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

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  1. closerlook

    closerlook Senior member

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    yes.
     
  2. Kashiwa

    Kashiwa Senior member

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    New arrivals at LS. If I hadn't just purchased a pair of natural cxl boots...........

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  3. terradilavoro

    terradilavoro Senior member

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    Last week i cleaned my Alden NST Tanker made of natural CXL for the 1st time - they showed some indigo stains from my raw Denims

    [ATTACHMENT=2613]Alden x LSH NST Tanker Natural CXL.jpg (45k. jpg file)[/ATTACHMENT]

    After cleaning with Saphir Renomat they showed up very light - the left one got one coat with an small amount of Neats Foot Oil applicated with a rag

    [ATTACHMENT=2614]Alden Natural CXL 001.JPG (3,054k. JPG file)[/ATTACHMENT]

    this is how they look after two heavy coats with Neats Foot Oil applicated with a soft brush - they darkend significantly

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    [ATTACHMENT=2616]Alden Natural CXL 006.JPG (2,988k. JPG file)[/ATTACHMENT]

    I will show you a pic after some wear in sunlight in 2 weeks

    cheerio
    Joachim
     
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  4. furo

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    ugh.... that black sole really ruins this for me ... something about the black under brown look that just kills it

    Much prefer the version below, with what appears to be a standard leather sole with regular brownish-reddish edging (I could be wrong though since I can't see the bottom):

     
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    advan031 Senior member

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    Furo, it's the same shoe...lol

    the black you're seeing is the commando sole:

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    Broke out my snuff suede longwings from J. Crew for the first time today. I ordered them in the fall and the order kept getting pushed back and then didn't arrive until just a couple of weeks ago. However, at almost 40% less than what they charge for them now, I cannot complain too much.

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    Same shoe - antique "mid sole" with a commando rubber sole

    Trust me, this is a great shoe
     
  8. furo

    furo Senior member

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    Yeah from the side it looks much better
     
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    haven't worn these in a while, I think thelast time I did I was spreading mulch, hence the dirt and dust...

    Jcrew Indy Boot

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  10. furo

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    Why is that? Did they give you some money back because you had to wait so long?
     
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    I was able to use a code for 25% off, I called to complain when the shipment got delayed for the second time and was able to get another $40 off, and they look to have raised the price about $30 from when I bought them as well.
     
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    Hey guys, thanks to everyone that replied regarding my separating indy's I contacted Alden and they suggested taking them back to j. Crew and then they would send them on to Alden for repairs. If this goes as smooth as they have implied it will it will have at least restored some of the faith I had in Alden boots.
     
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    enjoy wearing
     
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    ravello medallion tip cap toe
    argyles otc
     
  15. furo

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    ugh.. sounds like an awful experience... and good luck getting them back anytime soon .. I'd guess 2 months and that's a conservative bet
     
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