The Official Alden Thread for 2016 - Share reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

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  1. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    Freaky 80 degrees today in Seattle area.
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    Questions about resoling. Is it possible to change out welt type? For example can a boot that came with a reverse welt be changed out to a flat welt? If so, does this require resoling, or can the welt just be changed? Do cobblers typically reuse the welt on the shoe are replace?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    There was a pretty extensive discussion on this in the relatively-recent past. The net of it was: It depends.

    My recollection was you could add a reverse welt but taking it away left an area at the bottom where the welt was that has aged/colored differently than the exposed areas of the shoes, so it generally isn't done. There were some other things mentioned too...
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    The Tankers were confirmed in October. Retailers don't advertise exotics online as per Alden policy and largely for their own sanity.
    I am pretty sure it's actually more toward managing customer hopes and expectations. Exotic shell production is largely not limited by Alden. And advertising shoes they can't make don't particularly help their business. They can't really control owners obviously.
    Looking good. Copy on the pants. Sometimes I like to wear them once or twice to get some stretch on before altering.
    Looking good Cat. Commando is a good pairing for rain!
    Those are rather unique 100, looking good.
    Concur that those are pretty cool.
    Hah. Looking good Zippy. The East Coast has been absorbing the cooler weather for you.
    Amazing as always Marv.
    Most cobblers will put a storm on a flat, but not a flat on a storm. This is because the reverse welt on the storm will cause a funny looking color fade differential. The Welt is what attaches the sole to the shoe. I believe due to the complexity of the stitch, most cobblers would just replace the outsole. An example is I had a mod done to the welt on my boots and they ended up replacing the soles even though they weren't even worn yet. -Mike
     
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    Stunning Mike!
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Thanks Chippy! :)
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Happy Thursday!

    Alden x Frans Boone Plaza Indy Boot. Pantherella Blue Socks. Epaulet Navy Lambswool Flannel Walt Trousers. Alden Color 8 Shell Belt. Brooks Bros. Blue OCBD. Brooks Bros. Light Blue Cashmere Sweater. Epaulet x Southwick Navy Plaid Barberis Sportcoat.

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    Oops sorry wrong thread. My home grown for my wife who is standing off BC and a bad one to boot..
     
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    Sorry guys.. It's cloudy out.. No more double posts I promise.

    Alden news, looking forward to another pair of Whiskey LHS's. My dreamboat shoe.
     
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    Sorry to hear that, Chippy. Bless you and the Mrs. I wish you the absolute best.
     
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    Before all the Leffot Whiskey Tanker photos flood the forum.. There was the Whiskey WTB.

    I was standing around this morning and realized an unfamiliar phenomenon was happening in Toronto! The sun was out. It is still super cold, but this photo at least FEELS warm!

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    Holy non spoilers Batman
     
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    Oh wow. Those are gorgeous. I think my Grail boot.

    Jealous of you guys who got in on the tanker. If anyone wants to part with their 11/11.5...
     
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