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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. Burzan

    Burzan Well-Known Member

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    What's the sole like on those, I think they look great!
     
  2. totalair1

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    Burzan-The Alden sole is called Mocc driving sole. These are very comfy, but not clunky.

    Steve

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  3. totalair1

    totalair1 Well-Known Member

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    The were some other close out style at the DC store. Actually a pretty big area, shoes and boots. Check with the store to see what they had.

    Steve
     
  4. Jhnkago

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    My Indys finally came in and I've had the pleasure of owning them for 1 day. However, after a days worth of wear for no more than 8 hours, the left boot seems to be demonstrating an unusual sort of creasing on the left foot that stretches even beyond the stitching and looks like a blood-vein.
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    There's also some strange brown-spotted discoloration at the tip of the boot right below the stitching, which also extends between the stitching as well that does not appear anywhere on the right foot boot.

    Is there something perhaps wrong with the leather on this boot that I should perhaps raise to Alden?

    For reference, here are pics of my Oak Street Boots in brown Chromexcel
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    Viberg Service Boots in Horween's Chicago Tan Latigo
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    Both older with more wear but exhibiting little to none of the creasing demonstrated on my new Alden's.

    Just to be clear, I don't think the act of creasing is unusual. In fact, here's a picture of the right boot. The creasing to me looks natural. It looks fine. Despite still being sightly excessive.

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    My biggest concern is with the fact that the creases look very thick and unnatural on the left boot almost like cracked leather, how it extends past the stitching which I don't see in almost every Alden Indy boot photos except for the excessively old, worn-to-death pairs, and the strange discoloration on the tip under right below the stitching on the tip.

    And these boots are only 1 day old, literally. Worn for no more than 8 hours, so they should be pretty brand new. They were not beaten excessively, or bent at the forefoot with any sort of pressure. They were worn normally as any boot you would be breaking in for the first time, slightly walking as if you were waddling.

    Is there something perhaps wrong with my left boot? Would appreciate your advice on this matter.
     
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  5. Organika

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    Judging by the photo this is very common fat wrinkling found on chromexcel and your vamp has a mild case, unfortunately one wrinkle into the toe box area. If you feel the leather is a little dry, venetian cream or some other natural conditioner will help and will also mellow out any color variance. I'd keep em.
     
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  7. KPDarb

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    These are insane. Amazing shoe, MrDV
     
  8. Akeem

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    This is a typical characteristic for cxl. Happened to mine as well. I sold it a few months later because it stretched out too much.
     
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  9. ReppTiePrepster

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    Gracias amigo!
     
  10. MrDV

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    thanks for the kind words gentlemen.
    holy crap! so nice.
    strong work ben. great boots.
    welcome back my friend. the boots are [​IMG]
    very nice sazon. i like these more and more. i'm trying to resist because i'm on 2 other brown suede boot pre-orders....
    nice call sir.
     
  11. Allen Dreadmon

    Allen Dreadmon Well-Known Member

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    This pic is from Leffot's site. Anyone know anything about that red LHS?!

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    I think it might be. But it looks very red in this particular pic to me. Almost like #4 CXL... But I think you're right.
     
  14. smoothie1

    smoothie1 Well-Known Member

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    I think that's just the lighting...
     
  15. RobinM

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    That's the nature of pull up leather
     
  16. 90shilling

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    Leffot Dover - these are the darkest and least burgundy/purple shade of color 8 that I've seen. In the months since the Jan preorder my interest/obsession had waned and I had thought about selling them, but now that I see them in real life, WOW.
     
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    Does anyone know if B&M color 8 PTB with antique edge is dover cut? I know its unlined and single flex sole but it does not specify.
     
  18. jhcam8

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    The point of Natural CXL is that it looks worn in fast. I'd say yours are fine - they're work boots and you bought leather that makes them look old quickly. Isn't the idea of work wear to look like you're working or thinking about it, anyway?

    I recall Jon Carimanica writing in a review of Leffot that Steven came out in a week old pair of CXL longwings that looked like he'd been beating them up for 6 months. Jon was so impressed that he bought a pair of CXL Indy's as I recall.

    Just enjoy them for a different look than your other boots, is my free advice. :)
     
  19. prez

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    Yenni told me that they are Dover cut .
    I am on the preorder as well.
     
  20. 90shilling

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    A comparison shot of color 8 to show the espresso/cigar shade of the Leffot Dovers. I'm sure they'll lighten up to more of a burgundy/eggplant color with use.
     
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