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Originally Posted by hoser133 View Post

Just received a bonus at work! I'm torn between the #8 Indy boot or the 9 Eyelet Wing Tip Boot from the shoe mart. What do you guys think?

Go with the Indy. More versatile.

 

 

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Wingtip gets my vote.

+1, I actually think the wingtip boot is significantly more versatile than the Indy.  But that might just be me.

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Hello everyone. My new Alden x Epaulet Natural CXL longwings arrived today, and the craftsmanship looks a little off to me. Before I contact Epaulet, I'd like to get your opinion on the shoes.

The left shoe looks fine to me, but I immediately noticed that the brogue holes on the right shoe looked a little off-center, twisted to the side a little. (See photos.) The top view doesn't seem to look so bad.

One the one hand, I spent $500 on these shoes, so I'd like them to be made better. On the other hand, they are hand-crafted, and some people believe it's the little imperfections that make hand-crafting worthwhile.

Personally, I'm leaning towards the "I spent $500, so I'd like them to be made better" hand, but...am I too picky?

I'd appreciate any opinions.

Thanks in advance,
Christopher
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I would not hesitate returning those. That is not the way they should look and I would not expect them to even be shipped out by the store with that kind of deformation.
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Oh heeeell no! Return them.

Unfortunately, I don't think Epaulet allows returns. However, I'd be happy exchanging them for another pair. Maybe I'll give that a try.

Thanks,
Christopher
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That is just ridiculous.  Should have never left the factory.  Should have never left the store.

 

I would not even consider keeping those for a moment.

 

They look like they were made to compensate for a pronation issue.

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Originally Posted by hoser133 View Post

Just received a bonus at work! I'm torn between the #8 Indy boot or the 9 Eyelet Wing Tip Boot from the shoe mart. What do you guys think?
I would get the #8 wing tip boot.
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Originally Posted by CJBianco View Post

Hello everyone. My new Alden x Epaulet Natural CXL longwings arrived today, and the craftsmanship looks a little off to me. Before I contact Epaulet, I'd like to get your opinion on the shoes.

The left shoe looks fine to me, but I immediately noticed that the brogue holes on the right shoe looked a little off-center, twisted to the side a little. (See photos.) The top view doesn't seem to look so bad.

One the one hand, I spent $500 on these shoes, so I'd like them to be made better. On the other hand, they are hand-crafted, and some people believe it's the little imperfections that make hand-crafting worthwhile.

Personally, I'm leaning towards the "I spent $500, so I'd like them to be made better" hand, but...am I too picky?
I'd appreciate any opinions.
I don't think you're being too picky. I would send them back. I'm very forgiving when it comes to alden issues, but these don't make the cut.
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Unfortunately, I don't think Epaulet allows returns. However, I'd be happy exchanging them for another pair. Maybe I'll give that a try.

Thanks,
Christopher

Dude, they will accept that.  They accept returns from SF members.  Also, even if they didn't, (1) that is defective, and (2) they are good people.  Write them and nicely explain that you are an SF member, got those shoes, and want a return for a refund.  Include a pic.  You will be good.

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+1, I actually think the wingtip boot is significantly more versatile than the Indy.  But that might just be me.

Me too.  I kind of like the Indy from a distance, but it doesn't go with my wardrobe and the Trubalance doesn't fit me too well.  The wingtip will go with a wider range of options IMO.

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+1, I actually think the wingtip boot is significantly more versatile than the Indy.  But that might just be me.

AOC has a 9D irregular #8 wingtip commando boot for $585. 9.5 sold quickly the other day (maybe other sizes will show up, maybe not). "Only" about $100 off, but the issues are usually minor and you can get details before the purchase. 

 

Meant to copy @hoser133 

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Wingtip gets my vote.

Look at you coming around on wingtip boots... Gets my vote as well
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Look at you coming around on wingtip boots... Gets my vote as well
I need at least one pair.
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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post

Dude, they will accept that.  They accept returns from SF members.  Also, even if they didn't, (1) that is defective, and (2) they are good people.  Write them and nicely explain that you are an SF member, got those shoes, and want a return for a refund.  Include a pic.  You will be good.

That sounds great! I'll give it a try. Hopefully, they'll have another 10D in stock for an easy exchange. (Fingers cross'd.)

And thank you, everyone, for all of your opinions. I appreciate them. =)

My Best,
Christopher
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^ They accept the returns only if made in like 10 or 14 days - can't remember.  Point is, don't hesitate too long.  Good luck.

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+1, I actually think the wingtip boot is significantly more versatile than the Indy.  But that might just be me.

Indy boots are great but they are among the least versatile styles of Alden boots.
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Just received a bonus at work! I'm torn between the #8 Indy boot or the 9 Eyelet Wing Tip Boot from the shoe mart. What do you guys think?

#8 shell cordovan wing tip boot from TSM for sure. I have already put a "reservation" in for a pair myself a few weeks back. 

 

In other news, looks like I have a pair of Frans Boone "Indy's" en route.

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Man! Those FB plaza workboots are selling like hot cakes!!!!!
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