alden. I also like to work on projects outside of work. I'm currently rebuilding a 70s vintage Honda CB750 as a "Cafe Racer" or at least my vision of what one should be. Given my love for all things Horween, I wanted to use one of their products when upholstering the seat. However, items like Cordovan and CXL are pulling a premium as of late. So, i've decided to go with a natural Horween 'horse strip'. As most of you know this is what is left after the cordovan shells are cut away. It may be a little think and stiff for the application, but i'm up for the challenge!

Here is a shot of the strips. With an 18lb West Highland Terrier thrown in for scale confused.gif

I figured out of anyone, you guys can appreciate my insanity.

My girlfriend just shook her head when i told her the plan. shog[1].gif

I know it is not a pull-up, but i hope arse sweat and indigo will patina the hell out of the leather.




Great Idea...love cafe racers. Please make sure to keep us updated!!
post #50899 of 98771
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

blue, you and I think alike.

fistbump.gif I think its a sickness...satisfied.gif
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Originally Posted by Hill View Post

So rad. If you'll be starting a thread to follow this project, I'll be subscribing.

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Originally Posted by geoffmartin17 View Post

Great Idea...love cafe racers. Please make sure to keep us updated!!

Thanks for the kind words gents. It's been a slow process. I'm curretly rebuilding the engine. Probably wont happen this summer. My own fault as I dont like to cut corners. I'd rather not work on it if i know i'll do it half ass.

I'll post some pics when there is something worth posting lol
post #50900 of 98771

I just got a save 30% off ANY purchase at Brooks Brothers on May 22, good at store or online. Seems you need to be a "corporate member" to use. If I remember correctly, I just got the corporate membership recently by just going on line and applying. Just a heads up.

 

I need to check the date, as I'd earlier told Uncle the 23rd.

post #50901 of 98771
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Originally Posted by TactileOne View Post

I just got a save 30% off ANY purchase at Brooks Brothers on May 22, good at store or online. Seems you need to be a "corporate member" to use. If I remember correctly, I just got the corporate membership recently by just going on line and applying. Just a heads up.

I need to check the date, as I'd earlier told Uncle the 23rd.

Hmm, interesting. I wonder if shell will be included.
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post #50903 of 98771

One more, looks as if Need Supply has just received a restock.

 

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post #50904 of 98771

ravello boot on the plaza

 

post #50905 of 98771
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

ravello boot on the plaza



I like those. nod[1].gif
post #50906 of 98771
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

ravello boot on the plaza




speechless, MrDV. As good as it gets.
post #50907 of 98771
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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post

Hmm, interesting. I wonder if shell will be included.
Usually not.
post #50908 of 98771

Wondered about that as the mailer said "any" purchase. I'm assuming shell is included.

post #50909 of 98771

Friends,

I am currently have my eyes set on a pair of medallion tip bluchers in color 8 or black, aberdeen last (2145 and 2146) but am undecided because Im not sure how they will look.

If friends on the forum would have some pictures (new and aged) for these styles that would be really helpful in me making up my mind. Thanks for helping!

post #50910 of 98771
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ravello boot on the plaza

 

Those look nice!!

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