***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. sockpuppets

    sockpuppets Senior member

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    Speedhooks can be removed with no fuss. I have done it to a couple pairs of boots in the past and replaced them. It looks smoother and is much less harsh on laces.

    What does it cost to have the conversion done?
     
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    ^That link is a good reference. The replacement eyelets are clearly a bit out of whack and the backside looks like an apple after a bulllet hits it.
     
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    You guys might want to check this out before having your speedhooks removed.
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=185037


    "How to make your new $600 boots look like shit... and pay extra for it!"

    Thanks for the link. I'll stick with my speed hooks.
     
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    Chromexcel Plaza Wingtip Boots have arrived. [​IMG]
     
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    Chromexcel Plaza Wingtip Boots have arrived.

    [​IMG]


    more pics please [​IMG]

    can you take a pic from the top (your perspective). I'm curious to see the difference between them and the barrie. I'm seriously considering ordering a pair.

    Thanks in advance
     
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    Chromexcel Plaza Wingtip Boots have arrived.

    [​IMG]


    Holy crap those look nice!!!!!
     
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    ^That link is a good reference. The replacement eyelets are clearly a bit out of whack and the backside looks like an apple after a bulllet hits it.
    [​IMG]
     
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    more pics please [​IMG] can you take a pic from the top (your perspective). I'm curious to see the difference between them and the barrie. I'm seriously considering ordering a pair. Thanks in advance
    I have a cordovan barrie last I can put next to it for you. Give me a couple hours. The photo seems really red to me. In person these are more of a chocolate color. I will put them next to a rust 1000 mile and see what it looks like when photographed. The chocolate isn't as "lush" as the leathersoul site makes it appear, at least to me.
     
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    I have a cordovan barrie last I can put next to it for you. Give me a couple hours.

    The photo seems really red to me. In person these are more of a chocolate color. I will put them next to a rust 1000 mile and see what it looks like when photographed. The chocolate isn't as "lush" as the leathersoul site makes it appear, at least to me.


    I see quite a few Alden's that look dull but brighten up handily when polished and worn a while.
     
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    I see quite a few Alden's that look dull but brighten up handily when polished and worn a while.

    I wasn't complaining. They're beautiful shoes.
     
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    [​IMG]

    That's exactly the photo that came to mind [​IMG]
     
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    Too bad LS sold out of that in an 11D, boots look sick.
     
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    I have a cordovan barrie last I can put next to it for you. Give me a couple hours.

    The photo seems really red to me. In person these are more of a chocolate color. I will put them next to a rust 1000 mile and see what it looks like when photographed. The chocolate isn't as "lush" as the leathersoul site makes it appear, at least to me.



    That would be so awesome. Thanks so much.
     
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    What does it cost to have the conversion done?

    Not sure about the cost. I did the work myself.
     
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