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post #61621 of 87462
Every time I have tried to put an order in with Shoemart, their website pop ups a warning that not all of their products (including Alden) can be shipped internationally, etc. and I can't place the order.

I live in the US.

What's the deal?

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post #61622 of 87462
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Originally Posted by TactileOne View Post

Mine from The Shoe Mart In and out of sunshine.



Nice boots TacktileOne!
And thanks for the kinds words regarding the "blotch" issue.
post #61623 of 87462
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Originally Posted by RevisIsland View Post

Ema
Email Alden. I bought a pair like this from Jcrew and they offered to re-dye for no cost (except cost for me to ship out). I havent sent them out yet but plan to.
Thanks for the tip Sir. I didn't know they could re-dye for this type of problem (and at this point I haven't found what causes these blotches).
I wonder if I could have them re-dye in cigar? Or color 4???stirpot.gif
Did you go directly to Alden or did you work through J Crew to start the process?
post #61624 of 87462
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Originally Posted by CEE88 View Post

(and at this point I haven't found what causes these blotches).

The blotch is just uneven dye from horween or "finish" from Alden. Given the hue, I'd guess Alden. (Their finish is some sort of dye-like product that gives it the distinct eggplant color and sheen that distinguishes their #8 shell from AE or other Horween-sourced firms.)
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Originally Posted by CEE88 View Post


Thanks for the tip Sir. I didn't know they could re-dye for this type of problem (and at this point I haven't found what causes these blotches).
I wonder if I could have them re-dye in cigar? Or color 4???stirpot.gif
Did you go directly to Alden or did you work through J Crew to start the process?

 

+1 on the re-dye from Alden.  I had pitting issues with my PTB and Alden did a great job refinishing the shoe.  The color became deeper and I'm sure they re-dyed it.  I got my shoe from Sherman Brothers so they facilitated the process with Alden.  Considering that you did not get it from a retailer, you'll have to try to contact Alden directly.  Which I think may be your bigger issue because in my experience the Alden factory prefer to deal with their retailers.  Good luck!  I hope you can correct the issue. 

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LS #8 NST Saddle on the Leydon
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post #61627 of 87462
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LS #8 NST Saddle on the Leydon
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Welcome back CTYGGG!  Another great looking pic... enjoy in great health my friend!

post #61628 of 87462
jcrew boots with blotches on the vamp. Boots worn about 15 times



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picked up the j.gilbert indy shoe in reverse tobacco. love it!

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picked up the j.gilbert indy shoe in reverse tobacco. love it!

 

Very nice I like the color alot

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jcrew boots with blotches on the vamp. Boots worn about 15 times
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very interesting!  I had the same thing on these exact boots.  Mine have been worn about 18 times (OCD).  The blotches are only really noticeable in bright light.  And I'm pretty sure I did not spill any liquid on the boot (just one boot has the spotch).

post #61632 of 87462
yeah, you can also see how much lighter the vamp is now compared to the toe cap. also the color 8 shell is a lighter than typical #8 shell and resembles ruby shell more than burgundy or eggplant. Jcrew boot on left side and Grant last on right. Both worn same amount of times

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Originally Posted by NYDRH View Post

Very nice I like the color alot

thank you sir. i also have the tobacco chamois indy. i think I like this one a litte more and its more impressive in person. Its got the natural edge trim and double flex felt = me happy
post #61634 of 87462
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Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post

LS #8 NST Saddle on the Leydon


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Your timing is impeccable, as this is the shoe we were just discussing.

 

Also, It doesn't take long to fall behind on this thread.

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Alden Indy Tobacco Chamois & Indy shoe Reverse Tobacco Chamois
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