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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 7821post #117301 of 12241610/1/15 at 5:55pmpost #117302 of 12241610/1/15 at 6:05pmpost #117303 of 12241610/1/15 at 6:10pmQuote:
I'm not in on the preorder but speaking with one who is, the emails seem to be going out this evening and boots shipping tomorrow. From what I've heard anyways....
Super jelly!post #117304 of 12241610/1/15 at 6:13pmpost #117305 of 12241610/1/15 at 6:20pmpost #117306 of 12241610/1/15 at 6:21pmpost #117307 of 12241610/1/15 at 6:39pmpost #117308 of 12241610/1/15 at 6:45pmpost #117309 of 12241610/1/15 at 6:46pmpost #117310 of 12241610/1/15 at 6:47pmpost #117311 of 12241610/1/15 at 6:49pmQuote:
email confirmation with a promise to ship ASAP when i confirmed my address.
i'm on the west coast so i'll likely get mine last. there were about a dozen on the email I received, though, and I'm not sure how many that order held (i think 13 on my email... and i figured 24 started and maybe 9 took the earlier offer for another cigar shoe or a refund or something).post #117312 of 12241610/1/15 at 6:51pmpost #117313 of 12241610/1/15 at 6:57pmpost #117314 of 12241610/1/15 at 7:02pmpost #117315 of 12241610/1/15 at 7:19pmI was actually wondering whether or not AoM was mistaken about the Cigar CT boots today being Grant as the ones a few months back were Barrie. I thought maybe it was just a typo but I can't tell from the picture they emailed out. They (and the Cigar NST loafer) both look amazing. Congrats to the few that grabbed these extra pairs today. AoM is great to do business with.
Funny enough, I'd actually trade someone my Grant Cigar CT boots for Barrie (as crazy as that sounds, I know people prefer the grant last). The Barrie last just fits my style better.
Can't wait to get my WT boots in a few days from AoM!Quote:Originally Posted by mosy
So I decided to stick with the jcrew pct and send back the wingtips. Maybe down the line I'll get the wingtips - thanks to those of you who pointed out that the pct from j crew is limited edition whereas the wt can be had down the road.
Now, based on the pics below, do the folds appear to be in the right place (size wise)?
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Also is it normal that the leather is making creaking noises as I move in the them, particularly the shaft? Is that because they are stiff, or does this mean they are indeed too small?
The creaking noise is definitely normal in my experience and goes away after a few wears. Every once in a while it comes back if they haven't been worn in a while. That's at least what I have found.
Those PCT boots look great. Enjoy!
I too want to get ahold of a Barrie Color 8 wingtip boot in the near future. I have to get over the hump of preorders I'm on first!
You'll have to post some pics during the day and report back after they've broken in some.
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