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Where is the "seconds sale" that everyone keeps referencing? 

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Where is the "seconds sale" that everyone keeps referencing? 

members only club called the TSM

not everyone gets in

VIPs get first crack
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Where is the "seconds sale" that everyone keeps referencing? 

 

 

http://www.theshoemart.com/contact/c-contact_irregular.html  

 

sign up for their email (you can sign up for multiple sizes and get multiple emails from them).

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I was quickly acquiring a rather huge collection of Aldens but I grew tired of the near impossible struggle to get makeups.

1. The lead times are crazy long ... Almost two years for some cigar I just let go.
2. You cannot be confident in what you get from them and it's basically a take it or leave it approach.
3. They really do not listen to the VOC .. Having essentially no communication forum outside complaining to vendors. The vendors really have no control over the process either.

When my Ryden boots come in, it will likely be the last preorder I do for some time.

After reading all of this, I am slightly concerned about the Ryden boot coming in to spec. For example, if they came in with black edging and/or with black eyelets, that would negate the whole appeal of the boots (to me). But I shouldn't get all worked up about something that hasn't happened yet.
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compared to literally every other online community I've seen / been a part of, this is easily the most polite and well mannered
+1
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Hoping for some sizing advice for the plaza last. I'm an 8D barrie and recently ordered the Bristol boot from Leffot in a 7.5E. I can feel my outer toes pushing against the inside of the boot, just slightly. This isn't a sensation I get with other Alden lasts, so I'm wondering if this is the way the plaza last should fit or if I should size up. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Sorry for the sizing question and not a picture of some awesome shoes.
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Traditionally plaza should go TTS.
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Picked up this slightly used, partially sun faded AE cordovan belt on ebay for $85. I am really quite pleased with it and cannot wait to wear it the next time I break out something color 8

 

 

 

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Fantastic!!
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Broke down and ordered the Frans Boone #8 CT boot on Grant last with brass eyelets.
The 13E was lonely and needed a good home. It's my only brass eyelet Alden and since they won't be made in shell with brass eyelets anymore I figured I should get them.

Some awesome photos on SF lately...Congrats to all.

Steve
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Broke down and ordered the Frans Boone #8 CT boot on Grant last with brass eyelets.
The 13E was lonely and needed a good home. It's my only brass eyelet Alden and since they won't be made in shell with brass eyelets anymore I figured I should get them.

Some awesome photos on SF lately...Congrats to all.

Steve
Congrats! These are great!

I was seconds from pulling the trigger on this boot back in the spring. Then Mike informed me that he would build my boot. I still creep around on Frans and add my size to the cart if only to dream!
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Hoping for some sizing advice for the plaza last. I'm an 8D barrie and recently ordered the Bristol boot from Leffot in a 7.5E. I can feel my outer toes pushing against the inside of the boot, just slightly. This isn't a sensation I get with other Alden lasts, so I'm wondering if this is the way the plaza last should fit or if I should size up. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Sorry for the sizing question and not a picture of some awesome shoes.
People typically size up 1/2 from Barrie on the Plaza so I'm not surprised at what you are experiencing. I would try an 8.5.
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I am an 8 on the barrie and an 8.5den on the plaza. I'm not sure who advised that a 7.5 would work for you but that sounds like a stretch no pun intended.
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

After reading all of this, I am slightly concerned about the Ryden boot coming in to spec. For example, if they came in with black edging and/or with black eyelets, that would negate the whole appeal of the boots (to me). But I shouldn't get all worked up about something that hasn't happened yet.

There have been a lot of back and forths with Alden on these boots. It should be fine. They should know the specifications for these.

-Mike
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