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So I got my Whiskey Longwings back today from Alden. I got them earlier this year and they were 2 toned, so Alden told me to send them back.

Reminder: this is what they used to look like:

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The left shoe was clearly 2 different colors. Alden sent them back to me "refinished." I have absolutely no idea what color the shoes are now

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For comparison purposes, here are the refinished "whiskey" longwings next to a whiskey indy and ravello chukka
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So at first I had a pair of whiskey longwings where the left shoe was 2 shades of orange. Now I have no idea what I have.

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post #17792 of 87366
It looks like they just dyed them a darker color to cover up the inconsistency of the whiskey shell.
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Originally Posted by zissou View Post

It looks like they just dyed them a darker color to cover up the inconsistency of the whiskey shell.

yup. I think thats exactly what they did. The new color isn't bad imo, but I you wanted WHISKEY longwings, I'd be pissed....
post #17794 of 87366
I kind of like that new color better although I'd definitly be pissed if you wanted the lighter whiskey color.
post #17795 of 87366
They're too small for me anyway, so I was going to sell them. I don't know what to do now. These are a completely different shoe than what I paid for.
post #17796 of 87366
I wear a snug 10D in the Hampton. Would a 10D in the Trubalance be too roomy or should I be able to get away with it?
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the 405 absolutely stretches out - wish it didn't
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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post

Wore those today myself. Nice choice.

nephew,
thank you
post #17799 of 87366
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I wear a snug 10D in the Hampton. Would a 10D in the Trubalance be too roomy or should I be able to get away with it?

I'm exactly the same, a snug 10D in the Hampton and a 10D in the Barrie and Trubalance. I say go for the 10.
post #17800 of 87366
that's crazy, they look like #4 to me, or something
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first day of indy 405. man, these are heavy. The left shoe need to stretch a little bit.
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first day of indy 405. man, these are heavy. The left shoe need to stretch a little bit.

You seriously wear them laced like that? I think those are too small for you...

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You seriously wear them laced like that? I think those are too small for you...

+1. They're not sneakers. The only pair that I even lace loosely is a pair of pebble grains, which I suspect the material is thicker, thus making the shoes less roomier than other materials. But even then, it's not as loosely tied as yours.
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yeah, definitely lace those tighter....and get some different socks to go with them, you shouldn't be wearing white athletic ankle socks with these.
post #17805 of 87366
the indy is a work boot, so yes absolutely you can wear white athletic socks.
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