Originally Posted by AR_Six
Have had same problem with 2 pair alden, each time a $6 fix at cobbler. No big. Granted, shouldn't happen, but as QC problems go it's a minor annoyance.
Originally Posted by Achilles_
This has been one of several recent posts that makes me think Alden's quality has dropped a notch. Maybe I'll stay with C&J and other english brands.
I wouldn't let is stop you from buying Alden. I know people like to talk about their faults a lot, but I think thats overblown. I have had (and still have most) about 10 pair of Aldens and these were the first problems I've had.
If AR Six has it right, I won't be too upset. I'd rather pay the $12 than have to ship and wait for these to get fixed.
You think this is a result of all of their collab work? Maybe their "House Shoes" suffer because their focus is now on what they produce in small batches for designers.