Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by mdubs, Jan 1, 2016.
Any suggestions on a matching belt for a pair of tan 979's?
There are a few stock makeups in various colors. Alden SF, DC, and TheShoeMart are good places to start. Other vendors (Leffot, Brick + Mortar, etc) also have makeups.
I would suggest the Allen Edmonds Manistee in Walnut.
those are too ugly for a lawn that green... you should give them to me, I'll dispose of them properly for you.
I have this exact combination and it pairs very nicely. The Walnut on the belt is darker than the color on my Walnut strands and matches the burnished tan on my 979's about perfectly.
Here is a picture, but it does not convey how well the colors match.
Would someone confirm whether this statement is in fact accurate currently? I have sent shoes for repair to Alden that were worked on outside in the past with no problem.
Also, the Alden value proposition in the shoe restoration service is somewhat questionable to me. Alden does use original components. But, there are a handful of experienced cobblers who use higher quality components at reasonable prices/ better turnaround times. If your shell is in need of refinishing, then go with Alden. Otherwise, I'm not really aware of anything Alden does that Is unique, other than providing branded shoe bags, boxes, and trees. Even the whole relasting aspect appears to be a bit of spin. I understand why people use Alden as a default restorer (ease and comfort). However, part of the beauty of Goodyear welted shoes is they can resoled or worked on by anyone with the skill and equipment. In other words, don't overthink it or sweat it. They are not handsewn bespoke soles, so swapping them out for the same is all good.
Alden will also re-dye your shoes to bring them as close their original state.
Ravello Wingtip Boots today...
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This is interesting.
I will contact Alden and just see what they say from the get go. If they will not re-sole them due to a replaced heel then I think they will be in my bad books as far as customer service after the fact goes.
I will keep you all posted.
I'll be interested to hear, but my guess is they are going to draw the line at re-soled vs. just a heel job. I can understand the former (lots of variables once you get inside the shoe for a resole/rebuild that they might get blamed for and/or can't restore the shoe to factory specs) but not really the latter (doesn't seem like a non-original heel would permanently damage/restructure the shoe).
Had a pair with replaced heels restored by Alden last year with no problem. Hope this helps.
Would have appreciated a Steve Harvey-style mistake on these. Alas, a few days later I still appear to be first runner-up. Hope that somebody on here scored these ahead of me.
So close...that stings a bit. Good luck, 2nd chances do happen.
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