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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. LeCorb

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    Danite is a great looking sole. It looks as good as leather sole.
     
  2. imolazhp_ci

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    yes. normal for this at b. nelson is 1-2 weeks.
     
  3. Eleganza

    Eleganza Active Member

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    Now, is B Nelson the shop on the East Side of Manhattan that you guys are speaking of?

    If so, I recently took a pair of my Black Suede's there, and the job done was less than satisfactory. While I received the shoes on the date that I was quoted, the job on the shoes could have been much better, and far more finished.
     
  4. applky

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    ^ The one time I had a less than stellar experience at B. Nelson, I brought it to Nick's attention and he bent over backwards to make it right. He's very available via PM -- think he posts here as "Nick V." He's also been gracious about fixing some poor work that my local cobbler did (whereas some other alterationists resent your going elsewhere for small work). The whole shop is a class act. Always very happy to do business with them.
     
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  5. shaunw

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    I'd say overall my experience with B Nelson was very positive. I had a clear idea of exactly what I wanted to do. I sent an email with attached pictures that I marked up showing what I wanted. Upon receipt of the email Nick called and we discussed the project and price. He also asked that I include the email and attached pictures inside the shoe box when I sent them in. I described every detail in my email so there was really nothing left to question. I'd recommend doing the same so there are no questions or uncertainties.
     
  6. Johdus Fanfoozal

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    Does BNelson have neo-cork soles for Indies?
     
  7. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    good way to start the new year
     
  8. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew, enjoy wearing your shells in this new year. nice shine
     
  9. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    no more then two weeks
     
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    140 east 55th st, if unhappy, i would talk to Nick about the matter
     
  11. mcarthur

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    cigar wt boot
    argyles otc
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  12. ReppTiePrepster

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  13. mr chorizo

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    My chamois boots proving their worth in soggy london
     
  14. grendel

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    Love those! I can't wait to get some Cigar. Hopefully the captoe boots at Alden DC go through next month.
     
  15. Don L

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  16. RyanAnderson

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    Was hoping for a recommendation on shoe trees. I picked up a pair of the J Crew boots at 30% off and tried putting in a new pair of foot fitter shoe trees (http://www.footfitter.com/p/102-034/woodlore-ultra-cedar-shoe-tree.html) that I use for other Barrie lasted Aldens and they don't fit in the boots. The toe of the tree seems to be too wide. Has anyone else experienced this? Any recommendation on a different brand to use on this boot?
     
  17. BootSpell

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    I have the J.Crew #8 PCT boots and I use the Woodlore Epic (double shaft) shoe trees, which fit my boots perfectly. On some of my shoes/boots, the Epics are a bit too wide and in those cases, I use the AE solid trees (or JABs). I don't have any experience with the Woodlore Ultras although I've heard others say they are good trees.
     
  18. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Unless my footwear has lasted trees, for my shoes (and boots) I use cedar trees from Alden/BB - which are split-toe - size Large, or AE/JAB - which are full-toe - size Medium.

    The Alden and BB trees are essentially the same. The AE/JAB trees are literally the same.
     
  19. sevenfoldtieguy

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    You may wish to ask: nickv@bnelsonshoes.com
     
  20. Hermitedge

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    Is it always a burdensome task to find shell wingtip boots that ARENT the #8 with dark leather soles?
     
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