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No idea on the smudge but it warrants the shoe being a factory second. If you paid full retail I would send back immediately.

Yes, the online retailer charged me full retail. They didn't say it was a second.

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post #16232 of 79123
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Leffot has almost identical ones coming in soon. Only difference is they are on the Grant last instead of Barrie.

You don't say...
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Whiskey LWBs.

good day for whiskey
post #16234 of 79123
Does anyone have the suede chukkas in snuff? I'm thinking about picking up a pair -- on it's own, I like the snuff color better than sand, but I worry that it's too dark for summer wear and/or not as versatile. Any thoughts?
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Namor,

 

In light of the discussions on Alden quality, what do you think so far of the Florsheim by Duckie Brown longwing?

Awesome collection!

post #16236 of 79123
I think if Alden raise their price again, I would just do MTO with Vass or C&J for Shell Cordovan, or AE if they start making more boots style in shell cordovan.
post #16237 of 79123
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Originally Posted by sellran View Post


Leffot has almost identical ones coming in soon. Only difference is they are on the Grant last instead of Barrie.

you dont say...is this a presale item?
post #16238 of 79123
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you dont say...is this a presale item?

I don't know how they are being handled. Here are some pics someone posted of his from the last batch:
http://www.arichinnerlife.com/2010/11/30/alden-for-leffot-captoe-boot/
post #16239 of 79123
the leffot captoes are coming out soon? wow we all signed up for a preorder through kathy at alden dc. i wonder if some of us can just jump on the leffot one and not wait forever for ours
post #16240 of 79123
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I think if Alden raise their price again, I would just do MTO with Vass or C&J for Shell Cordovan, or AE if they start making more boots style in shell cordovan.

There's no question that Alden will raise their prices - they do it every year.
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

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l - r: Ravello NST (12D, Aberdeen), Ravello SW (12C, Barrie), Cigar Indy (12B, Trubalance), #8 Captoe (12D, Plaza), Black Shell (11.5D, Grant)

NAMOR, you have a variety of sizes/widths here--it looks lik you have found your way through the Alden last jungle. How is the fit with each of these?
post #16242 of 79123
To those with natural chromexcel: do you fellas ever use cleaning and conditioning products on the shoes? I'm wearing my natural chromexcel Indy Oxfords for the 3rd time today and I'm tempted to do so.
post #16243 of 79123
hmmm - i do ask myself the same and hestitate to use Sahphir Renovateur what i prefer most on Calf

Alden recommends Venetian shoe cream - Horween recommends Neats-foot Oil.

kind regards
Joachim
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Those plaza captoes are unreal - I have those and plaza nst boots coming from Jgilbert, can'tw ait.
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I'm tempted to clean my Indys or Indy Oxfords to see how they turn out.

PS does anyone here have Trickers too? If so, how do you like it compared to Aldens, as far as quality and comfort.

I stopped by Leather Soul BH today and fell in love with navy Trickers Keswick. Unfortunately, they didn't have my size, so I just left with a shoe horn.
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