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Color 8 Longwings, Antique Edge, Double Waterlock soles from Leffot







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Looking great Alcibiades ! Congrats! I love this make-up.
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I feel for you. My e-mail was to let me know Alden somehow missed making my size. What pissed me off is that we went through hoops to make sure Alden would make my size. Alden has shit customer service. If I just forgot to do something for one of my customers I would get field.

Retailers lie. A lot of times they actually have the shoe but the owner or an employee or cousin or boyfriend, wants it so they will get priority, and tell you it didn't come in or was damaged.
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Not sure I am in love with the scotch but $250 for a pair of Alden's? Why not. This will be my second pair waiting for me at home when I return from vacation.

 

 

Personally, I wouldn't buy a shoe that I didn't like just because it said "Alden" on it, but to each his own. 

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They look as the same design as Aldens. They wont fill the from of the indys though.

 

I found these http://www.woodlore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=woodlore&Product_Code=M-Boot-Tree&Category_Code=Shoe-Trees-M

 

There for boots and they look like the same tip as the indys. 

 

If I'm not mistaken, Woodlore makes the trees and Alden, AE and others just put their name on them.

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I really like the Woodlore Epic (double tube/shaft) trees for the Barrie and Trubalance lasts.  They fill the large toe boxes really well.

 

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Same here. I really like the high vamp of the Epic and use them in most all my boots.

 

I also bought the Epics for a pair of my boots on the advice of BootSpell, and I think they are the best tree for boots that I have seen/used.  So +1 to these comments.

 

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I'm from Pittsburgh so when I read Cold Iron it always makes me want an Iron City beer. 

 

-edited for spellingAlso ,Naples is still a stinky armpit. 

 

I just moved from Pittsburgh after living there for 5 years.  There were a few things that I liked about it, but not enough to outweigh everything else.  (That is the most mild way that I could think of saying it.)  

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However, I will not hold this against you.

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Sorry, I could not keep that to myself.  I am very passionate about my dislike for that city.

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Retailers lie. A lot of times they actually have the shoe but the owner or an employee or cousin or boyfriend, wants it so they will get priority, and tell you it didn't come in or was damaged.

Guys, I know that this is the Alden thread, but while we are on the topic of customer service, I want to point out that Paul Grangaard, the rock star CEO of Allen Edmonds, has posted twice on the AE thread THIS WEEK. I support and purchase Allen Edmonds because of customer service like that. I do like Alden but a little love from the Alden CEO (does anyone even know who it is? Is it a member of the Alden family?) would really go a long way. To compare, Grangaard mentioned specific problems and offered his personal email address to correct them. My 2 ¢ for the evening.
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Guys, I know that this is the Alden thread, but while we are on the topic of customer service, I want to point out that Paul Grangaard, the rock star CEO of Allen Edmonds, has posted twice on the AE thread THIS WEEK. I support and purchase Allen Edmonds because of customer service like that. I do like Alden but a little love from the Alden CEO (does anyone even know who it is? Is it a member of the Alden family?) would really go a long way. To compare, Grangaard mentioned specific problems and offered his personal email address to correct them. My 2 ¢ for the evening.

That is very commendable indeed.

 

I believe Alden's Pres. is Aurthur Tarlow JR, who is a descendant of the founders.

 

(Correct me if i'm wrong)

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Has anyone checked out Aldens webpage lately? They have a new updated design-

http://aldenshoe.com
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Has anyone checked out Aldens webpage lately? They have a new updated design-

http://aldenshoe.com

Good finding, Mediahound. I do want to say that the Alden website has made a grievous error in their welting tab. They say that Goodyear construction is "by far" the best form of welting their is. This is simply not true. The finest welting there is is hand welting. I know this first hand because I got schooled by DWFII on this very topic on another thread. I guess this settles the whole line of questioning about what methods Alden uses to secure their soles.
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Has anyone checked out Aldens webpage lately? They have a new updated design-

http://aldenshoe.com

A lot better then last version. I dont need to zoom in 4x now.

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Absolutely love the gunboat collection my friend!  I'm awfully tempted to pull the trigger on these Leffot color 8 LWB with antique edge.  Is it too redundant to have it and the standard 975??

No
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So I had reserved a pair of those Leffot Color 8 LWB's with the antique edge trim via preorder a few months back and got the dreaded "your shoes are defective" email today. What concerns me is that I saw a pair of these available for sale in my size two days ago when the shoe was first posted on the website. Any chance they sold mine and used the excuse that mine were defective? Even if it was an extra on order, wouldn't you think that they would make sure the preordered units were good prior to putting any extras for sale on the website?

Went through a similar situation last month. I purchased a pair of cigars online minutes after they were offered on the website, but received an email days later apologizing for the "inventory mistake" instead. The retailer only had x pairs in my size, and the pair I had bought was not getting shipped to me. It was all very disappointing.

Less than a month later my alden unicorn found me, in my size, and in unworn condition. I didn't even have to kill for them (argentino).

Life is like a green box of shoes...
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If I'm not mistaken, Woodlore makes the trees and Alden, AE and others just put their name on them.

I just bought some from directly from AE (2 for $19.50 ea plus tax free shipping and arrived from Wisc. overnight) and they claim on their site and on the boxes and trees that theirs are made in their Port Washington, Wisc. factory. From Arkansas cedar, I think. Of any of that matters.

I never find myself at outlet stores, so I was happy with the price and the origin.
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Has anyone checked out Aldens webpage lately? They have a new updated design-

http://aldenshoe.com

It's about time... They are now almost into the 21st century (a vast improvement, but still short of being a modern website)... I really don't understand what their issue is with "the Internet" or anything Internet related...
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Originally Posted by JermynStreet View Post

Guys, I know that this is the Alden thread, but while we are on the topic of customer service, I want to point out that Paul Grangaard, the rock star CEO of Allen Edmonds, has posted twice on the AE thread THIS WEEK. I support and purchase Allen Edmonds because of customer service like that. I do like Alden but a little love from the Alden CEO (does anyone even know who it is? Is it a member of the Alden family?) would really go a long way. To compare, Grangaard mentioned specific problems and offered his personal email address to correct them. My 2 ¢ for the evening.

Now that's impressive and a modern CEO approach... Like Nick Horween who often posts in Style Forum... Regrettably, I don't expect to see that from the Alden CEO... They're too ivory towered... And too Internet phobic..
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