or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › ***The official Alden thread ***
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

***The official Alden thread *** - Page 2658

post #39856 of 79041
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burton View Post

Guys,
I purchased these tassels about a week ago. I got a very good deal on them and now I understand why. One of the shoes must have been in a store window and it has faded from the sunlight--see picture below. I was thinking that I could deal with this in one of two ways. First, send the shoes back to Alden and pay for them to recraft the color on the lightened shoe - no biggy. Second idea I had was to put the unfaded shoe in the sun for a while and bleach it out like the other one. My understanding from Nick Horween's blog posts and others is that this could be done in a short period of time. On the one hand, the lightened tassels would be cool and unique - I already have a pair of color 8 tassels. On the other, I haven't done anything like this before and it may be more difficult to match than it sounds. Curious as to your thoughts?

Guys, I believe this information may be useful so I am following my original post with an update here. After a few e-mails back and forth, I sent the shoes back to Alden. This a.m. I received a call from a customer service person at Alden and he told me they should have no trouble recrafting the color back to the original. They are going to charge me $50.00 for the recrafting. In the past, I have had less than compelling experiences with Alden's customer service but I have to say I was really pleased with the phone call and the approach. I will follow up with pictures once I have them back.

Styles mentioned in this thread:

post #39857 of 79041
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
according to my grandchildren they do have heavy brown tones

Then it sounds like even your grandchildren have a decent handle on all things Alden. biggrin.gif
post #39858 of 79041

Burton, Don't forget to post photos when they come back.

post #39859 of 79041
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burton View Post


Guys, I believe this information may be useful so I am following my original post with an update here. After a few e-mails back and forth, I sent the shoes back to Alden. This a.m. I received a call from a customer service person at Alden and he told me they should have no trouble recrafting the color back to the original. They are going to charge me $50.00 for the recrafting. In the past, I have had less than compelling experiences with Alden's customer service but I have to say I was really pleased with the phone call and the approach. I will follow up with pictures once I have them back.

Thanks for the update. My experiences with CS at the Alden factory have been good. They take forever for a standard restoration - but they are very up front about their timetable - so I can't fault them for that.
post #39860 of 79041
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

Burton, Don't forget to post photos when they come back.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Thanks for the update. My experiences with CS at the Alden factory have been good. They take forever for a standard restoration - but they are very up front about their timetable - so I can't fault them for that.

I will definitely post the photos.

That was the suprising thing, the shoes arrived the 24th and they called me this a.m. and told me I would have them in my hands next week. I certainly have no compliants there.
post #39861 of 79041
Quote:
Originally Posted by hokie3000 View Post

My first pair of shells...Ravello PTB's

700

Great pair
post #39862 of 79041
Quote:
Originally Posted by hokie3000 View Post

My first pair of shells...Ravello PTB's

700

Bravo, and welcome to a long (and sometimes painful) addiction. nod[1].gif

Look great - enjoy wearing!
post #39863 of 79041

How do you guys go about finding early info on what boots/shoes are being released?

 

Im looking for a plain toe black cordovan boot.. something like the black pitt boot from leathersoul or the milkman boot that was released last year.

 

is there a way to find out if anyone is releasing a boot similar to this soon or its just the luck of the draw and checking leathersoul and other sites often.

 

 

thanks for any advice. 

post #39864 of 79041

Think it's about time to clean up my natural CXL plain toe boot; been getting a lot of wear in the last six months. Any tips on cleaning them off before applying some shoe care products?

 

Also, I've been meaning to ask, but anyone know where to pick up either Venetian or Reno in the LA/OC area? I'm familiar with the online retailer offerings, but since I don't need to pick up anything else at the moment, I'm getting killed by the shipping costs. Thanks, gents.

post #39865 of 79041
Quote:
Originally Posted by hokie3000 View Post

My first pair of shells...Ravello PTB's

 

Ravello! (Click to show)

 

 

700

 

 

Congratulations on the acquisition. Wear in good health. Mind sharing where you picked them up?

post #39866 of 79041
Quote:
Originally Posted by forsan View Post

Think it's about time to clean up my natural CXL plain toe boot; been getting a lot of wear in the last six months. Any tips on cleaning them off before applying some shoe care products?

 

Also, I've been meaning to ask, but anyone know where to pick up either Venetian or Reno in the LA/OC area? I'm familiar with the online retailer offerings, but since I don't need to pick up anything else at the moment, I'm getting killed by the shipping costs. Thanks, gents.

 

 

cant help with any LA stores, but you can get various Saphir products from maxtonmen with free shipping, no minimum

 

http://www.maxtonmen.com/collections/shoes-socks#Tag3

post #39867 of 79041
Cigars on their first wear.
Edited by jkater1 - 12/26/12 at 2:37pm
post #39868 of 79041

Beautiful ^

post #39869 of 79041
Quote:
Originally Posted by jkater1 View Post


Cigars on their first wear.

I love those. I gotta get me some cigar
post #39870 of 79041
Quote:
Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

  1.  
  2.  
  3.  
They are well-aged no doubt; however, i have plenty of well-aged color 8 models that don't have cigar hues. But certainly some do ...

ah, good to know :)

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim

Styles mentioned in this thread:

Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › ***The official Alden thread ***