imo, not acceptable. the meeting point of the welt is sloppy, too. is this their current standard?
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Need a bit of advice on fit/relasting.
I've had a pair of Indy 403s since September. I measure a true 7D on a Brannock device but a just slightly wide one. I was sized up at Alden NYC and between a 6D and 6E, but the 6D was just a bit tight on my instep when laced. I purchased a 6E, which fit well at first but they have since loosened considerably. Now the quarters close up all the way when laced and I still get a bit of slippage in the heel.
I am thinking of sending these to Alden to get relasted in a 6D. Do they still do this and would you all suggest it?
I did inquire recently about 'relasting' at Alden (making boot smaller) and politely they said 'No', adding that the leather is cut specifically for each boot and can not be resized. But hey email them, no harm Alden seeing many really require/wish this service.
Regards suggestions - most advised me not to even bother going down the resizing route - just sell the ones you have buy a pair a better fit. hagwe
Kathy at Alden DC still has a few pair of whiskey Indy boots available, and everyone needs a little whiskey in their life.
Thank you sir.
My latest aquisition - I do hope you Alden Lovers will accept this post
RL Marlow Wingtip Blucher by C & J
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Very nice. Mine are much darker cigar. Thinking of selling too as they don't fit me great.
After looking at your other pics on flickr, I am going to guess these are on the barrie or trubalance.
Quick bit of advice needed... I own a pare of brown calf LWB and a pair of cigar shell LWB. I have a chance to pick up a pair of dark brown shell Crockett and Jones made for RL Marlow short wing tips for a real nice price ($690 tax included). Would this be a redundant purchase? Should I wait and pick up a pair of whiskey or ravello LWB? Or maybe a ravello wt boot? This will have to be the last pair I purchase for a while (maybe the year). I am a huge long wing aficionado
that's not really a steal price
they go down to 400something