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post #28981 of 122416
For those of you who have recieved NRO orders, what's been the time span from order to arrival?
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For me it was next day after shipping. I paid for the 2-day delivery, but I'm also 50 miles outside Boston where they shipped from. They did spend 2.5 days "being assembled".

post #28983 of 122416
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Originally Posted by neutrino View Post

Guys, how do you contact Alden DC? By phone only? Google doesn't reveal a website, I guess there ain't one :)

 

Yes, telephone would be best.  The customer service is excellent.  You can also contact Alden of San Francisco.  They can get you the same shoes.  My order from Alden of DC was shipped from stock at the San Francisco store.  They have special make ups which do not appear on the website.

post #28984 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Akeem View Post

I got my unlined chukkas from NRO today. There's slight pinching along the stitching on the medial side of the shoe. Does anyone have experience whether this will stretch out over time or should I change them for a wider size?

They will stretch out for sure.....
post #28985 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Akeem View Post

I got my unlined chukkas from NRO today. There's slight pinching along the stitching on the medial side of the shoe. Does anyone have experience whether this will stretch out over time or should I change them for a wider size?

 

As jerrybrowne mentioned, they will loosen up.  Wear them around the house for a while and see what you think.  Mine opened up after about three wears.

post #28986 of 122416
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gnatty8 posted the modified version earlier in the thread (they look sorta bulbous to me):
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btw, totally not trying to hate on your boots gnatty.

No worries, to each their own. IMO, modified is a much nicer, sleeker last than trubalance and if I could I'd trade all my Indies on TB for a modified last. That picture probably doesn't do the boot justice
post #28987 of 122416
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Received my suede Chukkas from NRO today. Was nice to add a staple for 20% off, again, thank you for the code.

Any input on treating the suede before wearing? 

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Man I can't wait to get mine next week.Great pic though they won't be that clean for long!
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i got my confirmation from NRO...i paid for 2nd day UPS.....but through the online tracking it says it will be here in a week.....

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Sounds about right for UPS

 

Give it a day and see if the delivery date is updated.


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Received my suede Chukkas from NRO today. Was nice to add a staple for 20% off, again, thank you for the code.

Any input on treating the suede before wearing? 

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I spray them with Saphir spray. When they're really dirty, you can use suede shampoo (Saphir/LCA for instance). And I use a regular shoe brush (not a suede brush) to remove dust and dirt every now and then.
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for a first pair of aldens, between #8 lhs or ptb, which would you get?
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Trig,

My first pair of Alden was the LHS. Classic loafers. I really prefer them to the PTB.

If I were you, I'll definitely purchase them but it depends on the way you intend to use your shoes (work or weekend, etc.).

Hope it helps.

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for a first pair of aldens, between #8 lhs or ptb, which would you get?

LHS if you are a khaki/shorts guy and PTB if you rock a lot of denim and or suits.

Obviously they both can be used for any outfit, thats just my $0.02
post #28994 of 122416
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for a first pair of aldens, between #8 lhs or ptb, which would you get?

I'm prob in the minority, but I feel loafers aren't worth the big bucks. They're a casual shoe and not extremely versatile. Not that they don't have their place, the navy suede tassels are sweet for summer, but you can't dress em up. PTB can be dressed up or down, justifying more the 500+ price tag.
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Is the Mac break-in method applicable for all shoes and boots? Or cordovan only?

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