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post #60916 of 122416
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I seriously doubt it.  They haven't been in store long enough to do it.  Also, Alden DC and Kathy are not amateurs when it comes to storing and caring for their product.  If this were J Press, I would believe it (because I have actually seen how they have ruined some great pairs of shoes), but Alden DC, no way...

 

My guess is this QC from the factory.

 

Completely agree with everything said here. Part of my point as well is that given the high level of service and knowledge at DC I would think if it were egregious that they would have caught it. I know on past occasions they have refused to send me shoes in stock that they have found not up to spec. 

 
At the end of the day though none of this really matters. It is up to the buyer and whether he wants to keep them or not. Pretty simple really.
post #60917 of 122416
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Originally Posted by irbe View Post

do you guys use different brushes for different types of leather, eg 1 for shell 8 and 1 for a burgandy color shoe?

YES.  You don't want regular burgundy shoe polish on your shell cordovan shoes.  It will create a nasty film.

post #60918 of 122416
Having an internal debate about the 990. Everything about the shoe exudes class, it i well built, shows off the cordovan well, etc. But the shoe can look huge, especially in my e width



To me, the proportions of the unlined PTB look more balanced, especially with thinner wool pants. These PTB would look OK with chinos or heaver flannel or denim... But to me a similar chukka would look even better. So in the battle of the plain toe, it would seem that for me 990 would be behind the unlined and the chukka... Thoughts?
post #60919 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

YES.  You don't want regular burgundy shoe polish on your shell cordovan shoes.  It will create a nasty film.

Well the brush I use for my shell 8 which I will condition with VSC, I use for my indy (CXL use VSC) and Paul Smith (Calf, use reno)
post #60920 of 122416
Rishi K, excellent gunboats & great combo.
post #60921 of 122416
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I didn't think it was that big a deal until I saw these pics.  I would be pretty annoyed every time I looked down and saw two different shoes.  Good luck with this however you choose to proceed...
I agree.
I would want to keep the ravello chukkas and rationalize with "shell character" and "shoes not rembrandts" but in this case, the color difference is too much.
I do have boots with different shades of shell and I like them. in this case the large pieces of chukka shell are less forgiving. Nothing's breaking it up, the difference seems more obvious.
I did return cigar Indys because the colors didn't match to my satisfaction. That was over a year ago, and I still haven't found cigar boots.
For what it's worth I would send them to alden to see if they could fix the color.
post #60922 of 122416
All: I appreciate the comments and advice. Since these chukkas were brand new arrivals, I think the following happened: (1) DC got a short run of Ravello chukkas in a week after the LWBs, so they were brand new; (2) they happened to have one in my size, so I ordered it immediately; (3) Joe only looked at the shoe to confirm for me that it was the darker Ravello, and that the edge trim was not antique. So, no aspersions on Alden DC here and absolutely no chance one shoe got sun damaged.

As for how they left the factory looking so mismatched, I'm still willing to give Alden the benefit of the doubt. In certain light conditions the shoes don't look too far off from each other.
Edited by brp2 - 9/20/13 at 11:32am
post #60923 of 122416
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All: I appreciate the comments and advice. Since these chukkas were brand new arrivals, I think the following happened: (1) DC got a short run of Ravello chukkas in a week after the LWBs, so they were brand new; (2) they happened to have one in my size, so I ordered it immediately; (3) Joe only looked at the show to confirm for me that it was the darker Ravello, and that the edge trim was not antique. So, no aspersions on Alden DC here and absolutely no chance one shoe got sun damaged.

As for how they left the factory looking so mismatched, I'm still willing to give Alden the benefit of the doubt. In certain light conditions the shoes don't look too far off from each other.

Maybe Alden makes all their shoes outside happy.gif
post #60924 of 122416
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Maybe Alden makes all their shoes outside happy.gif

Man, I wish the mobile version allowed me to use emoticons.
post #60925 of 122416
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Man, I wish the mobile version allowed me to use emoticons.
I agree!
I guess if you could memorize the ones you use most you could just type out the code.
:xxxx:
happy.gif = colon happy colon (no spaces)
post #60926 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Having an internal debate about the 990. Everything about the shoe exudes class, it i well built, shows off the cordovan well, etc. But the shoe can look huge, especially in my e width



To me, the proportions of the unlined PTB look more balanced, especially with thinner wool pants. These PTB would look OK with chinos or heaver flannel or denim... But to me a similar chukka would look even better. So in the battle of the plain toe, it would seem that for me 990 would be behind the unlined and the chukka... Thoughts?

I can't speak to the unlined PTB as I have never tried them.  However, I am not much of a fan of the chukka (except for the 6 eyelet version).  While I understand your perspective regarding your E width, I still hold the 990 in higher regard than the chukka.  You and others here may disagree with me, but that's perfectly fine.  It's mjust my preference.

 

p.s. I think your 990s look great, but they could use some Mac love. ;)  Enjoy your PTBs often and in great health, my friend...

post #60927 of 122416
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Originally Posted by violethour1951 View Post

Rishi K, excellent gunboats & great combo.

 

Thank you very much Sir.

post #60928 of 122416
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That-a-boy RK!  Lookin' great my friend; your kings are representing quite well...

 

Thank you very much RTP.

post #60929 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Having an internal debate about the 990. Everything about the shoe exudes class, it i well built, shows off the cordovan well, etc. But the shoe can look huge, especially in my e width
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To me, the proportions of the unlined PTB look more balanced, especially with thinner wool pants. These PTB would look OK with chinos or heaver flannel or denim... But to me a similar chukka would look even better. So in the battle of the plain toe, it would seem that for me 990 would be behind the unlined and the chukka... Thoughts?

I agree with you on the classiness of the shoe. It is the first Alden I ever wanted to buy, from years and years back.

I too think sometimes the Barrie last does it a little injustice. I feel this way especially when I look at my #8 PT Boots on the Plaza (wearing today).

But be that as it may, I would never part with them, or trade them for a chukka or single soled version. I would regret that for sure.


(these are photographing really poor today.)
post #60930 of 122416
just in time for Chicago F/W..I would have preferred additional brogueing around the heel but again it is hard to find 6.5 Barrie in Commando sole, and this color which I prefer...
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