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post #46471 of 91505

Has anyone received BB cordovan shoes through the 30% corporate sale?

 

I placed an order, but for some reason they keep saying my card is failing to authorize.

 

I have called them like 7 times this week, and can't help but wonder if its because they don't want to let the unlined LHS go for $448.  None of the customer service reps have given me any reason to believe that this is the case, but my bank said that they have no record of BB even trying to initiate a transaction, while BB says they have tried it on like 5 different occasions.

 

They ended up canceling my order, after the customer service rep said that wouldn't happen.  As a consequence I lost the 9D.  I made them resubmit a new order identical to the first and manually adjust the price.  I had to go with 9.5D this time, and will hope that a local store has a 9D in stock to exchange.  If not I'll just have to send them back.  They said the 9D is backordered indefinitely.  When I ordered them initially, they had a backorder ship date of 4/8.

 

Even weirder is that the order status on my BB account says that the first order has been shipped.  Neither of the cards that I gave them has been charged yet. puzzled.gif

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post #46472 of 91505

there are a lot of special makeups I currently want, the problem is they're all on Crepe-- which I'm not too into. Anybody have a picture of them wearing crepe that can convince me I'm wrong? Looking for a side view (as opposed to an overheard view).

 

thanks!

post #46473 of 91505

Good day for ravello gunboats
post #46474 of 91505
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Has anyone received BB cordovan shoes through the 30% corporate sale?

I placed an order, but for some reason they keep saying my card is failing to authorize.

I have called them like 7 times this week, and can't help but wonder if its because they don't want to let the unlined LHS go for $448.  None of the customer service reps have given me any reason to believe that this is the case, but my bank said that they have no record of BB even trying to initiate a transaction, while BB says they have tried it on like 5 different occasions.

They ended up canceling my order, after the customer service rep said that wouldn't happen.  As a consequence I lost the 9D.  I made them resubmit a new order identical to the first and manually adjust the price.  I had to go with 9.5D this time, and will hope that a local store has a 9D in stock to exchange.  If not I'll just have to send them back.  They said the 9D is backordered indefinitely.  When I ordered them initially, they had a backorder ship date of 4/8.

Even weirder is that the order status on my BB account says that the first order has been shipped.  Neither of the cards that I gave them has been charged yet. puzzled.gif

I recieved mine a couple days ago.
I've found that with BB it's usually worth the extra $5 for 2nd day shipping as they seem to ship those order out quicker than the ground shipments.
post #46475 of 91505
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Originally Posted by thenewbie View Post

there are a lot of special makeups I currently want, the problem is they're all on Crepe-- which I'm not too into. Anybody have a picture of them wearing crepe that can convince me I'm wrong? Looking for a side view (as opposed to an overheard view).

 

thanks!

You're not wrong.  Its a deal-breaker for many, including me.  However, if you really want the shoe, buy it and have it resoled with something else.

 

 


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I recieved mine a couple days ago.
I've found that with BB it's usually worth the extra $5 for 2nd day shipping as they seem to ship those order out quicker than the ground shipments.
 
Thanks for the response.

Edit:  What'd ya get?

post #46476 of 91505
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

You're not wrong.  Its a deal-breaker for many, including me.  However, if you really want the shoe, buy it and have it resoled with something else.

 

 


 

Edit:  What'd ya get?

Yep.  This is the main reason I didn't go through J.Crew for my LWB in #8.  I just don't like the appearance.  On a tangential note, what is the consensus here on topy'd Aldens if they'll see street wear?

post #46477 of 91505
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

I recieved mine a couple days ago.
I've found that with BB it's usually worth the extra $5 for 2nd day shipping as they seem to ship those order out quicker than the ground shipments.

Yeah difference is over a week at least
post #46478 of 91505
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Originally Posted by thenewbie View Post

there are a lot of special makeups I currently want, the problem is they're all on Crepe-- which I'm not too into. Anybody have a picture of them wearing crepe that can convince me I'm wrong? Looking for a side view (as opposed to an overheard view).

thanks!

The only way to really get comfortable with crepe is to try on a pair. Crepe has a place in the Alden portfolio, IMO. It makes for a good casual sole.
post #46479 of 91505
Suede isn't my thing yet, but Alden is making me reconsider:



http://unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Arthur_Unlined_Suede_Dover_in_Tan_29332F_3602.html
post #46480 of 91505
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Originally Posted by Hermitedge View Post

Suede isn't my thing yet, but Alden is making me reconsider:



http://unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Arthur_Unlined_Suede_Dover_in_Tan_29332F_3602.html

I would choose my tan suede Alden PTBs over most of my cordovan models if forced.
post #46481 of 91505

I have the same shoe in snuff suede arriving tomorrow

 

what is the consensus on how to treat suede prior to wearing?

post #46482 of 91505
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I have the same shoe in snuff suede arriving tomorrow

what is the consensus on how to treat suede prior to wearing?

Spray with water repellent (widely available)
post #46483 of 91505
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how thick of a sock were you wearing? I am always amazed at how much the feel of the fit changes based off the sock I am wearing. I do match up particular thicknesses to particular pairs...

It was the middle of the day and I was wearing a pair of cotton dress socks. The snug fit was felt at the top of shoe and not really the sides. It could have been that the laces were to tight but I don't think that was the problem.

I have a pair of 405's in a 8.5 but sized up for when I wear thicker socks.
post #46484 of 91505
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Originally Posted by Hermitedge View Post

Suede isn't my thing yet, but Alden is making me reconsider:
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http://unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Arthur_Unlined_Suede_Dover_in_Tan_29332F_3602.html

This is a great shoe.  Quit thinking about it and pull the trigger!nod[1].gif

post #46485 of 91505
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Originally Posted by brooklyn View Post


It was the middle of the day and I was wearing a pair of cotton dress socks. The snug fit was felt at the top of shoe and not really the sides. It could have been that the laces were to tight but I don't think that was the problem.

I have a pair of 405's in a 8.5 but sized up for when I wear thicker socks.

This is good because your foot will sink in to the cork foot bed up to 1/4 of an inch and leave an imprint.  Should alleviate at least some of the snug fit.  Was it so snug that your feet were throbbing?

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