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

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  1. Winterbourne

    Winterbourne Senior member

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    I'm surprised I fit into this truebalance last at size 10 when I'm a size 12 average.

    My feet only put pressure on the toe area slightly in stride - not uncomfortable at all.

    I'm just wondering, wouldn't the leather stretch out a bit over time to accomadate?

    How snugly do some of you guys wear them?

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    After walking around some more I think these are a perfect fit nearly. I may not be use to having a close fitting shoe due to tennis shoes and such typically requiring more toe room.
     
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  2. rolling green

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    newly acquired LS ultimate jumpers:

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  3. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Senior member

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    I've always really liked those! Did you buy them new?
     


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    Those have always been one f my favorite casual make ups. Perfect for denim & chinos.

    CXL, right? Love the perforated Captoe!
     


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    Neither. It is not a/k/a anything. It is a separate last all to itself - and is made only for BB as I understand it.

    It is one of my favorite Alden lasts. It fits TTS. I have numerous models on the Snap.
     


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    If anyone is looking I saw a brown chromexcel perf. captoe at Alden NYC recently. Not sure what last or sole.
     


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    Not new, just purchased from a member here. To be honest I blame you Coldsnap, seeing you wearing the ROY's made me regret the sale sooooo much. I was hunting for another pair of ROY's and found these which are similar to the ROY's (truebalance last and CXL). Not exactly the same makeup but close enough!
     


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    I condition all my shoes/boots prior to first wear - Saphir reno or a good shoe cream for calf; Saphir reno or Saphir shell cordovan cream for shell. Indeed, my lastest two color 8 additions have recently gotten the reno treatment: (1) NST boot on the Plaza (JGilbert); (2) wingtip boot on the Plaza (JGilbert). :nodding:
     


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    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    Those definitely look great. The soles look like they will last a good number of years before they need any work.
     


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    Seven - I should have figured that. I agree very TTS. It looks similar to the Grant, though, no? Do know of any other lasts with a similar fit? It is one of my favorites as well.
     


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    They should. Previous owner was smart enough to get at topy put on. Was always worried about double leather soles in chicago winters but shouldn't be an issue any more.
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    Thanks guys:slayer:
     


  13. Winterbourne

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    J.Crew edition.

    The picture doesn't do them justice as the lighting is somewhat skewed.

    What's the consensus here on conditioning before the first wear?

    EDIT: Question answered.
     
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    Here's a nice staple for friday. A for BB goodness:

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    New package from Kathy at Alden DC
     
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