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I'd be annoyed too as a customer, it's just funny that all of the anger is directed at UM.

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I would say its a 60/40 split. Alden QC shouldn't have shipped it. UM should have inspected their product particularly when the customer complaints began rolling in. Sad state of affairs for sure.
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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. 

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Alden seems to raise prices 30 to 50 dollars per year. $1000 shell will be a reality pretty quick here.
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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.

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Alden seems to raise prices 30 to 50 dollars per year. $1000 shell will be a reality pretty quick here.

 

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

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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

 

+1. 

 

It's not as though Alden's shell shoes are improving.

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I have a couple of make ups to add in the next six months, from there it will be the occasional purchase.
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Professor RTP, is it still possible to drop this class?

Suck it up young Spiffster!

 

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Is understanding the proper fitting of the Barrie vs Plaza lasts a prerequisite for this course?

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!

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I have a couple of make ups to add in the next six months, from there it will be the occasional purchase.

 

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. 

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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!

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.
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Color #8 NST blucher, grant black shell cap toe boots for me. No idea why but I am enthralled with the NS in #8.
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I'd be annoyed too as a customer, it's just funny that all of the anger is directed at UM.

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.
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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.

 

ouch.

 

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..

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I would say its a 60/40 split. Alden QC shouldn't have shipped it. UM should have inspected their product particularly when the customer complaints began rolling in. Sad state of affairs for sure.

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.
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