***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. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    Wow how did I miss that? It wasn't on their sale originally was it?
     
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    I have no idea - it's up there now, though -
    plus, non-EU residents get 20% off (I think) - that should make the shell cordovans a great deal, I think
     
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    stevent Senior member

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    Yeah it's 20% off and 2 day shipping from Sweden. Not exactly what I'm looking for but they would have worked especially at that price
     
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    I hear you - I was just surprised to see marble-colored Indys; never saw that before.
    Also, I couldn't pull off that look :)
     
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    Interesting. I've had those gold specks on a couple of pairs too. I scraped them off and kept the shoes.
     
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    Bold move. I brushed it but didn't go further than that-- I was too worried about doing damage to the shoes. I do have a speck on the back part of one of my shoes but it doesn't bother me.

    When you say you scraped them off, what did you use? fingernail?
     
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    I think the gold imperfections come from Horween actually. I had a pair of cordovan black AE Leeds with the same issue. I returned them but do realize the thing about cordovan is that different parts of it can take dyes differently which can yield color variances in places, etc.
     
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    Could the gold specks be coming from the Alden box or tissue paper they wrap the new shoes in?
     
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    phototristan Senior member

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    In my case, with the Leeds, they were not specs but actually bands of what looked almost like gold spray paint underneath the black dye. It was definitely inside the leather under the dye or something like that.
     
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    I was very, and by very, I mean VERY, careful and used a razor blade.
     
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    Damn, steady hands!

    I think the specks might have been from the stamping of the logo on heel with a little splatter. I've seen the specks on the back of a shoe before but this time it was 3 and all on the toe box.
     
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    Looking into buying natural chromexcel ptb from shoemart. Can anyone describe the difference in fit between truebalance and modified? It looks like modified is tighter around the middle part of the foot.

    Thanks
     
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    Thank you, they were well taken care of. Also, I'm pretty sure I'm going with PTB.
     
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    I have three pairs of LWB's, they all have that missing perf's. I think the die that was used to punch the uppers was damaged/worn. Somebody at the factory should get that repaired/replaced.

    BTW the stock photos at TheShoeMart web site of various LWB's also feature that infamous missing perf. (97891 / 97873 / 97720).
     
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