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Has anyone heard from Uncle Mac in a few weeks? I haven't seen him anywhere. 

I believe from some of his posts that he is an accountant (or maybe a CFO or controller or something). I remember he sort of disappeared back around the end of the fiscal year and he's probably a bit busy again right now too.

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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

Ravello NST

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Great shoe.

I acquired this ravello model from TSM about a month ago. I like it even more than I thought I would.
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

I always get confused about these "family photos" when people have the money to afford all the shoes pictured, but not $12 shoe-trees for every pair.

Shoes look like hell when photographed with trees in them. We remove them..
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^what?

So many loons.
post #46116 of 91303
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

The emergence of Carmina in the US market leaves me no desire to buy any more Aldens.

*eta* also in a similar price range: Vass

Sounds good. Talk to you later.
post #46117 of 91303
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I'm still debating about whether ~$900 is a justifiable price to plunk down for those Plaza shell 8 indy's on Frans Boone. 

Is it really $900 to the US?  Are you sure 900 doesn't include VAT that you would not be subject to?  I think you might actually be at $716 before shipping and potential duties.

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post #46118 of 91303
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Is it really $900 to the US?  Are you sure 900 doesn't include VAT that you would not be subject to?  I think you might actually be at $716 before shipping and potential duties.
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My boots from them were approximately $821 USD with shipping to US (customs fees not included)
post #46119 of 91303
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Originally Posted by shaunw View Post


My boots from them were approximately $821 USD with shipping to US (customs fees not included)

What'd they charge for shipping? 25 euros right?  I think under the current exchange rate they'd be ~$750 shipped (no customs)

post #46120 of 91303
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Is it really $900 to the US?  Are you sure 900 doesn't include VAT that you would not be subject to?  I think you might actually be at $716 before shipping and potential duties.
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How am I supposed to sleep tonight?!!

Plus, my wife is already sick of the Alden obsession, rolling her eyes that the first thing I wanted to do tonight was to get the alpine grains off so i could vigorously brush the heck out of them after getting caught in this ice storm tonight.
post #46121 of 91303
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Is it really $900 to the US?  Are you sure 900 doesn't include VAT that you would not be subject to?  I think you might actually be at $716 before shipping and potential duties.
devil.gif

How am I supposed to sleep tonight?!!

Plus, my wife is already sick of the Alden obsession, rolling her eyes that the first thing I wanted to do tonight was to get the alpine grains off so i could vigorously brush the heck out of them after getting caught in this ice storm tonight.

SRSLY, if you can afford them and want them, you'd be a fool not to get them now.
You're only looking at around $750 shipped with at worst a $25 fedex fee and perhaps a fight to get the duty charges back that they shouldn't have charged for us made goods.
It's not like plaza last Indys are widely available.
post #46122 of 91303
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

I have dealt with Adam from AoC before. He was one of the least accommodating retailers I have dealt with. I chose to spend my money elsewhere. YMMV.

Every retailer seems to have an issue

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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

When you start looking at high-end shoes, you will realize that Aldens are a bargain compared to many. Example - some John Lobb (not even shell cordovan) shoes go for $1,500. 
Neither shoes are bargains but lobbs can be had for just a little over alden calf prices which is pretty attractive
post #46123 of 91303
my experience with AofC: I was on a pre order for a boot for about a year (2010). I went back and forth on my size a few times, which Adam was very accommodating on.

When the boots finally came in Adam told me they had a defect. He wouldn't take a pic of the defect for me and wouldn't let me return the boots if I took delivery. I found that odd.

I finally ordered a different boot which, although my usual size, didn't fit correctly. He did let me return them for a full refund.

After that, he told me no more returns. I never ordered again. Oh well.

Also found it really odd that he would never speak on the phone.
post #46124 of 91303
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

I love the "no signs of try on." OK, no problem, Adam - I'll just eyeball the shoes to see if they fit properly or not. uhoh.gif

Yeah! I tried to purchase a pair of shoes from Alden of Carmel. After dealing (only in e-mail) and feeling like I was the seller (I kept asking myself if I was buying or selling because I was so confused), I decided they didn't want me as a customer and I didn't need them as a vendor. A of C is not somehting I need on my destination map.
post #46125 of 91303
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Originally Posted by digga View Post

I just received some Cigar longwings from AofC.  These are my fourth pair of Alden's and are by far the best I have in terms of quality/variance.  I have a 975 and two pairs of 990 for reference.

 

Anyway, is there a way to avoid the delamination that is happening to my other pair?

 

 

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that is so terrible :(

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