***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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    95% of people on Gilt don't worry about whether it's shell or not
     
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    I bought a size 10 (same as my trubalance/modified size) in grant and it fits my foot like a glove. I like the fit but my 10 in trubalance/modified does have more wiggle room around the toe.

    edit: I'll wait for my modest family pic until I receive my LWB color 8.
     
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    Not sure if you got a response from J Crew but they confirmed that it is the barrie last as wj4 stated.
     
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    I sorta wouldn't want to risk it. You could get burned and receive calf since they certainly don't state it's shell anywhere. And, there are no returns or anything...
     
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    Yeah I ordered a pair of selvedge for a very specific orange selvedge line. Got standard red line and they told me it was a batch variation and that they sent me the item as the description didn't mention it. Said I could return for the $15 fee.


    And regarding the question I posted earlier - is there supposed to be a bit of plasticy sound from the cordovan rubbing on the lace and softer tongue area?
     
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    I bought a pair of shell's on gilt. The quality on those Florsheim's is atrocious, even at half off. The finishes are horrible.
     
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    403, PTB in Modified, Leffot Day Tripper, J Gilbert Captoe, invisible LWB Color 8
     
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    finishing is horrible however its nothing some saphir cant fix. and its definitely a better value than Alden.
     
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    Yes, there must be shops here in England that could do this. But I didn't already know of one that I could feel sure of. I wanted to use a place that had some experience with Aldens and what works with the Barrie last. Perhaps it is not that hard for a skilled cobbler to figure these things out, but there was a comfort factor with B. Nelson. I hadn't thought of The Shoe Healer, although that is a good suggestion. It might have made this process a little less complicated and risky for me.
     
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    Great pics!
     
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    Happy Wednesday!
    Alden x Leathersoul LWB
     
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    really liking these!
     
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    These natural chromexcel longwings are looking great. Most of the worn in pics I saw previously of these were much too beat up
     
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    ^ Thanks much guys! Been pretty much following the Mac Method on these, though I'm not sure it's necessarily recommended for Natural Chromexcel. I also did one application of Neatsfoot OIl when I got them (hoping to darken them up a bit). I like how they're turning out.

    Also, you'll notice I left the word "Natty" out of the caption. :D
     
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    Enough already. THEY ARE SHELL. I bought the navy ones and love them. Never seen anything like this from Alden so grab them while you can at this ridiculous price.
     
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