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post #117196 of 122416
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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post

Dang those things are shiny - and sweet!

So Uncle - how do you decide which pair goes on each day?

nephew,
thank you
how do you make your selection?
the old fashion way-
your valet makes the recommendation
post #117197 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post


nephew,
thank you
how do you make your selection?
the old fashion way-
your valet makes the recommendation

Old ways are often the best ways.  :)

post #117198 of 122416
@mcarthur - your king boots are superb!
post #117199 of 122416
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Recent purchase, Alden x Leffot Hudson Captoe in dark brown regina grain calfskin on commando.
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Looking great T in your new grain Semi-Brogues.

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king ptb boot
merino wool argyle otc

Your king PT Boots look flawless and have a lovely rich shade to them.

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Originally Posted by itsjimmyh View Post

Just picked up some Alden Plain Toe Boots in Smooth Tobacco Chamois ShoeMart.


They came with the following imperfections: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)







I emailed TheShoeMart back, and their support said that the cuts are there due to the construction of the shoe.

If I'm unsatisfied, I can send them back for a full refund.

I'm curious are these imperfections to be expected due to the welt construction?

Why are there two cuts and a slight dent in the sole of one, and only 1 cut on the other?


Thanks in advance for your info smile.gif

These are all normal Jimmy. They have to cut the welt once they go around the shoe.

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JCrew pebble grain PCT boots, commando soles.  From a while back.

Nice looking PCTs.

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BB unlined.. still warm here on the Northern reaches of the Sonoran Desert.. but hey it's dry here and my Alden's love it.

Looking good in your LHSes. Keep enjoying them!

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AF79
I love shell in color 8; timeless elegance. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Looking good in your Color 8 WT Boot.

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I recognize those boots.

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J.Gilbert Hummus Suede Chukka Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Awesome as always Don!

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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post

OK - a reset of the new Tobacco LWB's from JCrew: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

The first pair I picked up during the 30% off window had a large stain in the leather on the right toe.  I called JCrew and asked if I could use some Saphir to see if it was just some stain from the factory or something else, and they immediately sent a replacement instead.  They offered overnight, but I declined - I wasn't in THAT big a rush and it is only a couple days from Lynchburg to my house anyway.  Awesome service!


Shoes feel just amazing - 11.5D in Barrie is a terrific match for me.  Will wait to decide, but it might even be a better fit than the Trubalance.  Happy boy today...

Glad you got that all sorted out. They look very nice!

-Mike
post #117200 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
thank you
how do you make your selection?
the old fashion way-
your valet makes the recommendation

I love this response. Welcome back, sir. So nice to see your rotation again!
post #117201 of 122416
Color 4 PTB on eBay. Size 8D.. Starting price of 2500. Should be a fun one to watch. My valet will keep me abreast of situation!
post #117202 of 122416
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Color 4 PTB on eBay. Size 8D.. Starting price of 2500. Should be a fun one to watch. My valet will keep me abreast of situation!



Oh my!

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I actu
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Color 4 PTB on eBay. Size 8D.. Starting price of 2500. Should be a fun one to watch. My valet will keep me abreast of situation!

they won't sell for that much - the premium you are paying for "Alden" at that point is nuts (#4 isn't 100% impossible to buy from other quality shoemakers). They would sell for $1k ish though, I would bet you could do a GMTO through someone like Carmina for much less

though Alden is such a fashion brand at this point that you never know.
post #117204 of 122416
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Color 4 PTB on eBay. Size 8D.. Starting price of 2500. Should be a fun one to watch. My valet will keep me abreast of situation!


I saw those, and for anyone seriously considering them, shoot the seller a message and strike a deal outside of Ebay.  He's a legit seller, but he knows the (highly inflated) market value in the current state for Alden rare shell.

 

Didn't the color 4 LWB's that showed up on Ebay sell for over $2,000??

post #117205 of 122416
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Originally Posted by JR Magat View Post
 


I saw those, and for anyone seriously considering them, shoot the seller a message and strike a deal outside of Ebay.  He's a legit seller, but he knows the (highly inflated) market value in the current state for Alden rare shell.

 

Didn't the color 4 LWB's that showed up on Ebay sell for over $2,000??


That was the color 2 LWBs that sold for a bit over $2000 back in June. I find that starting price a bit crazy, too. 

 

Edit: Sorry for the incorrect info. 

post #117206 of 122416
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Originally Posted by itsjimmyh View Post

Just picked up some Alden Plain Toe Boots in Smooth Tobacco Chamois ShoeMart.


They came with the following imperfections:  







I emailed TheShoeMart back, and their support said that the cuts are there due to the construction of the shoe.

If I'm unsatisfied, I can send them back for a full refund.


I'm curious are these imperfections to be expected due to the welt construction?

Why are there two cuts and a slight dent in the sole of one, and only 1 cut on the other?


Thanks in advance for your info smile.gif

If you consider these imperfections, you should forgo Aldens altogether. And I am not being sarcastic. What you have shown will be on nearly every pair you buy.
post #117207 of 122416
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Color 4 PTB on eBay. Size 8D.. Starting price of 2500. Should be a fun one to watch. My valet will keep me abreast of situation!

That's a lot of money for a red shoe.
post #117208 of 122416
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That's a lot of money for a red shoe.

Lol, well said. a red shoe that will eventually turn brown.  But if he can get more power to him, it is extremely rare and supply demand tips in his favor.  For my taste, I have many other purchases I would prefer to make with that sum, but to each their own.

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That's a lot of money for a red shoe.

'Tis
post #117210 of 122416
Man has the Asian market driven rare shell into the stratosphere.
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