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Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post


it is "natural" in that they came like that, but it looks the factory dripped some sort of finishing on them by accident. it does look more like a stain, than a bloom...correct?

i don't mind natural discoloration, but this just looks human

I'm the same way.  If its natural variation, its acceptable.  If its a QC issue, than its unacceptable.

 

Personally, if it were me, I'd send them back.  Even if a replacement was not available.

 

The part that irks me the most is that it almost seems like they try to sneak this kind of thing past us.  Like when you negotiate a price with someone and they hand you the cash and its short $10 and they are just trying to see if you will accept it for less.  Then when you point it out, they have a $10 bill in their back pocket all by itself with no other money, making it obvious what they were trying to do.

 

Its like: "here, we'll send him the stained shoes, see if he accepts them.  That way we can get rid of them.  If he complains we'll just act like we didn't notice it and say that we are more than willing to refund his money".

 

(Not directing this specifically at any retailer, just a general statement.  Also, I know that the retailer can send defective merchandise back to alden and recoup their money, so its not like the retailer is stuck with them either.  Not sure why or how this stuff happens, but I'm also not the first to wonder about such things)

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post #40817 of 87549


Alden for BB dark brown calf PTBs
post #40818 of 87549
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Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post


it is "natural" in that they came like that, but it looks the factory dripped some sort of finishing on them by accident. it does look more like a stain, than a bloom...correct?

i don't mind natural discoloration, but this just looks human

 

Probably some neats foot oil splashed on there.  Same thing happened to my Natural CXL conservation boot (except I spilled the oil on it).

post #40819 of 87549

Ravello SWBs

 

 

post #40820 of 87549
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

#4 cap toe boots. Day 1 of The Method. (Uploaded using the mobile site. Click for larger versions.)



 

Beautiful.  Where'd you purchase them from?

post #40821 of 87549
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Originally Posted by violethour1951 View Post

Ravello SWBs



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Lookin' good man .... IMO the #1 Alden
post #40822 of 87549
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Originally Posted by kippy View Post

Looks fantastic with the hints of red in your pants. I am on Day 3 of The Method with my own #4's.

Thanks! Enjoy yours.
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Originally Posted by Briar Snob View Post

Beautiful.  Where'd you purchase them from?

Thank you. They came from The Shoe Mart. According to folks in this thread, TSM offered a pre-order of this model but cancelled when Alden was unable to fulfill the entire pre-order. TSM then made the pairs it received available for general sale. So, unfortunately, it's not clear when or if TSM will offer them again. frown.gif
post #40823 of 87549
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nephew,
wear your ravello ptb in good health

Whiskey, Uncle! No ravello yet, unfortunately. In a couple of years it'll be ravello, anyway.
post #40824 of 87549
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

#4 cap toe boots. Day 1 of The Method. (Uploaded using the mobile site. Click for larger versions.)




nephew,
looking good, wear in good health
post #40825 of 87549
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Color 4 Wingtips, both in inside and outside light (though a cloudy day). Sorry the outside shot is a bit blurry.



nephew,
looking good
post #40826 of 87549
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

Loving the #4 shots guys.

Ravello Thursday for me



nephew,
good shine on your nst
post #40827 of 87549
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

I didn't know the Alden for BB PTBs were in play! fing02%5B1%5D.gif

 

Why from BB? What don't I know about this make up?

tough decisions on the next pair !! shog[1].gif

as for my current line up

Indy 405
Color8 Perf Captoe from Jcrew


The BB PTBs are on the m58 last which is sleeker than the barrie and does not have the 360 welt.  It's a more refined, dressier looking PTB than the 990s.  I still love my 990 and 9901.

post #40828 of 87549
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The BB PTBs are on the m58 last which is sleeker than the barrie and does not have the 360 welt.  It's a more refined, dressier looking PTB than the 990s.  I still love my 990 and 9901.

I think you mean the BB version doesn't have the 360 degree storm welt.
post #40829 of 87549
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


The BB PTBs are on the m58 last which is sleeker than the barrie and does not have the 360 welt.  It's a more refined, dressier looking PTB than the 990s.  I still love my 990 and 9901.

 

Actually, they have a 360 degree welt:

 

 

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Cordovan-Leather-Bluchers/091H,default,pd.html?dwvar_091H_Color=BLCK&contentpos=12&cgid=

 

I have them in Black and like them a lot:

 

post #40830 of 87549
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I think RTP meant they don't have a storm welt. The BB version has a flat 360 degree welt as you pointed out.
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