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***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. applky

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    Just in yesterday -- Greenwich boot at Leffot in Burnished Tan Calfskin: https://twitter.com/#!/Leffot/statuses/141985708528238592

    The Greenwich boot is similar to Epaulet's Brixton: Barrie lasted wingtip boots with all eyelets. This one has double waterloc soles.

    The navy nubuck version from way back was the bees knees. Anyone who has a pair lying around should post pics.
     


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    Yes, but as Mr H. Hide points out, you'll still have a dark welt.

    http://lastedleather.com/Edgetrim/Changingedgetrim.html
     


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    Fantastic link! Thank you for posting it.

    My impulse to take it to a cobbler stemmed from having seen DIY pics that presented a finished product looking like this:

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    Obviously the link you provide describes how to get better results. I wonder if it's worth 90 minutes per pair of shoes, though...
     


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    Also, if you're looking for a more artistic type of service, Ron of Rider Boots will antique any good shoe, not just his. I've only seen him work on calf, though.

    He has a thread with many pics of his handiwork here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/45530/shoe-antiquing
     


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    Thank NAMOR. He put that info up.
     


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    NAMOR:

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    I missed out on that navy Greenwich Leffot boot. That boot is UNBELIEVABLE!! I wish that Alden would do more navy blues with their shoes. I would love a deep navy lwb over a black one anyday! Speaking of blue picked these up recently.

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    I tried it using paint brush cleaner and Q-tips to dissolve and wipe away the edge color first, and then sanded. I think it took me about a 1/2 hour per shoe. I used a tan shoe polish to add color back, and then a natural edge dressing.

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    Six new boot makeups at Unionmade. I think I'm doing the shell Kirkwoods captoes in Color 8.

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    Whoa, those are awesome. I may have to do the same with the laces on my navy suede ptb's. I'm assuming they came with those laces? Need to get a pair.
     


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    dangit, someone just took the size 10 loden green out of my shopping cart[​IMG]
    no more left [​IMG]


     


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    Hehe, I was just looking for that size in that color! That didn't last long?
     


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