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post #52501 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tsekh View Post

Bought a pair of tremont lasted whisky short wing from Alden DC today. The color is gorgeous, but there is a dark spot on the right shoe... should I be bothered and return it?
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(the color in person is closer to that in the last two shots)

To insects that spot may be enormous.
However, unless someone whips out a microscope, no human will notice.
post #52502 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tsekh View Post

Bought a pair of tremont lasted whisky short wing from Alden DC today. The color is gorgeous, but there is a dark spot on the right shoe... should I be bothered and return it?
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(the color in person is closer to that in the last two shots)

It's understandable to be bothered by this, but if they are otherwise in good shape and fit well, there's a good chance that you would regret sending these back.
post #52503 of 122416
For alden, that is relatively good condition for new shoes. Still, a personal decision you will have to make.

Does the spot have texture? Or is it under the finish?
post #52504 of 122416

the spot looks like it might be in an area that would develop folds as you walk in the shoes. if that is the case, i would lean towards keeping them since if it's in the folds area, you would hardly notice the spot eventually. 

post #52505 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tsekh View Post

Bought a pair of tremont lasted whisky short wing from Alden DC today. The color is gorgeous, but there is a dark spot on the right shoe... should I be bothered and return it?
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(the color in person is closer to that in the last two shots)

Not to excuse Alden or anything but the spot is barely noticeable and doesn't detract from the beauty of this pair. Keep it, it won't be noticeable after several wears and maybe a small coat of tan paste wax
post #52506 of 122416
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Originally Posted by jbcohen View Post

Certainly that would be defect, however I would try to buff it out before I went to the trouble of sending it back to Allen Edmond.

I'd hesitate sending them back to Allen Edmonds cool.gif

 

Beautiful pair - Keep them.

 

After a while and some brushing, you will forget all about that spot 

post #52507 of 122416
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Alden 974.
post #52508 of 122416
The dark spot is under the finish, tried buffing and wiping with a lightly damped towel without success.

That being said. It was very noticeable when the shoe is 100% new. Now that I have creased it by walking around the room, the dark spot is actually right above the crease, and it's hardly noticeable! I'm definitely keeping it smile.gif
post #52509 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tsekh View Post

The dark spot is under the finish, tried buffing and wiping with a lightly damped towel without success.

That being said. It was very noticeable when the shoe is 100% new. Now that I have creased it by walking around the room, the dark spot is actually right above the crease, and it's hardly noticeable! I'm definitely keeping it smile.gif

good call, esp. since whiskey is almost worth it's weight in gold these days. 

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Maiden Voyage







Showing a little ankle today...


...Oh Behave!

nephew,
enjoy wearing your tassels in good health
post #52511 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tsekh View Post

Bought a pair of tremont lasted whisky short wing from Alden DC today. The color is gorgeous, but there is a dark spot on the right shoe... should I be bothered and return it?







(the color in person is closer to that in the last two shots)

the tanning process for the exotic colors does not cover all the imperfections in the leather. your whiskey is not you Rembrandt, I would keep
post #52512 of 122416
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Image is off, so sorry, but...



Alden 974.

nephew,
you have done an o/s job in restoring your wt
post #52513 of 122416
Btw, Alden dc still have the whisky in a number of sizes. I'd give them a call if interested. Mine is 9.5d, and I also tried on a pair of 9.5e (dont worry, I didn't crease them)
post #52514 of 122416
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Thank you sir
Awesome boots sazon. Where's the pull tab?
Thanks uncle
I was sweating their whiskey wallet for some time now, but I purchased the ruby shell "fat something" last night. I'll post pics when it arrives.

Does anyone know why the cool sf kids use "copped" for purchased? I tried looking it up in urban dictionary and google, they gave me a definition but not the origin.
Dont know the origin but it is actually a pretty old expression which I would bet goes back somehow to the very old term of cop for policeman . This comes from the fact that some police wore copper badges . To cop a plea is fairly old and so is the use in illicit drug buying such as " did you cop or did you score " Im pretty sure thats the direct precusor to the usage you refer to .I remember it used when I was a kid and Im real old .

From http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=cop
cop (v.)
1704, northern British dialect, "to seize, to catch," perhaps ultimately from Middle French caper "seize, to take," from Latin capere "to take" (see capable); or from Dutch kapen "to take," from Old Frisian capia "to buy," which is related to Old English ceapian (see cheap). Related: Copped; copping.
post #52515 of 122416
1704 thats a bit before my time but not a hell of a lot
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