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post #5416 of 122416
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Originally Posted by GreatHighway View Post
score! mine are in the mail. Shoe Mart?

Yep. I went true to size. I've got a little over a thumb width in front of the toe but my width requires it. I hope they work out, they seem ok on ititial fit.

$675.
post #5417 of 122416
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Cool! What jeans are those?

Thanks dude... they're actually Carhartt Roper selvedge canvas pants (from Unionmade SF).
post #5418 of 122416
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Originally Posted by sockpuppets View Post
Yep. I went true to size. I've got a little over a thumb width in front of the toe but my width requires it. I hope they work out, they seem ok on ititial fit. $675.
i also went true to size. trubalance last = comfort for my fat feet lol i like that they have lace eyelets all the way up edit - a pic of something i havent seen much of on here... #8 belt from Alden SF. burgundy cordovan shoes with a brown belt is ultrafail
post #5419 of 122416
Can you guys please just argue via PM? It's unpleasant for everybody.
post #5420 of 122416
Here are my new AF53's.
Perfect fit. No flaws. Great service from Alden of Carmel. Happy Jason.

Also, this is my first pair with commando soles. I gotta say I'm very happy with the comfort and look of them... My opinion is that commando is as comfortable as the plantation crepe, and it looks nicer.
post #5421 of 122416
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Guys can we go back to a more important discussion...
White socks for solidarity with Jason!

Yeah!
put the quality control controversy on hold.... people are wearing white socks around here!!!!
post #5422 of 122416
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Originally Posted by GreatHighway View Post
i also went true to size. trubalance last = comfort for my fat feet lol i like that they have lace eyelets all the way up edit - a pic of something i havent seen much of on here... #8 belt from Alden SF. burgundy cordovan shoes with a brown belt is ultrafail
Haha cheers, I have fat feet as well. Slummin' it in D widths. I also ordered the two stroke indys. I'm a nut.
post #5423 of 122416
the thing about the QC issues, for me, is this: this isnt the proper place for it. take it up with the dealer it came from. and if nothing happens... try again. if still nothing, try again. posting your frustrations here does no good as you are complaining to people that may not necessarily have the same problem as you have. and, say, you do find someone with the same problem....great, now there are two of you. follow my original advice, both of you. dont post it here, please. for the record my aldens have no flaws. but if i end up finding one ,or even some, you guys wont hear about it. not because of what we all just read/went through, but because i know it is pointless. POINTLESS. i will solve my problem on my own time as i do with everything else.

this was not directed at anyone specific. just letting you know how i carry myself
post #5424 of 122416
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Originally Posted by GreatHighway View Post
the thing about the QC issues, for me, is this: this isnt the proper place for it. take it up with the dealer it came from. and if nothing happens... try again. if still nothing, try again. posting your frustrations here does no good as you are complaining to people that may not necessarily have the same problem as you have. and, say, you do find someone with the same problem....great, now there are two of you. follow my original advice, both of you. dont post it here, please. for the record my aldens have no flaws. but if i end up finding one ,or even some, you guys wont hear about it. not because of what we all just read/went through, but because i know it is pointless. POINTLESS. i will solve my problem on my own time as i do with everything else.

this was not directed at anyone specific. just letting you know how i carry myself

umm, this is an Alden discussion thread, talking about problems you've had with Alden shoes seems pretty appropriate. It isn't going to solve your shoe problem, but it helps bring awareness to the community of potential problems, and you may just need to vent to fellow alden buyers.
post #5425 of 122416
A discussion about the quality control of Alden shoes in a thread titled "The official Alden thread" is more appropriate than the discussion and insults you guys have been flinging about said discussion. Having just dropped a few grand on Alden shoes I, for one, welcome it. Seriously, let it fucking die already. You're beating a shell cordovan horse.
post #5426 of 122416
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Originally Posted by jasonfoote303 View Post
Here are my new AF53's. Perfect fit. No flaws. Great service from Alden of Carmel. Happy Jason. Also, this is my first pair with commando soles. I gotta say I'm very happy with the comfort and look of them... My opinion is that commando is as comfortable as the plantation crepe, and it looks nicer.
I love the color 8s. Wore mine to a wedding last weekend. Many compliments to be had. I only have the commandos on the newly arrived shell cigar, I'm looking forward to trying them!
post #5427 of 122416
Alas, I did not mean to start a Sh*tstorm with my speed hook fail. But to update- I talked to the retailer- JGilbert- and they had me send them directly back to Alden who said they would have them fixed within a week of arrival. That seems reasonable to me. I will let you know how the fix comes out. (Also, I sent the picture I posted here to Alden in an email and they replied within 24hrs)
post #5428 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Thor View Post
Alas, I did not mean to start a Sh*tstorm with my speed hook fail.

But to update- I talked to the retailer- JGilbert- and they had me send them directly back to Alden who said they would have them fixed within a week of arrival.

That seems reasonable to me. I will let you know how the fix comes out.

(Also, I sent the picture I posted here to Alden in an email and they replied within 24hrs)

That looks like material failure to me. Perhaps you had a particularly porous horse.

Anyhoo thanks for the updates.
post #5429 of 122416
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Alas, I did not mean to start a Sh*tstorm with my speed hook fail.

you must not know your own power. i mean cmon, you ARE Thor, the norse god of thunder
post #5430 of 122416
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Originally Posted by makewayhomer View Post
you know for a fact that Tom @ Leathersoul is reading this conversation, so retailers are reading about it.



Shit happens. I try to clean up as much as I can on my end. If I can't, I try to help my customers get it fixed. I would hope retailers that SF people buy from do the same. Alden is really old school. Sometimes it works for the better, other times it hurts them. Regardless, they really are a great company and I hope those who have bad experiences let their retailers try to rectify them before writing them off.
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