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^ One of my favorite models, Mr DV!  A true workhorse.  Shame the stock at BB is not being replenished...

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How does the BB SW last compare to that of the Alden stock Tremont last?

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BB SW is essentially the Plaza last

 

(edit: technically the M-75 last, but Plaza shape for all intents and purposes)

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So.....I recieved the cigar cap toe boots from DC on Friday and noticed a couple of QC items....am I being too picky, or is this something to be concerned about?

 

The first is a hole in the edge where the commando sole meets with the leather......it is probably the size of a pencil tip.

 

The second is a tear in the tongue that goes completely through the leather.....hard to tell the length but it is about 1/4 of an inch.

 

 

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Originally Posted by ATLVol View Post

So.....I recieved the cigar cap toe boots from DC on Friday and noticed a couple of QC items....am I being too picky, or is this something to be concerned about?

The first is a hole in the edge where the commando sole meets with the leather......it is probably the size of a pencil tip.

The second is a tear in the tongue that goes completely through the leather.....hard to tell the length but it is about 1/4 of an inch.
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The hole I could live with but the tear is unacceptable.
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I could live with both
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IMHO no one will see the tear in the tongue. If you want to send them back on principal, I understand. I would likely keep them YMMV.
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The hole I could live with but the tear is unacceptable.

 

I emailed the photos to Alden DC, but have not yet heard back from them.

 

Is it unacceptable from just a cosmetic standpoint, or should I be concerned about the tear getting worse since the tongue will be under pressure when lacing, etc?

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Alden has us by the balls. I would live with both only because of what they are. If they were a stock model, I may not. More because of the tear.
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The hole I could live with but the tear is unacceptable.

100% return for me as well.
post #81506 of 122416
^ This. Grails are graded differently, it isnt right but it is what is it. I should have quoted tif, that is what I was agreeing with.
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^^ haha. It's always a risk when not quoting. Someone always sneaks in there! Edit: See??
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Originally Posted by ATLVol View Post

I emailed the photos to Alden DC, but have not yet heard back from them.

Is it unacceptable from just a cosmetic standpoint, or should I be concerned about the tear getting worse since the tongue will be under pressure when lacing, etc?

The tear would concern me. I'm not sure if it could be repaired or not.
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Return..
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I got a boot from Adam with a tear in tongue. I think he marked it as seconds and $50ish off. I didn't wear the boot much (maybe 10 times) but tear didn't get worse. The guy I sold the boot wore it a lot more and then it showed up on eBay and tongue was the same. You should be fine and you could always stitch the hole
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