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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. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Well-Known Member

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    They look totally normal. If you don't like this look then shell isn't for you. On the other hand your shoes could use about 50 hours of brushing. Hit them with a damp cloth, then a dry one. Then buff until you get sick of it. They will look a lot nicer after a few rounds.
     
  2. Beaniecooper

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    Does anyone have experience with Hampton last in E width? I wear 9.5D in Barrie/Trubalance or 10D in Plaza. Thanks.
     
  3. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Well-Known Member

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    I find the Hampton to be no narrower than the Plaza - though it is somewhat shorter. If you take a 10D in the Plaza you might be able to get away with a D in the Hampton.
     
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  4. gnatty8

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    I've decided to go this route, and have already exchanged e-mails with Nick at B. Nelson. I just can't bring myself to paying close to 200 bucks for Alden to do a resole I'll have to live with, as opposed to what I want. I'll post some pics here when I get them back.
     
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    +1
     
  6. chantheman

    chantheman Well-Known Member

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    does b. nelson do double oak leather soles?
     
  7. keithp3521

    keithp3521 Well-Known Member

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    What is "double oak?" Is that just another way to say double leather? Or is it something different?

    Thanks
     
  8. NAMOR

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    just sent B.Nelson a pair of Ravello cordovan wingtip boots for a resole. Currently, they have a commando sole. Looking to get them replaced with a single leather sole with antique edge trim. Not a fan of double leather; too stiff. before and after pics will be posted in about 6 weeks
     
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  9. Michigan Planner

    Michigan Planner Well-Known Member

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    My #8 Indy Boots with commando soles. Classic.

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  10. chantheman

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    is my terminology incorrect?

    is this not a double oak leather outsole? of not this is what i meant to ask if b.nelson can do this?

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  11. ambivalence

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    Do you guys think this is good shoes or does anyone have this model
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    not sure if should kop
     
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  12. imatlas

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    There is a difference between "double oak" and "double sole" - oak refers to oak bark tanned leather, which is generally considered the best for soles, while "double sole" just means a double height sole. Can't hurt to ask if B. Nelson uses or can use oak bark soles - J. Rendenbach is pretty much the gold standard for sole leather, you could ask if they carry JR soles or something similar.

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    http://www.styleforum.net/t/260779/photo-essay-on-britain-s-last-oak-bark-tannery
     
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  13. keithp3521

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    Great. Thanks, imatlas.
     
  14. Marcellionheart

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    They use J Redenbach iirc
     
  15. mcarthur

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    ravello full strap
    argyles otc
     
  16. beowolf

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    my boots just came in from winnperry, wow what fast shipping. I absolutely love them and they fit perfect. Will post pictures soon.
     
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    Not bad.
     
  18. beowolf

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    My #8 captoe boots fresh out of the box today. :slayer:
     
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    i also just received a captoe boot, but i bought the black cordo on the grant last with double leather sole. of all the lasts i have/tried, grant is by far my favorite. i wish they did more with it. these boots are insanely comfortable right out of the box, and there's none of that silly barrie heel slip.
     
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