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You should look up made-to-order options with Alden, either directly or through a vendor. I see no reason why an MTO would not allow different sizes L to R.
One thing to consider: Allen Edmonds splits sizes no questions asked.
Relasted 1.5 sizes? No.

Really? I went to the AE store and was told I had to do a custom order that would take 4+ weeks for an additional $80, and that they're not returnable. Where did you hear about this?

Try Nordstroms. They have some policy where they'll split shoe sizes. Dunno what the details are.

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Hmmm upon further inspection the cap toe on the left boot is a tad bit lighter compared to the right. Not sure how much this bother me yet. How does urs look?
post #26523 of 87834
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It has arrived and it's beautiful:) Dealing with Alden of DC and Kathy is a pleasure and they've sent an extra pair of laces.

these look great! How can I go about contacting Kathy and checking to see if there is still a pair of those available?
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Those CT's are stunning.  Wear them in the best of health.

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It has arrived and it's beautiful:) Dealing with Alden of DC and Kathy is a pleasure and they've sent an extra pair of laces.

these look great! How can I go about contacting Kathy and checking to see if there is still a pair of those available?

Call her at 202-347-2308
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Ive had this exact thing happen to 3 pairs of Alden boots I've had.
First was a pair of indys. The shop I purchased them from tried to fix them (poorly) so they ended up being returned.
The second time it happened was on a pair of #8 tankers. Alden repaired them free of charge.
This past fall I purchased a pair of #8 captoe boots from j crew and it happened again (after wearing them less than 10x) They offered to repair them, but I just ended up returning them instead.
I have very low confidence in their boots at this point.

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Has this happened with anyone else's Indy's (or any other boots for that matter)?  

 

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Basically the upper is separating from the welt/sole of the shoe (the white you see is I assume the thread holding them all together.  Just noticed this today, with nothing notable happening to cause this.  Really starting to lose faith in the quality of Aldens as these boots are less than a year old.  I get it the demand makes the QC go down or something like that but this should not be happening on a $450 dollar boot regardless of the reasoning.  I mean hell this doesn't even happen on $100 boots.  I'm starting to really question whether Aldens are worth the trouble.  So far I've had speed hooks tearing out of $650 Cordovan boots, ugly wrinkles on $460 chukkas, and now this.  Pretty disappointing.

 

Anyone else have experience with this?  Is it an easy fix at a shoe repair?  

 

Thanks in advance. 

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advan031, beautiful pics. them boots may set a record for the most "quoted" post
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nephew,
thank you
do you think an old dog can learn a new trick?

its never too late to try out something new
post #26531 of 87834
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

These are definitely lighter than my ravello tassels (which are more "true" ravello with deeper red/brown tones) but still darker and "redder" than my two whiskey models. Also, various lighting change how these shoes look significantly

nephew,
i agree with your conclusion. you only see the true color in natural light
post #26532 of 87834
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It has arrived and it's beautiful:) Dealing with Alden of DC and Kathy is a pleasure and they've sent an extra pair of laces.

good looking, enjoy wearing
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Originally Posted by advan031 View Post

Hmmm upon further inspection the cap toe on the left boot is a tad bit lighter compared to the right. Not sure how much this bother me yet. How does urs look?

the beauty of the exotic colors-they very rarely match. conclusion-enjoy wearing
post #26534 of 87834
advan031, your boots will look great after months of wear:


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(i just used some saphir reno and some alden brown paste wax on them)
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Quick cross post.  I started a Hellbrand Leatherworks Appreciation thread.  I wanted a belt to go with my Kudu Ultimate Indy boots, but I couldn't find what I wanted.  Hellbrand made me a custom CXL belt at a reasonable price.  It arrived today, and I ordered another one to match my LSxSE natural CXL conservation boots.  The customer service is excellent.

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/296915/hellbrand-leatherworks-appreciation-thread

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