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Sorry off topic but it involves Alden's. Looking for a new wool coat for West Coast use (minimal snow) for over khakis and raw jeans and wait for it, Alden natty plain toe boots and shell #8 LWB. I looked at the Filson threads here and at the website but nobody is actually modeling /wearing it. Ideas and I'm not fixed on Filson.

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I just sent in my 975s to B Nelson for a re-sole job.  I am second-guessing my instructions so I'll put it out to the crowd...

 

Instructions are: original welt, waterloc/oiled outsoles, oak tanned midsole (per BN's protocol), antique edge

 

I am quite drawn to the antique edging with #8.  I also like waterloc outsoles.  Guy on the phone at B Nelson said the midsole would be standard oak leather and just the outsole would be oiled.  I'm interested to hear others' experience with this setup.  Is there a jarring contrast between the oiled and oak soles?  Would the antique edging mask the differences?  Add to this the original black welt, and I'm fearful I'll have a mish-mosh of a shoe that has lost its identity.  Can I insist on double oiled soles?  Thanks for your thoughts.

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Originally Posted by Alpina View Post

I just sent in my 975s to B Nelson for a re-sole job.  I am second-guessing my instructions so I'll put it out to the crowd...

Instructions are: original welt, waterloc/oiled outsoles, oak tanned midsole (per BN's protocol), antique edge

I am quite drawn to the antique edging with #8.  I also like waterloc outsoles.  Guy on the phone at B Nelson said the midsole would be standard oak leather and just the outsole would be oiled.  I'm interested to hear others' experience with this setup.  Is there a jarring contrast between the oiled and oak soles?  Would the antique edging mask the differences?  Add to this the original black welt, and I'm fearful I'll have a mish-mosh of a shoe that has lost its identity.  Can I insist on double oiled soles?  Thanks for your thoughts.
I'm not a huge fan of the black welt with an antique edge. I think main draw to the Leffot version is that you see the light welt when looking down on them. This is how I mostly see my shoes and if they had a black welt I would probably never know the antique welt/edge was there.
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I'm not a huge fan of the black welt with an antique edge. I think main draw to the Leffot version is that you see the light welt when looking down on them. This is how I mostly see my shoes and if they had a black welt I would probably never know the antique welt/edge was there.

Hmm.  A good point.  B Nelson said something about the color of the welt, and for that to change, "we'd have to replace the welt."  I am guessing this would deconstruct the shoe more than is really necessary.  This is an old favorite pair of shoes, one that has held up well on original soles.  I think I'll keep them as is and look down the road for a factory antique-edged model.  Cigar this time.

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^^ Now that sounds like a plan.
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Anyone have a Ravello Straight-tip boot on commando ?

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Here is one of my Day Trippers:
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Agree. You will do better buying a pair of surf shorts in Newport Beach. OC is Alden wasteland. Even in LA, you will be hard pressed finding anything outside the Unionmade satellite store in Brentwood or their new, larger one at the Grove. Get your workwear freak on and get to LA, or stay on the beach in OC.

Mike
Since I grew up in Long Beach/Huntington Beach, I agree that your chances are much higher finder overprice flip-flops in Newport. You score points if you can find shell flip-flops though!
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Back in black

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King Monks

 

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Indys on a very rainy day, these are my go to footwear when it's wet out.

 

 

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At a beautiful town on the French riviera. Ravello lwb today.

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Kind sirs,

A quick QC question on my new Alden 9501s. Got them in 10E from Alden SF, great fit, love the shoe! On the instep of the right shoe, just in front of my heel, there's an odd protrusion. I noticed it straight away but, based on how the shoes were resting in the box, assumed it would work itself out with wear. I'm on my second wear and it seems to be the same.

Any idea what this could be? It feels... Similar to the rest of the shoe, it's just a bump. Although this is a shell centric thread I'll upload some more pics shortly - these really are beautiful shoes!

thank you in advance
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Curious, anyone have any experience with the unlined Alden CXL LHS? I'm worried that it will get crazy wrinkles from use. 

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Curious, anyone have any experience with the unlined Alden CXL LHS? I'm worried that it will get crazy wrinkles from use. 
Honestly, it you don't want wrinkles don't buy CXL.
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King Monks

 

 

Same here.....these almost feel like wearing loafers.

 

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