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

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Shaw.. those Whiskey Harlech boots I saw not long ago on the Website.. cheaper direct from C&J rather than the NY store.. let me know if you need a contact..
Good lookin out Chip. I'll take it.

My second most favorite color #8’s.. Stock Fullstrap’s from circ 16. No sun fade.. just age.. Ya all be safe out there.. Believe it or not.. Thanksgiving DUI arrests and crash’s eclipse all major holidays..
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Yup, mine as well Chip. Your 8's age beautifully.

Anyone ever sun fade cigar? Is it doable? I have a pair I’d like to lighten.. thanks
I've never done it but I have seen people fade cigar.
 

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They look great, good job on removing that "patina"!
Haha look closely at the right shoe edge, center of the toe. Must have been metal framing around the closet, I barely bumped the corner wall and it took a triangle of the sole right out. Have to get creative with patina when not going anywhere I suppose.
 

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Haha look closely at the right shoe edge, center of the toe. Must have been metal framing around the closet, I barely bumped the corner wall and it took a triangle of the sole right out. Have to get creative with patina when not going anywhere I suppose.
I see it, minor issue. Patina happens.
 

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My new boots arrived today from TSM. First of all, the Modified last is without a doubt the best boot last I have tried so far for my feet. I have skinny heels, a narrow-ish waist and a wide ball, and this last feels even better than the Barrie. Heel to joint is perfect (where as my heel to joint is slightly forward in the Barrie). There is a lot of room at the instep and for my feet and ankles, this feels great. I immediately noticed that they were much easier to slip into than my Higgins in 8 D (these are 7.5 D). Just gotta say wow, these boots were made for a guy with my feet and ankles.

The bad? Only one thing. Both boots have a dark spot right in the middle of the toe area (at least they match). It's not very noticeable from a distance. I know cxl has a tendency to have this, no matter who makes them. I'm pretty certain these are the last pair. Am I being too picky?

The odd: There was some white-ish residue on the inside lining that I've never seen before. It seems to come off with my fingers rubbing it. Anyone know what this is?

I'll post some better pics later if I decide to keep them.

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My new boots arrived today from TSM. First of all, the Modified last is without a doubt the best boot last I have tried so far for my feet. I have skinny heels, a narrow-ish waist and a wide ball, and this last feels even better than the Barrie. Heel to joint is perfect (where as my heel to joint is slightly forward in the Barrie). There is a lot of room at the instep and for my feet and ankles, this feels great. I immediately noticed that they were much easier to slip into than my Higgins in 8 D (these are 7.5 D). Just gotta say wow, these boots were made for a guy with my feet and ankles.

The bad? Only one thing. Both boots have a dark spot right in the middle of the toe area (at least they match). It's not very noticeable from a distance. I know cxl has a tendency to have this, no matter who makes them. I'm pretty certain these are the last pair. Am I being too picky?

The odd: There was some white-ish residue on the inside lining that I've never seen before. It seems to come off with my fingers rubbing it. Anyone know what this is?

I'll post some better pics later if I decide to keep them.

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CXL will do this, they are boots and if they fit well, keep them and wear the sh*t out of them. That's my opinion. Oh, and the Saphir stuff for greasy leather (CXL) is great!
 

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CXL will do this, they are boots and if they fit well, keep them and wear the sh*t out of them. That's my opinion. Oh, and the Saphir stuff for greasy leather (CXL) is great!
They fit me so well that I just can't see returning them. It's like they took the AE 65 last and added quite a bit of extra room at the instep (but not too much).
 

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They fit me so well that I just can't see returning them. It's like they took the AE 65 last and added quite a bit of extra room at the instep (but not too much).
Exactly! I find that the 65 last is the best AE last for me, so if there is an Alden with more instep room, all the better.
 

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My new boots arrived today from TSM. First of all, the Modified last is without a doubt the best boot last I have tried so far for my feet. I have skinny heels, a narrow-ish waist and a wide ball, and this last feels even better than the Barrie. Heel to joint is perfect (where as my heel to joint is slightly forward in the Barrie). There is a lot of room at the instep and for my feet and ankles, this feels great. I immediately noticed that they were much easier to slip into than my Higgins in 8 D (these are 7.5 D). Just gotta say wow, these boots were made for a guy with my feet and ankles.

The bad? Only one thing. Both boots have a dark spot right in the middle of the toe area (at least they match). It's not very noticeable from a distance. I know cxl has a tendency to have this, no matter who makes them. I'm pretty certain these are the last pair. Am I being too picky?

The odd: There was some white-ish residue on the inside lining that I've never seen before. It seems to come off with my fingers rubbing it. Anyone know what this is?

I'll post some better pics later if I decide to keep them.

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They look good to me. By the time they start creasing and darkening you’ll never notice
 

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My new boots arrived today from TSM. First of all, the Modified last is without a doubt the best boot last I have tried so far for my feet. I have skinny heels, a narrow-ish waist and a wide ball, and this last feels even better than the Barrie. Heel to joint is perfect (where as my heel to joint is slightly forward in the Barrie). There is a lot of room at the instep and for my feet and ankles, this feels great. I immediately noticed that they were much easier to slip into than my Higgins in 8 D (these are 7.5 D). Just gotta say wow, these boots were made for a guy with my feet and ankles.

The bad? Only one thing. Both boots have a dark spot right in the middle of the toe area (at least they match). It's not very noticeable from a distance. I know cxl has a tendency to have this, no matter who makes them. I'm pretty certain these are the last pair. Am I being too picky?

The odd: There was some white-ish residue on the inside lining that I've never seen before. It seems to come off with my fingers rubbing it. Anyone know what this is?

I'll post some better pics later if I decide to keep them.

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I told you!

They look beautiful. My pair had same toe issue and I’ve never given it a second thought.
 
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