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... but not the online store. biggrin.gif

nephew,
good point, i did not think of that

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If it were my $700, those Ravellos would be on the first pre-paid shipipng label back to wherever you bought them from. There's just no way such a mismatch is acceptable. The Whiskeys, though are a tougher call. I have Whiskey LWBs, too, and I had to take a clean cloth and buff off some dark polish when I bought them -- they came "clean" quite easily. Try that, and I bet you'll be happy with the outcome. Even as-is, I'd probably keep the Whiskeys, but it depends on how much of a stretch $700 is for you. If it's pocket change, then who cares, and keep 'em. If it is several months' savings, then it's a personal decision on how much you want them vs. how much it'll bug you to see that every time you wear them.

This is very decent advice. As-is I could live with the whiskey (I think they will clean up), but not the ravellos (too much variation for me). For both pairs, work with the retailer to see if they will send them to Alden to address the issues. Both models are hard to come by - simply returning them for a refund (which itself would be reasonable as well) may mean you won't see them in your closet again for months, maybe years. Good luck.
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A personal friend just laid claim to the chukkas. nod[1].gif

nephew,
thank you for sharing the good news
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Originally Posted by ecox View Post

If it were my $700, those Ravellos would be on the first pre-paid shipipng label back to wherever you bought them from. There's just no way such a mismatch is acceptable. The Whiskeys, though are a tougher call. I have Whiskey LWBs, too, and I had to take a clean cloth and buff off some dark polish when I bought them -- they came "clean" quite easily. Try that, and I bet you'll be happy with the outcome. Even as-is, I'd probably keep the Whiskeys, but it depends on how much of a stretch $700 is for you. If it's pocket change, then who cares, and keep 'em. If it is several months' savings, then it's a personal decision on how much you want them vs. how much it'll bug you to see that every time you wear them.


my recommendation is to keep the whiskey. in the tanning process for exotic colors can cause the variation in color; however, your ravello's are over the line. you need to contact seller
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First shoe shine session of 2013 complete. Below is my small collection of shell.

These look great. I would guess it's a Marlow by C&J on the right, and an Alden cap-toe (Ravello?) on the left. But what's the medallion cap-toe in the center? Enjoy wearing.


I'd bet they are AE brown shell strands.  At Lonhorn- how do you like them?  Is the size and comfort the same as the calf version of the Strand?

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Speaking of black scotch grain Aldens, Black Fleece store may still have a few odd sizes left
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I'd bet they are AE brown shell strands.  At Lonhorn- how do you like them?  Is the size and comfort the same as the calf version of the Strand?

Plato/Mac - thanks very much! Confirmed that they are the RL C&J short wings.

Repp - they are AE walnut shell Strands; I bought them around this time last year and they have darkened a bit. I don't own the Strands in calf so I can't speak to a direct comparison. However, they are the most comfortable shells I own (likely because I've worn them for a year). I highly recommend!
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first day of 2013

 

Alden vanguard boot.

 

 

700

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I'd bet they are AE brown shell strands.  At Lonhorn- how do you like them?  Is the size and comfort the same as the calf version of the Strand?

Plato/Mac - thanks very much! Confirmed that they are the RL C&J short wings.

Repp - they are AE walnut shell Strands; I bought them around this time last year and they have darkened a bit. I don't own the Strands in calf so I can't speak to a direct comparison. However, they are the most comfortable shells I own (likely because I've worn them for a year). I highly recommend!


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Happy New Year!!  I'm new to SF Alden thread.  I went to NY Barneys today to try on couple pair of Alden shell and they were awesome.  It was perfect today because most of the people at Barneys are crazy with the 60% sale on the other corner of the store and I got to try on different style of Alden shoes on the shelf.  Which one will be a good one to start my Alden shell collection?  p.s. I tried color 8 Plain toe blucher, Black cap toe blucher and a color 8 Plain toe chukka. 

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now that my collection of shell is done, i want to get a pair of suede chukkas--does it never end?
This is how my mind is working lately. Just waiting on my whiskey before i venture into suede and calf offerings.
post #40168 of 87663
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Happy New Year!!  I'm new to SF Alden thread.  I went to NY Barneys today to try on couple pair of Alden shell and they were awesome.  It was perfect today because most of the people at Barneys are crazy with the 60% sale on the other corner of the store and I got to try on different style of Alden shoes on the shelf.  Which one will be a good one to start my Alden shell collection?  p.s. I tried color 8 Plain toe blucher, Black cap toe blucher and a color 8 Plain toe chukka. 

Welcome to the thread. I hope you realize you were about two blocks away from Alden NYC...although that may have made your decision even more difficult.
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Happy New Year!!  I'm new to SF Alden thread.  I went to NY Barneys today to try on couple pair of Alden shell and they were awesome.  It was perfect today because most of the people at Barneys are crazy with the 60% sale on the other corner of the store and I got to try on different style of Alden shoes on the shelf.  Which one will be a good one to start my Alden shell collection?  p.s. I tried color 8 Plain toe blucher, Black cap toe blucher and a color 8 Plain toe chukka. 

What are your intended uses for your first Alden? The answer will have a significant impact on my suggestion.

And welcome to the thread. The folks are generally nice around here. nod[1].gif
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This is how my mind is working lately. Just waiting on my whiskey before i venture into suede and calf offerings.

You may have a difficult time convincing yourself to buy calf after having shell. But I would suggest it is nice to have a variety - shoes and boots - shell, calf, suede. But mostly shell of course. smile.gif
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