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I just took delivery of a pair of 975s. The color 8 dye job on the vamp should have put these in the seconds list. I'm really surprised Alden sent them out.
I was so disgusted that I just reboxed them up without taking pictures. But you guys know anyway all too well what that looks like.

Snuff Friday:

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Sorry about the 975s

I am sure you will have things rectified, but it still is a pain in the backside.

On a positive note, the boots look great today.

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post #71192 of 87504
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Originally Posted by PeterL View Post
 

Actually i was just trying to see if anyone have the same experience with medallion not matching. I tried to google alden shoe and went through many pictures of alden shoes with medallion. I couldn't  find anything like the one i have.

it sounds like you are looking for the perfect shoe. Alden is probably not the right brand if thats what you are looking for. Maybe try Edward Green.....I think they are more in the business of constructing a flawless shoe.

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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

I just took delivery of a pair of 975s. The color 8 dye job on the vamp should have put these in the seconds list. I'm really surprised Alden sent them out.
I was so disgusted that I just reboxed them up without taking pictures. But you guys know anyway all too well what that looks like.

Snuff Friday:

Nice!! I've been eyeing the Unionmade snuff Indy for a while.  For today though, just a pair od 403s:

 

 

post #71194 of 87504

Gorgeous - are those both calf or Chromexcel? I want the darker makeup in a #8 shell...

 

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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

Sorry crappy IOS photos, but i stopped by Alden store in San Francisco and saw some cool wing tip boots




post #71195 of 87504
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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

Sorry crappy IOS photos, but i stopped by Alden store in San Francisco and saw some cool wing tip boots

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Yes, please. I like the burgundy makeup. But I'll take both!
post #71196 of 87504
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Originally Posted by PeterL View Post

I just receive the  975 replacement. I measure the width of the shoes and found that left shoe is 1mm wider than the right shoe.Also, the medallion looks a bit off. Is this a big problem? Any other problem on the shoes that should be a deal breaker? Thanks in advance Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)













I suspect, though I could be wrong, that any difference (left vs. right) you feel in the fit is due to your feet being asymmetric, and not due to a 1 mm difference in sole width. If the shoes fit well, I would not be concerned with this.

The nick in the welt looks entirely normal to me.

As for the medallion, I definitely notice that one begins closer to the welt than the other. Also, the tips of wingtips (on the vamp) are slightly different as well. I believe both of these issues are pretty common, but it's your call. Since the 975 is a stock model, it should be easy to get a replacement, unless you take a narrow width. Of course, it sounds like you've already done this. Third time's a charm?
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Originally Posted by shaunw View Post
 

it sounds like you are looking for the perfect shoe. Alden is probably not the right brand if thats what you are looking for. Maybe try Edward Green.....I think they are more in the business of constructing a flawless shoe.

Thanks for the advice. I will check it out.

post #71198 of 87504
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post


I suspect, though I could be wrong, that any difference (left vs. right) you feel in the fit is due to your feet being asymmetric, and not due to a 1 mm difference in sole width. If the shoes fit well, I would not be concerned with this.

The nick in the welt looks entirely normal to me.

As for the medallion, I definitely notice that one begins closer to the welt than the other. Also, the tips of wingtips (on the vamp) are slightly different as well. I believe both of these issues are pretty common, but it's your call. Since the 975 is a stock model, it should be easy to get a replacement, unless you take a narrow width. Of course, it sounds like you've already done this. Third time's a charm?

I also thought it could be my feet being asymmetric plus its not really bothering with the little different. I just wanted to mention it to see if one have the same problem. 

 

The only thing bother me is that i purchase them as first quality. First the dye stains and now the medallion problem. I figure will just buy seconds on my next purchase.

post #71199 of 87504
^ Check the Edward Greens.
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Morning gents, just got back from a three week trip to Asia. Had to travel very light and allowed myself only one pair of shoes. I opted for these Alden Tobacco Chamois, and they held up beautifully! Worn almost everyday, all day! (Please excuse the ratty denim):
post #71201 of 87504
Enough about the freaking medallions already! Unless you're perfect, don't expect the same from a shoe.
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Saw this on Moulded Shoe's tumblr blog.  Hoping it's not the beginning of the end.  

 

http://mouldedshoe.tumblr.com/post/73551314822/the-begining-of-the-end-of-domestic-shell-cordovan

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CXL Dovers on a casual Friday:

 

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Originally Posted by thams View Post
 

Saw this on Moulded Shoe's tumblr blog.  Hoping it's not the beginning of the end.  

 

http://mouldedshoe.tumblr.com/post/73551314822/the-begining-of-the-end-of-domestic-shell-cordovan

They'll just send the horses to mexico to be slaughtered less humanely.

 

Hides are also imported from other countries to domestic tanneries.

 

Don't worry, it doesn't mean that Horween is shutting down.

post #71205 of 87504
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They'll just send the horses to mexico to be slaughtered less humanely.

Hides are also imported from other countries to domestic tanneries.

Don't worry, it doesn't mean that Horween is shutting down.
I was just going to say that I thought most horse hides were imported anyway?
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