anyone have in the wild pics of these? curious if this is an accurate photo, cause if so, i'm ordering lol
Does Alden DC or anyone else still carry this? I spoke to Kathy recently and she said she only had the color 8 grant boot...Thanks in advance for any info. I've been on the hunt for cigar everything lately...
For the uninitiated, do you mind talking about what it is about the Plaza that trumps the other lasts for you? I'm particularly interested in a comparison and contrast with the Grant last, which I really like.
In my experience, there is quite a good deal of variability in the latency period between submitting an order with JC and receiving the shipping confirmation. Sometimes, it occurs less than an hour later; at other times, it could be nearly two days' latency. I've sometimes called customer service and corroborated that nothing will get screwed up just so I can move on. Sometimes they will even expedite your order if they're feeling particularly apologetic. Never hurts to flirt with the customer service folks
This makes me recall my graduate training days, during which I was taught in Intro to Couples Therapy that spouses don't need to be privy to everything in their partner's mind. Why give up your trade secrets? Not too late to get certain sizes on the Leffot Naval Boot, no?
I took advantage of the 20% off promo and bought a pair of No. 8 pert tip boots (which they call cap toe), my confirmation said they would ship the end of this month, but received an update a couple days later that the order has been delayed and they now expect shipment in late March...LOL... that's the Alden world...
Not sure if this applies to Aldens via JCrew, but most JCrew items I've ordered that ended up on delayed status have tended to arrive up to 5 weeks earlier than expected in most cases. A stylist in NJ told me that they use very conservative shipping estimates because Mickey Drexler doesn't want disappointed customers; he'd rather have them pleasantly surprised.
This just rubs salt in the wound I sustained by having just missed this JCrew Ravello-fest by less than a week.
Seriously, congrats on some lovely LWBs!!
Pasting this from the "Alden FAQ" that helped me stumble onto this wonderful thread several weeks ago:
I want new shoelaces for my Indy Boots. What are my options?
1) Alden will mail you a pair if you ask. http://www.aldenshoe.com/
2) The Alden Madison store will sell you waxed laces for ~$6. http://aldenmadisonny.com/
3) Red Wing model 9011 will work, request them here http://www.redwingheritage.com/laces/
I tried the Red Wing trick last week and, lo and behold, some nice flat laces arrived within 5 days.
Are the Benjos colored laces too dandy-ish? If not, you can pick some up at a local AE store.