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

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  1. Coldsnap

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    Think I need to celebrate something with another shoe.. Hmm PTB or some sort of suede boot varient. Is there anything like the J Crew suede boot - the plantation sole, I think the plantation sole with suede looks cheap. Chukka could be cool too, I wear my DB chukkas a lot but I wonder if the Alden seude chukkas are too dressy, I don't see them matched with work wear often.
     
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    Thanks Coldsnap for the pic of the Roy boot.

    Regarding Roy boot's crepe sole, they must wear down relatively quickly, so I wonder if anyone here has the experience of getting them resoled? If so, what did you go with and how did it turn out? I assume one could put a commando on there or the like...

    Any pics of a resoled Roy boot?
     


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    I had mine resoled by B. Nelson a few months ago to a double waterloc sole with toe taps because I hated the crepe sole, but loved the upper. Overall not a bad job; some of the instep stitching was sloppy, but these are my "bag of hammers" and I don't care.

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  4. Akeem

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    I've had several resoles done by different places. I find that the sloppy stitching is more noticeable with the contrast white stitching. You probably wouldn't notice the stitches if they blended in with the welt color.
     


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    Crepe soles wear pretty hard in general; I've never heard of people say they wear down quickly (Alden or otherwise). That said, a lot of people do crepe to leather/commando/dainite conversions.
     


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    The general concensus would say to give them a little polish for good measure. You don't know how long they have been sitting in the boxes for, and I guess a fresh coat before being released into the wild is never a bad idea. I don't follow it religiously, but for my nicer shoes, I will try to. For cheaper ones, i'll get it done within a week or two.

    Hard as far as... stiff? I have two pairs of Clark crepe soles and they are pretty soft, however extremely durable. After a year on one pair and they don't even look like there was any wear other than discoloration.
     


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    So do quite a few people get this addressed somehow? Have a cobbler sew the tongue or something?
     


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    This couldn't hurt.



    However, I wouldn't give your CXL "a little polish" . CXL is waxy/full of oils; polish will just sit on top of the surface. :teach:
     


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    What if you get a scuff on dark brown CXL? What's the recommended approach? My instinct was to use a little Saphir cream polish and lots of brushing, but I thought I'd check.

    Slightly related, what's the recommended color of paste to use on #4?
     


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    Some use a dab of brown cream only on the effected area. I've never done it and eventually the color/scuff evens out (with brushing and reno/vsc/neatsfoot oil).
     


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