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Originally Posted by newbiealden View Post

if there is doubt - there is not doubt.  My first pair of cordovan shoes i thought were a bit snug - said to myself they would stretch - and 3 years later that same pair sits in the back of my closet collecting dust.

recommendation-sell the shoes

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post #53972 of 90153
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Very nice looking combo Uncle.

nephew,
thank you
post #53973 of 90153
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Originally Posted by totalair1 View Post

Uncle-you continue to amaze me with make-ups I've never seen.  Is this an MTO too?  Do you have any secrets on how you get a shine like this, other than the Mac Method we know about? Stunning come to mind!

See Ya,
Steve

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limited edition done by LS
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Originally Posted by BAC5point2 View Post

Thanks!

 

Are there any other shoe care supplies you all can recommend, while I'm at it?

Montana Pitch Blend if you want to make them more waterproof but note that it may darken the chromexcel a bit (but less so than Obernaufs). 

post #53975 of 90153
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post


I think the original thread starters were mainly looking at Alden for boots to wear with denim. Compared to Allen Edmonds, which is seen as a dress shoe company, more people do seem to wear Alden shoes casually. That said, a lot of people in this thread mainly wear Alden shoes with suits, chinos and wool pants, which would seem to be Men's Clothing.

That makes sense, thanks for responding.

post #53976 of 90153
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Originally Posted by epc2 View Post

Guys one quick question , if you have to choose from Cigar or Ravello LWB? Which one will you choose , This will be my first shell LWB , not interested in color 8 or black .

Thanks.

For the first pair, I'd go with the more versatile cigar.
post #53977 of 90153
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post


You should really reconsider Color 8. It is the king of shell.
The exotics are appealing, yes, but Color 8 is the king..

+ 1 All hail to the Kaaaaang!

post #53978 of 90153

I found some beat up aldens at a thrift shop tpday - does anyone know if the black "piping" (not sure of the correct term - the black material that goes around the top of the heel and runs over the eyelets and down to vamp) can be replaced.  It's the same part of the shoe that cracks if you dont' use a shoehorn.

 

thanks!

post #53979 of 90153
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

How exactly did this Alden thread end up in the Streetwear and Denim portion of the forum instead of the Classic Menswear portion of the forum?

A question I ask every time someone makes a compliment about argyle socks or loose, pleated pants.
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Love that new color Mac. I think it is called cigar with the "glass" finish. What a shine!!!

Humdingggggggaaaaaaa
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cigar vtip
cashmere otc

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Originally Posted by JermynStreet View Post

Love that new color Mac. I think it is called cigar with the "glass" finish. What a shine!!!

Humdingggggggaaaaaaa
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

cigar vtip
cashmere otc

[/quote

nephew,
thank you
post #53982 of 90153

wonder if any of you can offer some sizing advice.  What makes it difficult is international shipping & customs which makes returning not possible.

 

I am considering suede chukkas, and i have the option of Leydon or Barrie.

 

I have no experience of fitting a Leydon, only Barrie.

 

unlined shell PTB 8.5D is a *perfect* fit

lined shell LWB 8.5D is *ok*

lined calf All weather w/crepe is *ok* in 8E - the 8E is a better fit lengthwise than the 8.5D mentioned above but is a little looser in the heel, although not enough to initially cause any slippage.

 

My questions are :

 

If i went with a 8E Barrie in unlined suede chukka, would the chukka form provide more or less "heel grip" than the 8E calf w/crepe All weather Walker

.........- or would i be better off going for an 8.5D Barrie?

 

If i were to go for the Leydon, from the above info do you think a 9D or a 9E would be best?  I *tend* not to require a wide fitting shoe, but in running shoes it is quite common for me to find many running brands (aspics, brooks) to be too narrow.  Nike's (which have a tendency to be a litte wider) fit best, mostlysize 10 or occassioally 9.5 depending on the model.

 

thanks in advance

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The unlined suede has plenty of give to it. I went TTS on my 1494s. They fit very well. That's Leydon last by the way.
post #53984 of 90153
Just got shipping confirmation on my Brooks #8 LHS I grabbed back during the 30% corporate sale. The Van doesn't work with my instep, but I'm optimistic the unlined version might fit differently. Fingers crossed.
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Just got shipping confirmation on my Brooks #8 LHS I grabbed back during the 30% corporate sale. The Van doesn't work with my instep, but I'm optimistic the unlined version might fit differently. Fingers crossed.

nephew,
hoping it works for you but the odds are against you
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