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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
from my experience, I wear the same size on the barrie last for both shoes and boots

Thank you very much. I am struggling a bit lately with my Barrie shoes fitting great and my Barrie boots being quite snug

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post #53342 of 89935
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Originally Posted by Yaniel View Post


Perfect. I have chili for my walnut strands and it seemed similar but I wasn't sure.

 

I believe that he was referring to the Chili or Walnut Shoe Polish and not the Heel or Sole Edge Dressing. I would compare the output of the Chili Sole Edge Dressing from your strands and compare it against the soles of your Aldens. I think that the Chili is a bit darker and redder than Alden and much more shiny. Someone here posted an entry a few weeks ago on the great job that they did on their Alden antique edges. Will dig up and repost it.

post #53343 of 89935
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post


nephew,
if you are looking at belts, consider the needlepoint belts from smathers & branson

Uncle,

 

From Alden shoes, to argyle socks, to thick wale cords and needlepoint belts, I admire you style.

 

Lucky for me, I have two sisters that like to needlepoint and have made a few belts of their own for me.  (As well as a nice pillow.)

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

Some are still works-in-progress, but they are working on a few other needlepoint projects at the moment.

 

If you have a 'Method' for cleaning needlepoint belts, please share.  As you can see, the green one has become a bit soiled over the years.

post #53344 of 89935
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
+1 for gunboats with argyles

Thank you Uncle. Marcoliani but not OTC. Can't wear wool OTCs on warm days.
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Originally Posted by katch View Post

Beautiful strap. Where is this from?

Gabarro Straps. Learned about them from the Horween blog:
http://horween.com/products/upgrade-gabarro-straps/

Have to email them as cordovan straps aren't on their website. They can be flaky with one off orders but straps are really nice.
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Originally Posted by shaunw View Post

I like your omega! my watch of choice though i havent experimented with non stock bands

Thanks. The bracelet doesn't fit right on my wrist and I had the strap already.
post #53345 of 89935
I did mean polish, since its somewhat opaque. Their edge dressing would most likely be too much if you want to maintain the natural look.
post #53346 of 89935
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Thank you very much. I am struggling a bit lately with my Barrie shoes fitting great and my Barrie boots being quite snug

I tend to lace tighter and wear thicker socks with my boots.
post #53347 of 89935
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

I scuffed up the edge trim on one of my cigar PTB's this week. I've no idea how it occurred. I didn't want to use a dark brown edge trim as I wanted to keep the visible layers of the stacked leather sole. I only have brown & black edge trim, both AE branded.

 

To add color to the scuff, I touched it up with AE's Walnut cream polish ("Premium Shoe Polish" in the tube). For reference, AE's walnut shoes are a light to medium brown. I then applied a thin layer/small amount of AE's brown carnauba wax polish to the entire edge trim. IMO it came out well.

 

Before & After pics below. In the before images, I bumped up the exposure & sharpening to make the damage more easily visible.

 

Before:

 

 

 

 

 

After:

 

 

 

Here are the instructions that Patrick came up with for re-touching antique soles. Looks pretty darn good if you were to ask me.

post #53348 of 89935
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Originally Posted by amftx View Post

I did mean polish, since its somewhat opaque. Their edge dressing would most likely be too much if you want to maintain the natural look.

 

Exactly. I didn't know how they interpreted your response, so I just tried to clarify... :)

post #53349 of 89935
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Thank you very much. I am struggling a bit lately with my Barrie shoes fitting great and my Barrie boots being quite snug

nephew,
that is interesting, do you find this issue on all your barrie last boots. I have had the experience in which trying on a shoe the first pair does not fit right and then the second pair fits properly. if you can get to a brick and mortar store try on a boot going up a half size
post #53350 of 89935
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Uncle,

From Alden shoes, to argyle socks, to thick wale cords and needlepoint belts, I admire you style.

Lucky for me, I have two sisters that like to needlepoint and have made a few belts of their own for me.  (As well as a nice pillow.)




Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)








Some are still works-in-progress, but they are working on a few other needlepoint projects at the moment.

If you have a 'Method' for cleaning needlepoint belts, please share.  As you can see, the green one has become a bit soiled over the years.

nephew,
there is a business opportunity for there work. I do not have a solution to the cleaning issue
post #53351 of 89935
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Originally Posted by lagsun View Post


Thank you Uncle. Marcoliani but not OTC. Can't wear wool OTCs on warm days.
Gabarro Straps. Learned about them from the Horween blog:
http://horween.com/products/upgrade-gabarro-straps/

Have to email them as cordovan straps aren't on their website. They can be flaky with one off orders but straps are really nice.
Thanks. The bracelet doesn't fit right on my wrist and I had the strap already.

nephew,
glad I can be helpful
post #53352 of 89935
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

I believe that he was referring to the Chili or Walnut Shoe Polish and not the Heel or Sole Edge Dressing. I would compare the output of the Chili Sole Edge Dressing from your strands and compare it against the soles of your Aldens. I think that the Chili is a bit darker and redder than Alden and much more shiny. Someone here posted an entry a few weeks ago on the great job that they did on their Alden antique edges. Will dig up and repost it.
Thanks for clarifying
post #53353 of 89935
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

I'm pretty sure the BB captoe bluchers (which are the suede shoes in question) are on Aberdeen.  The Captoe bals/oxford are on the snap last.  Perhaps SevenFoldTG can confirm.  My BB medallion cap toe bluchers are on the Aberdeen, but not absolutely sure about the other BB ct bluchers.

I'd be happy to. biggrin.gif

The Alden for BB suede captoe blucher ( straight tip), shell captoe blucher ( straight tip), and shell captoe bal (perf tip) are all on the Snap last. I am 100% certain of this. I own them all. The Snap is one of my favorite Alden lasts.

The Alden factory shell captoe blucher (straight tip) and shell captoe blucher (straight tip with medallion toe) are on the Aberdeen. I own those models too. The Alden factory shell captoe bal (perf tip and straight tip) is on the Hampton (I have tried on the perf tip and used to own the straight tip).

Your Alden for BB shell captoe bluchers (straight tip with medallion toe), which have not been offered by BB for retail sale in recent years as I recall, are indeed on the Aberdeen. And they also are literally the same as the Alden factory shell captoe blucher ( straight tip with medallion toe) - to the point that they carry the same exact model number - 2145.

I wish BB would list the lasts on their website. But then again they don't even list that they are made by Alden .....
Edited by sevenfoldtieguy - 6/13/13 at 11:02pm
post #53354 of 89935
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Originally Posted by Yaniel View Post

Quick question for you guys. What edge dressing is recommended for the snuff suede ptb's? I don't have the model number right now, but they're the stock model that everyone is selling now. I Bought this particular pair from
Epaulet last month. Thanks for the help!

I use AE chili edge dressing.
post #53355 of 89935
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

I believe that he was referring to the Chili or Walnut Shoe Polish and not the Heel or Sole Edge Dressing. I would compare the output of the Chili Sole Edge Dressing from your strands and compare it against the soles of your Aldens. I think that the Chili is a bit darker and redder than Alden and much more shiny. Someone here posted an entry a few weeks ago on the great job that they did on their Alden antique edges. Will dig up and repost it.

The AE chili edge dressing applied to Alden's antique edging will make it slightly darker with a hint of red. Level of shine is determined in large part form the way in which one applies said dressing (wiping off excess shortly after application reduces the shine - i recommend this route).

Using the chili dressing produces the look i personally prefer, and I use it on numerous Alden models - whiskey, ravello, cigar, snuff suede.
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