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post #44941 of 97048
Quote:
Originally Posted by str1185 View Post

Just a psa

Unionmade has color 8 Indy boots.
http://www.unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Buchanan_Indy_Boot_in_Color_8_Cordovan_40476H_8819.html

My last two Alden purchases have been color 8, and the only regret I have is that I didn't order them sooner.

crepe sole crazy.gif
post #44942 of 97048
Two shots of one of my favorite pair of Aldens that don’t get enough wear: Ravello PTBs.
First shot is near a window with natural light coming through. Second shot is with minimal natural light.

Two hours after this picture I got caught outside in the rain and got some water welts. For some reason this pair gets the welts quite easily.




post #44943 of 97048
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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.

If anyone's interested, eBay/PayPal ruled in the buyer's favor, despite the following evidence. Note that the listing was titled "Alden for Brooks Brothers", claimed only that Alden manufactured the shoes, and the pictures clearly showed only "Brooks Brothers" on the insole.
  1. An email from Alden SF confirming that they make the shoe.
  2. An email from the Alden factory confirming that they make the shoe.
  3. This video of Kathy from Alden DC, where at 44 seconds she explains that BB sells Alden shoes without Alden branding.
  4. The Q&A section for this Alden for BB shoe, where someone asks "Who makes these shoes?" and BB answers "The manufacturer is Alden for Brooks Brothers."

Perhaps I should've put a disclaimer such as "While Alden makes these shoes, there is no Alden branding on them." But, it took PayPal less than 2 hours to make a ruling, and they never followed up with me, so I'm not convinced that it would have made a difference.
post #44944 of 97048
Quote:
Originally Posted by str1185 View Post

Just a psa

Unionmade has color 8 Indy boots.
http://www.unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Buchanan_Indy_Boot_in_Color_8_Cordovan_40476H_8819.html

My last two Alden purchases have been color 8, and the only regret I have is that I didn't order them sooner.

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Originally Posted by Roguls View Post

crepe sole crazy.gif

I'm usually a proponent of the crepe sole, but I think I have the same reaction when I see it on an Indy boot. It just seems so out of place there to me.

After checking out the Unionmade site though, I do like their new Alpine grain NST boot. I regretted selling my Alpine grain wingtip boots almost immediately and these could be a serviceable replacement.
post #44945 of 97048

Black Calf NST and Argyle OTC

post #44946 of 97048
Quote:
Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

Quote:
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.

If anyone's interested, eBay/PayPal ruled in the buyer's favor, despite the following evidence. Note that the listing was titled "Alden for Brooks Brothers", claimed only that Alden manufactured the shoes, and the pictures clearly showed only "Brooks Brothers" on the insole.
  1. An email from Alden SF confirming that they make the shoe.
  2. An email from the Alden factory confirming that they make the shoe.
  3. This video of Kathy from Alden DC, where at 44 seconds she explains that BB sells Alden shoes without Alden branding.
  4. The Q&A section for this Alden for BB shoe, where someone asks "Who makes these shoes?" and BB answers "The manufacturer is Alden for Brooks Brothers."

Perhaps I should've put a disclaimer such as "While Alden makes these shoes, there is no Alden branding on them." But, it took PayPal less than 2 hours to make a ruling, and they never followed up with me, so I'm not convinced that it would have made a difference.

unfortunate news sir! that's why it stinks to sell on ebay nowadays as paypal and ebay care more about buyers than they do sellers.
post #44947 of 97048
Quote:
Originally Posted by sazon View Post

Two shots of one of my favorite pair of Aldens that don’t get enough wear: Ravello PTBs.
First shot is near a window with natural light coming through. Second shot is with minimal natural light.

Two hours after this picture I got caught outside in the rain and got some water welts. For some reason this pair gets the welts quite easily.





Also one of my favorite pairs that doesn't see enough wear.

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post #44948 of 97048
Quote:
Originally Posted by sazon View Post

Two shots of one of my favorite pair of Aldens that don’t get enough wear: Ravello PTBs.
First shot is near a window with natural light coming through. Second shot is with minimal natural light.

Two hours after this picture I got caught outside in the rain and got some water welts. For some reason this pair gets the welts quite easily.




sazon, those are really nice looking PTB's. With the Ravello colour I can appreciate the beauty of their simple lines and construction, something which is to me less obvious on the #8's.
post #44949 of 97048
Burton, others:
Is replacing the leather soles on my Officer Indys with a commando soles something that requires a really good cobbler? I contacted Alden and they refuse to do the work. I love these shoes and if anything happened to them I would be pretty upset. Is sending to B. Nelson the best option or does anyone know of a good cobbler in Chicago?
Thanks!
post #44950 of 97048
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Originally Posted by turkey_sandwich View Post

Burton, others:
Is replacing the leather soles on my Officer Indys with a commando soles something that requires a really good cobbler? I contacted Alden and they refuse to do the work. I love these shoes and if anything happened to them I would be pretty upset. Is sending to B. Nelson the best option or does anyone know of a good cobbler in Chicago?
Thanks!

This is something that most any capable cobbler should be able to do. I imagine somebody here will know of somebody in Chicagoland to refer you to. But, judging by the reasonable prices I've seen posted for B. Nelson's work, and the fact that we are pretty confident in that shops capabilities, the peace of mind might worth the added cost of postage to send them to NYC.
post #44951 of 97048
Quote:
Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

If anyone's interested, eBay/PayPal ruled in the buyer's favor, despite the following evidence. Note that the listing was titled "Alden for Brooks Brothers", claimed only that Alden manufactured the shoes, and the pictures clearly showed only "Brooks Brothers" on the insole.
  1. An email from Alden SF confirming that they make the shoe.
  2. An email from the Alden factory confirming that they make the shoe.
  3. This video of Kathy from Alden DC, where at 44 seconds she explains that BB sells Alden shoes without Alden branding.
  4. The Q&A section for this Alden for BB shoe, where someone asks "Who makes these shoes?" and BB answers "The manufacturer is Alden for Brooks Brothers."

Perhaps I should've put a disclaimer such as "While Alden makes these shoes, there is no Alden branding on them." But, it took PayPal less than 2 hours to make a ruling, and they never followed up with me, so I'm not convinced that it would have made a difference.

In legal speak, it sounds as if the ruling was arbitrary and capricious. Unfortunate ....
post #44952 of 97048
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

This is something that most any capable cobbler should be able to do. I imagine somebody here will know of somebody in Chicagoland to refer you to. But, judging by the reasonable prices I've seen posted for B. Nelson's work, and the fact that we are pretty confident in that shops capabilities, the peace of mind might worth the added cost of postage to send them to NYC.

Postage is paid for various options one can select. Check their website.
post #44953 of 97048
3000 pages! Woot! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #44954 of 97048

^ wrong setting bruh

post #44955 of 97048
Thanks MI planner and sevenfold. I think I may pony up and send them off to B Nelson. I've had minor work done in Chicago but I haven't had anything major done nor read rave reviews of anyone here in particular.
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