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

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  1. totalair1

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    Uncle-Thanks for the support! I've hunted down some rare colors and make ups since I got in the game 3 months ago. I've got my name down at a lot of Alden dealers for upcoming color, mainly Ravello. I will be posting photos of trophies soon!

    See Ya,
    Steve
     
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    This sounds right. I also don't know why you would try an 11 on Aberdeen if you already know you wear an 11.5 Barrie, especially considering your foot is on the wider side of a D width. I agree you are probably closer to a 12E on the Leydon.
     


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    oddball question, but has anyone ever tried to remove some of the shine on a pair of alpine grain boots/shoes? I have a pair here that I'm not too fond of the sheen, seems very plasticky.

    just curious.. TIA
     


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    Sorry in advance for this n00b question guys.

    By the way, is there any way to do a decent search on SF? Search StyleForum gives me forum results, like this one for example, which has 3400 pages of content with no way that I can figure out to search within. There's such a stupid-amazing wealth of information here, but it's been really difficult for me to access & seems to keep new folks asking the same basic questions over & over again.

    Anyway, it may be heretical around these parts, but I really hate hard-bottoms. I live in a very wet climate & they wear out incredibly fast, plus they're heavy & don't have the best grip. I want to swap out the (already worn-through) leather bottoms on two pair of Aldens for Vibram or something equally durable (commando sole?). Will I need to ship to Alden to do this or can a cobbler take care of it for me? Anyone have any advice for me?
     


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    Wear them my friend. The plastic-like shine will eventually be muted by wear. I have a pair of black pebble grain LWBs that looked like that initially, but not so much anymore.
     


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    Alden won't do it. Try B. Nelson. They'll do it and they're SF approved.
     


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    Was hoping to avoid sending in (also because I'm not sure if I need a whole new sole or just a heel replacement) but figured it was inevitable.

    I'm thinking Dainite on a pair of #8 PTBs & a pair of walnut captoes. Their website is rough, but the SF approval goes a long way. Thanks!
     


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    Sweet looking suede rtp. They look like an xl from here.
     


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    Uncle, Great looking combo. Even the tassels are shining.
     


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    Whiskey Wednesday. Drink-n-shine gentlemen:

    [​IMG]
     


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    Looking very good! My next purchase.
     


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    +1 Incredible shine Uncle
     


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    Thank you. They are 10D... (fyi, just contracted a new secuirty system for my collection [​IMG] )
     


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