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

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  1. zippyh

    zippyh Distinguished Member

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    I'm somewhat obsessive that way.
    One Christmas my wife got me a dozen pairs of trees.
     


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    Nice cherry pick, leave out the useful posts. I'd do the same to you, but really, if Tom's calling you a pain in the ass then apparently I'm the last to realize it.

    Hey now, I only said pain in the ass because I love Jet. [​IMG]
     


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    Wow zippy. Some of those look like you've never worn them. Beautiful shoes, I'm envious.
     


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    I've been a long time lurker but only posting now. I've learned a lot about Aldens through this thread and thanks to all of you for sharing your knowledge. Good or bad, I think this is addicting! [​IMG]

    Thought I'd share what I picked these up from LS. I got the Unlined Chukkas 2 months ago and just got the Chromexcel Plaza Wingtip Boot (which I love!).


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    welcome! i also joined recently. great shots of those wing tip boots
     


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    Let's get back on track...
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    AWESOME!

    How are you liking the blue suede chukka's? Are they versatile? Do you get a lot of wear out of them?
    Wow zippy. Some of those look like you've never worn them. Beautiful shoes, I'm envious.
    How can you notice past the flaws?

    But I believe these are pics of them when they were new and a lot are in this thread.
    I've been a long time lurker but only posting now. I've learned a lot about Aldens through this thread and thanks to all of you for sharing your knowledge. Good or bad, I think this is addicting! [​IMG]

    Thought I'd share what I picked these up from LS. I got the Unlined Chukkas 2 months ago and just got the Chromexcel Plaza Wingtip Boot (which I love!).

    Great shoes! I love the Chromexcel Plaza wingtip boots. If I did not already have that color and style colored I would have to get a pair. Do you wear them a lot?
     


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    AWESOME!

    How are you liking the blue suede chukka's? Are they versatile? Do you get a lot of wear out of them?


    Blue suede is awesome. I've been wearing them quite a bit this summer.
    They bleed a bit on light colored pants though.

    I just photobombed all the Aldens I already had online.
    Many of the shoe were unworn when the pics were taken.

    For the record, I've only had one pair of Aldens with a problem. A pair of wingtip boots with some
    uneven stitching. Retailer (A-o-C) took them back with no problems.
     


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    I've been a long time lurker but only posting now. I've learned a lot about Aldens through this thread and thanks to all of you for sharing your knowledge. Good or bad, I think this is addicting! [​IMG]

    Thought I'd share what I picked these up from LS. I got the Unlined Chukkas 2 months ago and just got the Chromexcel Plaza Wingtip Boot (which I love!).

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    Really liking those boots.
    If I hadn't had some chromexcel longwings on order already I would have been deeply tempted to get those boots.
     


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    could someone speak to chromexcel and it's relative qualities? I read the Horween blog about it, which tells how it is made, which is cool to know. but, really, I'm more interested in it's qualities as a shoe leather and why I should care about it

    how well it ages, how tough it is, how weather resistant it is, how dressy vs rustic it is, etc.

    especially compared to shell in these matters.
     


  10. Johdus Fanfoozal

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    could someone speak to chromexcel and it's relative qualities? I read the Horween blog about it, which tells how it is made, which is cool to know. but, really, I'm more interested in it's qualities as a shoe leather and why I should care about it how well it ages, how tough it is, how weather resistant it is, how dressy vs rustic it is, etc. especially compared to shell in these matters.
    I bought a 403 over a 405 because of the chromexcel. It's very versatile. It's a tough, thick leather but looks like something you would find on a good quality dress shoe. Obviously, it's not as glossy as shell, which is a good thing in my book. I've been wearing them three or four times a week for the past few months and I have yet to treat them despite a few scuffs around the heel and toe. As for being weather resistant... I have yet to wear them in snow or during a heavy downpour. But like any leather boot, I would treat it with Snoseal or Obenaufs or just mink oil beforehand. I'm probably going to put them on the shelf when it snows, though. But that has everything to do with the sole and nothing to do with the chromexcel. It's all up to the wearer. If you want to baby these boots, they will look great in just about any setting outside the boardroom. If you want to beat them up, they will still look great.
     


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    Queswtion for chukka owners....do you find that the height runs your ankle the wrong way.
    Years ago I had bought a similar type shoe and wore them once and hjad to return them b/c of the way they rubbed my ankle.
     


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    Great shoes! I love the Chromexcel Plaza wingtip boots. If I did not already have that color and style colored I would have to get a pair. Do you wear them a lot?[/quote]

    I just got them but I will definitely using them frequently in my rotation.
     


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    Queswtion for chukka owners....do you find that the height runs your ankle the wrong way.
    Years ago I had bought a similar type shoe and wore them once and hjad to return them b/c of the way they rubbed my ankle.



    I find they do rub my ankle but not in any way that would bother me, even after all day wear.
     


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    Queswtion for chukka owners....do you find that the height runs your ankle the wrong way.
    Years ago I had bought a similar type shoe and wore them once and hjad to return them b/c of the way they rubbed my ankle.


    I had a problem with my chukkas rubbing the back of my ankle to the point where I needed a bandaid. I took a chance and kept up with the break-in (with a bandaid) and after about 5 wearings I didn't have a problem. In fact, its my most comfortable shoe now and I don't need the bandaid.
     


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    I had a problem with my chukkas rubbing the back of my ankle to the point where I needed a bandaid. I took a chance and kept up with the break-in (with a bandaid) and after about 5 wearings I didn't have a problem. In fact, its my most comfortable shoe now and I don't need the bandaid.

    this happened to me with a pair of mid-top nikes. i used a band-aid too. same results as you: eventually worked. i dont have a problem with my chukkas, though, which im wearing now...heres some ravello love [​IMG]
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