You didn't apologize for calling my feet big, I'm sensitive about my feet being called big.
First nice shoes: Kenneth Cole Oak Street Bluchers in 1999, er, I mean AE Larchmont longwings in walnut calf, bought in summer of 2012
First Aldens: JCrew Tobacco longwings and JCrew snuff suede lwb, simultaneously purchased at 25% discount in Jan 2013
First Shell: Alden cigar lhs
First Viberg: brown cxl perf cap Service Boot - 6 hours ago :)
thank you sir.
we had a great time with the family.
I bought the j&m shells not even knowing about shell at the time. they were probably from the 80s. i bought 4 pairs of nice shoes that day from a "storage hunters" reality show personality. florsheim light brown calf lwb, florsheim brown grain lwb, black cole haan captoes, and the j&m pair. the shell pair was new dead stock. $15 each!! He had around 200 pairs of vintage dress shoes size 10.5 - 11 for sale that day, I wonder what treasures I left behind.... I was clueless about American shoes then.
I don't have any of the 4 anymore, but that purchase started me on American made shoes.
I just recently sold the j&m. They looked similar to my #8 alden x bb sw.
I just got the exact same pair of boots in the mail last week and have the EXACT same problem. I'm going to PM you so we can discuss, but I contacted Unionmade today at firstname.lastname@example.org, spoke to a guy named Carl, and sent him my photos. They are "looking into it," but I'm asking that they send me a replacement pair, since this is highly unusual for new Indy boots, and I own several pairs of Indys with no such issues.
Merry Christmas and happy holidays to the Alden community!
A special thanks to all my forum friends who have helped enable and foster this wonderful hobby/addiction/pastime; for the tolerance and patience of our wives, girlfriends, and partners who allow us to pursue our interests, often at the expense of logic; and last but not least, for the horses, who literally handed over their asses to make us happy.