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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


I nearly purchased the Beckman Chukka boots with commando sole a couple of years ago.  They run tts; do not size down to your barrie size.  Your foot will be in great pain if you do.  I can't speak with any confidence about the other Beckman boots and sizing.  They seem to be very well-constructed.  You should be able to find great prices on line.

Chukka is on a slimmer last (224); the 6" is on the 8.

I'd go with the 8.5, OP. You want them to run roomy.
post #67442 of 99246
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Originally Posted by JermynStreet View Post
 

These shoes. What are they? Where are they? Where are there more?

Truflare Last from Unipair, if I'm not mistaken.

 

They look way better in these pics than they ever did on the unipair website.

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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

 I was hitting it with the deer bone and brushing but I don't think it's working. As always, any suggestions are appreciated.
 

If a deer bone were able to remedy this condition, I would think that it would be through rubbing the shoe with it, rather than hitting it.

 

Edit:  You might want to check out the B. Nelson thread for more info on the other part of your question.


Edited by Bakes11771 - 11/27/13 at 5:54pm
post #67443 of 99246
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Those are absolutely beautiful LHSes. Glad that I already have a pair, otherwise I may be compelled to run out and grab one!!! You shine is miraculous as always.

I may stand corrected, but those appear to be cashmere socks, but not argyles... :-)

Have a good evening all!

-Mike

nephew,
thank you
you are correct, they are cashmere
post #67444 of 99246
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Color 8 wingtip boots


nephew,
good shine on your boots
post #67445 of 99246
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post
 

Truflare Last from Unipair, if I'm not mistaken.

 

They look way better in these pics than they ever did on the unipair website.

If a deer bone were able to remedy this condition, I would think that it would be through rubbing the shoe with it, rather than hitting it.

 

unipair would have so much of my monies if they would only order 11.5-12 :o

post #67446 of 99246
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

Uncle, a fine look for the Wednesday (or Tuesday) before Turkey Day.

nephew,
thank you
post #67447 of 99246
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post


My question to the group is on the Alden recrafting. I brought these with the intention of having them recrafted but they look better than I expected. The only real issue is the dark crease on the left shoe and I hate to pay $160 just for that, especially since I'm not clear on if their service would include redying (their response to my question was vague on this point).

My specific question is whether Alden will redye or resinish the shell. My second question is whether anyone has had this type of experience with B. Nelson or another cobbler?

Alden will not listen to special requests anymore and will want to "restore" them so they look new so you will almost certainly get them back dyed. Which means they will be significantly darker than how you sent them, a very bad thing for beautiful light whiskey shell like yours. I think there is a post somewhere with pics regarding an Alden whiskey recraft job that darkened them - I'll try and find it.

On the other hand, B. Nelson will do precisely what you want. If you want them shined with wax, without wax, patina left on there as it came in, they will do it. Nick posts here on SF occasionally and is very accessible by phone if you have specific questions or concerns. His shop in NYC sees valuable cordovan shoes on a daily basis so they clearly know what they are doing and will follow your instructions. But you won't get an Alden stamped sole or sock liner from him in case that bothers your OCD.

I would buff the hell of them and wear them into the ground and then send them to Nick when it comes time for a new sole. If you're in a big city then you might try to find a shine shop that specializes in cordovans and get their feedback - the folks at A. Shine & Co or B. Nelson are a couple of possibilities. Good luck!
post #67448 of 99246
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post
 

Truflare Last from Unipair, if I'm not mistaken.

 

They look way better in these pics than they ever did on the unipair website.

If a deer bone were able to remedy this condition, I would think that it would be through rubbing the shoe with it, rather than hitting it.

 

Edit:  You might want to check out the B. Nelson thread for more info on the other part of your question.

 

Truflare? Is that a Alden shoe? Is that Whiskey cordovan?

post #67449 of 99246
Ahhhh yes...nothing like one of these waiting for you when you get home for a long holiday weekend:



It was worth the wait...





They're pretty flawless, I haven't found any issues on them at all. And it's so nice to finally be able to get a size 12B on the Barrie, which is pretty much impossible to find outside of a pre-order. They're definitely stiffer out of the box compared to my other Alden suedes, because those are all unlined and on a single flex sole, compared to these which are lined and on a double waterlock. But I'm sure once these are broken in they will be one of my favorites.

Ryden - you get your pair yet??
post #67450 of 99246
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

whiskey sw





nephew,
good combo
post #67451 of 99246
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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post

They look great, but here in PA, the weather is too bad for Whiskey shell...

nephew,
why?
post #67452 of 99246

Yes...Alden whiskey on the truflare from Unipair. I didn't know much about the last, but went with my barrie size and it worked. It's an out flare last good for the "pronated everted" foot, but it's comfortable on my pretty normal/average feet. 

post #67453 of 99246
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Originally Posted by Dr. D View Post

If you're in a big city then you might try to find a shine shop that specializes in cordovans and get their feedback - the folks at A. Shine & Co or B. Nelson are a couple of possibilities. Good luck!

Have not been able to find a competent cobbler in Shittsburgh.  Shawn probably has some of the fanciest shoes in the city ever since I left town.  They aren't that familiar with Shell Cordovan.  I would just send them to B. Nelson if anyone at all.

 

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Originally Posted by JermynStreet View Post
 

 

Truflare? Is that a Alden shoe? Is that Whiskey cordovan?

Yes, Yes, Yes.

 

Truflare is one of their orthopedic lasts.

post #67454 of 99246
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Originally Posted by JermynStreet View Post
 

 

Truflare? Is that a Alden shoe? Is that Whiskey cordovan?

yes and yes

post #67455 of 99246
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

Ahhhh yes...nothing like one of these waiting for you when you get home for a long holiday weekend:



It was worth the wait... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




They're pretty flawless, I haven't found any issues on them at all. And it's so nice to finally be able to get a size 12B on the Barrie, which is pretty much impossible to find outside of a pre-order. They're definitely stiffer out of the box compared to my other Alden suedes, because those are all unlined and on a single flex sole, compared to these which are lined and on a double waterlock. But I'm sure once these are broken in they will be one of my favorites.

Ryden - you get your pair yet??


nephew,
wear only in good health
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