***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

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  1. HorseHide

    HorseHide Senior member

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    To revive the natural chromexcel discussion... I'm considering going for Leffot's natural longwings (http://blog.leffot.com/reserve-orders/). One thing I can't quite figure out is why the Indy and PTB leather looks quite smooth and buttery (http://blog.leffot.com/wp-content/up.../DSC_0050.jpg), but the longwing appears rather rough (http://blog.leffot.com/wp-content/up...7/DSC_0033.jpg) in the photos.

    Can Jason or someone else who has seen these in person comment? Are there differences in the characteristics of the leather in these models, or is it down to the resolution or lighting in the pictures?

    Thanks!


    Call Steven at Leffot and ask him - you won't find a nicer guy and he'll be more than willing to discuss his shoes.
     
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    Call Steven at Leffot and ask him - you won't find a nicer guy and he'll be more than willing to discuss his shoes.
    Sensible plan. Will do, thanks!
     
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    If you find a shoe then the retailer, Leather Soul or whatnot, would be more than happy to work with you to get the correct sizing.

    Good luck. [​IMG]


    We get so many emails asking about the sizing between C&J and Alden but honestly I have no idea how C&J fits.
     
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    To revive the natural chromexcel discussion... I'm considering going for Leffot's natural longwings (http://blog.leffot.com/reserve-orders/). One thing I can't quite figure out is why the Indy and PTB leather looks quite smooth and buttery (http://blog.leffot.com/wp-content/up.../DSC_0050.jpg), but the longwing appears rather rough (http://blog.leffot.com/wp-content/up...7/DSC_0033.jpg) in the photos. Can Jason or someone else who has seen these in person comment? Are there differences in the characteristics of the leather in these models, or is it down to the resolution or lighting in the pictures? Thanks!
    the color variation you see isnt textured. in other words... the change in color makes it look like those parts of the surface are raised but its actually flat. my indys have that and it doesnt always show up in pictures. ill post a pic after work.
     
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    To revive the natural chromexcel discussion... I'm considering going for Leffot's natural longwings (http://blog.leffot.com/reserve-orders/). One thing I can't quite figure out is why the Indy and PTB leather looks quite smooth and buttery (http://blog.leffot.com/wp-content/up.../DSC_0050.jpg), but the longwing appears rather rough (http://blog.leffot.com/wp-content/up...7/DSC_0033.jpg) in the photos.

    Can Jason or someone else who has seen these in person comment? Are there differences in the characteristics of the leather in these models, or is it down to the resolution or lighting in the pictures?

    Thanks!


    horsehide's right. Also, the lighting and pictures are often deceptive. I got a pr of Chromexcel boots from Shoemart that were much darker than anything I saw before ordering, so who knows?
     
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    Your shoes always have the best shine but this is beyond your usual shine. These shoes have an angelic shine and depth. [​IMG]


    Great pickup! Thanks for the pics.


    You cannot look from above. Take some pictures from at least a few feet away. If you do not like them then see about PTB's on plaza last.

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    thank you
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    After some heavy reading through a substantial amount of this thread I have come to two conclusions...

    1) I am a complete idiot for never owning a pair of Alden's

    2) michaelw has the best sock collection I have ever seen.


    thank you
     
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    Gorgeous! [​IMG]

    thank you
     
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    great Indys, Stamper

    Ravello chukkas for a foggy day
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    good looking shoes
     
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    [​IMG]
    color 8 nst
     
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    good looking shoes

    coming from you that means a lot [​IMG] do i even HAVE to say it back? lol
     
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    [​IMG]
    color 8 nst


    They look like cigar on the pictures... But that double leather sole will be the option I go for when the time to recraft mine comes... Love my LS crepes so far though...
     
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    That double sole looks pretty impressive. That is a serious, adult-looking shoe. I like it.
     
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    went on a terror recently and picked up a couple of little tank like Aldens and this pair. I've never really felt all that crazy about cordovan, but these may change my mind. Forgive my poor photo skills.

    [​IMG]

    and a little closer

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    [​IMG]
    color 8 nst


    Nice shoes Mac!

    Once again evidence that Color 8 looks great with a Light Antique edge. That also looks like an extended edge if I'm not mistaken
     
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