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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Note that a lot of the irregulars do have significant flaws. I've even heard of someone receiving a pair where the shape/size between the right and left shoes were different. 

So, you do take some risk in buying an irregular. 

Yeah, but with TSM's rather liberal return policy, you're risking like ten bucks or something. well worth it, in my mind. I purchased one pair of seconds from them and I had to look several minutes to find it. There was one very slight wrinkle on the vamp that I would not have questioned in a first quality shoe.

I kind of feel like the 2nds list is like Volkswagen/Audi cars - everyone I know that drives one has had no major issues, but there tend to be a lot of people who say that Volkswagen/Audi cars are all lemons, will instantly catch on fire, and will kill your family.

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NICE MAN! Congrats! Even though they are seconds, they'll be awesome.
I would have been all over them if they were an E width
Be sure to post pics!!!icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Did they say what the issue was with that specific pair?

 

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nice pickup speekez....I got the same TSM Seconds emails as last time, I don't think there was anything new on any of the size 12 or 12.5 lists that I got, just the same crap that's been sitting there forever.

 

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Saw those cigars in person and they looked very good. Tried them on, but the Plaza doesn't work for me. Enjoy!

 

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It hurts cuz there is some truth to it. A bunch of us have been burnt before. For what it's worth, I think you will get your pair because it appears to be a recent addition. I'm a 11-5/12 and ive seen identical lists for months now.

 

Thanks, guys. I picked up the J Crew barrie cap-toe boot #8 from the style mart seconds list a few months ago. Turned out nicely. (the inseam panel was slightly lighter than the rest) Hopefully with the cigars it'll only be a slight color variation or some edge dressing. CAN'T WAIT

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Yeah, but with TSM's rather liberal return policy, you're risking like ten bucks or something. well worth it, in my mind. I purchased one pair of seconds from them and I had to look several minutes to find it. There was one very slight wrinkle on the vamp that I would not have questioned in a first quality shoe.
I kind of feel like the 2nds list is like Volkswagen/Audi cars - everyone I know that drives one has had no major issues, but there tend to be a lot of people who say that Volkswagen/Audi cars are all lemons, will instantly catch on fire, and will kill your family.

 

Not exactly. The shipping to you is $10. Then if you need to make a return, the return shipping is $7.99 so you would be out $17.99.

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If any Alden fans in the LA area want to grab a beer tomorrow night, we'll be at the Fat Dog on Fairfax around 7pm. cheers.gif
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I grabbed the pair of Chromexcel tassel loafers in 10D on the Aberdeen. They're probably going to go back, so PM me if interested. I took a flyer because I thought the Chromexcel was sort of a wack-a-doo combo with that style and last. I think they might have looked better in natural, but we'll see.
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If any Alden fans in the LA area want to grab a beer tomorrow night, we'll be at the Fat Dog on Fairfax around 7pm. cheers.gif

Might stop by

Also anybody know who this modified makeup was for? Black shell:
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Not exactly. The shipping to you is $10. Then if you need to make a return, the return shipping is $7.99 so you would be out $17.99.

You're correct, but...$17 is, in my mind, a worthwhile risk to potentially save $300.
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In the past Mark (Waters) at shoe mart has been extremely helpful in describing any defects (or lack thereof) in pairs I was interested in. He's even gone as far as to take pics of the shoes in question.
I def suggest reaching out to him if one is interested in something on the seconds list.

Sometimes the flaws are apparent, but the last pair I bought (whiskey LWBs) didn't even have an "R" on the sole and had no discernible defects.
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Can someone please forward me the 8.5D list of the irregulars? I subscribe to the 9d, but there may be a 8.5D on the wider lasts that I can fit into (size down 1/2 size). Pm or PM and I'll get you my email. Thanks!
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Guys, where's Uncle Mac? Miss his daily fit pics.

Also, sorry to spam the thread, but interest check on a pair of new unworn Cigar LWB (AoC) in 8.5D. Shoot me a PM.
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I'm considering picking up my first pair of "dress boots" (I have a pair of Clarks DB Beeswax) and after looking through various threads have decided upon going with something from Alden. I like both the Indy and Cap Toe Boot. The boot will mainly be paired with jeans with the possibility of chinos from time to time. I am leaning towards the Indy because I think the Cap Toe will be too formal for what I'm going for. Any advice on which one I should go with? What about color (I am thinking Dark Brown Chromexcel)?
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Originally Posted by MCanavan6 View Post

I'm considering picking up my first pair of "dress boots" (I have a pair of Clarks DB Beeswax) and after looking through various threads have decided upon going with something from Alden. I like both the Indy and Cap Toe Boot. The boot will mainly be paired with jeans with the possibility of chinos from time to time. I am leaning towards the Indy because I think the Cap Toe will be too formal for what I'm going for. Any advice on which one I should go with? What about color (I am thinking Dark Brown Chromexcel)?

 

you got it narrowed down imo. brown chromexcel indy

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Ive been searching for a pair of indy boots in 8d for a while, for any less than retail, and man its hard. This list you speak of, are there any 8d indys? 

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Originally Posted by jpc9 View Post

Guys, where's Uncle Mac? Miss his daily fit pics.
Also, sorry to spam the thread, but interest check on a pair of new unworn Cigar LWB (AoC) in 8.5D. Shoot me a PM.

All is well with Uncle Mac. I emailed with him earlier today. He is bogged down at work. Not to worry - I'm sure he'll be back in the saddle before long ....
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