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Anyone notice that the most recent run of Alden cordovan boots has much improved laces? The waxed cotton laces are much thicker and seem more durable. I may ask Alden for a few extras
Alden just sent me out laces for all my boots last week so hopefully I see soon.
post #100532 of 122416
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Anyone notice that the most recent run of Alden cordovan boots has much improved laces? The waxed cotton laces are much thicker and seem more durable. I may ask Alden for a few extras

I haven't noticed that but I did notice that the boxes seem flimsier. They no longer have the extra backing to the cardboard which gave them a little more heft.

And also, the flannel shoe bags don't have the gold balls on the end anymore, which someone pointed out previously, I believe. Could have been they were scratching the shoes.
post #100533 of 122416
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I haven't noticed that but I did notice that the boxes seem flimsier. They no longer have the extra backing to the cardboard which gave them a little more heft.

And also, the flannel shoe bags don't have the gold balls on the end anymore, which someone pointed out previously, I believe. Could have been they were scratching the shoes.
I hate it when my balls scratch my shoes.
post #100534 of 122416
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I hate it when my balls scratch my shoes.

:rimshot:

post #100535 of 122416
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I hate it when my balls scratch my shoes.

:rimshot:

 

first good laugh of the day...thanks!

post #100536 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Anyone notice that the most recent run of Alden cordovan boots has much improved laces? The waxed cotton laces are much thicker and seem more durable. I may ask Alden for a few extras

Yeah I did notice that as well, they are thicker and slightly wider. Downside is that they are also slightly shorter.

-D
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post


I haven't noticed that but I did notice that the boxes seem flimsier. They no longer have the extra backing to the cardboard which gave them a little more heft.

And also, the flannel shoe bags don't have the gold balls on the end anymore, which someone pointed out previously, I believe. Could have been they were scratching the shoes.

 

 

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I hate it when my balls scratch my shoes.


Maybe they need to be rubber...however brass does have it benefits.  I know I don't want them removed!  Although my wife has been trying for almost 30 years.

 

See Ya,

Steve

post #100538 of 122416
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

I haven't noticed that but I did notice that the boxes seem flimsier. They no longer have the extra backing to the cardboard which gave them a little more heft.

And also, the flannel shoe bags don't have the gold balls on the end anymore, which someone pointed out previously, I believe. Could have been they were scratching the shoes.
I hate it when my balls scratch my shoes.


After reading Saz's post, I immediately wondered which degenerate here would make me laugh with that joke!  :rotflmao::rotflmao::rotflmao::rotflmao:

post #100539 of 122416
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Maybe they need to be rubber...however brass does have it benefits.  I know I don't want them removed!  Although my wife has been trying for almost 30 years.

See Ya,
Steve
This just gets better and better.

I will say, though, that Alden shoe boxes are a step down from everything else that they do, quality-wise. I think they are the flimsiest I have seen for any dress shoe priced over $200.
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Gold balls would mean your wife has the Midas touch.
post #100541 of 122416
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This just gets better and better.

I will say, though, that Alden shoe boxes are a step down from everything else that they do, quality-wise. I think they are the flimsiest I have seen for any dress shoe priced over $200.

 

The old (pre-prada) Church's used to have even flimsier boxes for their Custom grade line - made of thin sheets of laminated cardboard (the kind where the lid would wobble if you poked it). then came prada and nicer boxes, of course

 

boxes would be a good place to cut costs, imo, although whether necessary or not is a different question

post #100542 of 122416

Ravello NST

post #100543 of 122416
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Originally Posted by FLW View Post

This just gets better and better.

I will say, though, that Alden shoe boxes are a step down from everything else that they do, quality-wise. I think they are the flimsiest I have seen for any dress shoe priced over $200.

I rather like the boxes. Simple and understated as to not distract from the treasure inside. Reminds me a lot of the 70's-80's Rolex Sport watch boxes. Flimsy cardboard for the price of gold. Nowadays it takes 2 hours just to sift through Rolex documentation alone. It just gets messy. I'd rather have the cheesy mossy rock cardboard box.

But yes, they could be thicker and nicer.
post #100544 of 122416

Guys, I'm in the camp of not caring - at all - about the boxes.  I throw most of them out.  They take up space and are likely to annoy the wife.  I do save some to store shoes not used during a season.  But I care very little about them so long as shoes fit inside of them.

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Ravello NST

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DonL is looking terrific today! Enjoy your Ravello NSTs!!! :-)

 

-Mike

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