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Originally Posted by Alpina View Post

That's a great looking boot.  Still, every time I see the modified last, it evokes images of the dodo.

  

Pics do not do modified justice. But, then again, they can look good in pics:




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post #96467 of 122416
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OMG!! Those look amazing!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Mega stoked that mine should be here on Thursday, Friday at the latest.
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Ravello captoe boots in.  Great color, no real flaws.  Had about 2 minutes to look at them and then into the closet they went.  Hope to post photos eventually.

post #96469 of 122416
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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post

Ravello captoe boots in.  Great color, no real flaws.  Had about 2 minutes to look at them and then into the closet they went.  Hope to post photos eventually.

Keep them hidden from the spitup!! I remember it happening 1st wear on a band new pair of PBJ's (super slubby of course)
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post


Keep them hidden from the spitup!! I remember it happening 1st wear on a band new pair of PBJ's (super slubby of course)

Lol.  Also hidden from the wife.  I told her I had a few more pairs coming before some restraint (translation - I buy things other than shoes for a while) but on a difficult day I thought it best to quickly stash these from view and not provoke some commentary…  I am under a microscope these days…  

post #96471 of 122416
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Originally Posted by z8k1n View Post

Our Great Uncle is right. And it only took a few weeks following this post for one of my dream pair/just arrived, #8 Unionmade Halleck boots, couldn't be more pleased with this make up..or with the advice from the likes of Uncle, Mr.DV, MDubs..





these are sooooooo beautiful. Why on earth did I hesitate???? I waited 3 years for this make up to come back and I hesitated. What a mistake.
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post #96472 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

Those Halleck's are amazing. I own the Brixtons and I don't see any difference. Nice pickup. Got my own little package today, the AofDC ravello Captoes. They are proof-positive that when Alden is on their game, there is no one better (IMO). These and my WTB from TSM are completely without flaws. Absolutely perfect. And the shade of ravello beats anything I current own. The shade on the wingtips is a smidge lighter, which I prefer. But the Captoes are on commando, which I strongly prefer for boots. As it stands, since I can really only justify keeping one, I will likely pass the WTB on to a fellow SF'er. Here are a couple of shots.......
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nephew, wear only in good health
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

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black tassels, argyles otc
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Perfection Uncle Mac !
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

Perfection Uncle Mac !

nephew, thank you! tassels are one of the best alden models. if the aberdeen last works for you it should be a staple in your shoe wardrobe
post #96475 of 122416
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Originally Posted by z8k1n View Post

Our Great Uncle is right. And it only took a few weeks following this post for one of my dream pair/just arrived, #8 Unionmade Halleck boots, couldn't be more pleased with this make up..or with the advice from the likes of Uncle, Mr.DV, MDubs..





Big congrats.... anxiously awaiting mine to arrive!
post #96476 of 122416
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Originally Posted by MoosicPa View Post

Big congrats.... anxiously awaiting mine to arrive!
You picked them up, Moosic? Nice. I really struggled with it but I passed.
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That Halleck boot.. I didn't even have a chance. My size was gone right away.

It is gorgeous, definitely want one if they ever come back!
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Originally Posted by Hot Dog Day #49 View Post

Does anyone have an email address/contact for someone at Alden? I sent a pair of Cigar LWB for restoration and they came back ruined, they must've stretched them somehow because they don't fit at all anymore. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I've since sent them back twice for inspection - the first time they sent them back with a makeshift insole, I complained that they still didn't fit even with the insole, and I shouldn't need one since it wasn't required before. They requested I send them back again, and they called back today after inspection that they're firm on their stance, the shoes weren't stretched and still fit true to size. The guy offered to credit me back for the restoration but that doesn't really help my case, I'm getting paid back $160 for the restore but the shoes cost $800 and don't fit anymore. He was also rude and made a bunch of speculative accusations which was a nice touch. I had them for 3+ years, wore them all the time until holes wore through the soles, I know how they fit before the restore. I even went and tried on a new pair in the same size, fit just like mine before the restore. Mine are a 9D (I'm brannock 9.5D), but now fit like a new 10D.

Really not sure what to do at this point, but don't want to write this off as a complete loss, they were my favorite shoes. I told them I want the shoes to either be restored to the condition and size that they were in or replaced if this is not possible, but he said neither solution was possible and they'd only credit me back for the restore.

Alden recognizes that they sometimes create second quality shoes, and they sell them as such at a reduced price (or they sell them as firsts anyway). Some shoes are so bad that people here have been told their pair in a pre-order was ruined, or something to that effect.

Surely sometimes this sort of thing will occur during a restoration as well. AE would likely fix the shoes if possible, or offer a new pair. Is Hot Dog Day #49's experience representative of how Alden handles it?
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Originally Posted by TO Tie Guy View Post

That Halleck boot.. I didn't even have a chance. My size was gone right away.

It is gorgeous, definitely want one if they ever come back!
Same here
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

I hope that reverse chamois WTB from Leffot hits soon....
I preordered that boot as well. There's at least three other makeups that have recently caught my eye so I need the reverse chamois WTBs to quench the thirst (and keep a few extra bucks around for Christmas shopping).
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