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I have a guy making an eBay dispute because he thinks these were incorrectly listed by me as being made by Alden.

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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

I have a guy making an eBay dispute because he thinks these were incorrectly listed by me as being made by Alden.

TBH, I didn't know until detailed research that Alden produces BB shoes. I went to the store, examined the shoes myself looking for any "Alden" branding, asked (clueless) SAs and still didn't know until I came to the thread.

I don't blame him. I don't think it's right in the least, but can understand where he may be coming from.
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

TBH, I didn't know until detailed research that Alden produces BB shoes. I went to the store, examined the shoes myself looking for any "Alden" branding, asked (clueless) SAs and still didn't know until I came to the thread.

I don't blame him. I don't think it's right in the least, but can understand where he may be coming from.

You're right that, unfortunately, they don't say Alden anywhere on them -- whereas, the AE for BB shoes do have some mention of AE on the shoe or in the product description. I was going to tell him to call BB customer service, but I worry that they won't know the product.

If anyone knows of an article or something that I can reference, that would be appreciated.
post #43414 of 87390
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

I have a guy making an eBay dispute because he thinks these were incorrectly listed by me as being made by Alden.

I have seen in the past, on the BB website, that some of the questions sections will have questions specifically asking if a shoe was made by Alden and the rep from BB answered affirmatively. Perhaps you can email BB customer service or submit a question on the BB website so that you can show him who makes the shoe.

Just fyi, I've listed shoes like this before, and I generally put both names in the auction and state in the auction that the shoes were manufactured for BB by Alden.
post #43415 of 87390
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

I have a guy making an eBay dispute because he thinks these were incorrectly listed by me as being made by Alden.

That is quite stupid. You should point out that Alden does the recraft and they do not work on shoes other than their manufacture.
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Originally Posted by ElDave View Post

I have seen in the past, on the BB website, that some of the questions sections will have questions specifically asking if a shoe was made by Alden and the rep from BB answered affirmatively. Perhaps you can email BB customer service or submit a question on the BB website so that you can show him who makes the shoe.

Yeah, the suede cap toe blucher is like that, and I pointed that out. I'll submit a question to the BB site and see if they'll confirm the manufacturer.
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Originally Posted by ElDave View Post

Just fyi, I've listed shoes like this before, and I generally put both names in the auction and state in the auction that the shoes were manufactured for BB by Alden.

That's exactly what I did.
post #43417 of 87390
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

Yeah, the suede cap toe blucher is like that, and I pointed that out. I'll submit a question to the BB site and see if they'll confirm the manufacturer.
That's exactly what I did.

I own the suede captoe blucher. I used to own the brown calf PTB. I have discussed both models with Alden and Alden confirmed they make each model. nod[1].gif
post #43418 of 87390
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

I have a guy making an eBay dispute because he thinks these were incorrectly listed by me as being made by Alden.

I am 150 % certain he is incorrect.
post #43419 of 87390
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

I own the suede captoe blucher. I used to own the brown calf PTB. I have discussed both models with Alden and Alden confirmed they make each model. nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

I am 150 % certain he is incorrect.

Ha, if anyone would know, you would SFTG. You have essentially every shell Alden for BB model, if I recall.
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

I have a guy making an eBay dispute because he thinks these were incorrectly listed by me as being made by Alden.

I am 150 % certain he is incorrect.

he is incorrect indeed, but there is no point fighting it. ebay, sadly in this case, will side with the buyer.
post #43421 of 87390
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Originally Posted by imolazhp_ci View Post

i heard alden dropped blackbird because they weren't paying their bills. i also know they ditched their store in the middle of the night recently because they were multiple months behind on their rent.

please tell me more, i live up the street from blackbird. i once asked about why they were no longer carrying Alden's and the SA told me that long lead times were hard for them, and hinted that Alden favored larger clients (J Crew?) and were leaving smaller shops in the dark. it's a shame because they had some solid make ups. i don't doubt your story though, i get a weird vibe from the blackbird crew.
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Originally Posted by closerlook View Post

he is incorrect indeed, but there is no point fighting it. ebay, sadly in this case, will side with the buyer.

Having email confirmation from Alden that they indeed make said models would, I hope, convince ebay to side with the seller.
post #43423 of 87390
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Originally Posted by ElDave View Post

I have seen in the past, on the BB website, that some of the questions sections will have questions specifically asking if a shoe was made by Alden and the rep from BB answered affirmatively. Perhaps you can email BB customer service or submit a question on the BB website so that you can show him who makes the shoe.

Just fyi, I've listed shoes like this before, and I generally put both names in the auction and state in the auction that the shoes were manufactured for BB by Alden.

But note: The questions section for many of BB's shoes have misguided information. And most BB employees are clueless when it comes to their shoe offerings. I once had a rather comical conversation with a BB employee who tried to convince me their Black Fleece black shell LWB model ( no longer offered) was made in England. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Al in Philly View Post

#8 captoe boots about two months in.  They got the method and some Reno two days ago.  Pardon the lighting in the wee hours of the morning.



good looking boot
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

Ravello LWB


nephew,
looking good in gunboats and argyles
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