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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Alden for J. Crew Longwing Bluchers, item# 18580. I wear progressive lenses now, so without my glasses I use echo location.

HAHA - Jeez, just saw them. The picture's pretty awful so it came up as pretty much burgundy and I assumed it was shell. Do you know if this is the same shade as brown they use on the Indy's?

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I'd go with the snuff suede (darker) LWB over the camel (lighter) LWB as I do not care much for crepe soles.  (Both available presently.)  Their calf LWB offerings (tobacco, dark brown, and black) all have double leather soles and are solid choices but overpriced imo ($525).  You can find these occasionally on ebay brand new for much less.

Thanks - I'm going to take a better look at the snuff - I think the color is more versatile but the single leather sole is a little unfortunate, as I am a fan of the hardier soles smile.gif

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Thanks zippyh, it didn't look like it shog[1].gif
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Leffot had Chromexcel LWB's at one time and you can preorder a pair looks like:

 

http://leffot.com/2012/05/11/alden-x-leffot-brown-chromexcel-longwing-blucher/

 

They look almost like Ravello, at a substantially lower cost. 

 

 

Edit- Seems they are actually in stock right now. 


Edited by mediahound - 3/18/13 at 11:58am
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Despite what the J Crew description says, they're not CXL.

zippyh, thanks for the clarification.
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Originally Posted by david3558 View Post

HAHA - Jeez, just saw them. The picture's pretty awful so it came up as pretty much burgundy and I assumed it was shell. Do you know if this is the same shade as brown they use on the Indy's?

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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


I'd go with the snuff suede (darker) LWB over the camel (lighter) LWB as I do not care much for crepe soles.  (Both available presently.)  Their calf LWB offerings (tobacco, dark brown, and black) all have double leather soles and are solid choices but overpriced imo ($525).  You can find these occasionally on ebay brand new for much less.

Thanks - I'm going to take a better look at the snuff - I think the color is more versatile but the single leather sole is a little unfortunate, as I am a fan of the hardier soles smile.gif


I have the dark brown calf LWB.  I think they are probably similar to the dark brown Indies, if not darker.  They are a solid calf offering; I bought brand new off of ebay for $325 about a year and a half ago.  They are the ones to the left (next to the tobacco). Good luck!

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MP, do you have a favorite??

I'm too fickle to really have a favorite, but my #8 NST Tanker boots from Context Clothing get worn far more than anything else in my collection, all year round. My suede chukkas and my cigar LWBs would also be near the top of my list.
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Ravello NST

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I must have a wiskey tanker boot w/a natural welt on a plaza last ,commando sole and brass eyelets and i must have it now!! Sorry I just felt this was the only place my pain would be understood
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Nicely "beat" boots... What's the sole?

There's a shot a few pages back of mine after a hike. Yeah, I am actually trying to beat up shell. Problem? biggrin.gif[/quote]
Cranes thread on the wolverine 721 is a must read on this subject .my internet skills are sorely lacking or I would post you link
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I ordered a pair of shoes through Alden of Carmel and they were slightly large. Although I am an 9D in the Barrie Last for boots, it appears that I am an 8.5D in Bluchers/oxfords.
 
I wrote Adam and asked if I could do an exchange and I was told that would be fine. I returned the shoes and instead of getting a refund, received an email stating that I had received a full refund to my credit card and that ! If I wanted to order the 8.5D, I would have to agree that this was a final order where there could be no returns and that I could only pay using a money order.
 
This is my first and only order through Alden of Carmel. Is this normal behavior?
 
What if the replacement pair had a huge scratch? Please give me your thoughts. 
 
Thanks
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I want an Alden Whiskey Tanker just so I could call it a 'wanker'. 

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^ the reviews of AoC seem to be split about 50/50 here, but I've seen enough bad ones to ever bother ordering from them. If there is a huge cosmetic flaw with the shoes I'm sure you will be allowed to return them, and they are sticklers for quality there, so it's doubtful you will receive a pair with a scratch or anything like that. But if they don't fit, looks like you're screwed....

Honestly, that whole exchange sounds ridiculous to me. You have to use a money order for the new pair?? I guess this is so that you can't cancel the order through your credit card company if you were unhappy with the purchase? If I were you I'd take my refund and buy the shoes somewhere else, that is unless you are buying a specific makeup that you can't find at another retailer.
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I ordered a pair of shoes through Alden of Carmel and they were slightly large. Although I am an 9D in the Barrie Last for boots, it appears that I am an 8.5D in Bluchers/oxfords.
 
I wrote Adam and asked if I could do an exchange and I was told that would be fine. I returned the shoes and instead of getting a refund, received an email stating that I had received a full refund to my credit card and that ! If I wanted to order the 8.5D, I would have to agree that this was a final order where there could be no returns and that I could only pay using a money order.
 
This is my first and only order through Alden of Carmel. Is this normal behavior?
 
What if the replacement pair had a huge scratch? Please give me your thoughts. 
 
Thanks

 

Sounds like they actually went beyond their normal return policy for you:

 

"Return policy: Shoes/boots may be sent back for exchange within 10 days of delivery date.  No refunds.  To exchange, shoes/boots must be in same condition as received, with no signs of try-on."

 

from:

https://secure3.ssmedia.com/alden/order/

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Originally Posted by Gcbrown3 View Post

I ordered a pair of shoes through Alden of Carmel and they were slightly large. Although I am an 9D in the Barrie Last for boots, it appears that I am an 8.5D in Bluchers/oxfords.
 
I wrote Adam and asked if I could do an exchange and I was told that would be fine. I returned the shoes and instead of getting a refund, received an email stating that I had received a full refund to my credit card and that ! If I wanted to order the 8.5D, I would have to agree that this was a final order where there could be no returns and that I could only pay using a money order.
 
This is my first and only order through Alden of Carmel. Is this normal behavior?
 
What if the replacement pair had a huge scratch? Please give me your thoughts. 
 
Thanks

You won't get a dud Adam checks thoroughly. You just probably did something to set off his warning bells as he is 100% no nonsense. Next time if you're iffy order from Shoemart to gauge then order from AoC

I've never had any issues with Adam and service has always been top notch
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Sounds like they actually went beyond their normal return policy for you:

"Return policy
: Shoes/boots may be sent back for exchange within 10 days of delivery date.  No refunds.  To exchange, shoes/boots must be in same condition as received, with no signs of try-on."


from:
https://secure3.ssmedia.com/alden/order/

I would say beyond if all he wanted was a refund but he just asked for a size exchange the refund was there idea and then a request for a money order which is not stated in there return agreement. I agree that my experience has always been pleasant but then again I always taken what I got. If I had emailed and was told sure no problem we can exchange a unworn pair for a diffrent size and then got a well you have to reorder money order only I would be done dealing with them all together. Now maybe I don't know all the details though
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