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Originally Posted by dusttruffle View Post

A question on the subject of (what I will call) "insole impression drop" - the significant room that is created within the first wears from you foot on the cork....

Is the drop / "room" created with the single flex sole the same volume as the double leather? I guess what I am asking (which perhaps no one will know is if the layer of liquid cork used is the same thickness on the double leather and the single leathe soles?

I ask because I just picked up a pair if jcrew single flex bluchers and the only Minor niggle is (if I was being rediculously fussy) is I would like to be able pull the lacing a little tighter. : /

I will definitely be keeping then so the answer to the question is that I will find out soon enough.

 

There should be the same amount of cork present no matter what type of sole used.  The reason for this is because the depth of the void that the cork fills is dictated by the depth of the upstanding canvas gemming rib that serves as the foundation for the inseam.  Generally this is somewhere around 5mm deep.  The rib is the same, regardless of the sole.  There will be some variation between pairs, simply due to the fact that the cork is placed in the shoe and spread by hand.  However, it would take a substantial overfilling or underfilling to make any significant difference in the wear characteristics.  Just FYI, the cork isn't "liquid", it is simply granulated (ground-up) cork that's been mixed with a binder (glue) to make it somewhat spreadable. 

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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

From what I understand, cork beds are 1/4" regardless of sole.

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

There should be the same amount of cork present no matter what type of sole used.  The reason for this is because the depth of the void that the cork fills is dictated by the depth of the upstanding canvas gemming rib that serves as the foundation for the inseam.  Generally this is somewhere around 5mm deep.  The rib is the same, regardless of the sole.  There will be some variation between pairs, simply due to the fact that the cork is placed in the shoe and spread by hand.  However, it would take a substantial overfilling or underfilling to make any significant difference in the wear characteristics.  Just FYI, the cork isn't "liquid", it is simply granulated (ground-up) cork that's been mixed with a binder (glue) to make it somewhat spreadable. 

Thanks to both of you for the response.

Much appreciated.
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Nice shoes.  What pants are those though?  Selvedge?

Thank you! I'm wearing Momotaro BOM006T (http://www.blueowl.us/product/momotaro-x-blue-owl-stealth-warrior-tapered-147oz-raw-selvedge/).

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black shell today gentlemen
Be careful out there.

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True @sazon you can't be too careful!

 

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Heads Up.

Ben Silver has a pair of 12.5D #8 Captoe boots on sale for $559.00

I usually don't shop at Ben Silver because their prices are inflated on a lot of things but they do sometimes have nice sales.



http://www.bensilver.com/Alden-Cordovan-Cap-Toe-Boot,20236.html#.UvvWM3lzjd8
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black shell today gentlemen
Be careful out there.
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You may have purged a large portion of your collection Sazon, but you continue to bring it!  Another great looking pair of boots my friend...

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Color 8 captoe boots on the Plaza last have arrived at J Gilbert; I should have mine I guess in a few days. Looking forward to them.
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Color 8 captoe boots on the Plaza last have arrived at J Gilbert; I should have mine I guess in a few days. Looking forward to them.

Yeah that email was an awesome surprise since they weren't due for another month!
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Can any Canadian Alden fans point me to some retailers that may carry the 975 longwing?

 

I am trying to find a pair in 7.5D from a Canadian retailer to avoid the brutal exchange rate and taxes that would be added if I bought from the usual US retailers. Already tried O'Connors and Lost & Found.

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Piggybacking on the discussion of the Leather Soul suede boots from a few days ago... Are tan calfskin wingtip boots worth $595?
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Not many options in Canada ... Rooney's in Montreal and Roden Gray in Vancouver are the only retailers that I am aware of who carry Alden ... but their online stores do not show the 975.
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Can any Canadian Alden fans point me to some retailers that may carry the 975 longwing?

I am trying to find a pair in 7.5D from a Canadian retailer to avoid the brutal exchange rate and taxes that would be added if I bought from the usual US retailers. Already tried O'Connors and Lost & Found.
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black shell today gentlemen
Be careful out there.
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Classic Alden medallion cap toe sazon. Your always very stylish sir.
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True @sazon you can't be too careful!
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Life in black and blue TT. Pretty cool!
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I am a pretty solid 11d in barrie chukkas.....looking at the Leffot sale items.......thoughts as to whether an 11d trubalance Indy or 11e barrie boot might work?

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