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

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  1. zissou

    zissou Senior member

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    How on Earth can you exchange a pair of shoes you've worn twice? Creases in calf are not something you can control like in shell. Just wear the shoes and enjoy them for what they are- nice shoes.
     
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    Hi guys. Just wondering if I can get my local cobbler/ shoemaker to fix 6 or so loose speedhooks on my tanker boots? He's probably not familiar with Alden's. Is it an easy fix that anyone in the business would be familiar with?
     
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    yes.
     
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    What about paint on speedhooks? Does Alden use a specific color?
     
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    I'm beginning to wonder if it's possible to get captoe boots without loose speed hooks.
     
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    i just got a pair of used aldens that say "8H30 025 11 977" on the inside. does any of that information say what last they were made on? if i had to guess based on the look/fit i would say Grant. they're brown calfskin longwings.
     
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    Yes, all eyelets would be ideal, but I wanted Barrie last with brogueing.
     
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    i was hoping he could just reuse the loose ones. But the ones on the tanker boot arnt painted from what I can see. But I don't mind if they are just all unpainted metal.
     
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    The paint chipped on my Indy boots on two of the hooks not really a big deal but it kinda bothers me
     
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    I've been watching for a couple weeks, but unable to find some shell wingtips or longwings in Ravello. I see Leffot and LS have had them in the past, but are long since sold out. I'm guessing because its winter time they're focusing on the boots, how likely is it somebody will get some come springtime?
     
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    yeh. Imagine receiving your 710 pair of boots and finding half of the speedhooks are missing and a patch of edge dressing on the leather, plus a tongue that slides to the side. But the overall look of the shoe and the leather is worth it. Just would have Been perfect if those defects were not there
     
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    Nice boot. Cuff question. How much longer than your inseam do you (anyone) buy trousers to achieve that cuff (double?)?
     
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    The model is based on what parachuters in WW2 used to wear I believe. All eyelets, brogued captoe, pull tab...


    These just come that long...I think the inseem is 35 and I'm a 30.5, so I guess at least 3 inches.
     
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    I've had crepe soles from other makers in the past and always found them pretty comfortable but some of them seem very soft and pick up every single tiny little pebble when I am walking and if I go from the sidewalk to a tiled floor, I get all sorts of annoying scraping. Yes, it's a petty annoyance, but it exists nonetheless.

    Fast forward a year since my last pair of crepe-soled shoes and I just recently got the new Kudu leather longwings from Leffot on the crepe. I wore them around the house yesterday and today out in the wild for the first time. All I can say is that they feel like I am walking on clouds. And I agree that the sole is much more dense than some of the others I've tried and the traction is surprisingly good. I was walking around on ice covered sidewalks this morning and felt zero slipping. These things are phenomenal. I also want to give a shout out to Leffot for their super fast service/shipping. I called them Monday afternoon to place the order and the shoes were at my doorstep in Detroit Wednesday morning!

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