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THE OFFICIAL ALDEN THREAD FOR 2020 - SHARE REVIEWS, SIZING, ADVICE, AND PHOTOS.

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barutanseijin

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I bought a used Chukka Boot Color 8 and I need some help. Since it's my firts pair of shell cordovan, I can't tell if there's something wrong with the color of the boot.
The boot It's almost new, but it seems that there a some black shades that aren't natural...I'm not sure if the previous owner used some black wax in the boot...

I took this pictures with flash. Without the light/flash the boots are very dark.

Is that something wrong with the color? If yes, what's the best way to remove the black shades?

Tks!

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Audog.. are those v-tips on double leather? Beautiful boots Sir!
 

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Not leather, the ubiquitous Commando sole that everyone seems to put on everything. However, I like Commando for a rubber sole, so it's cool. They are the Brogue "racer" V-tip boot
 

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What are you thinking of getting from C&J? I recently received my pair of Conistons. Sizing is pretty straightforward from my experience. I went with the same size as my Carmina or .5 size down from barrie or trubalance.
Cool! Something like one of the wingtip boots in shell cordovan. So I should look into a 9UK. Thank you for the insight.
 

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Cool! Something like one of the wingtip boots in shell cordovan. So I should look into a 9UK. Thank you for the insight.
I’m a 9UK in Stows typical last, carmina uetam and took a 9UK in CJ 325. Nice! I’m thinking of getting CJ pembroke next year in scotch grain. Post pictures when you make the purchase!

and a 8.5UKin bourtons typical last....4444 I think...
 

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I’m a 9UK in Stows typical last, carmina uetam and took a 9UK in CJ 325. Nice! I’m thinking of getting CJ pembroke next year in scotch grain. Post pictures when you make the purchase!

and a 8.5UKin bourtons typical last....4444 I think...
I have a wide foot so while I read sizing advice is to go 1 whole size down from TTS, I was advised to go .5 down by a CJ rep. They surprisingly fit exactly the same as my Grant boots. I measured them side by side and they are the same length too. I think if I went down 1 full size it would be too tight for me, but I can understand D width folks being able to do so...
 

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