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Someone on here mentioned that J. Gilbert has a order of 990's on commando sole arriving in March. I emailed them and said they have my size arriving and the price was $695.
My past purchase of a Alden Cordovan shoe was $645 and seems to be the going rate at the moment on most other websites. I guess when youre spending this much money a extra $50 isnt a huge deal to most people. Id prefer to not pay $695 if a better deal is available.
FYI. just got a shirt I ordered from NeedSupplyco and they sent a %15percent off coupon code that works on Alden shoes but Im not interested in any of the makeups they have available. Guess I will order something else but could be a good deal for anyone out there on the fence about ordering something off that site.
aaaand at that point, I start (started) looking at other companies.. no disrespect to alden, as I own a handful currently, but >$800 I start questioning my purchases
Suck it up young Spiffster!
Alden 101 is in fact a prerequisite for American Pedal History. The good thing though, is that AP History will fulfill your core writing requirement!
agreed. I have maybe 3-4 purchases left (shell) and I think I can tap myself out. most of these would be difficult as they'd be older variations (jcrew ravello lwb, olive'd cigar lwb)
I've been really impressed with epaulets carmina offerings of late, both in shell and other variations.
Glad to hear it. Otherwise, I would have petitioned to be added to the class roster on the basis of having accrued the minimum number of Alden basics: an Indy boot, several lwb's, PTBs and an lhs. Hoping I get to tassels during the second semester.
Yes it's Alden's fault but both companies should check the product before it leaves. UnionMade response to me was.. That is how Alden's are. The can send them to Alden and see what they say but UnionMade does not see any issue here.
for as much flak as the calif alden dealer gets for his return policy (adam?) atleast I think I've read he's fairly thorough with his quality control.
at the end of the day, we're talking about shoes that very well will get scuffed/scraped/beat 5 minutes out the house.. but these are $500+ shoes.. not $50 DSWs..
Best part is I specifically asked Ellen to check the shoes and in 15 seconds she responds there perfect! So I hope you can understand my frustration since I know of the qc issues so I always make sure to ask for an inspection.