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+1 to zippyh

Too many people abuse the return system. When I paid 700+ including shipping for a pair of shoes, I would anticipate the shoes, even dusk bags and shoe box, to be in pristine condition!
 


This is not always the case.  I personally don't think its fair that you expect every shoe to have a just off the factory finish.  This is not to say it is okay for a retailer to send a pair of shoes with signs of wear on the sole and what not but you would be surprised how many times shoes you buy have been tried on, returned, handled, etc.  The price is not really the point.  I just bought a pair of $900 Margiela shoes that I could tell have been tried on and have some small crease lines on the upper but you won't be able to pry them from my dead hands I love them so much.  You can expect that from a pair of $50 loafers to $4,500 captoes.  They are shoes and once you wear the first time for longer then a few hours you should get some signs of wear no matter how careful.  But I do understand you wanting to have a factory finish pair that hasn't been touched but sometimes it just isn't possible.

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Moar pics…less rancor. I don't care where you buy your Alden's from just buy 'em & post pics. Have a great weekend & everyone lighten up a bit.
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Here is a wonderful pair of Aldens that, thankfully, were not purchased from AofC.

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Here is a wonderful pair of Aldens that, thankfully, were not purchased from AofC.
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Great looking saddle shoe! Wear them in health.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Here is a wonderful pair of Aldens that, thankfully, were not purchased from AofC.
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Yours?
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Tosa man,  Those shoes look great and unworn.  Are they yours or just pic from stores?  Surely you don't go out in Wisconsin winters with anything other than Indy's?  Thanks for sharing.

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Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post

Great looking saddle shoe! Wear them in health.

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Yours?

They were, for about 10 minutes, until I realized that there is about 10 shades of difference in color. With AofC, I would have been told - oh so ever reasonably - that I could not return them for a refund.
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They were, for about 10 minutes, until I realized that there is about 10 shades of difference in color. With AofC, I would have been told - oh so ever reasonably - that I could not return them for a refund.

Did you return these?
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Originally Posted by Edgein View Post

Tosa man,  Those shoes look great and unworn.  Are they yours or just pic from stores?  Surely you don't go out in Wisconsin winters with anything other than Indy's?  Thanks for sharing.

Thank you. They are some of my Alden's & they are my pictures.
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From AoC. Leather wasn't sewn flat. Returned for full refund + return shipping.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

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They were, for about 10 minutes, until I realized that there is about 10 shades of difference in color. With AofC, I would have been told - oh so ever reasonably - that I could not return them for a refund.
No. This is a lie. The fact that you have to manufacture drama shows why someone would not want to deal with you as a customer.
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Except his return policy states no refunds... lol8[1].gif
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We break the frenetic momentum of nerds arguing over return policies in an anonymous internet chat room to bring you the detailed whiskey monk photos you requested.

By the way, these are 9.5E, which in Aberdeen works really well for those of us who typically wear Barrie-type lasts.

Wow great. thanks for the pics. Hows the fit? are they roomy like a Chukka because you are only strapped in high on the vamp? Or are they secure?

I'm on the fence between this monk and the whiskey cap toe bal.
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Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post

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Moar pics…less rancor. I don't care where you buy your Alden's from just buy 'em & post pics. Have a great weekend & everyone lighten up a bit.

I agree. Those Ravello medallion tips are something else! Beautiful!
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Just wanted to add my two cents into this whole discussion. Honestly, AoC's return policy isn't my favorite. However, Adam himself inspects the shoes and has very high standards. I was looking to order some cigar longwings from him a couple weeks back. He checked them out and told me the vamps we're noticeably different and said he would sell them as irregulars. I told him I would pass and he let me know a new shipment would be arriving soon, which they did, and they are currently en route to me. What happened to the irregulars? Well, he posted them up for a decent discount and they were gone to a happy home the next day.

Whether you like AoC's policies or not, you are at least fully informed as a buyer. There is no hiding the ball.

Also, the fact that we don't see guys on this forum blasting AoC about a pair of poor quality shoes they received and could not return is probably indicative of the fact that Adam is not putting poor quality goods into unsuspecting buyers hands.

Just my thoughts.

I look forward to sharing pics of the longwings and unlined ptb's I have coming in this week.
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