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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post

Supposedly if you peal up the heel pad on recrafted shoes, there is sometimes a golden ticket under there - that in fact, can be used to arrange a tour of the factory.

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post #71537 of 87835
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post


I've been in on (and also gotten out of) lots of pre-orders and this is all true. For me, in the future I'm only going to put down a deposit or full payment on orders that have already been confirmed by Alden. Otherwise, you may wait years for an order to be confirmed. I wouldn't mind adding my name to a list like that, but I won't pay on it until the order is confirmed. Only possible exception is a $100 deposit with Leather Soul, with the reasons being that A) they have nice unique makeups, B) they will get the shoe made by Alden, even if it takes a while, and C) $100 deposit is not a huge amount of money.

How recent is the $100 deposit policy with Leather Soul?  

post #71538 of 87835
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Originally Posted by green garden View Post

How recent is the $100 deposit policy with Leather Soul?  
That is a current practice for LS. At least as of about 9 months ago when I placed a deposit.
post #71539 of 87835
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

That is a current practice for LS. At least as of about 9 months ago when I placed a deposit.

Yep, and this has been their policy for a while. My pre-order from 2 years ago required a $100 deposit.
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

#4 boot


Awesome looking boots. Whenever I see pics of these it makes me think I made the wrong choice with the #4 WT Boots instead of these.
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Second round of breaking in my Leffot Tankers. Man do I love these!!




These are great. I really need a NST boot in shell, are there any in the works?
post #71541 of 87835
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Originally Posted by jkater1 View Post

These are great. I really need a NST boot in shell, are there any in the works?

Not that I know of at the moment. Leffot may have some sizes left from the last run... maybe.
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Tifosi, I have those same boots and absolutely love mine too. Are they on the barrie last? 

 

I just picked up another boot that was on my want list.....Cigar Indy. 

post #71543 of 87835
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Originally Posted by jkater1 View Post

Awesome looking boots. Whenever I see pics of these it makes me think I made the wrong choice with the #4 WT Boots instead of these.
These are great. I really need a NST boot in shell, are there any in the works?


I would expect Leffot and Context will both have shell NSTs available sometime over the next year or so. Both do very large size runs. Get on their e-mail lists and you should be able to grab one. Leffot does the color 8 / antique, Context does both black and color 8.

Citishoes did a run of color 8 tankers recently as well, check in with them to see if they have your size or are reordering.
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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post

Has anyone even been in the Alden factory? I'm just curious. I travel some for work...and when I do, I always try to get some shopping in or visit a factory that makes awesome things. From Louisville Slugger to Jack Daniels to Filson to Allen Edmonds - I usually end up buying something cool and it's made here in America. For Alden, I drove past it, but I didn't even try to stop in. That place is a lot like the Wonka Factory I have a feeling. Pretty nuts considering even Ferrari, if you own one, lets you get inside the factory in Maranello.



No dice. I am about 30 minutes from the plant and no tours are allowed. They say it is due to insurance restrictions. I have dropped off shoes a few times for repair but never further than the front door. I still think they should hire me to run the plant! I have plenty of manufacturing experience...
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post


I've been in on (and also gotten out of) lots of pre-orders and this is all true. For me, in the future I'm only going to put down a deposit or full payment on orders that have already been confirmed by Alden. Otherwise, you may wait years for an order to be confirmed. I wouldn't mind adding my name to a list like that, but I won't pay on it until the order is confirmed. Only possible exception is a $100 deposit with Leather Soul, with the reasons being that A) they have nice unique makeups, B) they will get the shoe made by Alden, even if it takes a while, and C) $100 deposit is not a huge amount of money.

 

Thanks folks! I put myself on the waiting list for the cigar shell cap toe from Alden DC. No deposit, but also little to no chance of fruition. I think I was 6th or so for my size and they're getting 4 pairs for that size. :fu:

post #71546 of 87835
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

Yep, and this has been their policy for a while. My pre-order from 2 years ago required a $100 deposit.

Mine too! I need to post some pics soon. I am really happy with the color. It is a bit more of a dark sand than some of the tan suede I have seen, not a lot of yellow to it
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I live in Pa and we got a lot of snow yesterday.  After reading here how some of you wear your shell on commando in rain and snow, I got up this morning, put on my shell commando color 8 tankers and prepared to eat breakfast and then battle the elements.  Well, I just couldn't do it.  I chickened out and put on my Swims Mobster Boots.  Oh well, maybe another day.  

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Originally Posted by LaymanX View Post

Thanks folks! I put myself on the waiting list for the cigar shell cap toe from Alden DC. No deposit, but also little to no chance of fruition. I think I was 6th or so for my size and they're getting 4 pairs for that size. ffffuuuu.gif

Do they have a time frame for when they are getting those shoes? Just curious.
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Do they have a time frame for when they are getting those shoes? Just curious.

The boot has no timeframe. I have been on the list about a year and they are not yet confirmed
post #71550 of 87835
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Originally Posted by specialk0449 View Post

Tifosi, I have those same boots and absolutely love mine too. Are they on the barrie last? 

I just picked up another boot that was on my want list.....Cigar Indy. 
Yes, these are on the Barrie.
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