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So I have a quick question to ask all you Alden experts on my cordovan Barrie Wingtip boots. I am super excited as I just purchased my very first pair of Aldens and received them today in the mail. As I was checking the quality/symmetry of both shoes, I noticed a small chip on the side of the barrie sole of the left foot shoe only. Since these are my first pair, I am unsure as to whether this is a defect/poor workmanship or something that is very common on Aldens. Is this something that i should worry about and return to the store? I have the option of returning the shoe within 30 days. I'm usually not this picky, but TBH, I kind of expected a little better quality control for a $740 shoe frown.gif Let me know your thoughts on this.
Here are some pics for reference:
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i would keep! use the break in method! enjoy wearing in good health

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whiskey indy
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The wedge sole is not my favorite either, but this batch of Natty CXL has more luster and a lighter tone.  It makes a great combo, and it's very comfortable.  These are my favorite boots (caveat being I do not have a shell boot  .  .  .  yet)

 

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Not so, Alden x LS Conservation Boot

 

1000

 

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im sorry but theyre one of the ugliest pair around

 

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While not loving the wedge sole, the color and patina developed on these boots is very appealing to me. So I guess to each his own.
post #32494 of 86586
This is just a curiosity, but does anyone have any insights into how on earth it is that ebay shops like "distinctive footwear" or "hitchnpost" are listing numerous pairs of used shell cordovan shoes, rare ravello models and the like at that, pretty much every week.
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anyone know if Tom Austin is done unloading their Aldens?
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anyone know if Tom Austin is done unloading their Aldens?

I believe they are already closed. I believe renovations were scheduled to start earlier this month to make them an AE store.
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whiskey indy
argyles otc

Great shine uncle
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Originally Posted by rmc View Post

So I have a quick question to ask all you Alden experts on my cordovan Barrie Wingtip boots. I am super excited as I just purchased my very first pair of Aldens and received them today in the mail. As I was checking the quality/symmetry of both shoes, I noticed a small chip on the side of the barrie sole of the left foot shoe only. Since these are my first pair, I am unsure as to whether this is a defect/poor workmanship or something that is very common on Aldens. Is this something that i should worry about and return to the store? I have the option of returning the shoe within 30 days. I'm usually not this picky, but TBH, I kind of expected a little better quality control for a $740 shoe frown.gif Let me know your thoughts on this.
Here are some pics for reference:
IMG_4000.jpg
Note how the right foot shoe does not have the chip.
Left Foot Shoe:

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Right Foot Shoe:
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Here is some extra shoe porn:
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Keep them. Most would not even consider that a defect. Nice boots!
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1o7ubq.jpg
whiskey indy
argyles otc
331ggw4.jpg

 

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Great shine uncle

Seriously! There must be some secret proprietary step in his method that he has not revealed to us.  Haven't been able to get mine quite that shiney.  Maybe its just his decades of experience.

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Seriously! There must be some secret proprietary step in his method that he has not revealed to us.  Haven't been able to get mine quite that shiney.  Maybe its just his decades of experience.

I think wax makes it's way onto the shell more than he'd like to admit patch[1].gif...because I often feel the same nod[1].gif
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The Shoe Mart has some new "Indy Cap Toe" boots in "Repello" suede and Navy suede:






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I think I've found a good belt for my boots, this one made by Mitchell Leather in Milwaukee
of Horween CXL
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Seriously! There must be some secret proprietary step in his method that he has not revealed to us.  Haven't been able to get mine quite that shiney.  Maybe its just his decades of experience.

Or dacades of brushing icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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@dahl5yankees

Very nice belt and buckle!
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How many cordovan Indy runs were done with machine stitching? I've only seen a few pairs posted online. I kind of like the contrast machine stitching on Mac's whiskey Indy over the hand stitching on mine...
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