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No, that is totally unacceptable. I agree that a call to the factory is warranted.  be curious to see how they respond.

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post #40757 of 86680
my experiences with Alden Restoration has always been positive. for example bb shoes have come back in the navy blue shoe box, navy blue shoe bag and alden shoe trees. Alden shoes have come back in the green shoe box, alden shoe bag and alden shoe trees
i would recommend calling the company to discuss this matter. i am competent that they will resolve the problem in your favor
post #40758 of 86680
not surprising. alden honestly has the worst quality control of any shoe company in the $300+ arena. i am entirely confident in that statement. they make one of the finest shoes available, but some of the stuff that exits that factory is seriously inexcusable.
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Originally Posted by imolazhp_ci View Post

not surprising. alden honestly has the worst quality control of any shoe company in the $300+ arena. i am entirely confident in that statement. they make one of the finest shoes available, but some of the stuff that exits that factory is seriously inexcusable.

Alden needs work in the QC arena; no question about it. FWIW, so does AE.

And it seems to me there are two levels:
1. how do they leave the factory (to the retailer)
and
2. how do they leave the retailer (to the customer).

One of the retailers I work alot with knows that I am rather picky. He is decent enough to personally inspect the pair or pairs that are being shipped to me. If they are not satisfactory (based on what he knows of my standards), he tells me, and I don't buy them. Saves some frustration ..... And I have never met him in person.

Every QC issue I have encountered has been with a retailer that accepts returns for refunds, so that has made the bitter pill a little easier to swallow.

I would encourage fellow forumites to establish a relationship, if possible, with one or two or three retailers - a relationship of mutual respect. Believe me, it makes the overall Alden experience much better.
post #40760 of 86680
What do you knowledgeable guys think about Peal and co cordovan boots? I am on the fence about keeping them .thanks
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What do you knowledgeable guys think about Peal and co cordovan boots? I am on the fence about keeping them .thanks

 

Is there something specific that is causing doubt?  Size/fit, color, pattern, sole, coordinating items (pants, shirt), etc?

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Alden needs work in the QC arena; no question about it. FWIW, so does AE.

And it seems to me there are two levels:
1. how do they leave the factory (to the retailer)
and
2. how do they leave the retailer (to the customer).

One of the retailers I work alot with knows that I am rather picky. He is decent enough to personally inspect the pair or pairs that are being shipped to me. If they are not satisfactory (based on what he knows of my standards), he tells me, and I don't buy them. Saves some frustration ..... And I have never met him in person.

Every QC issue I have encountered has been with a retailer that accepts returns for refunds, so that has made the bitter pill a little easier to swallow.

I would encourage fellow forumites to establish a relationship, if possible, with one or two or three retailers - a relationship of mutual respect. Believe me, it makes the overall Alden experience much better.

agree 100% on everything.
post #40763 of 86680
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Originally Posted by jvc44 View Post

What do you knowledgeable guys think about Peal and co cordovan boots? I am on the fence about keeping them .thanks

Assuming you are referring to the ones BB currently offers, they are made by C&J. I own them, and like them. Their burgundy shell is somewhat different than Alden's 8 in terms of color and finish.
post #40764 of 86680
The only questionable thing is the leather sole as I will be wearing these casually and they look dressy. I really don't know if I am better off with commando soles or a better brand
post #40765 of 86680
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Originally Posted by imolazhp_ci View Post

agree 100% on everything.

QC be it either Alden or AE is a lost art it seems. For that matter till you get to the 800+ shoes there seems to be a lack of GC
post #40766 of 86680
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

It's an imperfect solution, but you can have wedge soles put on another Indy boot.  I have the Goodyear wedge sole on my LS conservation boot.  It's very comfortable, but gets dirty quickly.  I haven't found a good way of cleaning them.

Magic eraser. Really is magic.
post #40767 of 86680
I just received them from BB . The finish is not as shiny I am assuming,and color not as red? I have checked a lot if pics on this forum. Thanks for your help
post #40768 of 86680
Sold some, bought these:


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Beautiful  ^^^^

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