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post #56296 of 122416

anyone else use leather tipped crepe / plantation soles?

 

 

 

 

post #56297 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Rishi Kakar View Post

My color8 LWBs have threads coming out at 2 places. I am aware that many people face these quality issues with alden. Could friends on the forum guide me as to what I should do? Should I snip the thread with a pair of scissors or. Can I just let them be?

nephew,
snip the thread with your scissors
post #56298 of 122416
If someone is typically a 10 1/2 C, would a 10 D likely fit ? I got an inquiry on this for one of my auctions for a shoe that's on the Barrie last. I'm guessing I can't say for certain without first knowing on which last this person wears a 10 1/2 C?
post #56299 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rishi Kakar View Post

My color8 LWBs have threads coming out at 2 places. I am aware that many people face these quality issues with alden. Could friends on the forum guide me as to what I should do? Should I snip the thread with a pair of scissors or. Can I just let them be?


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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
snip the thread with your scissors


Not opposed to snipping the thread, but I have gotten better results by using a lit match to burn the loose end down. This seems to stop all future unravelling- but does require a gentle hand.
post #56300 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post


welcome to the forum
wear in good health your king gunboats

 

 

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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post


Outstanding acquisition sir. For your next pair I'd say get some boots, but don't be swayed by my opinion. Wipe your new 975's with a damp cloth, buff the heck out of them, and be prepared to hear people say "nice shoes" wherever you go. Wear them in the best of health.

 

 

Thank you both for the warm welcome. My mac method skills need a lot of work to get to the level of shine I see posted here, but I will definitely do my best.

 

I do like the look of a lot of Alden boots, but assumed they would be too hot to wear in south Florida. I suppose I may have to reconsider. 

post #56301 of 122416
Wear my boots often here in Atlanta and find them comfortable. course I like a good pair of loafers this time of year as well.
post #56302 of 122416

I recently acquired a pair of cigar PTB's via TSM. It was a makeup that I wanted for some and when I saw my size available, I jumped on them. Upon receipt, I noticed that the finish was streaky and uneven. After careful examination, I decided to keep them. However, over the ensuing weeks, I found that in sunlight the uneven finish was much more noticeable than I originally thought. Note, original examination was indoors at night and the first few times I wore them were in overcast days & evenings.

 

After owning them for a month, I figured I would contact Alden to inquire about refinishing. I also reached out to Shoemart for advice. I offerred to send TSM pictures and the CS rep passed them along to Ed, the owner. He immediately suggested I return them to shoemart who would work with Alden directly. I was uneasy about sending them back to Alden myself as I'd read about long, long turnaround times.

 

To my surprise, about 3 weeks passed and my shoes are back in hand. The finish is factory fresh with no unevenness or streaks. I have to give kudos to TSM for their help.

 

Before:

 

 

 

 

(Note, I boosted the contrast to make the unevenness more noticeable).

 

 

 

And after refinishing:

 

post #56303 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

You may be misunderstanding what has been written.  If all that is present is the line making the cap toe, Alden calls them straight tips but still categorizes them under cap toe.  If there are perforations/broguing, Alden refers to them as cap toe followed by the description of the perforations/broguing.

 

You will not find "straight tip" on the name of any of Aldens shoes that have perforations/broguing.  If I am wrong, forgive me.  We are all friends here, no need for frustration or condescension in tone.  Good day gents...

 

RTP, I am afraid you are mistaken.  Alden does not use the term Cap Toe anywhere that I can see on these shoes (please correct me if I am wrong this time).  They use the term Straight Tip (or Medallion Tip on the one with a medallion).  I don't think I've misunderstood anything, and I'm not meaning to sound frustrated or condescending.  I'm simply surprised that there was such a long debate over something that is easily referenced on their website for all to see.  All I was really trying to say is that Alden uses their own terminology to describe shoes that have the same traditional patterns as other high quality dress shoe manufacturers.  They are the only ones that use their own terminology, in spite of the fact that the other terminology is quite mainstream and recognized.  I really don't care if someone chooses to use their own terminology for their product, but apparently it is causing confusion (hence this conversation), and I do find that frustrating. 

 

http://aldenshoe.com/DrawProducts.aspx?Action=GetDetails&CategoryID=2&ProductID=69&PageID=8

 

http://aldenshoe.com/DrawProducts.aspx?Action=GetDetails&CategoryID=2&ProductID=71&PageID=8

 

http://aldenshoe.com/DrawProducts.aspx?Action=GetDetails&CategoryID=2&ProductID=72&PageID=8

 

http://aldenshoe.com/DrawProducts.aspx?Action=GetDetails&CategoryID=2&ProductID=73&PageID=8

 

EDIT:

I went back and read your original post. You seem to have missed in my quote above where I said that other retailers (such as The Shoe Mart) do refer to some of their Alden Shoes as Cap Toes. However, that doesn't change that Alden does not call them Cap Toes, they call them Straight Tips. Insert people's confusion.


Edited by MoneyWellSpent - 8/2/13 at 7:26am
post #56304 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

I recently acquired a pair of cigar PTB's via TSM. It was a makeup that I wanted for some and when I saw my size available, I jumped on them. Upon receipt, I noticed that the finish was streaky and uneven. After careful examination, I decided to keep them. However, over the ensuing weeks, I found that in sunlight the uneven finish was much more noticeable than I originally thought. Note, original examination was indoors at night and the first few times I wore them were in overcast days & evenings.

After owning them for a month, I figured I would contact Alden to inquire about refinishing. I also reached out to Shoemart for advice. I offerred to send TSM pictures and the CS rep passed them along to Ed, the owner. He immediately suggested I return them to shoemart who would work with Alden directly. I was uneasy about sending them back to Alden myself as I'd read about long, long turnaround times.

To my surprise, about 3 weeks passed and my shoes are back in hand. The finish is factory fresh with no unevenness or streaks. I have to give kudos to TSM for their help.

Before:








(Note, I boosted the contrast to make the unevenness more noticeable).





And after refinishing:


Patrick_b, beautiful pair of shoes sir. Your patience was definitely rewarded. Wear them in the best of health.
post #56305 of 122416

Grant Cigar Cap Toe - Straight Tip's today

Marcoliani Argyle OTC ala Uncle

post #56306 of 122416

suede lwb x leffot

 

post #56307 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

Grant Cigar Cap Toe - Straight Tip's today

Marcoliani Argyle OTC ala Uncle

Holy crap do I need more money! Beautiful.
post #56308 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by Don L View Post

Grant Cigar Cap Toe - Straight Tip's today
Marcoliani Argyle OTC ala Uncle

Eggcellent combo Don L. Boots and argyles magnifico!
post #56309 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post


Holy crap do I need more money! Beautiful.

Agreed.  Then we just need a place that has Cigar boots in stock...

post #56310 of 122416
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

suede lwb x leffot




Your styling like a star in those blue suede shoes MrDV. Great combo.
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