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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. Hermitedge

    Hermitedge Senior member

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    Is creasing like this on CXL normal prior to actual wear? Will it balance itself out or its the usual Alden QC issue?

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  2. El Argentino

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    I would think it's fine. Sometimes it's just how the hide is - whether identifying that an not utilizing the hide in the first place is another question.

    But, as always, if it bothers you enough, return them.
     
  3. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    looks like normal CXL imo. as you wear more, youll see more creasing.

    my brand new natural cxl tanker that just showed up have a similar finish in certain spots
     
  4. PhiPsi32

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    As follows, I wouldn't worry about it. CXL is a very soft, supple leather. It will pick up creases or the leather will "roll" at stress points. CXL also picks up scuffs very easily, but you can brush and buff them out easily too. It goes with the territory so to speak. Consider hitting it with some Venetian shoe cream. It can't hurt.

     
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  5. Burton

    Burton Senior member

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    Uncle,

    These are a speacial make up for Pelle LIne - notice the punches in the heel counter. I know the standard model is tremon, but these are plaza. I will take more photos tomorrow.
     
  6. Olifter

    Olifter Senior member

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    Not sure if this will help, however, I wear 10E in the AE 5 last, 9.5D in the Barrie and 10D in the Hampton.
     
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    I prefer the Brooks wingtip because it has metal eyelets.
     
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    That looks like growth marks in the leather. I don't think any amount of cream is going to make that go away.
     
  9. sazon

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    get more scuffs! These babies look better beaten up.
     
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    Thanks so much bro :slayer:

    Do you guys know how often they run the Alden pre-orders on Leather Soul Hawaii ?
     
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  11. Michael Haines

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    You mostt likely know but they have one now on 4 styles
     
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  12. PhiPsi32

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    Oh no, but a little Venetian never hurts, and I usually feel better afterwards . . .
     
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    J Crew x Alden Indys after a short brushing and some new laces. Feel like a new man. [​IMG]
     
  14. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Cleaned up a bunch of shoes last night while watching tennis and drinking IPAs

    Cordovan Chukka Family, L-R
    Whiskey Chukka (a year and a half old), Alden Madison
    Whiskey Chukka (unworn), Alden SF
    Ravello Chukka (unworn), Shoe Mart
    Cigar Chukka, Alden Madison
    I also have CXL and navy suede chukkas... I am wavering on both of the middle chukkas. I may send back/sell one or both of them and go for a color 8 chukka at some point.

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    Cordovan wingtip family, L-R
    Ralph Lauren Marlow, RL Madison Avenue
    Cigar Longwing, Alden of Carmel
    Ravello Longwing, Alden SF (unworn, but will be worn a bunch soon)
    Whiskey Wingtip, Alden DC
    I have a color 8 longwing on antique soles from Leffot on order

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    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Ravello tassels from Leffot

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    Black penny loafer, Grant last, Alden Madison

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    Natural CXL Indy from Leffot... I have used pitch blend on these, I may hit these up with Saphir or Venetian at some point

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    Well then, is that common on CXL for certain finishes to be like that? Will it get worse? I can live with it, but if it gets worse I'd be a little annoyed. This is the 2nd one I've exchanged so far...
     
  17. blue collar

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    It's funny how that works eh :satisfied: ?
     
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  18. PhiPsi32

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    I don't believe it will get worse. At least I haven't noticed any more on my boots.

    I'd say creasing like that along the throat is common. The throat on boots gets flexed more than say the toe cap even during the fabrication process. I just expect to see it.
     
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  20. Alcibiades

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    Only brushing or did you use any product on those? I like the shine
     
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