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Originally Posted by violethour1951 View Post

You'd need to walk perfectly symmetrically for the creasing to be very similar. Forget about it & enjoy your PTBs.

In addition to walking perfectly...you need to have your feet modified to be exactly the same size and shape.  It's a painful process but it will give you perfectly matched creases in your shoes!

 

See Ya,

Steve

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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

A Happy Thursday to All

Ravello, courtesy of J. Crew
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I kick myself for passing on these. I like the light edge trim and brass eyelets better than my dark edge trim pair

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#8 lwb
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Originally Posted by totalair1 View Post

In addition to walking perfectly...you need to have your feet modified to be exactly the same size and shape.  It's a painful process but it will give you perfectly matched creases in your shoes!

See Ya,
Steve

If you get a letter from Arthur Tarlow, most insurance companies will cover this procedure.
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

A Happy Thursday to All

Ravello, courtesy of J. Crew

Awesome ravellos sazon. I too regret not calling when I had the chance. I like the brass and light trim.
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Originally Posted by Gunner72 View Post

Are those Etsy ones supposed to be cordovan? Not sure about that.

The creases suggest calfskin. Perhaps the 662:
http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens-tassel-moccasin-aberdeen-last-tan/pvc-ald-mxsdst-662_ald_m_tassel_moccasin_aberdeen_last.html
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Originally Posted by Roggie Rog View Post

I'd like to ask for some opinions on the creasing on my color 8 PTB's. I tend to be a perfectionist, a stickler for detail, and my own greatest critic. I do, however, believe that things should break-in naturally, and love a well-developed natural patina. What bothers me is their significant asymmetry. Here are two pictures from nearly the same angle, yet capturing the light a little differently.


 
Roggie Rog, very nice looking PTB's. I believe that shell PTB's, more than any other Alden shoe, tend to show every roll and crease because of their austere styling. Here are mine. . Don't forget the secret argyles otc. People aren't symmetrical, and neither is the way they walk, unless your a robot. It's been said about the famous golfer Ben Hogan that he could walk into an any empty pro golfers locker room and that he would be able to match every pair of golf spikes to its owner just from their creases and from the way the heels were worn down. If you read this thread too often you'll become familiar with the equation: rolls + patina = character.
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Thank you all for your feedback and for putting a fellow Alden-lover at ease. :fonz: 

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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Uncle, you simply amaze me. Yet another Alden shell make-up that I've never seen. A whiskey balmoral wingtip in shell cordovan with an antique edge. Outstanding!

You've seen them before, just not looking as spectacular!

 

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Originally Posted by violethour1951 View Post

You'd need to walk perfectly symmetrically for the creasing to be very similar. Forget about it & enjoy your PTBs.

I have trained myself to walk with perfect symmetry... it takes a lot of hard work but it's worth it in the end!  Lol...  :rotflmao::rotflmao: :rotflmao::rotflmao:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have heard of people using the pencil trick to try and set the creases before break-in.  Has anyone tried this regularly with new shells?

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Originally Posted by Roggie Rog View Post
 

Thank you all for your feedback and for putting a fellow Alden-lover at ease. :fonz: 

Roggie Rog-here's a shot of some Whiskey Chukkas I bought new this summer.  Like PTB's...Chukkas also show up creases. In addition...mine have a few spots you can't easily see unless the light is just right.  Look at the toe area of the right boot.  These boots have never been polished, and mainly worn indoors during the break in.  The spots are from the factory and I feel as they age, get patina and get polished the spot will blend in.  It's something that might drive a few members crazy but you don't easily find Whiskey chukkas in size 13D so I kept them.  As you can see the creases are different too.

 

See Ya,

Steve

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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

A Happy Thursday to All

Ravello, courtesy of J. Crew
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Lovely, Sazon.  Jealous of this possession.  Enjoy often and in great health my friend...

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post
 

I kick myself for passing on these. I like the light edge trim and brass eyelets better than my dark edge trim pair

Not sure I necessarily like them better, but I want them both!

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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

#8 lwb

Looking good MrDV in your Alden classics!

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