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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. calidist

    calidist Well-Known Member

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    I am curious if anyone has ideas how to minimize the pictured creasing. This occurred on my first wear after a couple of hours. This has never happened to me with previous calf styles. These are on the Plaza last in my typical size--meaning that I have not stretched them a great deal due to improperly small sizing. I did my normal brush, Reno, brush, and buff before the first wearing. The creasing was not evident before the first wearing. Any thoughts on what I can do to address the creasing? Would a deer bone maybe help? I would expect this sort of creasing after a significant period of use, but I am a little alarmed it occurred so quickly.
     
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    I'm pretty sure the thrift thead beats them both.
     
  3. CalceoAdamator

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    Those are nice... but I liked these better from Union Made...

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    I like the chromexcel/suede rather than suede/suede combo... Mine have shipped and I am waiting on them...
     
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  4. CalceoAdamator

    CalceoAdamator Well-Known Member

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    My better half thinks that we are all nuts... LOL... And cannot understand why "guys take pictures of their shoes and put them on the Internet" .... Hysterical...
     
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  5. shaunw

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    How about these....just received them yesterday. AOC circa 2006/2007

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  6. Dbear

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    Alden is in SW&D.
     
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    I once had a pair of brown calf chukkas where the leather did a similar thing in the creases. It looked absolutely awful. I chalked it up to just getting some crap hides and moved on. I hate to say this, but they won't get any better no matter what you do either.
     
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    All three are leather soles. I wear an insert in them now but it is off the shelf. Maybe something custom would be better. I will have to look into that.
     
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    I will have to look into getting something with a Modified Last to give it a spin. I guess it would be a good thing and a bad thing if I had to sell my shoes and start over, eh?
     
  10. Hermitedge

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    for those who have the pleasure of wearing this suede tassel:

    1. Doe they look funny with socks? Do you wear them with chinos/jeans/slacks?

    2. Copley last run TTS?

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    Got the black fleece chukkas today, grain on one shoe is almost gone is this from sun wear or from creasing? Not really noticeable when wearing but a bit curious. Posting from mobile so click to enlarge

    Also find this pair (10.5d) to fit tighter than my shell lwb which is a 10d fwiw
     
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    This is what I'm afraid of. I can't return them now since they're worn. Do you think there is any utility to calling or emailing Alden about it? What is Alden's factory email address even?
     
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    I also have a few plaza lasted Alden's. Cap-toe blucher, monk, and chukka. I've had the monk for 5 years and the creasing has eased as the leather has softened with wear and time. I would not be worried about the creasing. Also, do not build up the polish on the creased areas. This will highlight the creases.

    Elliott
     
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  14. MrDV

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    Shaunw, just amazing sir. That's a great find, go buy a lottery ticket, right now.
     
  15. CalceoAdamator

    CalceoAdamator Well-Known Member

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    Those are SWEET!!
     
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    Maybe 2 years ago at the Alden + Unionmade party, a few of us (Peterock, me, Jason from Unionmade) talking to Nate Humble who is the Alden west cost rep about coming out with a 6 eyelet Chukka on trubalance last. Jason submitted the order but we never heard anything back.

    Then this shows up a few days ago... kinda cool if we had a hand in the design of this boots.

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    Nice! Nate is a great guy. I want to try that wedge sole on something....
     
  18. CalceoAdamator

    CalceoAdamator Well-Known Member

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    Cigar Chukks today...
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  19. calidist

    calidist Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the advice.
     
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    those look incredible. GREAT find
     
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