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I just received these new PCT boots in Shell Color 8 from TheShoeMart.  The blotches and unevenness of the color are pretty concerning (especially the vamp on the right boot).  I'm planning to return but was curious to know other's thoughts.  

This is a close call in my opinion but you have a ton of options. I had a pair with similar issues and talked to Alden. They offered to re-dye the shoes. I'm going to wait for recrafting and have it taken care of. Here are your options:

1. Keep as-is and wait for recrafting. These spots will not look as significant with a bit of wear. Maybe they will fade into patina and you won't need a re-dye.
2. Ask TSM for a discount. Some people on here will discourage this, but IMO these should be seconds and should be priced accordingly.
3. TSM could potentially fix this. I had a similar issue with TSM and they offered to take the shoe from me to fix the issue in house. Not sure what they do but could be worth a shot.
4. Return em - just be sure you dont crease em
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I just received these new PCT boots in Shell Color 8 from TheShoeMart.  The blotches and unevenness of the color are pretty concerning (especially the vamp on the right boot).  I'm planning to return but was curious to know other's thoughts.  


 

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Really don't understand how these boots could pass the QC. I am fine if the blotches and unevenness were near the heel or quarter. But that kind of defects on such noticeable areas are totally unacceptable for me. I will just send them back and wait for the next pair.


Edited by stevefok - 12/27/15 at 7:26am
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Thank you sir! I realize Lulu isn't exactly SF 'Cool'...but I love their stuff and their quality assurance. I don't know too many places where you can return a 3 year old, beat up pair of pants/shirt with a seam rip and have them give you a brand new pair of your choice without question.
Aye aye Unc! Thank you.
Thank you Mike. I mistaking titled these as AoSF...after taking them off at the end of the evening I realized they're actually from Leffot.

Ha, I figured because they had Antique edging... ;-)

-M
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fantastic loafers dubs. 12.5 miles? Mcmethod supreme.

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Lets see the after pictures.

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Source please?

They are a 8th Year Anniversary for Tassels Hong Kong.

Everyone and their creases... I haven't cared for them at all yet.



-Mike
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Leisure Sunday. Alden Black Shell Cordovan LHS.




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-Mike
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i received my plaza NST shoes from yenni yesterday.  they are most lovely.  if you're on the fence, allow me to enable you.  buy!

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Alden Unlined Color #2 Shell Cordovan Leisure Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



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They got 12.5 miles on them today during their maiden voyage.

-Mike

These are amazing! Love the 12.5 mile break-in, haha. Nice shoes. Enjoy them!
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Picked up a pair of 994's (Color 8 Saddles) on eBay from a great seller for only $99. The date code shows produced in probably 1992. They were in REALLY good shape. First, some before pics:






With the help of @mdubs advice/blog and a deer bone, Alden color 8 paste wax and black edge trim, I think they turned out really nice:

Left/bottom shoe Deer Boned/Brushed/Buffed waiting for edge trim and paste wax (top/right shoe untouched)

All done!


I really like the burgundy/red shade. It's very much "old color 8". Not bad for $100 and some elbow grease!

Turns out they were made for a shop called Terry & Juden Co. in New Orleans that was in business from 1885 through sometime in the 90's or 2000's. They also have some other really cool vintage menswear.
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Wow. 

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Those Color 8 saddles are great - nice job on them too!

 

You're clearly a much better home for them...

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Fantastic score on those #8 Saddles

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Wow. 

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Those Color 8 saddles are great - nice job on them too!

You're clearly a much better home for them...

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Fantastic score on those #8 Saddles

Thanks guys! Was debating going antique edge, but they're so light red I think the black trim is a better contrast.

What does everyone think?
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I always think black looks best with burgundy! wink.gif

Some part of me thinks that the pairing of dark uppers with light edge trim is a fashiony trend that will eventually pass.

Dark burgundy with black edging is classic and will never go out of style.
Edited by peppercorn78 - 12/27/15 at 2:56pm
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Thanks guys! Was debating going antique edge, but they're so light red I think the black trim is a better contrast.

What does everyone think?
Just depends what you're going for. Antique will give it a slightly flashier/casual look,black will be more traditional formal.
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Does anyone know if there is a version of the 990 made with an antique edge? This is further complicated by needing an E width (10.5E is my best guess Barrie size). The Leffot dover is very attractive but I'm not sure when they'll be doing it again, and I think I actually prefer the PTB pattern anyways.

 

Cheers

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