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Alden Wingtip #8 Shell Cordovan Boot - pics? Also, do Aldens take a while to breakin?

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I am looking for pictures of this boot with jeans and with dressier pants. I've seen all of the "set" pictures of boot, but need some pics of it in "real life" on a foot. Or two feet.

Thank you.
 

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lots of pics if you search. Also, how much you paying for them?
 

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grimslade posted a pic yesterday in the "shoe porn" thread.
 

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Originally Posted by JayJay
grimslade posted a pic yesterday in the "shoe porn" thread.


Mine are cigar shell, plaza last.

 

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Originally Posted by grimslade
Mine are cigar shell, plaza last.



Do you find that shoe trees make much of a difference with shell? They always seem to still have pronounced wrinkles, and I'm sure you guys are "equal-opportunity shoe-treeers".
 

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Originally Posted by HORNS
Do you find that shoe trees make much of a difference with shell? They always seem to still have pronounced wrinkles, and I'm sure you guys are "equal-opportunity shoe-treeers".

They make a huge difference. If anything, I think they're more important.
 

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Yes they make a difference, although I use them less to prevent creasing (which is inevitable) than to absorb moisture from the lining, which is important for a relatively impermeable material like shell, and to prevent the sole from curling up, which produces an undesirable hobo-boot effect.
 

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Those are nice,grim.Can they still be bought?
 

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Originally Posted by forex
Those are nice,grim.Can they still be bought?

Thanks. I'm quite pleased. You'd have to ask Tom. I believe he was only selling them in store, not for shipping, however. So if you happen to be passing through Hawaii...
 

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Shell cordovan doesn't wrinkle that much if it fits properly. If they are loose, then, yes, the will crease a lot. If they fit well/snug, they will look brand new for years.
 

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Originally Posted by grimslade
They make a huge difference. If anything, I think they're more important.
+1.
 

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Originally Posted by zjpj83
Shell cordovan doesn't wrinkle that much if it fits properly. If they are loose, then, yes, the will crease a lot. If they fit well/snug, they will look brand new for years.

It doesn't wrinkle, but it folds, especially at the hinge, and those folds seem to "set" if you don't straighten them out after wearing.
 

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