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Originally Posted by DCRoyal View Post

I own this model from TSM. I can confirm it is a double waterloc. And it's a great shoe.  Was beating myself up for not getting in on the LS version however long ago and then the same thing popped up on TSM. 

The double waterloc is getting a lot of play lately. And people like to tell you you can't topy it, but you absolutely can. 

thanks. as i mentioned recently, i purchased the natural cxl chukka from pelle line and they had the double waterloc, which i got topy'd after i almost pulled a hamstring on a wet marble floor. the cobbler mentioned he needed to use a different glue because of the oil in the waterloc sole. no problems so far and it's been a couple of months.

i was always bummed i missed the LS version also, then they popped up at TSM - only problem is i purchased the natural cxl just a couple of months ago. Still unsure if I will keep them, need to compare the two in person to see if i can justify keeping them both.

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post #45017 of 87915
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

 

I don't think Alden can ban sales, but they can enter into a Minimum Advertised Pricing agreement with their resellers.

 

 

I believe Teger asked a similar question.

 

I suggest calling the Alden factory, the vendor who sold you the shoes, or the Benjo's website.

Actually Alden may ban sales. I suppose they can't physically stop them, but Alden puts into their contracts that their shoes may not be put on sale. The reseller operates at his own risk.

 

Under the Uniform Commercial Code, which governs sales in the US, manufacturers may place conditions on the resale of items that are not unconscionable. Alden's reasoning behind it is that they don't want to cheapen their brand. 

post #45018 of 87915
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

QUESTION: has anyone used RenoMat to clean their shell? I know Ron Rider used it to clean a pair of black boots; however, Alden does use some special coat for the sheen and I am wondering if RenoMat takes that layer away.

 

I've used it on my SWBs and the beautiful finish remains.

post #45019 of 87915
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Originally Posted by JermynStreet View Post

Actually Alden may ban sales. I suppose they can't physically stop them, but Alden puts into their contracts that their shoes may not be put on sale. The reseller operates at his own risk.

 

Under the Uniform Commercial Code, which governs sales in the US, manufacturers may place conditions on the resale of items that are not unconscionable. Alden's reasoning behind it is that they don't want to cheapen their brand. 

is it more of a MAP scenario, or a unilateral policy?

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yes and yes
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

QUESTION: has anyone used RenoMat to clean their shell? I know Ron Rider used it to clean a pair of black boots; however, Alden does use some special coat for the sheen and I am wondering if RenoMat takes that layer away.
yes and yes
post #45021 of 87915
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

is it more of a MAP scenario, or a unilateral policy?

 

huh?

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Can the BB corporate discount card be used online?  I think I have done it before, but am not able to figure it out right now.  Trying to take advantage of the 30% off that was talked about.

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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

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Yeah this thread is a lot nicer and much more reasonable than most others
I think you could make it work, are they shell or calf or suede?
Did you get shoes back at least? Unfortunate news

Apparently the buyer is supposed to ship them back to me on his dime (at least that part is reasonable), and then he gets a refund for the purchase price.
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Originally Posted by englade321 View Post

I am really confused about the buyers motivation .He bought what. he thought were alden shoes you more than proved they were alden shoes .Whats his beef ?? E bay I understand they are just covering their ass logic be damned.

I don't know man. Whatever his motivation, it's clear he didn't ultimately care who made them, because he escalated it to a formal claim after I gave him all that evidence of the maker. Maybe some buyer's remorse and he figured there's nothing to lose if he files a claim (after all, if PayPal decided in favor of me, nothing happens)?
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Can the BB corporate discount card be used online?  I think I have done it before, but am not able to figure it out right now.  Trying to take advantage of the 30% off that was talked about.

I have been able to use the corporate discount online in the past, but ever since BB's semi-recent website update, I have not been able to use it online.

I think the 30% corporate discount is supposed to come after the current sale.
post #45025 of 87915
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Can the BB corporate discount card be used online?  I think I have done it before, but am not able to figure it out right now.  Trying to take advantage of the 30% off that was talked about.

in for answer. I might break my suede cherry 

post #45026 of 87915
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post


I have been able to use the corporate discount online in the past, but ever since BB's semi-recent website update, I have not been able to use it online.

I think the 30% corporate discount is supposed to come after the current sale.

Ya, I thought it was supposed to start at Midnight ET, no?

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Originally Posted by herrmj View Post

Right on. Wore mine out for the first time today, suede is comfy and always love double waterloc. This is a good makeup.

 

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Very nice

 

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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

The more I see of the cigar LWB the more I'd like to get a pair. Very nice gunboats sir!

 

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Love the antique trim contrast with the cigar. Makes it really pop.

 

 

thanks for the kind words gentlemen.
post #45028 of 87915
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Cigar LHS today w/ Marcoliani Merino OTC

be, that combo is killer

post #45029 of 87915
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Originally Posted by aldenfan View Post

I'm looking for some advice on what is "normal" for cordovan leather shoe finishing and quality. I ordered some #8 cordovan boots from Shoemart. One of the boots that arrived appears to have a pretty serious wrinkle on the top part of the boot. Is this normal? Should I send it back? Would this be considered a factory second?

 

 

 

 

 


Also, both boots have some pits or wrinkles in the sides of the toes - they aren't smooth. One of them looks like this:

 

 

Definitely not as well finished or flawless to me as the #8 cordovan cap toe from J Crew that just arrived today. Would these be considered defects or is this expected?

 

Any input greatly appreciated.


Bump... Any advice on this? Also, any ideas why my posts seem to take 24 hours to appear, and by the time they do, they are buried in the thread?

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Originally Posted by sazon View Post


sazon, i love mine as well. mine are from leffot with comando sole. i mainly wear mine with jeans and chinos.

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