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Originally Posted by tsekh View Post


Well, Leather Soul told me that since these flaws are not deemed as defect by Alden (because the boots left the factory?) so if I were to return I would have paid for return shipping, and they would only refund me the cost of the boots but not the cost of 2-day Fedex they used.

 

Man I like Leather Soul but that is kind of bullshit.

post #54767 of 122416
The more I look at it the more I want to punch the person who did QC on this pair of boots in the factory


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For any threads that are hanging (not necessarily loose stitches though), you can take a cigarette lighter and melt them by quickly touching the flame to them. Sounds scary, yes, but it works and sorta seals the thread. 

 

I learned this from the Alden San Fran salesguys and have done this with a couple of my pairs of Aldens and have been happy with the results. Again, this is only for hanging threads. 

post #54769 of 122416
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It appears that Shoe Mart has Alden NST in Whiskey Shell IN STOCK.

It appears only large sizes are available - I did not make a thorough investigation, but or appears that the smallest size available is 10 and all that is available are "d" widths. The same appears to be true for NST's in cigar cordovan - some large Sizes in "d" width spear to be available.

http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens_nst_tie_shell_cordovan_whiskey/pvc-ald-mxs-24061_ald_m_nst_tie_shell_cordovan.html
post #54770 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post


nephew,
thank you
did you pull the trigger

Not yet uncle, but I hope to pretty soon. Cap toes, tassels and PTBs competing for mindspace.

post #54771 of 122416
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Awesome boots Doc. Very classy! +1 on a plaza lasted Ravello boot.

Thank you, Be. Being met with your approval always gives me the sense I'm on the right track fashion-wise.
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
wear your wt boots in good health
I started to wear tassels in my teens
tassels are one of aldens best models
alden's invented tassels in 1947

Thank you for the kind words, Uncle. I'm working on developing the confidence to wear the tassels. It helps knowing just how classic Alden tassels are.
post #54772 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tsekh View Post

The more I look at it the more I want to punch the person who did QC on this pair of boots in the factory



Man I feel you. But to be honest, this is minor when it comes to Alden QC. You got a good pair.



( I have no idea who this is, but I found it looking for pics of cap toe bals on Google lol)
post #54773 of 122416
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Brogueing is not really my preferment, however, I must say that these are a great change of pace in a world where LWBs are so prevalent.  Like a breath of fresh air.

Agreed.
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The more I look at it the more I want to punch the person who did QC on this pair of boots in the factory Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Unless the boots start falling apart that doesn't look like anything to punch someone over. These boots are made by human beings. They will never be 100% perfect.
post #54775 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

Man I like Leather Soul but that is kind of bullshit.

i've definitely had damaged aldens come from leather soul and they definitely went above and beyond to rectify the problem so this is a bit surprising.
post #54776 of 122416

Natural CXL Brixton's today - developing a nice patina

 

post #54777 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Kai View Post

It appears that Shoe Mart has Alden NST in Whiskey Shell IN STOCK.


http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens_nst_tie_shell_cordovan_whiskey/pvc-ald-mxs-24061_ald_m_nst_tie_shell_cordovan.html

 

Good news! "Rare" shell colors are available....

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When I looked, they had a 10E (my size)



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Originally Posted by aldenwear View Post

Originally Posted by Kai

It appears that Shoe Mart has Alden NST in Whiskey Shell IN STOCK.

It appears only large sizes are available - I did not make a thorough investigation, but or appears that the smallest size available is 10 and all that is available are "d" widths. The same appears to be true for NST's in cigar cordovan - some large Sizes in "d" width spear to be available.

http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens_nst_tie_shell_cordovan_whiskey/pvc-ald-mxs-24061_ald_m_nst_tie_shell_cordovan.html
post #54779 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

For any threads that are hanging (not necessarily loose stitches though), you can take a cigarette lighter and melt them by quickly touching the flame to them. Sounds scary, yes, but it works and sorta seals the thread. 

 

I learned this from the Alden San Fran salesguys and have done this with a couple of my pairs of Aldens and have been happy with the results. Again, this is only for hanging threads. 

 

I have done this many times.  Don't be afraid of it.  It is perfectly safe, and it's what they do in the factory as well.  

post #54780 of 122416
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Originally Posted by shaunw View Post

 

Good news! "Rare" shell colors are available....

Seems like only yesterday they were extinct.......

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