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Originally Posted by mtc2000 View Post


Not trying to argue, but this is not much of discoloration but rather marks left from running dyes. Alden finish their dark color shell shoes with liquid dyes, as a way to even out the color variations and imperfections inherent in shell Cordovan. Frequently, the application of the dye is not perfectly even, leaving behind these marks.

Examine a few pairs of dark color shell Alden in very strong light (e.g. direct sun light), and you should see varying degrees of imperfections.

I am not saying that it is acceptable. Ultimately, it is the consumer's decision. BTW, an alternative option is to complain directly to Alden. I am pretty sure they will fix the issue for free, by applying more dyes to cover up the marks.

 

I appreciate your explanation of the process.  I guess I have been lucky over the years:  I have never run into this despite seeing and owning a number of pair of color 8 cordovan shoes.  Running dye or discoloration, the process in this instance lead to a notable result in this particular pair of shoes.    

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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

I love the snuff suede chukka vastly underrated. A solid staple for sure.

Agree, I wear mine all summer and very comfortable.

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Thanks to all for the responses. I really appreciate it! I may go with the suede chukka for more casual wear, but I really like the Cooney. I don't think my feet will get too cold in the unlined chukka with some warm socks, since it rarely gets real cold in SC.
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

haven't seen this awhile, so I figured I'd put it up and ask..

top 3 grails that you don't yet own but would buy if they became available...

pics included in possible..

my three Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

1. ravello brixton 


2. ravello chukka, either plaza or barrie 



3.  cigar LWB.     

I have #1 and #3 on order with Epaulet right now. Once these come in I probably won't be ordering any more rare shell from Alden.
Edited by Beatlegeuse - 9/11/13 at 6:22am
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

haven't seen this awhile, so I figured I'd put it up and ask..

top 3 grails that you don't yet own but would buy if they became available...

pics included in possible..

my three

1. ravello brixton

2. ravello chukka, either plaza or barrie 

3.  cigar LWB.    

My first two Alden shell purchases were the Ravello Wingtip boot and the Cigar LWB both from TSM.




I also have the Allen Edmond Chukka (Dundee) in cappuccino shell that is in between ravello and cigar


All of these shoes get plenty of wear!
post #59750 of 99246
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Originally Posted by Pastor View Post

My first two Alden shell purchases were the Ravello Wingtip boot and the Cigar LWB both from TSM.




I also have the Allen Edmond Chukka (Dundee) in cappuccino shell that is in between ravello and cigar


All of these shoes get plenty of wear!
Nice lineup you have there, Pastor. I'm am looking quite forward to my cappuccino Dundees.
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jcrew saddles + red socks for team usa

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Suede shortwings today

 

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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post
 

jcrew saddles + red socks for team usa

 


Those are some sharp saddles.  These are ours and we have some on sale.

post #59754 of 99246
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post


thank you sir. i have 2 color #8 captoe boots, the other being jcrew captoe. I think once the jcrew captoe is due for a resole, ill ask b.nelson to switch out the edge trim and welt stitching to match leffot naval boot

Interesting plan.  The Naval boot looks pretty nice, but I think I prefer the J Crew boot as is.  However, with all of the color 8 that I have, it might be nice to have one with the antique edge.

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Interesting plan.  The Naval boot looks pretty nice, but I think I prefer the J Crew boot as is.  However, with all of the color 8 that I have, it might be nice to have one with the antique edge.
I really dig the naval boot. I hope to get my feet on a pair, soon. I'd wear them for strictly casual with denim and I'd use my 4060 cap toes for less casual dress.
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If I could get it in a C width, I'd be all over the Color 8 Naval.  Would wear with Thick Wale Cords, Wool Flannel Slacks, or maybe jeans, but not the skinny kind.

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Originally Posted by Pastor View Post

My first two Alden shell purchases were the Ravello Wingtip boot and the Cigar LWB both from TSM. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





I also have the Allen Edmond Chukka (Dundee) in cappuccino shell that is in between ravello and cigar


All of these shoes get plenty of wear!

I kick myself everyday knowing that a year ago TSM had ravello wingtip boots readily available for a good while in my size, and I never ordered them!  Well done my friend!!

 

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jcrew saddles + red socks for team usa

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Nice MrDV!  These are my favorite seude Alden make-ups.  I am wearing snuff saddles (pardon the non-Alden shoes) and red/white/blue argyles for last night's victory and in remembrance of 9-11-01...  (tough to go through this each year, remember it like it was yesterday :()


(RL, made in Italy but not sure who the manufacturer is)

 

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Suede shortwings today

Nice look DonL!

post #59758 of 99246
Got my phone call from Alden DC on Monday. I've been on travel and just got back late last night. so just gotta give them a call back today.

Is the price really $730 now?
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Probably. Seems to be about the going rate

post #59760 of 99246
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Originally Posted by poena View Post

Got my phone call from Alden DC on Monday. I've been on travel and just got back late last night. so just gotta give them a call back today.

Is the price really $730 now?

 

just curious, what size are you?

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