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Have worn the Cigar PTB's a few times in the last few weeks. Here is one from earlier today.

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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

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All things being equal, Brooks Brothers shoes tend to be dressier and sleeker lasted than their close Alden branded equivalents. They rarely are 30% off anymore.

There was a case a couple of years ago where an eBay buyer successfully claimed with eBay that Brooks Brothers Alden shoes weren't true "Aldens" and therefore got a refund for the shoes after sending them back. Most BB models aren't "rare" so don't see them getting huge resale value on eBay (beyond normal cordovan resale value)
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

If memory serves correctly, that gentlemen who questioned the genuine Alden-origins of the BB shoe eventually kept the shoe. censored.gif

I think you're talking about my eBay experience selling Aldens for BB. I'll try to dig up the post describing it (EDIT: this was my first post about it), but essentially:
  1. Buyer bid on a pair of dark brown calf Alden for BB PTBs.
  2. He makes a formal eBay complaint, claiming the shoes are not made by Alden.
  3. I offer a series of evidence from the Alden factory, the BB website, and even a YouTube video of Kathy from Alden DC talking about Alden's relationship with BB (where she mentions that they are the only retailer allowed to not have "Alden" appear on the shoes).
  4. eBay rules in buyer's favor and tells buyer to ship the shoes back to me, at which point I would have to refund the money.
  5. Buyer never shipped the shoes.

Edited by Papa Doble - 2/19/14 at 6:54pm
post #74088 of 87516
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Originally Posted by CJBianco View Post

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

PM member/affiliate vendor Epaulet and they will likely accommodate you.
post #74089 of 87516
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post


I think you're talking about my eBay experience selling Aldens for BB. I'll try to dig up the post describing it, but essentially:
  1. Buyer bid on a pair of dark brown calf Alden for BB PTBs.
  2. He makes a formal eBay complaint, claiming the shoes are not made by Alden.
  3. I offer a series of evidence from the Alden factory, the BB website, and even a YouTube video of Kathy from Alden DC talking about Alden's relationship with BB (where she mentions that they are the only retailer allowed to not have "Alden" appear on the shoes).
  4. eBay rules in buyer's favor and tells buyer to ship the shoes back to me, at which point I would have to refund the money.
  5. Buyer never shipped the shoes.

That is mental! Doesn't the heel pad say Alden for Brooks Brothers?

I have just sold an unlined BB LHS pair to fella who has yet to pay me (auction ended Sunday). Why do you bid on something and them slow pay someone. I'll never get it. The guy I sold them to asked me if I'd break in his shoes in the future. As in....he'd buy the shoes and I'd wear them to break them in and get patina. Suuuuuuper strange, right? I think The Queen has someone who breaks in her shoes for her....
post #74090 of 87516
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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?

a little context for your work situation and style considerations would get you more useful replies. for me, I work in a very casual, albeit professional, environment and dress more towards the workwear end of things. therefore i would go with the indy. but they're both nice enough boots.
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I'm in love with the Brown CXL Alden Indy but I can only find it with the neocork soles. Does anyone know of a store that has them in stock with the commando soles? I know that LS has them as the Ultimate Indy, but they won't have them in again till the fall of 2014.

 

Thanks

post #74092 of 87516
Epaulet should restock theirs at some point soon
post #74093 of 87516
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Originally Posted by 100 yrs View Post

a little context for your work situation and style considerations would get you more useful replies. for me, I work in a very casual, albeit professional, environment and dress more towards the workwear end of things. therefore i would go with the indy. but they're both nice enough boots.

These would not be for work, just for going out. I'm leaning towards the wing tip boot but the shoe mart does not have them in my size.

Thanks for all the replies so far guys!
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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post

That is mental! Doesn't the heel pad say Alden for Brooks Brothers?

I have just sold an unlined BB LHS pair to fella who has yet to pay me (auction ended Sunday). Why do you bid on something and them slow pay someone. I'll never get it. The guy I sold them to asked me if I'd break in his shoes in the future. As in....he'd buy the shoes and I'd wear them to break them in and get patina. Suuuuuuper strange, right? I think The Queen has someone who breaks in her shoes for her....

I'm pretty sure there was no Alden branding whatsoever on them.

Your buyer sounds interesting. When I buy something on eBay, I pay immediately.
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

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

 

Tif, that is only because the absolutely ROCK!!! I love mine... They are my first Alden Boot... :-)

 

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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post
 

Whiskey Wednesday...  finally some nice almost-spring-like weather!

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RTP, those are absolutely amazing shoes. I really love the color / design combination...

 

I can't believe it, I FORGOT to take a picture of my shoes today!!! :-( Got too busy at work too quickly...

 

-Mike

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100 YRS thanks for sharing the link to Harrison Limited. I thought i'd se all the sites carrying Aldens. Saw some models I hadnt seen before. Some tempting! I have been looking for a tan suede plain to blucher with a rubber sole and Harrison has had the closest model to that target shoe that I've seen


Anyone know of a Tan or snuff suede PTB on a Lug rubber sole or even a crepe sole would work. I like the crepe but do they track a bunch of debris into the house? I don;t want to be vacuuming everytime I wear the shoes smile.gif


thanks anyone who my have a line on such a shoe as I have searched for months for a suede shoe on something other than flex.


thanks


DuckOB
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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.

Thanks in advance,
Christopher

Left Shoe


Right Shoe


Top View

That right shoe looks fucked up. I would return them
post #74098 of 87516
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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.

Thanks in advance,
Christopher

Left Shoe


Right Shoe


Top View
I'd send them back. They are too far off and look like seconds to me.
post #74099 of 87516
WT Boot all the way.
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What is the alden dc cigar cap toe boot going for these days 

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