***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. scb

    scb Senior member

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    my sizing mistakes are someone's gain. selling 3 pairs of shell: cigar ptb, whiskey lw, ravello chukka. 10.5D barrie for all 3.

    might also have a pair of navy suede ptb, flex sole, 10.5D barrie for sale. worn less than 5 times
     


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    I think the light edge trim is what makes these special.
     


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    Is it the Barrie last that doesn't work for you or are the shoes too small/big?
    Good luck with your sales.
     


  4. scb

    scb Senior member

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    my right foot is wider than my left. need an E
     


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    Man, that's a bummer. How tight are they on you? If it's a single width you are struggling with, perhaps you can apply some rubbing alcohol to the inside of the shoe and try breaking them in? That usually works for me
     


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    my right pinky toe ends up killing me at the end of the day. not sure I can stretch it enough
     


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    ^ that's unfortunate. Killer collection of shell
     


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    heard back from Alden and they told me to return them to the retailer to send back for inspection. maybe I should close my sale post (more pics in there, though)....
     


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    Even though color variations are normal, I would not be happy with that. I would do as Alden says, and return them.
     


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    please forgive my noobish question:

    after two days of wearing, my ravello day tripper has developed some light creases, which i know is perfectly normal and desirable for shell cordovan.
    however, upon closer inspection, the creases seem rather 'dry' and not smooth like the rest of the leather. I tried brushing with horsehair brush only to make it worse, since it roughen up the creases even more.

    is this a normal shell characteristic? should i continue brushing them on a daily basis or use any wax yet?
     


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    Did you brush for 10 minutes per shoe? If not give it a try.

    You could also get a cloth lightly damp and rub the creases. Wipe them dry quickly. Follow that up with a polishing cloth. I do that with success on my shoes and find it works better and faster than the "brush forever" method.
     


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    Spit on it and then brush. Works wonders especially if you don't have any reno laying around
     


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    i would sent back. it is not the norm!
     


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    please post picture
     


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