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wow crazy ... i never even thought about riding my bike in aldens ... i mean idont baby mine, but just never was an option for me haha

Same, I don't baby mine but the boots don't exactly cut it as good 'non-clipless' cycling shoes/boots. The steel shank does make for a stiff sole though
post #9977 of 122416
Almost wore my cigar LWB's today as well, but went with captoe boots instead.

I'm glad I put in a pre-order for ravello boots after seeing those pictures above. However, the wait until September will not be an easy wait.


Anyone know the model for natural chromoexcel Indy's? I know it's 405 something something and ends with H.
post #9978 of 122416
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Anyone know the model for natural chromoexcel Indy's? I know it's 405 something something and ends with H.

not sure ... shoot an email to steven at leffot. im still waitiing for my preorder of them
post #9979 of 122416
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not sure ... shoot an email to steven at leffot. im still waitiing for my preorder of them
Dude, you must be the most balling-est kid at your campus with all the stuff you buy! An undergrad version of RFX for sure, haha.
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Dude, you must be the most balling-est kid at your campus with all the stuff you buy! An undergrad version of RFX for sure, haha.

grad version ... lol nah i wish. i just save a lot and am stingy on other discretionary spending. plus worked at a biglaw firm this past summer which helps
post #9981 of 122416
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grad version ... lol nah i wish. i just save a lot and am stingy on other discretionary spending. plus worked at a biglaw firm this past summer which helps
Gotcha. I always thought you were an undergrad with goals of going to law school. This is what I've gathered from reading random posts/threads.

Hey, when you get the word that the shoes are in stock from Leffot, can you let me know?

I'm trying to go through a withdraw and prevent myself from preordering. If I get them upon arrival, I get them. If I don't..then I don't.

I'm with you on the stingy part. Between work, school, and squeezing a bit of time for the gym...I rarely have any time for anything else...which means no hanging out with friends...which means saving a lot of money, haha.
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haha yeah ... he gave me eta of like late march/early april. ill post pics on here and try to remember to pm u
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^ Might as well buy all the Aldens you can before the law school loans kick in. Well, that's assuming you have any.

Not looking forward to paying back mine, but I am one of the lucky ones to have a job already, haha.
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^ Might as well buy all the Aldens you can before the law school loans kick in. Well, that's assuming you have any.

Not looking forward to paying back mine, but I am one of the lucky ones to have a job already, haha.

lol completely agree ... im supported by well-off parents but will be heavily in debt after grad from loans (my dad doesnt want to spoil me so i have to pay back everything). thankfully i should have a good offer lined up after grad to take care of loans that i will be paying for like 30 years. at least ill be rocking aldens
post #9985 of 122416
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To those who bought Irregulars from Shoemart before, do you think it's worth the money? Please feel free to share your 2 cents. Thanks.

I've purchased 2 pair of seconds. Both had such obvious flaws (one visual, and another affecting fit) that they were promptly sent back. I was out shipping both ways.

I would never buy Alden seconds again. The savings isn't worth the aggravation, and when you look at what passes for firsts sometimes, would you really want something worse than that?
post #9986 of 122416
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I've purchased 2 pair of seconds. Both had such obvious flaws (one visual, and another affecting fit) that they were promptly sent back. I was out shipping both ways.

I would never buy Alden seconds again. The savings isn't worth the aggravation, and when you look at what passes for firsts sometimes, would you really want something worse than that?
Thanks for your input, brother.

March/April is a good time frame for me! I should be able to convince myself to buy a pair of Alden shoes by then, haha.
post #9987 of 122416
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I've purchased 2 pair of seconds. Both had such obvious flaws (one visual, and another affecting fit) that they were promptly sent back. I was out shipping both ways.

I would never buy Alden seconds again. The savings isn't worth the aggravation, and when you look at what passes for firsts sometimes, would you really want something worse than that?

I think ordering seconds gives you a great opportunity to get your hands on a pair of Aldens at quite a discount off the normal retail price. The $7.95 return shipping fee is well worth the risk of seeing these shoes in person and making the determination for yourself. In some cases, I have received seconds that had no flaw at all. Even if there is a flaw that you could live with, I say it is still worth it.

I have had my fair share of seconds that had noticeable flaws that got sent back right away, but with their liberal return policy, I don't see the risk. Most Alden retailers do not accept returns at all, especially if you try them on and you make the slightest of creases.
post #9988 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post
I've purchased 2 pair of seconds. Both had such obvious flaws (one visual, and another affecting fit) that they were promptly sent back. I was out shipping both ways.

I would never buy Alden seconds again. The savings isn't worth the aggravation, and when you look at what passes for firsts sometimes, would you really want something worse than that?

I have a pair of seconds and I would do it again in a second. I saved a good deal of money for very minor flaws. Of course, living 15 minutes from the Shoe Mart makes it a bit easier. You can walk in and check them out beforehand
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10,000! Uploaded with ImageShack.us Ravello LWB, Cigar Indy Boot, 403 Chromexcel Indy, #8 Cap toe
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10,000!

At least you could have posted a good pic!
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