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thanks to @mdubs post and @TO Guy lead I now have two pair of Japanese Chups coming my way.
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thanks to @mdubs post and @TO Guy lead I now have two pair of Japanese Chups coming my way.

would like to pick up a pair as well....

 

is it on sale via cyber monday? 

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I'm in Toronto this week for business and it is too cold tonight for any antics. I'm spending this evening in the hotel and using it as a great reason to finally break in my Halleck Boots.

Keeping warm is of course important too...

 

Any TO guys around this week for a meetup and beverage?

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Steve,
I would return the whiskey ptbs. I agree, color variation is a nice feature for lhs, cap toes, and lwb, but I do not like it on plain toes.
For the record, my whiskey ptbs also have a blemish, but not that noticeable, so I decided to keep them and I'm very happy with them. I don't think they'll be easy to replace, but the 2 whiskey shades is a deal breaker for me.

I would return as well.
post #97250 of 122416
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would like to pick up a pair as well....

is it on sale via cyber monday? 

20% at Haven shop.

paying forward
post #97251 of 122416
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Whiskey Shortwing Blucher from Harrison Ltd.
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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show) Have a great Monday!

-Mike

nephew, looking good in your whiskey wt
post #97252 of 122416
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20% at Haven shop.

paying forward

thanks, but dang, the shipping rates to the US kills it for me. 

post #97253 of 122416
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Uncle, these are spectacular! What a shine.. You should consider wearing more Alden's and teaching others how to care for them ; ) 

nephew, thank you! for both the mac care method and the mac break in method can be found on my blog
post #97254 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Buckeye Nation View Post

I'd put them on my feet and wear them, and not think twice about the difference you perceive

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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

I'd send them back, shading on a small part is fine but you will see color difference everyday you look down at the shoes. And you have already waited so long might as well wait until you get the perfect pair

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Steve,

I personally would keep those. I have had bad luck with the Whiskey PTB and don't own a pair right now either.

Unfortunately that model is the most proned to issues because of the fact that they have to use two shells and can't mix and match pieces in similar places across shoes. Also, unfortunately, due to their high return rate, Kathy does not plan to do any more Whiskey PTBs.

Hope that helps.

-Mike

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@totalair1
 - you are being picky. And that's totally fine. Sometimes you have to pass. There are plenty around who would take those shoes, no questions asked.

I do not care for the Alden PTB style, but plenty others do, especially when it's in whiskey or Ravello. But as mdubs says, the PTB is a style prone to issues. Personally, I think with some wear and care and time, the color difference will fade significantly, if not totally. Best of luck. 

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Steve,
I would return the whiskey ptbs. I agree, color variation is a nice feature for lhs, cap toes, and lwb, but I do not like it on plain toes.
For the record, my whiskey ptbs also have a blemish, but not that noticeable, so I decided to keep them and I'm very happy with them. I don't think they'll be easy to replace, but the 2 whiskey shades is a deal breaker for me.

Gentlemen-Thanks for the feedback. All I'm lacking to complete my collection of PTB is whiskey. I think the opinions are what I expected, and genuine from each of your perspectives, and that's what I wanted. I honestly don't want to be picky, I know I've overlooked splotchy on some whiskey/Ravello I own. I think mdubs explained it best, and I tend to agree. I will take another look tomorrow's and try them on to see how they look on my feet?

Thanks Again!.

See Ya,
Steve
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I'm in Toronto this week for business and it is too cold tonight for any antics. I'm spending this evening in the hotel and using it as a great reason to finally break in my Halleck Boots.
Keeping warm is of course important too...

Any TO guys around this week for a meetup and beverage?
I wish I was up in Toronto. I could use some colder weather.

I came so close to buying that bottle of Four Roses at Costco yesterday. Too bad Costco doesn't sell Alden's. I mean they sell a 40 yr old scotch for $599 and that's a smaller market than the shoe market right?



Ohhh and I finally shined up the 9901s. You don't have to worry about matching shells with a black pair but that Whiskey PTB is so sweet looking color difference or not.


Edited by tampatravel - 12/1/14 at 7:07pm
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I came so close to buying that bottle of Four Roses at Costco yesterday. Too bad Costco doesn't sell Alden's. I mean they sell a 40 yr old scotch for $599 and that's a smaller market than the shoe market right?

[ Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show) Ohhh and I finally shined up the 9901s. You don't have to worry about matching shells with a black pair but that Whiskey PTB is so sweet looking color difference or not.
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nephew, your efforts were rewarded, looking good
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I'm in Toronto this week for business and it is too cold tonight for any antics. I'm spending this evening in the hotel and using it as a great reason to finally break in my Halleck Boots.
Keeping warm is of course important too...

Any TO guys around this week for a meetup and beverage?

How long are you in town? Where are you staying? A leatherfoot visit is definitely in store for you!
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I came so close to buying that bottle of Four Roses at Costco yesterday. Too bad Costco doesn't sell Alden's. I mean they sell a 40 yr old scotch for $599 and that's a smaller market than the shoe market right?
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Ohhh and I finally shined up the 9901s. You don't have to worry about matching shells with a black pair but that Whiskey PTB is so sweet looking color difference or not.
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Really!? 40yr Glenlivet in Costco? That's wild. I see they label it with their Kirkland name too?

I'd definitely recommend picking up a bottle of the Four Roses Small Batch next time, you'll be glad you did.

Nice shine too.

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How long are you in town? Where are you staying? A leatherfoot visit is definitely in store for you!

I'm in town until Friday. I am staying up near Pearson so it's a little drive to get downtown but not too bad.

Leatherfoot is definitely on the list! I was looking at their website, they have one hell of a lineup in there and it's only getting better with Aldens being added next year.

Any other suggestions?

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I'm in town until Friday. I am staying up near Pearson so it's a little drive to get downtown but not too bad.
Leatherfoot is definitely on the list! I was looking at their website, they have one hell of a lineup in there and it's only getting better with Aldens being added next year.
Any other suggestions?

If you are looking for shoes Leatherfoot is the best by many light years. For men's wear there are a few shops in Yorkville (Nicolas, phillip, holt's, harry's) For streetwear head to queen west.

For a great view and a good drink - top of the park hyatt. It is 2 min walk from all of the shops in yorkville.
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