I'm not really into wingtips. For some reason, it reminds me of old men or attorney's. However, those are great looking shoes. Wear them in the best of health!
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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 1916post #28727 of 1224165/23/12 at 8:42ampost #28728 of 1224165/23/12 at 8:45ampost #28729 of 1224165/23/12 at 8:48amI've only seen a handful of pairs in real life, but in my experience ravello has the most variation between batches of any of the colors of shell Alden uses. Here are my whiskey LWB and ravello LHS (with indoor lighting):post #28730 of 1224165/23/12 at 8:50amQuote:Originally Posted by mediahound
I just got an email from NRO:
"Greetings from NRO,
Thank you for your recent order. The shoes you selected are approximately 12 weeks from shipment. Please let us know how you wish to proceed. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Please note your credit card has not been charged.
I think I'll just cancel my order.
What size did you order? I ordered a pair of 8D at around noon yesterday. Still no email... fingers crossed.post #28731 of 1224165/23/12 at 9:03amQuote:
I think I'm inclined to agree with this sentiment. Why would that be the case; Isn't it the same dye across the board? How come we see such variation in that shell color and not the others?post #28732 of 1224165/23/12 at 9:05ampost #28733 of 1224165/23/12 at 9:11ampost #28734 of 1224165/23/12 at 9:13ampost #28735 of 1224165/23/12 at 9:14ampost #28736 of 1224165/23/12 at 9:15amDamn it I better be their first 8.5D that gets shipped! I do know they have it in stock though - I gave them a call yesterday; I have no clue as to what size range they had in their store but I know they had them in store.
Ahh the anticipation is killing me.post #28737 of 1224165/23/12 at 9:17amQuote:
People have been reporting that they are getting emails saying they will have to wait around 12-14 weeks to ship. If that's no big deal to you go ahead and grab them, but a lot of people bought from them during the sale and it's doubtful they had that many pairs. You could be waiting longer than they are saying, its really up in the air right now.
Dayum...post #28738 of 1224165/23/12 at 9:19amSpeak of the devil; concerning the NRO order:Quote:Greetings from NRO,
Thank you for your recent order. The item you selected is approximately 14 weeks from shipment. Please let us know how you wish to proceed. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Please note your credit card has not been charged.
What are you guys going to do? I wonder if this is their way of cancelling the order on us, because they literally told me they had these shoes in their shop...post #28739 of 1224165/23/12 at 9:22am
Curious on the NRO deal. If your shoes don't fit, I assume that you would be able to exchange straight across for a different size of the same model. However, if you want to change, say an Indy for a LHS, would they continue to honor a discount even if it's after the sale time period? Also, would the store credit be indefinite? Seems like it should be, but have no idea. In some situations, it's advantageous to bracket the size to make sure and return the one that doesn't work. Obviously, this would not work unless you wanted an enormous store credit.post #28740 of 1224165/23/12 at 9:35amQuote:Originally Posted by Edgein
Curious on the NRO deal. If your shoes don't fit, I assume that you would be able to exchange straight across for a different size of the same model. However, if you want to change, say an Indy for a LHS, would they continue to honor a discount even if it's after the sale time period? Also, would the store credit be indefinite? Seems like it should be, but have no idea. In some situations, it's advantageous to bracket the size to make sure and return the one that doesn't work. Obviously, this would not work unless you wanted an enormous store credit.
Good question, I can tell you that they probably won't honor the discount. A friend who still lives in Boston swung by and casually asked if the storewide sale was applicable on Aldens - lady straight up said no because of the deal they have with Alden. They aren't allowed to discount them; that's why I'm crossing my fingers - but now the order is 14 damn weeks out.
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