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Is this a current colour? Where can I find?

post #5582 of 122416
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Is this a current colour? Where can I find?


Here: http://www.aldenshop.com/DrawOneShoe.asp?CategoryID=72

Color is Mahogany
post #5583 of 122416
~3 year old Alden #8 PTB - after a quick polish today morning:



post #5584 of 122416
I hate to bring up the topic of quality control again, but I'd like to bring this to the attention of other Alden owners to prevent them from having the same problem.

I noticed some scrapes on the tongue of my LS Jumpers after wearing them for the first time.


I inspected the underside of the eyelets to find a sharp sliver.


I've removed the sliver and filed down the rough edges on the eyelet, a simple enough fix. I am not terribly upset by the scrapes as they are not really visible when laced up, and it's something that can be touched up.

This is mostly a warning for other Alden owners to closely inspect their shoes/boots before wearing them so that this doesn't happen. I know I will next time!
post #5585 of 122416
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Originally Posted by PeterParker View Post
I hate to bring up the topic of quality control again, but I'd like to bring this to the attention of other Alden owners to prevent them from having the same problem.

I noticed some scrapes on the tongue of my LS Jumpers after wearing them for the first time.

I inspected the underside of the eyelets to find a sharp sliver.


I've removed the sliver and filed down the rough edges on the eyelet, a simple enough fix. I am not terribly upset by the scrapes as they are not really visible when laced up, and it's something that can be touched up.

This is mostly a warning for other Alden owners to closely inspect their shoes/boots before wearing them so that this doesn't happen. I know I will next time!

Same thing happened with my indy boots. Easy fix, just clipped it off with a nail clipper but still another qc problem. Probably won't order aldens again online, just buy in person now at the alden sf store.
post #5586 of 122416
maybe something we should start stressing in this thread is an initial inspection of mail order shoes. my black indys are supposed to be in at some point today so ill start there. pics when they arrive

and nice PTBs up there. shiny
post #5587 of 122416
^ At first I thought that was a parody of a QC post. Now I think maybe not? Either way it's a little much to get excited about a scratch on the tongue.

The boots could be a lot more expensive. There are more expensive price points for shoes and boots. $450-$650 is not enough to warrant such high expectations from every pair.
post #5588 of 122416
It adds character peter. I plan on beating a couple of my aldens in to the ground.
post #5589 of 122416
nope im being sincere. im not a stubborn person
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It adds character peter. I plan on beating a couple of my aldens in to the ground.

hell yeah. my LHS moccasin is going to be my lifer, old-man shoe. i cant wait to see it in 40 years. im 28 now

*so here they are, 40517H from TheShoeMart. looks and feels good. gave them a quick wipedown



starting the break-in right away

post #5590 of 122416


Just pulled the trigger on a pair of these. Can't wait for them to get here.
post #5591 of 122416
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and nice PTBs up there. shiny

Thank you.
post #5592 of 122416
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Originally Posted by PeterParker View Post
I hate to bring up the topic of quality control again, but I'd like to bring this to the attention of other Alden owners to prevent them from having the same problem.

I noticed some scrapes on the tongue of my LS Jumpers after wearing them for the first time.


I've removed the sliver and filed down the rough edges on the eyelet, a simple enough fix. I am not terribly upset by the scrapes as they are not really visible when laced up, and it's something that can be touched up.

This is mostly a warning for other Alden owners to closely inspect their shoes/boots before wearing them so that this doesn't happen. I know I will next time!
Hey, just curious....how did you remove the sliver? Seems like they should be fastened in there quite tightly.
post #5593 of 122416
Another question from an Alden noob here. I'm looking to purchase a pair of Longwings. The last is a Barrie, which should run like a Trubalance, right? Thanks!
post #5594 of 122416
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Another question from an Alden noob here. I'm looking to purchase a pair of Longwings. The last is a Barrie, which should run like a Trubalance, right? Thanks!

Yes. The general consensus is that you size down 1/2 for the Barrie similiar to the Trubalance.
post #5595 of 122416
damn srivats, I was just about to give up on owning a pair of the #8 PTB's, but your post gives me second thoughts
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