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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. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Randy the Cobbler, is going to get a lot busier it seems… still waiting for my tankers to come back : )
     
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    Randy made them light antiqued edged?
     
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    He's doing that to my #8 tankers and installing gold eyelets and speed hooks…should be getting them back soon
     
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    GW, Steve is right on with this. When I get home from work, I take off my shoes and then walk the dog. When I get home from walking her, then I tree my shoes. This allows the surface moisture to evaporate off. It is definitely much better to allow them to tree for 2 days before their next wear, to allow the moisture to be absorbed by the shoe trees.

    -Mike
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Very cool. Is he going to redo the welt?
     
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  7. Carson

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    he's basically doing what he did to Inn8chiro's tankers… just doing a light antique edging and the change in the speed hooks and eyelets, but it's not going to be the actual welt…though if I have them re-soled…

    Can't wait to get them back. Hopefully this week he'll send them![​IMG]
     
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    I'm pretty stoked to get mine done next month.
     
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    Randy made them light antiqued

    Mine are already antique edge. I'm just having brass eyelets put in them. Mine came this way from alden Madison. [​IMG]
     
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    Definitely use shoe trees and a shoe horn. Giving the shoes a day off between wears is always good. More time than that between wears can be argued as better, however marginally so or not. The most important and basic aspects of shoe care are use trees and wipe them off after you've worn them (and let them dry naturally, if they are wet).

    Wearing shoes on successive days is fine when traveling or in a pinch, but the primary reason people advise against this as a regular practice has to do with basic wear and tear. The shoes, specifically the soles, will breakdown more quickly this way. So much of this stuff comes down to judgement and being proactive. Some people don't walk much at all during their average day and spend all their time indoors in carpeted environments- with little wear/activity. If that's you, I would worry much less about wearing shoes on successive days. Others will walk several miles as part of a commute, or are on their feet a lot, hoofing it everywhere; activity will cause moisture and sweat and more wear to the sole. If this is the case, giving the shoes an extended break between wearing them is probably advised.

    If you're thinking about shoe care at all, you're off to a good start. Just moisturize and/or polish the leather regularly and enjoy your shoes. The amount, speed, and type of deterioration to the soles and shoes overall depend on your routine and habits. Enjoy the shoes often, take care of them, and resole when the time comes. Good luck.
     
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    i was in j Gilbert on Friday and i liked the green suede tassel loafers a lot more in person than I thought I would. Also liked the penny loafer they had on the Copley last.
     
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    Quote:If I have been putting in the trees right after I take off my 403's...will the CXL stretch out excessively? I'm trying to avoid too much stretch.
     
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    Randy the cobbler must be getting a lot of referrals from @inn8chiro or just SF in general! I sent him my snuff suede LWB's to add brass eyelets like the Frans Boone version... in his hands today. Looking forward to the finished product :)
     
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    Shit fellas i'm waiting for a kick back from that guy...hahahahha
     
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    Looks like no retailer wants to do the Snuff WT boot on commando with brass hardware. I am resigning myself to getting the Fransboone parajumper and having a commando sole put on after the double leather needs replacing.

    or..

    Should I get on the next run of Yenni's Snuff WT Boot on Commando and have the brass hardware added?
     
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    Yeah, you need to get a percentage on referrals!
     
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    You can always send them to Randy the Cobbler, apparently… : )
     
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    Thinking that my cigar Indy boots might look nice with some brass hardware too...
     
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