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

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  1. beowolf

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  2. makewayhomer

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    I asked Moulded Shoe about this. they told me

    "We can apply Alden's commando soles & a vibram coordinating heel with a low profile mini lug.
    I have attached a photo for you.
    With the rubber stitched, this would be a complete sole replacement. It would take about 4 weeks and cost $150.00.
    Without stitching the rubber can be applied onto the existing leather sole this would take 1 week and cost $75.00."

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    would be nice to save the $75 and 3 weeks (and keep the original soles), question if would this be way too thick of a sole?

    edit: they say the cemented on option would be thin, and actually recommend this is if the original leather sole is in good shape
     
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    there is a rumor going around that J. Crew will have a ravello, perforated cap toe boot on the barrie last at the liquor store this holiday season. want want want want want.

    this is supposedly a fact.
     


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    What would this look similar to?
     


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    The Alpine Perf Toe boot, sounds like, except in Ravello
     


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    Shit. I might have to kop, too.
     


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    I've been using it for a while, and liking it more than the hard wax from Alden. You can purchase the Saphir's Bordo color to add a wonderful combination.
    -Ike
     


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    I've come to understand that when these companies label their products, "Cordovan," that it's in the brown Allen Edmonds cordovan and not the burgundy Alden cordovan. I purchased Meltonian shoe cream in Cordovan for a pair of Merlot calf wing tips and realized after the 4 or 5 polishes that they were looking much browner than any Color 8, or even their original Merlot for that matter. From my understanding shoe creams have more pigment than wax, hence turning the shoe a different color more so. Though I've never used any cream on my Cordovan except Venetian Cream if I were to purchase a cream for my Color 8's it would be Alden's. The Saphir may indeed be a better product but if your concern is color change it's something you'll have to take into consideration.
     


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    Does anyone else not like the fact that J.Crew seems to be on the top of Alden's makeup list? The smaller retailers do far better work, imo. Just venting - they will be awesome.
     


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    Also, what do you mean by the "liquor store?"
     


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    It's their flagship mens store in the meat packing district (or somewhere else trendy in NY).
     
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    On West Broadway in Tribeca:

    http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Navigation/tribeca/ls1.jsp
     


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    Ahh. Does this mean the boot will only be available there and not online? Thus someone like me in Canada would need a proxy?
     


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    Be careful, the thicker sole you pictured will take away from the look you are going for. The heel you showed will be thicker than the existing heel. They can cut down your base to balance it but, you will loose some of the stacked look.
    The thinner sole that you mentioned can't be stitched on because the lugs go to the edge. I could be wrong but let us know.
     


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    Can anyone comment on how the Aberdeen last fits in comparison to the Barrie last? I've read that the Aberdeen is a bit longer and elongated, but I'm not 100% sure on whether or not to size down like the Barrie.
     


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