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Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post

whiskey bal day: been waiting for spring for a WHILE




Stunning. These have been my grail for the last year.

Green with envy. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I love that you wear them with demin. Exactly how I would too.
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Originally Posted by gsgleason View Post

I recently got some #8 shell Indy boots with commando sole from the shoe mart.

The commando sole is separating from the leather portion between the stitching and the edge.

Is this expected? Should I be concerned? Should I get some adhesive to attach them?

I don't consider this a flaw and put it in the "to be expected" category.  We ask a lot of our glue, and when you repeatedly flex it in heat, cold, dust and moisture, it tends to fail.  Simple contact cement is what any cobbler would use, and I have touched up my commandos where they have separated a few times.  SOP applies: clean and abrade both surfaces with emory board or sandpaper. Apply thin coat of rubber cement, and let dry until quite tacky.  ( I maintain the gap with something like a screwdriver tip).  Join surfaces with pressure.  Done, handyman.  

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^ i dunno man

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Originally Posted by Dbear View Post

^ i dunno man

Previously I missed that they are relatively new, so I guess not to be expected.  Still, in the big scheme of things, I wouldn't waste time money or the aggravation of taking it up with Alden or TSM.  

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I agree w/ Dbear - Coming straight from the factory or even a Shoemart first shouldn't have one of the defining traits of a boot falling off.

I'd return.

But given the "shortage" of shell, and assuming sizing is correct and a replacement is not readily available, I'd get the $10 cobbler job.
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Originally Posted by Gcbrown3 View Post

The guys at Leather Soul explained the China situation to me. Not some crazy conspiracy idea. Also, those Ravello Chukkas are for sale.

Getting more people to repeat a theory doesn't make it true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111!!!!

(although I'm guessing it is true)
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Originally Posted by Alpina View Post


After gunpowder and Confucianism, can you name any idea, invention, or product--mechanical, scientific, cultural or otherwise--that has come out of China?  

For your erudition:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Chinese_inventions
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Originally Posted by Gcbrown3 View Post

The guys at Leather Soul explained the China situation to me. Not some crazy conspiracy idea. Also, those Ravello Chukkas are for sale.

Wait, who's got Ravello Chukkas for sale?foo.gif
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snap a bunch of high quality pics saying how stunning the shoe is...and then putting it up for sale...what a coincidence

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Originally Posted by Alpina View Post

Previously I missed that they are relatively new, so I guess not to be expected.  Still, in the big scheme of things, I wouldn't waste time money or the aggravation of taking it up with Alden or TSM.  

I agree it's probably the smart thing to do. Sending it back to Alden or returning them certainly wouldn't achieve much as Alden knows someone will buy them anyway. Whether or not they get their money from you or someone else, they know they will be getting it. I would still send them back anyway. I wonder if anyone from Alden reads these boards. I have see CJ post on the thread in their section, it would nice to at least have someone who would be willing to tend to Aldens most dedicated buyers.
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http://www.mouldedshoe.com/anewarrivals.html

 

moulded shoe continues to impress with their offerings imo. shame they arent offering shell on modified tho patch[1].gif

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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

http://www.mouldedshoe.com/anewarrivals.html

moulded shoe continues to impress with their offerings imo. shame they arent offering shell on modified tho patch%5B1%5D.gif

I was just on their site and was really impressed. Lots of suede, which is fortunate; I feel myself moving in that direction w/ shell issues as of late. And a healthy offering of Modified last boots and shoes is a huge plus. That Brown CXL punched captoe boot looks like a good time waiting-to-be-had.
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post


I was just on their site and was really impressed. Lots of suede, which is fortunate; I feel myself moving in that direction w/ shell issues as of late. And a healthy offering of Modified last boots and shoes is a huge plus. That Brown CXL punched captoe boot looks like a good time waiting-to-be-had.

love that boot as well, just wish they had put a commando sole on it as opposed to the single leather as I think it would have looked better

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

love that boot as well, just wish they had put a commando sole on it as opposed to the single leather as I think it would have looked better

My understanding is that Alden doesn't offer the commando sole on the Modified last, though I have also heard that Moulded can put one on for you... Go figure.
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What are the differences between bals and bluchers? Perhaps it's a matter of photography, but stock images of the 974 seem to be somehow more dressy than do Google Image results of "Alden short wing blucher."
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Originally Posted by static age View Post

What are the differences between bals and bluchers? Perhaps it's a matter of photography, but stock images of the 974 seem to be somehow more dressy than do Google Image results of "Alden short wing blucher."

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