you weren't lying.. went through there today, practically throwing money at them for something in my size and nothing. Couldnt even get a 403 in an E width sz11 :/
went to RL and let the GF spend more on herself. I feel jilted.
Quite surprisingly, a long-time patient of mine said they were so happy with the care I have given them over the years that they wanted to get me an Alden shoe (they know about my Alden appreciation). I've never owned anything in natural chromexcel before, and was thinking perhaps I would give something in that leather a try. Would love to hear if anyone has anything very positive (or not) to say about it in terms of how it wears, patina, etc, etc. I am assuming that the normal CXL creasing will be present so I will probably go with something more casual....
was in alden SF today and saw natty cxl indy, plaintoe boot, chukka, PTB, and a LWB. I'd have been happy with any of those models to be honest, but the indy or lwb would likely had been my first choices.
that's where I'd go, and those are what I am looking at : )
However, I am holding out for a whiskey LWB, so I am leaning toward a natty boot...
This is partially true. This procurement does not exist until in my possession. Right now, they are somewhere in Oslo for the past week lol.
And Handcuffed is correct. Should these not fit, he gets first dibs.
pretty much. I found all the natty cxl at alden SF yesterday seemed to be the consistent, golden color. vs my natty cxl vibergs I got earlier this year that have the grey undertones (that I actually prefer to the typical alden shade)
depending on the stichting you are talking about, it could be different. some have natural welts with an offwhite stitch, some have bright white welt stitching.
While I can't speak to any difference in regards to the TSM version, any writing (on any pair) will be on the inside heel pad and will (most likely) fade away after a couple months. Don't let the stamping inside sway you.
I always assumed the TM® tag that you see in TSM's photos is a sticker they use to identify their own photographs. Others can confirm, but I doubt they ship that way.
having never handled them, nor noticed the tag on their pics until now, I'm inclined to believe that the tag is just a 'poorly' done photoshop to protect their stock image.
Do you wear boot socks with them?