Another 8D PSA: I passed on a pair of Cigar PTB's a few days ago and had them shipped back to Alden DC. Should have arrived back by now.
Color is beautiful, and I love the antique edging on this model. Passed because of some blemishes I noticed on the shoe. Looks like finish pulled off, but you can't really tell unless in bright lighting or sunlight.
Might be able to work out something. Also you can probably ask to have them sent back to Alden to refinish, but I would avoid this as I have learned from experience while this minor problem may be fixed, another may be created.
Hmmmmmmm, this might be a good deal if Kathy will take a little of the price... Did she offer anything like to you when you told her that you were returning them? I'm torn between a pair of these or cigar cap toes in 4-5 months. The boots might be more my style, but I love these too.