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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. dslonghorn4

    dslonghorn4 Senior member

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    Like others that have posted on this thread, I wasn't completely sold on the brass eyelets on the J.Crew Ravello LWBs. Took them a cobbler to have them replace brass with light brown, and am happy with the result!
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    ^ nice. How much did that run you?
     


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    This greatly improves the shoe. Much more elegant with the matched eyelets
     


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    ^ i disagree. i thought it freshened up a classic without altering the character. just looks like another really nice shoe, now

    but im biased. if i had an eyelet machine i would put brass eyelets on several pairs
     
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    I ALMOST pulled the trigger on those. They look great, but even the best photos dont come close to doing the leather justice. Reverse Chamois is incredible. Let us know how you like them as you wear them.

    Also, after finally ending my Alden sizing adventure and discovering my true size, I have decided to get rid of my too small Cigar PTBs. Hopefully they find a good home with someone here on the fourm.
     


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    just saw this interesting video on how to add eyelets. i would have my local guy do it but he hasnt the tools :/

     


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    dslonghorn4 Senior member

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    Thanks Alcibiades and NAMOR.

    He charged me $30 all in but I got a deal since I brought in a few other shoes to be re-soled.
    He originally said staining/painting would have done accomplished the same goal as well.
     


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    Michigan Planner: You just had one helluva day. Congrats and enjoy !
     


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    Agree. The brass eyelets are what attracted me to the shoe. To each his own eyelets, as the saying goes.
     


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    alden peeps - best source for replacement boot laces? looking for the dressier narrow flat kind
     


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    For all you plaza last fans out there, J. Gilbert is waiting on a confirmation for a Color 8 Plaza Last Wingtip Boot with commando sole.

    Bsed on my correspondence with Yenni is seems like these may be coming in the next 6-9 months.
     


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    Was about to make the call to pick up some #8 NST boots from Leffot but my girlfriend just got accepted to a 2 year position in Flint; would have been irresponsible of me to walk home with new boots when we might have to move from NYC to the Ann Arbor/East Lansing/Detroit area (from what I hear Flint might not be the best place).

    MP: Assuming you're in Michigan, good to know my Aldens will get some good use there!
     


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