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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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    A bit OT: does anyone have an idea if it's allowed to put a can of Nano protector into checked in baggage on international flights? I know aerosols are prohibited by postal services.
     
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    Forgive the terrible iPhone photos in low indoor lighting, but I wanted to share these before/after pictures before I wear them out tomorrow. I recently had my natural chromexcel plain toe boot resoled by B. Nelson (at the recommendation of this thread), converting leather soles to dainite. I have to say, I think they did a wonderful job and quite quickly too!

    I've had these boots for almost two years now and have easily worn them 75% of those days. They've taken a beating. I shouldn't have been surprised, but a few weeks ago I noticed that the soles were starting to mold. I immediately sent them off and thought it was a perfect opportunity to convert to brick colored dainite soles, something I've been wanting to do for a while.

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    Oh, and the free laces were a nice touch!
     
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    Very cool transformation. Looks good.
     
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    I have shell and suede Indy's on crepe. The J Crew version may still be available, but they're not a common make up.
     
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    B Nelson does some amazing work.
     
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    Happy Cigar Friday from St Pete!

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    Ravello day for me today.

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    Stunning color on those!
     
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    Maybe. Not if it's flammable.
    http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/prohibited-items
     
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    Those are great.
     
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    Happy Friday

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    This is great stuff. I've always wondered when it is the right time to send a pair in for resoling. Would these pictures be a good indicator of that? I've heard you should consider when the sole becomes 'soft' due to thinning out, but personally not sure what that really means. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Snuff Friday.
     
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    Those are great looking shoes! Waxed calf LWB commando sole? Where did you get them? Which last are they on?
     
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    Esoxm,

    Looks to me like some one sent them to Whites Boots for a resole and made them into a packer style heel.
     
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    He actually went a bit too far in regards to the heels. He had already worn through the toplift and into the stacked leather heel. Heels can normally be replaced quite easily but the heel needed to be partially rebuilt in this case. A resole is necessary just before the outsole has developed a hole to prevent moisture and particulates from entering into the cavity that is filled by the cork layer. That is what is meant by "when the sole becomes soft". Generally speaking you can tell when a leather or rubber outsole has worn thin because you can use your thumbs to apply pressure to outsole in the areas that are worn thin and you be able to feel the sponginess of the cork layer.
     
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