Recent Images In This Thread
- brandAldentagged by SYSTEM, 7/31/11
- itemAlden Black Balmoral Shell Cordovan Cap Toe Oxfordtagged by LA Guy, 1/23/15
- itemAlden Black Shell Cordovan Plain Toetagged by LA Guy, 1/23/15
- itemAlden Burgundy Shell Cordovan Chukkatagged by LA Guy, 1/23/15
- itemAlden Burgundy Shell Cordovan Longwingtagged by LA Guy, 1/23/15
- itemAlden Indy Boot 405tagged by LA Guy, 1/23/15
- itemAlden Ravello Shell Long Wing Bluchertagged by LA Guy, 1/23/15
- itemAlden Sand Suede Flex-Welt Chukka Boottagged by LA Guy, 1/23/15
- itemAlden Snuff Suede Flex-Welt Chukka Boottagged by LA Guy, 1/23/15
- categoryFootweartagged by SYSTEM, 7/20/11More
- topicShell Cordovantagged by violethour1951, 5/6/13
Related Forum Threads
- The Official Alden Thread for 2016 - Share reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. Last post on 1/1/17 at 9:11am in Streetwear and Denim
- WAYWRN: Shoe & Boot Edition Last post on 1/2/17 at 8:22pm in Classic Menswear
- 7/11 Drops #4 Shell Cordovan Alden Saddle Shoes, Alden pebble grain, BB bucks Last post on 7/29/11 at 4:24am in FS: Men's Clothing (Archive)
- BNIB First Quality Alden Shell Cordovan 2145 9.5D $385 Last post on 4/15/11 at 2:53pm in FS: Men's Clothing (Archive)
- The ultimate shoe collection clearance, sizes 8-9½US, Alden, Vass, cordovan etc. Last post on 4/10/11 at 10:55am in FS: Men's Clothing (Archive)
The Definitive FAQ and/or Wiki on Alden Footwear
Last edited: 2/1/16
- Alden Shoes Sizing Guide: 379X LastLast edited: 4/4/16
- Alden Shoes Sizing Guide: Hampton LastLast edited: 3/24/16
- Alden Shoes Sizing Guide: Leydon LastLast edited: 3/24/16
- Alden Shoes Sizing Guide: Van LastLast edited: 3/24/16
- Allen Edmonds
- The Armoury
- Batch Mens
- Craftsman Clothing
- David Fin
- Deo Veritas
- Drinkwater's Cambridge
- Equus Leather
- Exquisite Trimmings
- Falcon Garments
- Freemans Sporting Club
- A Fine Pair of Shoes
- H. Stockton
- Gentlemen's Footwear
- The Hanger Project
- Henry Blake
- H.N. White
- House of Kydos
- John Elliott
- Kent Wang
- Khaki's of Carmel
- Luxire Custom Clothing
- Meermin Mallorca
- MILER Menswear
- Need Supply Co.
- No Man Walks Alone
- Pierpont Leather
- Portland Dry Goods
- Proper Cloth
- Ring Jacket
- S.E.H Kelly
- Self Edge
- Spier & Mackay
- Standard & Strange
- Suspension Point
- Taylor Stitch
- Uncle Otis
- Vanda Fine Clothing
- Virtual Clotheshorse
- Yellow Hook Necktie
***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 5435post #81511 of 1224165/12/14 at 8:49ampost #81512 of 1224165/12/14 at 8:52ampost #81513 of 1224165/12/14 at 8:57ampost #81514 of 1224165/12/14 at 8:59amQuote:
You know what surprises me Saz, how these rare shell boots passed QC at both, Alden and Kathy. I hope my upcoming Leffot NST will be worry free
As far as we all know, sometimes it's like hit and miss but I'm still like the the brand lolpost #81515 of 1224165/12/14 at 9:00ampost #81516 of 1224165/12/14 at 9:03ampost #81517 of 1224165/12/14 at 9:06ampost #81518 of 1224165/12/14 at 9:07ampost #81519 of 1224165/12/14 at 9:10ampost #81520 of 1224165/12/14 at 9:11amFar as I know, Alden DC inspected every pair of the cigar ct boots..though perhaps as not as in detail as some of us would.
Dpost #81521 of 1224165/12/14 at 9:14amQuote:
I don't recall when the preorder was, but I took delivery of mine from Leffot only a month or so ago, Natural on Commando, may be worth calling thempost #81522 of 1224165/12/14 at 9:24amQuote:Originally Posted by ATLVol
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.
Neither of these would be an issue or concern for me personally. Why loose sleep over a hole in the tongue of a shoe in a spot you will never see? I would have zero concern about it tearing...
You can call and try to get a few dollars off, but honestly, my time (and likely yours) is worth more than the $50-$100 you may get back, so what's the point.
Good luck either way, those are great boots.
BNpost #81523 of 1224165/12/14 at 10:17amQuote:
It can, but I'm not sure B Nelson has the same commando sole that Alden uses. I'm sure someone here can confirm...post #81524 of 1224165/12/14 at 10:21amQuote:
That and the Tremont is pretty bulky and round (not as much as the barrie), and the 974 is on a double leather sole. The BB version is on a single leather sole.post #81525 of 1224165/12/14 at 10:42amThe Alden commando sole is very low profile. I love that and don't mind it on a semi casual shoe. I prefer the durability over double leather. For more dressy occasions id prefer flex soles. Will resole leather shoes with JR soles from now on.
This thread is locked
- ***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.
- Alden Shoes Sizing Guide: 379X Last
- › The Watch Appreciation Thread - Part two (Rolex, Patek Philippe, ... 3 minutes ago
- › Crockett & Jones MTO Central 5 minutes ago
- › The Bespoke Shoes Thread 7 minutes ago
- › How many miles did you run today? 7 minutes ago
- › Yellow Hook Appreciation Thread 8 minutes ago
- › Zam Barrett Dialogue/ Zfactorie - Official Affiliate Thread. 9 minutes ago
- › Tie ignoramus in need of help 10 minutes ago
- › Obama's Unravelling 10 minutes ago
- › The What Are You Wearing Today (WAYWT) Discussion Thread, Part II 11 minutes ago
- › The Home Ownership Thread 15 minutes ago
- › Alden Brown analine (CXL) Plain toe blucher by smfdoc
- › Allen Edmonds Men's Overlord Oxford, Brown, 8 D US by Lobster33
- › Alden #907 Straight Tip Bal Calfskin by smfdoc
- › Allen Edmonds Leeds 2.0 Derby Men's Shoes Size US 10 D Walnut... by Lobster33
- › Dr. Martens Unisex Original 10 Eye Steel Toe Boot by JC Echeverry
- › Chippewa Men's Super Logger Waterproof Boot by JC Echeverry
- › Mosey Life Working Girl Travel Laptop Tote by sprout2
- › Allen Cox Brief trunks by sprout2
- › Sutor Mantellassi Men's C 567 Oxford by sprout2
- › Alden Burgundy Shell Cordovan Longwing by smfdoc
- › Five Menswear Trends for Fall
- › Don’t “Just Buy a New One”,...
- › Why Pay Such A Premium For Sunspel Or James...
- › In the Details: Lucian Föhr
- › A Sunday Drive: Styleforum Spring GMTOs
- › Should I dryclean my jeans, and if not, how...
- › The 5 Most-Hyped Handbags of the Moment
- › Eight Vignettes in Search of a (Wedding) Theme
- › The Kent Wang Cufflink Giveaway
- › Where to Buy a Last-Minute Wedding Suit for...