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post #19291 of 122416
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

perhaps the most comfortable shoe I have even worn:
500

Hi Namor,

Looks sharp!. comfortable more importantly. which model number is this? rubber or leather soul. I've been C & J guy, have 3 pairs but i want to go US this time around.

Thanks

YTM
post #19292 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

perhaps the most comfortable shoe I have even worn:
500

Hi Namor,

Looks sharp!. comfortable more importantly. which model number is this? rubber or leather soul. I've been C & J guy, have 3 pairs but i want to go US this time around.

Thanks

YTM
post #19293 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

perhaps the most comfortable shoe I have even worn:
500

Hi Namor,

Looks sharp!. comfortable more importantly. which model number is this? rubber or leather soul. I've been C & J guy, have 3 pairs but i want to go US this time around.

Thanks

YTM
post #19294 of 122416
Has anyone been to the Alden store in DC recently?

What boots do they have in stock? Their website has a pretty limited catalog.
post #19295 of 122416
Anyone have details of what LS has available for their trunk sale other than the cigar and natural CXL boots and the cap toe CXL boot? Someone mentioned a suede brogue a few posts back.
post #19296 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tangential View Post

I'm a 7E in a Leydon last (AF79). Looking for advice on which way I should go in a Barrie last:

 

7D

6.5E

6.5D

 

I know Barries are supposed to be on the wider side, but are they also longer than a Leydon in the same size?


Probably 6.5 D or E. I find my 9.5d barries bigger than my 10d leydons
post #19297 of 122416
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Originally Posted by HorseHide View Post

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Originally Posted by vivalet View Post

new Seven Hills Indy Boot make up from Need Supply. Never heard of these guys before.
http://needsupply.com/mens/brands/alden/seven-hills-indy-boot.html
438438438

Didn't think it was possible to make an Indy any uglier, wow.

The regular Indy is awesome and is a staple casual boot... I can't get behind this version though, white Vibram soles belong on Red Wings, not Aldens
post #19298 of 122416
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color 8 full strap
argyles otc
post #19299 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mcbrown View Post

I disagree. Even if it is a natural imperfection of the shell, that imperfect portion should not have been placed front and center on the vamp - I have never seen such a thing on any shell shoe I have purchased, tried on or seen on display. That just reflects shoddy selection of materials, or possibly a post-manufacturing incident. You can easily get another pair of color 8 LWB's with no wait, so I would send them back. There is no reason to accept such a glaring flaw at the price you paid.

This is why SF can be such a bore. If you actually look at shell you will see all kinds of imperfections. It is impossible to get shell that has the same characteristics as calf. Most shell has little pock marks where hairs have been removed--most of the people here probably don't even know that. This dimple in the shoe was part of the character of the shell. If you don't like it, that's fine, send it back, but it isn't a sign of "shoddy selection of materials." That will undoubtedly go down as a classic igent statement. In many ways I am not a big supporter of Alden, I think they don't pay enough attention to true quality control issues--bad stitching, etc. But when you buy a material that comes with actual scar marks on it, you are kidding yourself if you believe that a small dimple is a case of poor quality control. It is the same as purchasing a '60s Jaguar and complaining that it is difficult to start in the rain.
post #19300 of 122416
that pock mark on the toe of the longwing is a dent - probably caused during shipping
it's not a defect in the shell or natural imperfection
I'd send them back
post #19301 of 122416
those white soles make the Indys look like Timberlands, which is not a good thing. As for the dimple on the shoes, if you felt the need to post pictures of them asking for advice, it is obvious that you are not happy with them so it makes sense to send them back regardless of what caused it. Good luck getting a proper replacement pair.
post #19302 of 122416
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Originally Posted by REguy View Post

Anyone have details of what LS has available for their trunk sale other than the cigar and natural CXL boots and the cap toe CXL boot? Someone mentioned a suede brogue a few posts back.

I didn't go back today, though i may this weekend. If I am not mistaken the three pairs of boots en route were wing tip/brogues and I know one was in cigar.
post #19303 of 122416
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Originally Posted by jasonfoote303 View Post

that pock mark on the toe of the longwing is a dent - probably caused during shipping
it's not a defect in the shell or natural imperfection
I'd send them back

Ugh! Misinformation!
post #19304 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post


Ugh! Misinformation!

Just stating my opinion of the photos - based on a lot of experience.
post #19305 of 122416
I stopped by the Alden trunk show at LSBH today and the rep (or vp) confirmed that the price increase will happen early next year and it will be around $100, maybe more. Now i'm thinking I should grab the natural CXL ptb from the shoemart soon...
On the side note, LSBH had some Alden models on sale. LWB in dark brown suede was $340 (only sz 9) and dark brown indy boots w/ commando sole was $398. They had 11.5 on display and I'm not sure that's the only size they have. Other models may be on sale as well but I only checked out Indy and LWB.
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