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I just got off the phone with a J Crew rep. I called because I only just noticed the Limited-Edition Flex-Toe Suede Chukkas and I wanted to put a search out for my size (12.5). I doubt they'll find them, but interestingly she applied the current coupon to the order which means if they do have them, they'll ship with $75 off.
Good luck! Hope it works out.
I have them in snuff and really like the crepe. Here they are compared to the Leydon flexwelt version. The tan ones are 4-5 yrs old now while the snuff have only been worn a half dozen times at most.
So I guess it is true that Alden will drop a retailer for selling below MSRP.
(A supposed policy that's existence has at times been heavily debated.)
Apparently--though I suppose it only applies when a retailer always sells below MSRP (e.g., limited promotions must be ok).
Incidentally, the way I came across the snuff was by calling my local Boston Ludlow store mgr when the website listed just one size. He sourced them out of the Manhattan Ludlow shop for me. You never know what they'll find. Again, good luck.