or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › ***The official Alden thread ***
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

***The official Alden thread *** - Page 4854

post #72796 of 79129
Quote:
Originally Posted by justuhgeek View Post

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.

Styles mentioned in this thread:

post #72797 of 79129
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post


I would get it on it as well. so many of us with 8.5D in Barrie.

 

Why is it when I'm trying to sell my Alfred Sargents there's noone with my shoe size in that thread but over here apparently half of you have the same size foot I do?

post #72798 of 79129
Quote:
Originally Posted by thams View Post

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.

When I was ordering them, I recall her telling me that there was a blemish on the shoe. And she repeated this. Don't know whether her intention was to make sure I was prepared to take the dive or to hint at a possible discount opportunity. Perhaps both.

I didn't want to go through the whole Alden refinishing process again, so I passed on these and picked up a pair of Leffot Dovers on B&S here instead. When I called back to return them, I did not inquire about a discount, but I'm sure one could be asked for.

Funny you say that, I'm on the list for the DC CT Boot, and will wait for the next order of the Cigar PTBs. 4-5 months? Was hoping sooner...
post #72799 of 79129
Quote:
Originally Posted by justuhgeek View Post

Funny you say that, I'm on the list for the DC CT Boot, and will wait for the next order of the Cigar PTBs. 4-5 months? Was hoping sooner...

Well, if they're doing another run of Cigar PTBs then maybe I'll just wait for that.  Not on that list though, so no telling where I would fall in grand order.  A pair of Cigar LWBs would be killer, but beggers can't be choosers.  I'm really pumped about the cigar CT boot though.  

post #72800 of 79129
Quote:
Originally Posted by fitchottie View Post

You guys think these are worth $250.00




Alright I bought them. The same guy had a pair of blue suede Alden's for jcrew as we'll in size 11.
post #72801 of 79129

Just got back from Alden DC earlier today. They are definitely doing a special makeup of cigar captoe boots.

post #72802 of 79129
Quote:
Originally Posted by thams View Post

Well, if they're doing another run of Cigar PTBs then maybe I'll just wait for that.  Not on that list though, so no telling where I would fall in grand order.  A pair of Cigar LWBs would be killer, but beggers can't be choosers.  I'm really pumped about the cigar CT boot though.  

Neither am I. As someone mentioned in this thread earlier, making the call to Alden DC can be a dangerous one. I am on a couple of lists, and will probably wait a couple of months until I call back to be put on the Cigar PTB list.

I think Joe told me that it will probably be made next year as the recent batch of Cigar Shells is being used to produce the Captoe Boot.

Cigar LWB? Try the Madison store, might get lucky as they are being put into production soon if I'm not mistaken.
post #72803 of 79129
Quote:
Originally Posted by justuhgeek View Post

I think Joe told me that it will probably be made next year as the recent batch of Cigar Shells is being used to produce the Captoe Boot.

Cigar LWB? Try the Madison store, might get lucky as they are being put into production soon if I'm not mistaken.

I'm ok with cigar leather going to the boots.  These age sooooo well.

 

I'm afraid to call Madison.  If they had a slot for the cigar LWBs open, then I would have to spend the cigar CT boot money to get them.  It would be a difficult choice to make...

post #72804 of 79129

What last is the CT Boot in? Grant as always?

post #72805 of 79129
Quote:
Originally Posted by justuhgeek View Post

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.

Pics here:

 
MHO, it's worth it to ask Kathy about the splotch and the possible discount. I just recently attempted a restoration of a cigar ptb I bought from her this past May that evidently had the same issue. (I moved over the summer and kind of forgot about the ptbs, so didn't notice the splotch on the left vamp until well after I had worn the shoes a few times without seeing them in natural sunlight, which would have made the splotch more apparent). I basically took some brown $2.99 kiwi paste wax from the grocery store and applied about 3 or 4 coats and then spent about an hour brushing after the wife and kiddo went to sleep the other day. Although there is still some lightness on the vamp relative to the rest of the shoe, the several folks I've asked have told me they don't see any noticeable defect. That said, this group includes my wife, who thinks my cigar ptb and my color 8 covers look exactly the same ;) Note, I didn't even go as far as doing the whole renomat stripping thing followed by a waxing of the whole shoe. I don't have the Patrickb shoeshine skills, for sure. I like to think my $3 BNelson impersonation came out passable. 
Here are a couple pics following the restoration attempt.
 

post #72806 of 79129
Quote:
Originally Posted by esqblackbook View Post
 

What last is the CT Boot in? Grant as always?

Yes, Grant last. I am #1 on the list fir 8.5D but I believe more than one pair is coming in for that size

post #72807 of 79129
A potentially dangerous day on the Alden Thread for us 8Ds. Fortunately for my wallet and marriage, I was too slow to do any damage smile.gif
post #72808 of 79129
Quote:
Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Yes, Grant last. I am #1 on the list fir 8.5D but I believe more than one pair is coming in for that size

Wish my spot were as nice as yours. I believe I am 3rd on the 8D list. Hoping the same for this size.
post #72809 of 79129
Quote:
Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post
 

Yes, Grant last. I am #1 on the list fir 8.5D but I believe more than one pair is coming in for that size

Kathy told me there may be up to 4 pairs for the "common" sizes. Fingers crossed!

post #72810 of 79129
Quote:
Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

Kathy told me there may be up to 4 pairs for the "common" sizes. Fingers crossed!

I would belive that. It's a pretty big run
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim

Styles mentioned in this thread:

Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › ***The official Alden thread ***