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Originally Posted by Morgan View Post

I've actually asked about this before, but all my lighter shell shoes develop dark gray or black streaks along the creases. I have tried using damp cloth, extensive brushing, and Saphir Renovateur, but nothing lifts out the grime. I have chalked it up to Los Angeles air pollution, combined with miles of outdoor walking to and from work. So far, this theory is supported by the fact that shoes I've acquired since starting a new job to which I commute by car exhibit none of this black streaking.

My whiskey chukkas have a bit of the same issue. Living and walking in NYC attracks the NYC "grime" sometimes (and I walk a lot in my Aldens). It is what it is. I can brush and shine them and they will look good and have the regular cordovan glow, I still will have some marks.
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beautiful shoes! may i ask you if those are antique edgetrim or the darker edgetrim that alden SF always uses for their ravello?
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Continuing the ravello trend. My ravello ptb today.



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I know there's a lot of love for Adam of AoC on here but I wanted to share a bad experience I had with him. I placed an order for a pair of cigar longwings yesterday and inquired about the hue (per my previous post here in which I was hoping for little to no olive hue). He stated he had inspected the shoes but his policy is not to comment on shade or hue. I agreed to continue with the order as a final sale.

 

After the email exchange I checked the irregulars section and noticed he had posted a pair of cigar longwings in the exact size I had just ordered. I emailed him asking if I could order the pair of irregulars he had just posted but he said there had been several orders that had been placed earlier in the day, which is impossible as the shoes were not listed in the irregulars section prior to my initial order.

 

I understand that inquiring about hue did not align with his policy, but it's ridiculous to lie to a customer simply because they wanted to make an informed decision on a large expenditure.

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Originally Posted by ThArtOfWardrobe View Post

I know there's a lot of love for Adam of AoC on here but I wanted to share a bad experience I had with him. I placed an order for a pair of cigar longwings yesterday and inquired about the hue (per my previous post here in which I was hoping for little to no olive hue). He stated he had inspected the shoes but his policy is not to comment on shade or hue. I agreed to continue with the order as a final sale.

After the email exchange I checked the irregulars section and noticed he had posted a pair of cigar longwings in the exact size I had just ordered. I emailed him asking if I could order the pair of irregulars he had just posted but he said there had been several orders that had been placed earlier in the day, which is impossible as the shoes were not listed in the irregulars section prior to my initial order.

I understand that inquiring about hue did not align with his policy, but it's ridiculous to lie to a customer simply because they wanted to make an informed decision on a large expenditure.

From what I read, it seems like he went out of his way to inspect a few pairs of shoes for you to get what you requested. In this process, he discovered a pair which could be considered seconds. At your behest of wanting shoes without dye problems, he mailed the 1sts quality hand inspected shoe to you and listed the other shoe as an irregular (who knows what the defect is).
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In case anyone's in the market for an aberdeen black shell bal, check out LS...

 

http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2012/08/16/alden-shoe-aberdeen-balmoral-lsw/

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Originally Posted by Renalan View Post


From what I read, it seems like he went out of his way to inspect a few pairs of shoes for you to get what you requested. In this process, he discovered a pair which could be considered seconds. At your behest of wanting shoes without dye problems, he mailed the 1sts quality hand inspected shoe to you and listed the other shoe as an irregular (who knows what the defect is).

 

Objection, move to strike. Lacks foundation, speculation. Witness could not have had knowledge of what defendant did or did not do. lurker[1].gif

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From what I read, it seems like he went out of his way to inspect a few pairs of shoes for you to get what you requested. In this process, he discovered a pair which could be considered seconds. At your behest of wanting shoes without dye problems, he mailed the 1sts quality hand inspected shoe to you and listed the other shoe as an irregular (who knows what the defect is).


Which would have been fine if he had processed my original order for the pair of 1st quality shoes...but he didn't. So now I'm unable to purchase the pair of 1st quality shoes or irregulars.

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Originally Posted by ThArtOfWardrobe View Post


Which would have been fine if he had processed my original order for the pair of 1st quality shoes...but he didn't. So now I'm unable to purchase the pair of 1st quality shoes or irregulars.

I find it hard to believe that he is unwilling to either sell you a pair of first quality shoes or the irregulars. I had a similar experience in that I ordered a pair of longwings and upon inspection there was a flaw. I was promptly notified that they were irregulars. I had the option to buy them but decided to held off for first quality shoes.
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I find it hard to believe that he is unwilling to either sell you a pair of first quality shoes or the irregulars. I had a similar experience in that I ordered a pair of longwings and upon inspection there was a flaw. I was promptly notified that they were irregulars. I had the option to buy them but decided to held off for first quality shoes.

I believe his point is that due to the tardy processing of his order for 1st quality shoes, they no longer have his size. At least that's how I read his post.
post #33281 of 92421
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

I believe his point is that due to the tardy processing of his order for 1st quality shoes, they no longer have his size. At least that's how I read his post.

I was just going off of what I have seen on the AoC website recently. The only cigar longwing irregulars in the last week have been a size 8D. It appears that they still have that size available in first quality shoes: http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/index.cfm/Shoes-Cigar_284.htm

You may be right, but perhaps the OP should clarify.
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

#8 captoe boot.
or a Snuff suede chukka if shell cordovan is too heavy for your climate.

Look around and you'll see virtually every style & color worn w/denim and chinos so just pick what you like. If you're talking about just pants and not a suit or coat then I wouldn't be overly concerned here.
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Originally Posted by ThArtOfWardrobe View Post


Which would have been fine if he had processed my original order for the pair of 1st quality shoes...but he didn't. So now I'm unable to purchase the pair of 1st quality shoes or irregulars.

So are you saying that Adam is the Shoe Nazi ("No shell for you!")?
post #33284 of 92421
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Originally Posted by johnnyrich7 View Post


I was just going off of what I have seen on the AoC website recently. The only cigar longwing irregulars in the last week have been a size 8D. It appears that they still have that size available in first quality shoes: http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/index.cfm/Shoes-Cigar_284.htm
You may be right, but perhaps the OP should clarify.


I guess a simple question about the hue classified me as a high maintenance customer in his eyes because he then refused to process my original order for the 1st quality pair that is still listed in my size on the site and suggested I try The Shoe Mart as they might be more "accommodating" of my color question. Not a big deal, they're just shoes and I don't want to clog up this thread with a sob story but just wanted to give you guys a heads up on my experience.

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Originally Posted by ThArtOfWardrobe View Post


I guess a simple question about the hue classified me as a high maintenance customer in his eyes because he then refused to process my original order for the 1st quality pair that is still listed in my size on the site and suggested I try The Shoe Mart as they might be more "accommodating" of my color question. Not a big deal, they're just shoes and I don't want to clog up this thread with a sob story but just wanted to give you guys a heads up on my experience.

Interesting ... and troubling all at once.
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