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Alden J crew shell cordovan is barrie last or plaza last ?

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Originally Posted by chanakit View Post

Alden J crew shell cordovan is barrie last or plaza last ?

The Alden x J.Crew cap-toe boot in color #8 is Barrie.

post #29928 of 91633

And i see cap toe at alden of carmel 

 

JG28_color_8_cap_toe_1.jpg

 

why the toe look very dull but i see cap toe from Union made Leffot and J crew  the toe is sharp or cape

post #29929 of 91633
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Originally Posted by misterjuiceman View Post

I love my Aldens, they're definitely nice shoes, but I'd be very annoyed to have a shoe that's already been resoled, having just gotten it. Just means I'll have it for less time. Now I can't really notice the original issue, and I don't think it's that bad, I'm basically just speaking in general. 

 

Fair enough, you have to be happy with it otherwise you won't be happy wearing the shoes.

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Originally Posted by chanakit View Post

And i see cap toe at alden of carmel 

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why the toe look very dull but i see cap toe from Union made Leffot and J crew  the toe is sharp or cape

ive wondered this exact same thing. the toe doesnt look as chiseled as a typical Plaza toe. Looks more like Barrie last. I have this boot and it bugs me because I expected to be more square. Great looking boot nonetheless
post #29931 of 91633
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Originally Posted by chanakit View Post

I'm making decision to buy Cap toe in Color 8 so 

 

which one is the best and then why J crew lace is too big

 

http://www.unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Kirkwood_Cordovan_Cap_Toe_Boot_in_Color_8_3527.html

 

http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shoes/AldenForJCrew/PRDOVR~20853/20853.jsp

 

Finally if i wear indy boot in 8 D what size i have to buy 8 or 8.5

 

let me add on a related question for people's opinions:

1. jcrew perforated cap toes (http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shoes/AldenForJCrew/PRDOVR~20853/20853.jsp)

2. LSH color 8 jumpers (http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2009/07/29/alden-shoes-shell-cordovan-jumper-boots/)


Edited by pic9809 - 6/9/12 at 2:25am
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Originally Posted by pic9809 View Post

let me add on a related question for people's opinions - jcrew perforated cap toes vs LSH color 8 jumpers?

LSH Color 8's for sure.
post #29933 of 91633

^ thx david3558.  

 

i like the overall look of the LSH no8 jumpers as well - pull tab and all eyelets are both pluses.  but am concerned about the true-balance last being too bulbous relative to the j.crew carries.  anyone seen both in person?

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Originally Posted by hkpm View Post

I always wear like that

BTW, I am wondering if #8 LHS works with shorts or not.

I totally wear my LHS with shorts! Has that old school Ivy league/vintage JFK look. color 8 LHS, khaki shorts, oxford shirt, raybans icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

edited: thanks neutrino!
Edited by blue collar - 6/9/12 at 5:10am
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I totally wear my LHS with shorts! Has that old school Ivy league/vintage JFK look. color 8 LHS, khaki shorts, oxford shit, raybans icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

pun intended? laugh.gif

post #29936 of 91633
Is it just me, or does the Barrie last have a ridiculously wide heel?
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We're going to hit 1000 pages today!!
 

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Originally Posted by closerlook View Post

yeah, i've emailed epaulet twice and haven't received a response
edit: grammar

Mentioned already, but Mike and Adele are in Europe this week, I'm sure he'll get back to you when he's back.

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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

This is Alden we are talking about. Quality control and finishing are lacking in many parts of each shoe.!

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Originally Posted by closerlook View Post

** should a fix be warranted

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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

Call Alden.  I suspect they'll help you out.  I stained my conservation boots and sent them back for refinishing.  They fixed them up and sent them back at no charge to me, though I offered to pay.  I received new laces too.  No complaints there.

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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

About three weeks.  They called me before doing any work.  Alden was very diligent in that regard.  My compliments to the factory staff for their service.
Normally, I would agree with you.  But Alden is  .  .  .  Alden.  I wouldn't be upset if I had to send a new boot back for recrafting.  I would be upset if they didn't do anything to correct the problem.  There's going to be problems with a hand finished shoe (hand sewn or machined by hand).  Some of these will make it through quality control (i.e. Alden's error rate).  They're still nice shoes.

As much as I'd love to jump on the "a 700 shoe needs to be perfect," a few things I've come to get comfortable with:
1- When you pay $700 for Aldens, you are not necesarrily paying for the perfect shoe. You're paying for something rare, that doesn't come around all too often, and sells out damn near instantaneously.
2- They're shoes. We wear them on our feet, all over the ground that has god knows what on it and treats them like a cheap hooker's pimp.

Unless its a real construction issue (which I've had on my Whiskey and Ravello LWBs) where the shoe will fall apart if its not fixed, I've learned not to sweat over these things (like the missed punch holes...who the hell looks at shoes that closely anyway?). If it is a serious construction issue, like I've had, I've found Alden to be extremely helpful in repairing and sending me back the shoe, yes I was out the $30 to ship them to Mass, but again, that's part of owning Aldens. When you buy a classic car for $50k, do you complain that parts are too expensive when they go?

If you can accept these things then you'll learn to love and appreciate these shoes even more. if not, spend more on Carmina or Vass.
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Originally Posted by pic9809 View Post

^ thx david3558.  
i like the overall look of the LSH no8 jumpers as well - pull tab and all eyelets are both pluses.  but am concerned about the true-balance last being too bulbous relative to the j.crew carries.  anyone seen both in person?

I have the Jumper, its an awesome boot. I wouldn't worry about the Trubalance being too bulbous. And if it is, the shoe will sell out damn near instantly, so I'm sure you'd find a buyer rather quickly to get your $$ back.
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^ I think we should explore your reference to "cheap hookers" in a little more detail...nod[1].gif
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^ I think we should explore your reference to "cheap hookers" in a little more detail...nod[1].gif

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