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post #51061 of 96825
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Originally Posted by TactileOne View Post

Am I the only one here who favors the SWB over the LWB?

The LWB is more of an Alden signature style, but if I had to pick just one, it would be the SWB. Alden doesn't make many of them though. LeatherSoul seems to be the only retailer to offer SWB on a consistent basis.
post #51062 of 96825
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Originally Posted by TactileOne View Post

Am I the only one here who favors the SWB over the LWB?

I'm not sure which I prefer, but I like them both.
post #51063 of 96825
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

the one thing that seems to be a consistent complaint with the AE Amok is that they can tend to develop squeaking while walking. 
Mine squeaked but then stopped .Kinda like a break in thing. They work out perfectly for me when I want a beater but still look nice
post #51064 of 96825
i concur with swb over lwb. but everyones gunboats on here tempt me.
post #51065 of 96825
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Originally Posted by Rishi Kakar View Post

Thank you Repp Tieprepster, those are beautiful shoes. Is the BB version exactly the same as the Alden version ie. on the aberdeen last?

Thank you very much for sharing your pictures. Much Appreciate!


You're welcome.  Yes they are the same; aberdeen last and the model number is the same also (2145).

post #51066 of 96825
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

#8 and suede saddles x jcrew

 

 

My favorite saddle bucks ever!

post #51067 of 96825
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


Fine look my friend!
Thank you sir. I am but a knave to your sartorial splendidness. I'm also very jealous of your shell collection.


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post #51068 of 96825
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

bit the bullet on these and wearing today. unlined snuff suede chukkas (leydon last):






fit is tts, but did anyone else find they had to also size up in width?

I've heard that David Backham sports these...



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I thought it was Leonardo DiCaprio  stirpot.gif   (JK MediaHound)

post #51069 of 96825
What happened to PSA's?

J. Crew Ludlow Store on Hudson Street in NY has the Ravello LWB.

Go get it!
post #51070 of 96825
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Originally Posted by Gcbrown3 View Post

What happened to PSA's?

J. Crew Ludlow Store on Hudson Street in NY has the Ravello LWB.

Go get it!

What sizes?

 

See Ya,

Steve

post #51071 of 96825
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Originally Posted by Gcbrown3 View Post

What happened to PSA's?

J. Crew Ludlow Store on Hudson Street in NY has the Ravello LWB.

Go get it!

do they ship or is that in store only?

post #51072 of 96825
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

do they ship or is that in store only?

they ship.

 

 

Nick just took care of me on a pair..

 

now i just need cigar lwb and ravello chukka and im done worship2.gif

post #51073 of 96825

I'm hoping to get some help with the following situation, which I'm tentatively considering calling the case of "bad karma related to asking JCrew for a discount."

 

As you may have seen in an earlier post, I asked a JCrew sales associate outright to match a 25% discount I had been given earlier this winter when I bought my first 2 pairs of Aldens. The associate gave me a 20% discount. Well, the Cadet Cordovan bluchers I ordered arrived today and, I'm sad to say, I was left a bit disappointed by the following issues:

 

1. The "discount" of 20% I was to have been given has yet to be applied. The sales associate claims it should show up on my Amex within the next couple of days. We shall see. I'm less worried about this issue; I know refunds sometimes take a little while to appear.

 

2. I realize this second issue may be more about my obsessiveness. However, Jcrew did not give me the green Alden box we're all excited to see when the UPS or FedEx delivery person arrives. Instead, I got this JCrew box

 

 

 

I got on the phone and talked with a JCrew associate from the 800 number. She claims that Aldens x JCrew are not shipping with the green box. I reminded her that I ordered JCrew aldens just several months ago and got, not one, but two green boxes. She said she'd check in with a supervisor. Somewhat rudely, she returned and noted that there was no information they could provide about whether the green box could be sent separately to me (I'm thinking it might be a good idea to have the green box if I ever want to turn around and sell the shoes on the bay or SF someday). Despite my extensive order history, I apparently did not warrant any further effort to procure something as simple as a box. Should I let this go? Have others ordering thru JC encountered similar?

 

3. Most important issue: the shoes, while not creased, had some scuffing, albeit perhaps minor. I suppose it's something a little Mac method could take care of, but still, my thought is: every other Alden retailer seems to be able to provide shoes that look unworn and pristine out of the box. Why can't JCrew? So, based on the following pics, should I ask for an exchange? (sorry in advance for the crappy pics. I'm at the office all day today and have no dslr nearby)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I guess one could argue the karma I created by asking for the discount has come full circle. One could also argue that I'm just being overly picky and that the scuffs pictured above might well happen from my own normal wear over time. However, should I seek to get better from a company I've supported very thoroughly over the last number of years? Please help me put it in proper perspective.

 

And sorry for the long post...

post #51074 of 96825
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

I'm hoping to get some help with the following situation, which I'm tentatively considering calling the case of "bad karma related to asking JCrew for a discount."

 

As you may have seen in an earlier post, I asked a JCrew sales associate outright to match a 25% discount I had been given earlier this winter when I bought my first 2 pairs of Aldens. The associate gave me a 20% discount. Well, the Cadet Cordovan bluchers I ordered arrived today and, I'm sad to say, I was left a bit disappointed by the following issues:

 

1. The "discount" of 20% I was to have been given has yet to be applied. The sales associate claims it should show up on my Amex within the next couple of days. We shall see. I'm less worried about this issue; I know refunds sometimes take a little while to appear.

 

2. I realize this second issue may be more about my obsessiveness. However, Jcrew did not give me the green Alden box we're all excited to see when the UPS or FedEx delivery person arrives. Instead, I got this JCrew box

 

 

 

I got on the phone and talked with a JCrew associate from the 800 number. She claims that Aldens x JCrew are not shipping with the green box. I reminded her that I ordered JCrew aldens just several months ago and got, not one, but two green boxes. She said she'd check in with a supervisor. Somewhat rudely, she returned and noted that there was no information they could provide about whether the green box could be sent separately to me (I'm thinking it might be a good idea to have the green box if I ever want to turn around and sell the shoes on the bay or SF someday). Despite my extensive order history, I apparently did not warrant any further effort to procure something as simple as a box. Should I let this go? Have others ordering thru JC encountered similar?

 

3. Most important issue: the shoes, while not creased, had some scuffing, albeit perhaps minor. I suppose it's something a little Mac method could take care of, but still, my thought is: every other Alden retailer seems to be able to provide shoes that look unworn and pristine out of the box. Why can't JCrew? So, based on the following pics, should I ask for an exchange? (sorry in advance for the crappy pics. I'm at the office all day today and have no dslr nearby)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I guess one could argue the karma I created by asking for the discount has come full circle. One could also argue that I'm just being overly picky and that the scuffs pictured above might well happen from my own normal wear over time. However, should I seek to get better from a company I've supported very thoroughly over the last number of years? Please help me put it in proper perspective.

 

And sorry for the long post...

 

 

 

they're probably returns. mine came in Alden green box for sure. 

 

if you like the shoes and the discount you got, keep 'em. otherwise, return. 

post #51075 of 96825

Probably more related to this thread than to Alden itself, but I just got my first argyle socks tounge.gif

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