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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post


The Leather Soul preorders appear to be "confirmed orders," which indicates they should be there in the timeframe mentioned. I am on a few Leather Soul "unconfirmed" orders that have been in the works for over a year with no end in sight...

Good to know.  My sense (from dealing with Leffot, mostly) was that the lead time on a confirmed order was shorter than that.  Since LS didn't say they were confirmed, I was wondering how they target a specific month for three different runs.  From what we can glean about how Alden runs its shop, it's probably fair to assume that each retailer has a different "arrangement" with them.  

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post #75332 of 91816
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

I do wear my Van lasted shoes TTS, same for my Ranger Mocs and my LHS.

FWIW, I also go TTS on the Van last. I wear 8.5d for the LHS and Ranger Mocs with a slim insole and I'm a 8d on the Barrie and Trubalane.
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Just receive the 975. Please take the look at the pictures and advise if that something I should concern. Thanks for any advice



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PSA.....I stopped by Harrison, Ltd. this afternoon while in Birmingham for business.....they are taknig preorders for cigar PTBs and cigar tassels....no idea on timing but I added my name to the tassel list.....not sure of the specs on the PTBs but mine from there are dover pattern with 6 eyelets and I believe are on the Plaza last....older picture below for reference.

 

post #75335 of 91816
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Originally Posted by ErikW View Post

J Gilbert's upcoming orders:

[*] Snuff Suede Indy boot, trubalance last with double waterloc sole- like 405



Plaza "indy" with antique sounds very intriguing...

Where do you find LeatherSoul's Preorders? Do I need to just call?

Not to steal J. Gilbert's thunder, but the snuff indy boot is available at Alden Sf now, model 40501H (http://aldenshop.com/Store/DrawProducts.aspx?CategoryID=178&ParentID=4&PageID=&Action=). Love my snuff roy boot on trubalance.

I got on the LS ultimate indy pre-order after seeing the post on instagram. they also posted it on their blog, but the post has since been removed from what I can tell, order must be filled. i haven't actually purchased anything from LS before, but have inquired about several models before and always received polite responses. glad i was able to get in on the pre-order.
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^ you spooked me those gooolish shoes
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I thought they were much nicer looking than people were giving them credit for (you sport them well,  DV)...  but than again, I think MrDV could throw on a pair of square-toed Kenneth-Coles and look great!
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Thank you rtp. I really like alden saddles.
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Its mostly the grass in his yard.
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DV needs to start an "Official Lawn Appreciation" thread!  icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif
Better than "grass appreciation" thread.
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Originally Posted by ATLVol View Post
 

PSA.....I stopped by Harrison, Ltd. this afternoon while in Birmingham for business.....they are taknig preorders for cigar PTBs and cigar tassels....no idea on timing but I added my name to the tassel list.....not sure of the specs on the PTBs but mine from there are dover pattern with 6 eyelets and I believe are on the Plaza last....older picture below for reference.

 

Thank you for this information. Just signed up for the tassels.

post #75338 of 91816
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

The cordovan straight tip blucher sold at J Crew is the standard, Aberdeen lasted model.

I use trees in my unlined models, but smaller ones (at 9.5/10E, I use large in most Alden shoes but medium in unlined cordovan and suede).

 

This.....I use a smaller size (M) on my suede shoes and chukkas....still helps keep the shape but does not create as much pressure.

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Just receive the 975. Please take the look at the pictures and advise if that something I should concern. Thanks for any advice

Completely within tolerances for Alden. Wear and enjoy.
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Just receive the 975. Please take the look at the pictures and advise if that something I should concern. Thanks for any advice Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




Those blemishes are very small and I think you should not worry too much about them. They will probably gain some worse scuffs after a wear or two.

Admittedly, I used to examine my shoes with a fine tooth comb also and to look for any defects or blemishes hoping for the perfect shoe. But I've learned you won't find this with Alden, and if you linger too much on what's "wrong" with the shoes, you won't enjoy them like you should.

Don't get me wrong. Any functional or large defect should not be overlooked. Doesn't seem to be the case here though.

Enjoy them!
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Originally Posted by Dillardiv View Post

I have some 10s on the way that I was able to exchange from my 10.5s. I'm on the fence about keeping them though (been on a spending spree lately), so if I decide I'd rather have the money, I'll let you know.
keep me posted please!
post #75342 of 91816
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Originally Posted by Vicious49 View Post

I was wondering if I should use shoe trees in my unlined suede shoes. I use them in all my other shoes (except sneakers) but wasn't sure with these since I'm concerned with stretching them out due to them not having lining. Maybe it's a misconception I have about suede stretching out easier than leather. Either way, figured I'd ask.

I use shoe trees in my unlined snuff LHS, more to hold the shape rather than to stretch. If your shoe trees aren't too large, it shouldn't be a problem...
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Those blemishes are very small and I think you should not worry too much about them. They will probably gain some worse scuffs after a wear or two.

Admittedly, I used to examine my shoes with a fine tooth comb also and to look for any defects or blemishes hoping for the perfect shoe. But I've learned you won't find this with Alden, and if you linger too much on what's "wrong" with the shoes, you won't enjoy them like you should.

Don't get me wrong. Any functional or large defect should not be overlooked. Doesn't seem to be the case here though.

Enjoy them!

 

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Originally Posted by REguy View Post


Completely within tolerances for Alden. Wear and enjoy.

Thank you for the reply. It shows on the last picture that it seem some color peeled off. Is it an easy fax? Thanks again

post #75344 of 91816
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Originally Posted by PeterL View Post

Thank you for the reply. It shows on the last picture that it seem some color peeled off. Is it an easy fax? Thanks again

That area often shows this as Alden misses a bit of the leather when the "glaze" is applied. I wouldn't worry about it too much.

No one will ever notice it. And if it does bother you, I would try to apply a bit of polish to blend it in a bit.
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post
 

Busted out the dslr the other night for a picture my wife wanted me to take and then decided to snap a few shots of my LS Alpine Grain wingtip boot after realizing I've had it about a year now. It's been a favorite beater boot / rainy day piece.

 

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Btw, I've had decent experiences with the LS guys. I've worked with a few different folks. Joel has taken good care of me a few times and, most recently, I bought Trickers from Takuya after lots of his help. Very satisfied customer--except for the $30 shipping charge...

 

Those are pretty sweet!

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