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***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. ChrisGold

    ChrisGold Senior member

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    noticed my #8' longwings seem to crease a lot on the sides. Really makes the shoes look wrinkled. Is this the nature of cordovan as my calf shoes do not seem to do this as much or is something wrong.

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    Looks about right for cordovan, are you keeping trees in them?
     
  2. jet

    jet Senior member

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    That looks bad, don't think I've noticed this on other cordo lws is this common?
     
  3. whatever123

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    noticed my #8' longwings seem to crease a lot on the sides. Really makes the shoes look wrinkled. Is this the nature of cordovan as my calf shoes do not seem to do this as much or is something wrong. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    ive never seen this happen in a cordovan alden. cordovan does crease but that area is highly unusual. they might be able to fix it although it would be difficult so they might just replace. i would contact alden right away.
     
  4. Thor

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    Thor, you have any updated pics of your #8 indy's?

    Just scrolled back to through some old pages and wanted to see what yours look like nowadays...




    I do not...I haven't worn them that much in the last couple of months and they haven't really changed since these pics back in November:

    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...19#post3851819
     
  5. harrythedog

    harrythedog Well-Known Member

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    went back a little ways, and saw mention of a pen trick? for shells? could someone please explain what this pen trick is?

    thanks!
     
  6. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    went back a little ways, and saw mention of a pen trick? for shells? could someone please explain what this pen trick is?

    thanks!


    This question has been asked a number of times in this thread. I know I've answered at least once. Click on my name and then "search for all posts by..." You should be able to find out the answer.
     
  7. Odd I/O

    Odd I/O Senior member

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    noticed my #8' longwings seem to crease a lot on the sides. Really makes the shoes look wrinkled. Is this the nature of cordovan as my calf shoes do not seem to do this as much or is something wrong.

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    Do they fit your feet properly?
     
  8. harrythedog

    harrythedog Well-Known Member

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    This question has been asked a number of times in this thread. I know I've answered at least once. Click on my name and then "search for all posts by..." You should be able to find out the answer.

    thanks!
     
  9. shasta

    shasta Senior member

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    Anyone looking for some Alden Red Brick Bucks? I am selling my winn perry make ups in B&S
     
  10. QTime

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    noticed my #8' longwings seem to crease a lot on the sides. Really makes the shoes look wrinkled. Is this the nature of cordovan as my calf shoes do not seem to do this as much or is something wrong.

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    looks to me like either your feet are too small/shoes too big or/and you don´t use shoetrees.

    I would not send them to Alden because they won´t replace them.

    Simon.
     
  11. rolling green

    rolling green Senior member

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    these longwings fit me perfect. 7.5 E and they are the most comfortable pair of shoes I have. Felt great out of the box. I also wear my Roy's in 7.5E. I found the D width caused a little too much pressure on the outside portion of my feet by the end of the day. I really do not mind the creases as they give a lot of character and vintage look but always wondered if it were normal as I did not notice it much in my calf version or Mcarther's pictures. Funny thing is I've worn these probably 2 times outside of my house and always store with shoe trees. Oh well.
     
  12. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    these longwings fit me perfect. 7.5 E and they are the most comfortable pair of shoes I have. Felt great out of the box. I also wear my Roy's in 7.5E. I found the D width caused a little too much pressure on the outside portion of my feet by the end of the day. I really do not mind the creases as they give a lot of character and vintage look but always wondered if it were normal as I did not notice it much in my calf version or Mcarther's pictures. Funny thing is I've worn these probably 2 times outside of my house and always store with shoe trees. Oh well.

    There's an extremely high level of variability in the creasing of shell Aldens. I have a pair of chukkas where one shoe never developed a crease. It still looks brand new! The other shoe looks like you'd expect.

    The side creasing on your shoe shows up to a lesser extent on most of the longwing pictures that get posted here. If your pair fit well then enjoy them. When it's time to get them refurbished Alden might be able to clean up the side creasing for you. I wouldn't think for a second about sending them in to Alden as "defective" though.

    The good thing about shell is that those creases probably won't get any worse with wear.
     
  13. HorseHide

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    Sweet suede LWBs at Leffot - another nice job Steven!
     
  14. Islander

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    I haven't seen a #8 indy with a contrast edge though I think that would be a pretty amazing shoe (especially if it had a reverse 360 welt).
    Thanks for your response, I thought it was worth asking since there are so many variations out there. I can't get it out of my head that a #8 Indy or plain toe à la AF53 with contrast edge and Commando or Double Waterloc sole (like this) would look great. I guess the closest thing is either the Leffot Tanker or a Cigar Indy but man I really love the darker browns that emerge when the burgundy starts to wear.
     
  15. MS007

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    Looks not unusual. Could be your feet are too small (also because the cap is bending up).
    But the creases look alright for cordovan.

    Can you post a fit pic?
     
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    Will post a few later today. Believe me these are not going back to Alden. They fit too well and are perfect otherwise. I bent the toe up for the pictures to reLly show the creases. For some reason it's hard for me to find E width so I'm happy with these defective or not. Thanks for all the replies guys.
     
  18. jerrybrowne

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    noticed my #8' longwings seem to crease a lot on the sides. Really makes the shoes look wrinkled. Is this the nature of cordovan as my calf shoes do not seem to do this as much or is something wrong.

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    I've had this happen to a couple of pair of cordo Aldens, one at the ball of the foot, the other at the ankle. I assume in both cases they were minor defects.
     
  19. scb

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    so the USPS tracking info says my shoes were delivered at 11:45am to my office, but no one's at the office today and building management said there were no deliveries. fun
     
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    Hey folks. I'm curious about IDing what shop these came from and (more importantly) the last. I got them on eBay for a song and I love them. Thanks in advance. -Justin [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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