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Offline dinobarnesberlin

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13725 on: May 24, 2020, 05:51:30 pm »
In some cases, the construction of the hand-warmers creates a bulky seam, the fabric on the front of the jacket/vest probably hinges around that and creates a fade high-point....

It's definitely the hand-warmers that creates the seam. I recall someone posing the same question a couple years ago. The hand-warmer seam is visible on my IHxSE od type III as well as my IHJ-69. I think this is why some customers wanted the traditional type III without hand-warmers - the seam isn't visible.

Personally, the seam doesn't bother me the least bit. I see it as a necessary construction detail.

Just to be clear...this has nothing to do with the fact that I WILL be acquiring one of these in the future  ;D

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13726 on: May 24, 2020, 06:03:12 pm »
Damn, I tried to save you from yourself..
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13727 on: May 24, 2020, 06:11:35 pm »
its too late for me--nothing can save me now

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13728 on: May 24, 2020, 06:41:47 pm »
its too late for me--nothing can save me now

You could always bomb Berlin, G...

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13729 on: May 26, 2020, 09:43:49 am »
Hey Guys,

I have a size question. I want to buy a pair of Alden boots and since I never bought a pair before I want to get an idea on how their size runs. I am a 10D in Wesco's, Wolverines 1000Miles and Redwings, should I stick with 10D in Alden?
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13730 on: June 02, 2020, 05:57:53 pm »
anyone have any idea on my question above?
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13731 on: June 02, 2020, 06:18:39 pm »
anyone have any idea on my question above?


You're probably best off enquiring at one of the other forums.  For example,

https://www.styleforum.net/ams/alden-shoes-sizing-guide.124410/

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13732 on: June 02, 2020, 06:58:27 pm »
Yeah, sorry. No experience with Alden’s.

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13733 on: June 02, 2020, 07:07:47 pm »
Hi @scarfmace

I did order a pair of indys once, but sent them straight back for refund because the finishing was so poor for the price point. I wasn't interested in a replacement; the stitching and welt was pretty dreadful when compared to my two pairs of red wings. Probably got a squiffy pair (which isn't okay for such a premium brand), so whilst I can't help with sizing, I'd recommend giving them a thorough inspection if/when you receive them, before making them un-returnable.

Hope that's helpful and doesn't discourage you, I'm sure they generally make excellent shoes. Just be discerning when you receive them  :)

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13734 on: June 02, 2020, 07:13:37 pm »
I bought a pair of Indys once.  They were shite, I wrote to Alden and said that if I had seen them in a Pound shop on Gozza High Street, I'd have passed.  They replaced them (I had to pay to ship them back), and the replacement pair fell apart on the first walk.  I bitched and they said (and I jest not), if you want something for serious walking, buy something else. 

I did.
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13735 on: June 02, 2020, 07:17:40 pm »
@Giles rendition pretty much summed up how I felt about the pair I ordered, just didn't have the nuts to be so frank  :D

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13736 on: June 05, 2020, 03:18:40 pm »
Is it normal that my horsehide jacket's side pockets got puffed up/ distorted like this?

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13737 on: June 05, 2020, 03:30:26 pm »
It depends upon the type of tanning, the quality and thickness of the hide and how much you stuff things into the pockets....
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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13738 on: June 05, 2020, 08:14:35 pm »
It depends upon the type of tanning, the quality and thickness of the hide and how much you stuff things into the pockets....

It's the Horween CXL leather I believe. I've soaked it in water under the shower/ in the bathtub just like you had with your Simmon's Bilt jacket and I think that's when this started happening.

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Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« Reply #13739 on: June 05, 2020, 08:33:51 pm »
@cityofdelusion that could have warped the stitching in relation to the leather...