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Thoughts on the color variation on this pair of firsts? Enough to warrant an email to the retailer or am I just being nit picky?

 

 

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Ravello PTBs at Alden NY

A Ravello sighting? Interesting...
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is the 3rd picture most representative? cigar lwb? they look great. I would keep them
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In terms of versatility which would you have an Whiskey Indy or Cigar PTB? The more I keep looking at my Indy I find it too bulbous, I might just put this in the classified.

Any thoughts about buying from Frans Boone?
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The email from NRO about this coupon said Alden is excluded. Given their history I'd be even more hesitant to use it.

 

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Does anyone know what last the Indy in Cordovan Color #8 from North River Outfitters is? Is it the blobby Trubalance last? Or is it a Barrie? Anyone have an opinion on how versatile this shoe is?

http://www.northriveroutfitter.com/alden-indy-boot-cordovan-limited-edition-style-40508h/

20% off from NRO with code "MAKEOVER" so undecided at the moment!

 

Anyone jumped on this and got a reply/otherwise?

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I will check the NRO #8 Indy boot when I get home, but I will offer that the NRO picture shows all eyelets. The boot that I received was speed hooks similar to the NYC Alden offering referenced by zippyh style 40508. I didnt follow up with NRO regarding the difference, but my preference was eyelets.
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In terms of versatility which would you have an Whiskey Indy or Cigar PTB? The more I keep looking at my Indy I find it too bulbous, I might just put this in the classified.
Any thoughts about buying from Frans Boone?

I've been eyeing a few things on Frans Boone but that shipping charge and the possibility of some huge customs fees always detract me a little bit.

I have also been eyeing a shell Indy for a minute but I keep hearing these bulbous comments not to mention seeing my friends Cigar Indy's on a regular lately and it really is starting to settle in that the boot may just not be for me.
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I think the first post left out Pelle Line, a store that sells a lot of Alden, including some special order styles http://www.pelleline.com/store/product-list.php?alden_shoes-pg1-cid47.html
 

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Thoughts on the color variation on this pair of firsts? Enough to warrant an email to the retailer or am I just being nit picky?

 

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I would pull the trigger on these, that is close enough.

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Thoughts on the color variation on this pair of firsts? Enough to warrant an email to the retailer or am I just being nit picky? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




Keep.
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Thoughts on the color variation on this pair of firsts? Enough to warrant an email to the retailer or am I just being nit picky?

Since they look like they are already worn, I would think the option is to have Alden re-dye the shoes. At first glance I really did not notice variations so for me, this is might not be an issue.

If you do contact the retailer, what are you expecting as reparation?
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Thoughts on the color variation on this pair of firsts? Enough to warrant an email to the retailer or am I just being nit picky?

 

 

 

 

 

They look fine in the 1st and 3rd pics.  You can definitely see the variation in pic#2.  If in real life the variation is really as in #2, then for me personally, it would constantly be on my mind.  But that's very personal.  If it doesn't bother you, keep them.  Because they are an awesome pair of shoes!

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I know one reason is because while they are still stiff, walking on concrete results in accelerated wear on the toe of the sole because of increased friction from the way that one is caused to walk by stiff shoes.

 

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It's a good idea to get some flexing on the soles to loosen them up before hitting the pavement. Otherwise, a stiff sole on pavement will risk premature abrasion and added wearing down of the toe edge of the sole.
Marc

 

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This is the main reason I've heard. That is, if the soles are stiff, they will not bend as much, which will create more wear on the toe portion of the sole. I've worn some AEs for the first time without much carpet wear, and definitely noticed some wear at the toes. So, I had taps put on, but now that they're broken in, it doesn't seem like the taps are getting much wear. This suggests that if I had just broken them in on carpet (or at least with minimal pavement exposure initially), taps would not have been necessary.

Makes sense.  Thanks, guys.

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I've been eyeing a few things on Frans Boone but that shipping charge and the possibility of some huge customs fees always detract me a little bit.
I have also been eyeing a shell Indy for a minute but I keep hearing these bulbous comments not to mention seeing my friends Cigar Indy's on a regular lately and it really is starting to settle in that the boot may just not be for me.

I ordered the Ravello Indy's on the Plaza last that Frans Boone has and with the weak euro and vat deduction, they came out to be the same as buying the boots domestically (not that you could find them here).

Great service from Frans Boone and if you ask nicely, they will lower the value and you won't get hit with Customs fees.
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I've been eyeing a few things on Frans Boone but that shipping charge and the possibility of some huge customs fees always detract me a little bit.
I have also been eyeing a shell Indy for a minute but I keep hearing these bulbous comments not to mention seeing my friends Cigar Indy's on a regular lately and it really is starting to settle in that the boot may just not be for me.

I ordered the Ravello Indy's on the Plaza last that Frans Boone has and with the weak euro and vat deduction, they came out to be the same as buying the boots domestically (not that you could find them here).

Great service from Frans Boone and if you ask nicely, they will lower the value and you won't get hit with Customs fees.

Shouldn't be any customs on US made goods entering the US.
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