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Mr. Moo and shoelord = same person

I'll come back in a few days to see the Cigar Indy pics after they ban him.
post #98252 of 122416
Although we all know the cigar indy is in fact the best alden boot
post #98253 of 122416
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Altough we all know the cigar indy is in fact the best alden boot

 

I do like the cigar indy, but trubalance is mehh to me nowadays

post #98254 of 122416
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I do like the cigar indy, but trubalance is mehh to me nowadays

 

the trubalance is like a lady with some meat on the bones. Might not make your friends jealous, but the comfort is unmatched

post #98255 of 122416
Debating between a pair of Alden alpine grain boots w/ commando soles, but can't decide between speed hooks vs. all lacing.... Any thoughts?
post #98256 of 122416
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the trubalance is like a lady with some meat on the bones. Might not make your friends jealous, but the comfort is unmatched

:puzzled:  Do you use her like a sofa or a lawn chair?

post #98257 of 122416
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Originally Posted by MoosicPa View Post

Debating between a pair of Alden alpine grain boots w/ commando soles, but can't decide between speed hooks vs. all lacing.... Any thoughts?

 

I prefer hooks on boots, most of mine have them. Laziness on my part honestly so they work best

post #98258 of 122416
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Originally Posted by MoosicPa View Post

Debating between a pair of Alden alpine grain boots w/ commando soles, but can't decide between speed hooks vs. all lacing.... Any thoughts?

I had the same decision between LS AG wingtip boot and Leffot AG wingtip boot, went with all eyelets for the cleaner look. You (usually) only put them on once a day.

-D
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the trubalance is like a lady with some meat on the bones. Might not make your friends jealous, but the comfort is unmatched

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post #98260 of 122416
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Originally Posted by zennypoo View Post

I had the same decision between LS AG wingtip boot and Leffot AG wingtip boot, went with all eyelets for the cleaner look. You (usually) only put them on once a day.

-D

I am trying to make that same decision also... LOL.
post #98261 of 122416

Alden x Tassels Navy Chamois Indy Boot

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

-Mike

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1. Just fyi there are several credit cards that don't charge a foreign transaction fee. Also, given you didn't know about it try to call the credit card company and maybe they'll credit you as a courtesy.
2. Argue with UPS re charge, and tell the seller that no one mentioned this to you. Maybe someone will budge.I argued down a charge from fedex they waived it.

Thanks... I don't order much from abroad other than maybe ebay/paypal so it didn't occur to me that one of my CCs may have an extra fee, if I buy there again I'll check the terms on my other cards.  The UPS fee was charged COD so fear I may have given up my standing on any dispute by paying on receipt of the box... but I'll give it a whirl.

 

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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post
 

the tongue being stitched is to prevent it from shifting to one side, must have been a problem for the previous owner.

 

The small holes on the back of the #8s are common, it's something with how alden builds the boot.

Via communication with the seller this evening that theory on the tongue stitching was confirmed.  I've never seen this before, across dozens of pairs of Aldens that I've seen/worn secondhand.  I would have thought it'd be mentioned in the description.  It should be removable though so I am keeping the boots even though the seller offered a free return.

 

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Those holes are a part of the lasting process. They use nails to attach the upper to the last. Most of those nails are on the bottom of the foot below the welt. The only possibly visible hole is right where you are seeing it on the back near one of the seams. I believe that is actually the first nail and how they align the upper on the last. Every pair of Aldens I own have that. Some more visible than others. Hope that helps and makes sense! Have a good Saturday night!

-Mike

Interesting, thanks both for the info on the holes.  This is my only pair of Alden boots/shoes where that hole is visible.  So I guess I've been lucky so far!  Like I said these are great boots and happy to wear them.

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Via communication with the seller this evening that theory on the tongue stitching was confirmed.  I've never seen this before, across dozens of pairs of Aldens that I've seen/worn secondhand.  I would have thought it'd be mentioned in the description.  It should be removable though so I am keeping the boots even though the seller offered a free return.

 

 

 

it will be, but hopefully the cobbler lined up the stitching on the outside of the boot with aldens original stitch line, so cosmetically it will blend back in

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Originally Posted by MoosicPa View Post

I am trying to make that same decision also... LOL.
I have a pair of the Leffot inbound but after seeing the LS version I'm sending them back. Not only cleaner but it also seems every other Alden boot these days has the speed hooks. Gotta mix it up sometimes.
post #98265 of 122416
There are a pair of ravello Alden boots listed in the Marketplace right now which have the same pictures from a current eBay listing. I noticed because I was bidding on a different set of boots from the seller on eBay but had also looked at his auction for the ravello boots; the table they were sitting on was recognizable. I messaged both users last night. I got some really questionable responses from the user here on SF. This morning the seller on eBay responded stating he does not have the boots listed on SF.

So what concerns me is some guy joined SF 3 days ago, only has 2 posts, can't string together a complete sentance, is using stolen pictures for a sale ad and has offered to sell me the other boots, which I've been outbid on, outside of eBay and other red flags from messaging with him, I'm calling it fraud.

How would one go about reporting a possible fraudulent sale listing in the Marketplace? Use the email listed in the Marketplace or is there another more direct route? I'm on my phone this weekend and might be missing a "report" button in the thread.

More than anything, I don't want to see someone get scammed for $900.
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