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post #6046 of 87440
Anyone knows what last these bluchers are on?
http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatP...olor=Burgundy#

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post #6047 of 87440
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post
I'm asking, in comparison, how much Alden charges for re-soling shoes, if they have that option available.
Alden charges $120 or so I believe for recrafting. If you're having a different sole put on, It's another $100 or so depending on what sole it is (putting a commando on a non-commando Indy boot, for instance, is extra). If you PM Tom at Leather Soul he would have a better idea.
post #6048 of 87440
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Originally Posted by forex View Post
Anyone knows what last these bluchers are on?
http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatP...olor=Burgundy#

Snap last - fits very similar to Hampton, i.e TTS.

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Alden charges $120 or so I believe for recrafting. If you're having a different sole put on, It's another $100 or so depending on what sole it is (putting a commando on a non-commando Indy boot, for instance, is extra). If you PM Tom at Leather Soul he would have a better idea.

This is absolutely wrong information. Alden charges $145 now soles replaces(used to be $120) for a recraft - they will put on any sole you want (except for LHS -- you only get a single leather sole) as long as it is reasonable (e.g you can't get the cork sole on a shell wingtip bal).

I have gotten crepe soled bluchers replaced with double leather soles and they had absolutely no problems with my request. If you don't request anything, they will recraft the shoes as to how it looked originally or what they came in with.
post #6049 of 87440
I can never get anyone at Alden to answer the phone or respond to email. Do you just box up your shoes and send it into them with a note and contact info?
post #6050 of 87440
for that price id rather send it to http://hukurokuju.com/blog/ or http://blog.brass-tokyo.com/
post #6051 of 87440
Does anyone here have any Alden made from Calfskin in Scotch Grain? I really like the look of Style #: 44614H, but would love to see real life pictures before deciding. Thanks in advance.
post #6052 of 87440
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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post
Does anyone here have any Alden made from Calfskin in Scotch Grain? I really like the look of Style #: 44614H, but would love to see real life pictures before deciding. Thanks in advance.

My scotch grain but in a lighter color.
post #6053 of 87440
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post
My scotch grain but in a lighter color.
Hey zippy, what color is that? I thought scotch grain was the color name? At least according to Shoemart...they listed color as scotch grain, and calf skin in the description. And you're right, theirs is a dark brown shade, yours are lighter.

How do you like it compare to the other materials?
post #6054 of 87440
Scotch grain is the embossed finish of the leather.
It can come in different colors. The invoice for those boots lists the color as "mahogany".
post #6055 of 87440
Hello,

Looking for some guidance on sizing. How does the cape cod last fit compared to the Van Last and the Hampton?

I take in 8.5D in both Van and Hampton, so would that be my size on the Cape Cod as well?

Thanks!
post #6056 of 87440
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Originally Posted by forex View Post
Anyone knows what last these bluchers are on? http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatP...olor=Burgundy#
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Originally Posted by srivats View Post
Snap last - fits very similar to Hampton, i.e TTS.
No - they are Aberdeen. My greatest Alden purchase regret to date -- although I had plenty of fair warning courtesy of SF, the toebox is as narrow as everyone says it is. The heel also runs narrower than the Snap/Hampton last on the perf-toe bals.
post #6057 of 87440
Zippy-thanks for your help. I ended up getting a wing tip boot from Shoemart because the chromexcel wing tips I wanted from LSBH is gone in my size. PS anyone here use the Alden shoe care products? Be it the cream or wax?
post #6058 of 87440
I just took the plunge and purchased the shortwings in suede from Leather Soul. I live in NYC and battle poor weather from time to time. Just a question, what do you guys suggest I do to "protect" these shoes? Should I use a suede spray? If so, what kind is best? I have heard that some of them can degrade the leather.
post #6059 of 87440
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Originally Posted by jsg28 View Post
I just took the plunge and purchased the shortwings in suede from Leather Soul. I live in NYC and battle poor weather from time to time. Just a question, what do you guys suggest I do to "protect" these shoes? Should I use a suede spray? If so, what kind is best? I have heard that some of them can degrade the leather.

I use AE suede spray, just spray it once in a while. I didn't see any harm on the suede. Also, I would just avoid wearing them in the rain if you want them to be in a good shape. Suede will wear out faster, it is the nature of the material so there is nothing you can do about it.
post #6060 of 87440
Quick question. I've tried on the Standard Indy 405's but have yet to put my hands on the 403. Any comparisons on the hand of the leather as well as thickness/durability? Cheers.
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