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

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  1. 100 yrs

    100 yrs Senior Member

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    thanks for the input. i completely agree that the appeal of natural cxl is how it ages. i almost got those oak st trench boots when they first came out, they look great. i also have a pair of quoddy chukkas in natural cxl that is closer in color to those trench boots. the alden pair are much lighter.
     


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    I love 'em. They are as comfortable as my Alden shell Captoe boots. Fit wise they compare well to the Barrie in terms of toe & heel room, which works well for me. I think they look sleeker than the barrie and they run TTS as opposed to a half size down like the Barrie. They are fantastically comfortable and I like the shape and overall balance of the last.
     


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    In my experience I would not recommend using full toe trees on LHS. I did so once and after only a few days I could definitely feel they had been widened across the vamp, which I did not like at all because it made the fit sloppy. This was using size M full toe trees on a 8.5B/D unlined LHS so perhaps I should have used a size S but I never had any trouble using size M split toe trees on other pairs of LHS. I have used full toe trees for barrie lasted LWB and PTB wth no problem.
     


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    Your feet look happy. Gotta be the argyles.
     


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    My humble Alden/shell family. Marlows included for fun. The natty longwings are crepe sole which I find I don't like very much. They are comfortable but the look just isn't my favorite. They might end up on B&S soon, unless Leathersoul comes out with something I really like and let's me exchange them

    [​IMG]
     


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    They are absolutely gorgeous.
     


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    Does anyone have the JGilbert list of shoes for 2013 that you can PM me?

    Tnx.
     


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    hahaha...interesting
     


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    beautiful! that is a large number of uncreased shell shoes in a single post.
     


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    Welcome. Hope you know what you're getting in for. Say goodbye to saving money...

    Great collection to start off with. Really starting with a bang, aren't you? Congrats.
     


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    Thanks for the feedback, Patrick. Your good review might just cause me to go for a pair, as I've been on the fence although I've really only heard good things about them.
     


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    out of interest (not bidding on them), would buying something second hand like this that has been resoled with a half sole prevent the buyer from an Alden Factory recraft.

    what kind of things prevent a factory recraft?
     
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    I use full toe AE or JAB trees on my Aberdeen tassels and Van LHS. Never had any issues .....
     


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    Email Yenni. She will get it to you.
     


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