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post #40681 of 79072
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Whiskey Chukka, Ravello LHS.  Its a clear decision for me.

It is so very generous of you to offer, and I look forward to receiving them.  9C Please.

Ha, I hope that overnight shipping will be sufficient Bakes11771.

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post #40682 of 79072
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

Hypothetical question of the day: In your Alden collection, between the shell colors whiskey and ravello, you are allowed 1 chukka and 1 LHS, and they cannot be the same color. That is, you are allowed either (1) a ravello chukka and a whiskey LHS OR (2) a whiskey chukka and a ravello LHS. You are allowed chukkas and LHS's in other shell colors, and you allowed other styles in ravello and whiskey. Would you choose 1 or 2?

So far it is 1 vote (Uncle, notably) for ravello chukka/whiskey LHS and 3 votes for whiskey chukka/ravello LHS.
post #40683 of 79072
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Originally Posted by MSSneaker View Post

With all due respect, don't you Alden gents think the 'nephew - uncle' thing is kind of creepy?

I always thought this was a Hawaiian custom -- a sign of respect reserved for members of the extended "family". Not remotely creepy to me -- friendly and respectful, like Mac.
post #40684 of 79072
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

Hypothetical question of the day: In your Alden collection, between the shell colors whiskey and ravello, you are allowed 1 chukka and 1 LHS, and they cannot be the same color. That is, you are allowed either (1) a ravello chukka and a whiskey LHS OR (2) a whiskey chukka and a ravello LHS. You are allowed chukkas and LHS's in other shell colors, and you allowed other styles in ravello and whiskey. Would you choose 1 or 2?

Option #1
post #40685 of 79072
Ravello LHS. Anybody doing this make up now? I need a new 8.5D. Mucho Gracias!
post #40686 of 79072

Would like to hear opinions before a purchase. Out of these three shoes, LHS, Full strap, Tassel, which do you prefer for casual/work, yet everyday use. If the tassel is the most formal of the three, ordinarily it would still be worn with denim/casual clothing? 

 

 

 

 

post #40687 of 79072
Whiskey chukka and ravello lhs
post #40688 of 79072

I'll settle for a black shell balmoral captoe.  Had a pair on order.  Just got notified that the order came in sans my special order size.  Turns out that the shoes were damaged during fabrication and couldn't be delivered (after a six month wait).  They were going to be my first pair of shell.  Seems like a bad omen to me.

post #40689 of 79072
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I'll settle for a black shell balmoral captoe.  Had a pair on order.  Just got notified that the order came in sans my special order size.  Turns out that the shoes were damaged during fabrication and couldn't be delivered (after a six month wait).  They were going to be my first pair of shell.  Seems like a bad omen to me.

Nope, it's just Alden's way of hooking you in. Their reinforcement schedule is worse than gambling.
post #40690 of 79072

They're not doing a good job.  I'm ready to defect to Carmina and Viberg.

post #40691 of 79072
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They're not doing a good job.  I'm ready to defect to Carmina and Viberg.

lol nod[1].gif
post #40692 of 79072
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

I'll settle for a black shell balmoral captoe.  Had a pair on order.  Just got notified that the order came in sans my special order size.  Turns out that the shoes were damaged during fabrication and couldn't be delivered (after a six month wait).  They were going to be my first pair of shell.  Seems like a bad omen to me.

 


Did Alden only damage your pair?  or the whole batch is gone?  I am really sorry to hear that.  It sounds like they're making experimental art piece. 

post #40693 of 79072

Uh, I'm not sure.  It was part of a stocking order for Alden NY.  They didn't mention any other pairs that weren't delivered.  In my case, I asked for a special size, and they only ordered one pair in that size.

post #40694 of 79072
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

I'll settle for a black shell balmoral captoe.  Had a pair on order.  Just got notified that the order came in sans my special order size.  Turns out that the shoes were damaged during fabrication and couldn't be delivered (after a six month wait).  They were going to be my first pair of shell.  Seems like a bad omen to me.

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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

Uh, I'm not sure.  It was part of a stocking order for Alden NY.  They didn't mention any other pairs that weren't delivered.  In my case, I asked for a special size, and they only ordered one pair in that size.

Sucks, man. Sorry to hear this.

If it's any consolation, a similar thing also happened to me recently. I preordered the #4 and black saddle shoe from J. Gilbert last year. After a lengthy wait, and being charged for the shoes (followed by a second lengthy wait, and a series of emails over the course of months containing weird excuses), J. Gilbert finally had to tell me mine was the only pair in the order Alden didn't deliver because they were damaged. Apparently, there was some issue with color variation such that the pair didn't meet Alden's high quality standards - snicker - and they weren't going to be able to make a second pair for me. So, after a long saga, I got my money back, but missed out on those saddles I coveted.

J. Gilbert was fine, but I wasn't real impressed with Alden in that instance, since J. Gilbert apparently had a tough time prying ANY info out of Alden about my order to share with me. Doesn't put the black shell bals on your feet, but at least you know you're not alone in that experience.
post #40695 of 79072
Ravello Captoe from Alden DC, in bad lighting, but you all know the drill on these

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