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post #6301 of 10502

Hello,

Today is Whiskey LWB and today is very comfortable.

 

post #6302 of 10502
Alden for Epaulet, Michigan Innsbruck boot. Chromexcel brown horween leather, in size 11.5 on the van last. I am glad I did not go 11 " A full size down" the fit is amazing! I bought these first quality Alden Michigan boots from Mike at Epaulet.

Sorry for the bad quality pictures. It is dark out, and I do not have a decent camera.

Man do I love these Alden's!



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post #6303 of 10502

^^

 

great looking boot. have contemplated getting some version of the michigan boot but haven't pulled the trigger. your pics are helping though

post #6304 of 10502
The clicking is so much better then Wolverine 1000 mile lol. No loose grain creasing! Quality is amazing. These are my first pair of Alden's

I actually bought them on accident. I thought they were a Indy boot style. And I realized they were not after I paid online. Well, it turns out ! I really like them better. And I am 110% satisfied.
post #6305 of 10502
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Originally Posted by tps3443 View Post

The clicking is so much better then Wolverine 1000 mile lol. No loose grain creasing! Quality is amazing. These are my first pair of Alden's

I actually bought them on accident. I thought they were a Indy boot style. And I realized they were not after I paid online. Well, it turns out ! I really like them better. And I am 110% satisfied.

I missed an 11.5 on eBay that were a Hell of a deal
post #6306 of 10502
I'm ready to get a few more pairs of Alden's now. Quality is phenomenal.
post #6307 of 10502
I was concerned with not getting a perfect pair, I know that a 360 degree welt seam can sometimes be really messed up on Alden's.

I was surprised that mine are both perfect. I have seen some sole stitching that went over the edge of the sole on Google photos lol.

I don't care for defective shoes much, it's not very fun. I'm still waiting on my Wolverine 1000 miles to come back from Wolverine. The first pair had such severe loose grain creasing , it looked like a body builders veins during a competition.
post #6308 of 10502
I am sure they will not be my last pair of Alden,s

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Is Also my first pair of cordovan shoes and they are difficult to break , but even the wrinkle is nice


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Nice Boots, don!
I ordered the Same pair. But unfortunately they seem to be a Little bit to tight/short.
Wheres your big toe in terms of lengh, or how much space do you have left in the tip?
Im really confused if I should give it a try or send am back for a .5 longer pair...
post #6310 of 10502
Ravello Wingmonks with BB chinos

post #6311 of 10502
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Originally Posted by tps3443 View Post

I was concerned with not getting a perfect pair, I know that a 360 degree welt seam can sometimes be really messed up on Alden's.

I was surprised that mine are both perfect. I have seen some sole stitching that went over the edge of the sole on Google photos lol.

I don't care for defective shoes much, it's not very fun. I'm still waiting on my Wolverine 1000 miles to come back from Wolverine. The first pair had such severe loose grain creasing , it looked like a body builders veins during a competition.

 

I'll say this:  Machines stitch and glue very well and with incredible consistency.  People working by hand in a fairly high-volume process are variable.  If you expect people to be machines, you're going to be highly disappointed by AE, Alden and all of the similar brands.  There's certainly a line, and I get the "at this prices the things should be perfect" mentality, but I try to take the view that a lot of the variability some people would call defects are the hallmark of the hand-made, old-school process that generates the shoes. That doesn't mean you should be a sucker for something that isn't right.  I've sent back a couple pairs of AE's for defects, and the customer service experience was outstanding.  When I had a defective pair of Nike's it was terrible.  However, at the end of the day, to expect absolute perfection means getting a shoemaker to do it the slow, truly old-fashioned way - and pay big bucks for it.

 

My $0.02

post #6312 of 10502
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Originally Posted by andiandi View Post


Nice Boots, don!
I ordered the Same pair. But unfortunately they seem to be a Little bit to tight/short.
Wheres your big toe in terms of lengh, or how much space do you have left in the tip?
Im really confused if I should give it a try or send am back for a .5 longer pair...

I go up .5 on Grant from my Barrie so these fit fine for me..

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LS Choco Tanker
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Originally Posted by tps3443 View Post

Alden for Epaulet, Michigan Innsbruck boot. Chromexcel brown horween leather, in size 11.5 on the van last. I am glad I did not go 11 " A full size down" the fit is amazing! I bought these first quality Alden Michigan boots from Mike at Epaulet.

Sorry for the bad quality pictures. It is dark out, and I do not have a decent camera.

Man do I love these Alden's!

 
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That's what I call a TPS report.

 

post #6315 of 10502

In the never ending quest to nail down my sizing I've rolled the dice again.  Thought I would try a plaza 11E, I'm generally an 11.5d in the plaza. 

Placed a call to Yenni and she happened to have this Plaza WTB in an 11E.  After an initial try on I think they'll work well.  I love the slightly

wider look of the toe box.  As usual Yenni was a pleasure to work with.

 

Sometimes it pays to make that phone call.

 

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