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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Beautiful boots Uncle! I like the bar lacing.

nephew,
thank you
post #69917 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Dejital View Post

I'm looking to purchase my first Alden. I am looking for a derby in black. 

Could someone please recommend a popular style of Alden derby ? And an online store with Alden widely available.

Thanks!

Alden 990/9901 plain toe bluchers are available everywhere.

post #69918 of 122416

I cant really tell its darker than the other pair on the last picture. I would be satisfied if mine get the same result as yours. Thanks again for sharing your experience.

post #69919 of 122416
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Originally Posted by CEE88 View Post


Peter - as I said yesterday, I had this "blotch" issue come up a few months ago on a pair of color 8 NSTs. I emailed Alden about the issue, sent them pictures, and they sent me a mailer so I could return them to Alden for "repair." Alden "fixed" the problem to my satisfaction - for all practical purposes, you cannot see the blotches anymore. The shoes are now a very dark version of color 8.

Before pics (taken with flash, which really makes the flaws show up):
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After (sorry for the dust - I took those photos right out of the box):
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color comparison with my color 8 Ranger Mocs:
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natural light, no flash:
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I cant really tell its darker than the other pair on the last picture. I would be satisfied if mine get the same result as yours. Thanks again for sharing your experience.

post #69920 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Dejital View Post

I'm looking to purchase my first Alden. I am looking for a derby in black. 

Could someone please recommend a popular style of Alden derby ? And an online store with Alden widely available.

Thanks!


Consider models 2161 and 2146. Shoemart and Alden SF are good bets.
post #69921 of 122416

^^

 

I would rage hard (as hard as a middle aged person upset over shoes could) if that blotch were there upon first opening..

 

that being said, the 'repair' seems suitable, but I have to wonder how the shoe will react to years of use/sun/etc.. whether the blotch will rear its head as the #8 tends to fade into the accustomed shade that #8 grows into typically

post #69922 of 122416
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

^^

I would rage hard (as hard as a middle aged person upset over shoes could) if that blotch were there upon first opening..

that being said, the 'repair' seems suitable, but I have to wonder how the shoe will react to years of use/sun/etc.. whether the blotch will rear its head as the #8 tends to fade into the accustomed shade that #8 grows into typically

Yeah, I was wondering what the long term impact of this would be as well. Hope that it works out well for them! :-)

-Mike
post #69923 of 122416

all this #8 splotchiness talk has rumbled me enough to look over my pairs. I've always just opened the boxes, laced, and beat pavement. 

post #69924 of 122416
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

all this #8 splotchiness talk has rumbled me enough to look over my pairs. I've always just opened the boxes, laced, and beat pavement. 

The only splotchy ones I have are my Perf Tip. But they were seconds, so I just dealt with them. They actually have an almost Color #4 look to them, so I don't want to get them refinished in particular...
post #69925 of 122416
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Originally Posted by brp2 View Post

It seems like they should be reopening soon: http://winnperry.com

Glad to be wrong! I always have loved Winn Perry's make-ups. I look forward to their shelves being stocked again!
post #69926 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mtc2000 View Post

Anybody aware of the status of Winn Perry?
They used to offer a Natty CXL LWB with commando soles
Hope there will be plenty unique makeups when they re-open.

I have that pair from them. 

 

They should be opening very soon, probably early Jan 2014 as I received mailer from Jordan (Winn Perry) lately. Nice to see him back. 

post #69927 of 122416
Regarding the color 8 "splotch" or "blotch" pics I posted earlier --

The blotches were barely visible -- but visible -- under normal light. Using flash photgraphy or under close inspection, you could definitely see the blotches. I feel like it was a pretty major flaw. From what I was told on this thread, the blotches would likely become more visible as the color 8 cordovan went through it's normal aging/lightening process. Alden never offered an explanation, only a solution (basically " send them to us and we'll take care of it"). Alden didn't simply dye the shoes a darker shade of color 8. You can go back and check the "after" pics I posted yourself, but to me it looks like Alden was able to remove the blotches (90-95%) in addition to redying the shoes. Opinions seem to run across the board on this matter but, for me, having Alden "repair" the shoes was the best solution - better than living with it or returning the shoes (doing an exchange for another pair with the seller would have been my top choice but it wasn't an option for this particular pair of shoes).
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Originally Posted by johnnyrich7 View Post


Glad to be wrong! I always have loved Winn Perry's make-ups. I look forward to their shelves being stocked again!

 

Same here.  Sadly, I wasn't looking for the same type of items that I am now on the one occasion I made it to the old shop, 

post #69929 of 122416

Who knows how bright the factory is where they do QC.  The amount of light makes a big difference on what you see.

post #69930 of 122416
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Originally Posted by phaseshift View Post

For the guys that wear heavy socks for their Indy Boots, where do you buy them at?


If you want to say with the Made in USA theme, THORLO makes a great boot sock. You can go as thin or as thick as you'd like.

 

https://www.thorlo.com/socks/trhxm/729

 

They're made in Statesville, NC.

 

It looks like they're still running their Buy 3 - Get 1 free sale...which is their biggest sale of the year by far.

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