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I hope it is ok to discuss pricing because I wanted to share my recent purchase of a pair of LWB #8 from Jcrew in NYC. As I posted in a previous post these would be my first pair of cordovans. I purchased them from Jcrew because I had multiple gift cards to help bring down the cost. The store pricing had the shoes at $645. I asked the sales person if they were willing to ship the shoes to a friend in New Jersey to avoid sales tax. He checked with the manager and they would ship the shoes at no cost and more importantly avoid the sales tax. I purchased them the Friday before labor day so I had to wait until Tuesday for them to ship. They arrived in New Jersey on Wednesday. The shoes were fine but being the last pair I size 8 and having others people trying on the shoe there were slight creasing which is no problem but being the person that I am I called jcrew to see if they could do a search for another pair. When I called the representative she did a search for them online(I mentioned to her that they were not for sale online). When she found the shoes in their database they had the shoe for $600. I told her that I paid a higher price of $645. She immediately told me to bring the shoes back for a refund of the difference. The store would only have to call to verify the price difference. I brought the shoes back to the store and surprisingly the sales associate that sold me the shoes and the store manager remembered me. I informed them of the price difference. The sales associate called and he confirmed the price and I was refunded the $45 difference.

I did call around NYC and there was only one other store that had my size. I informed the sales associate that I wanted to exchange them with a pair that I just bought because of the creasing. He told me that the pair that they had were tried on and had creasing as well. In the end the shoes are great and I got them at a reduced price.

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Forgot to add the picture. I can't wait to wear them tomorrow
post #59553 of 79343
that creasing doesn't look bad in that photo at all congrats man. it would have creased like that the first day you wore them anyhow if you walk and move like a regular human smile.gif
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Forgot to add the picture. I can't wait to wear them tomorrow

great score! congrats!
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They look great.  Can't beat the price.  Congrats!

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After waiting for over a year, my LS captoe on Plaza last are here. satisfied.gif

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^^ less wait than the tan suede LWB's from LS...
Congrats and enjoy
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Blind eyelets grrrr....congrats great boots. I endured the wait as well.
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^^ less wait than the tan suede LWB's from LS...
Congrats and enjoy

Haha, seriously...boggles my mind that LS can get a shell pre-order completed faster than a suede one. I think whichever pre-order I'm on will invariably be delayed.
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that creasing doesn't look bad in that photo at all congrats man. it would have creased like that the first day you wore them anyhow if you walk and move like a regular human smile.gif

I know but there is something about getting a fresh pair of shoes. I had to try to keep my mind at ease.
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I used to think the same way with women then i gave up
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I am really diggin these from need supply.

 

I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on these as well!

 

Anyone know how the vegetable tanned calf leather wears over time (say, compared to Chromexcel)? Any thoughts on best practices to keep this type of leather looking clean/sharp vs. rugged/"patinaed" over time?

 

I see this makeup as a good "tweener" among the more casual, original Indy and the dressier shell versions.

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Forgot to add the picture. I can't wait to wear them tomorrow

Wear king gunboats often and in great health my friend!

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Had a big past couple of weeks - which included these Alden for LeatherSoul Pitt boots:

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Had a big past couple of weeks - which included these Alden for LeatherSoul Pitt boots:

So sick, wear em well!
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