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post #74851 of 98609

^^^ Oh he buys quite a bit!  :nodding:

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He's a big talker; he doesn't actually buy anything bounce2.gif

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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

^^^ Oh he buys quite a bit!  nod%5B1%5D.gif

Somehow both of these statements are true.
post #74853 of 98609
after sitting on the fence for almost two years about buying a pair of shell LW, i finally picked up a pair.

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they arrived today, and on closer inspection (i tried them on at the shop, then had them sent to save on taxes) i noticed a small roll/bulb/on the toe, where the upper meets the welt.

it's really nothing, and i realize that these are handmade shoes, but they're not exactly cheap. am i being OCD and overreacting?

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i also noticed some minor asymmetry with the broguing.

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Edited by gastarbeider - 2/27/14 at 1:47pm
post #74854 of 98609

Those look fine to me. They will look far worse after being worn outside for 30 minutes

post #74855 of 98609
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post
 

Those look fine to me. They will look far worse after being worn outside for 30 minutes

+1.  If you look at any pair of new Alden shoes long enough, you'll find slight imperfections. 

post #74856 of 98609
alright. figured as much. thanks for talking me off the ledge.
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

.I've recently made a foray into other brands and interests and, accordingly, have begun perusing other sf threads. While I've also appreciated the information and pictures I've encountered in those other threads, it's been my experience that there is much more flaming and trolling if not overt snippiness, passive aggression and hostility there. We here in the Alden department seem to be able to share our enthusiasm and even our conceptual disagreements without getting catty or losing civility (even when it comes to the calf vs. shell debate). Thank you for the camaraderie and for supporting my ongoing habit. Good day, good sirs!

 

I agree. That is the reason I hated SF for so long and might have come across a bit blunt myself initially - because I was expecting the snippiness that is prevalent in the majority of SF. If I did, I apologize since everyone here has been helpful and not holier than thou at all.

post #74858 of 98609
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Originally Posted by fitchottie View Post

Got the jcrew 975 for sale if anyone is interested... New got them today .. They just don't do anything for me..

 

What size? If they're 8.5, I'll trade you a pair of 10.5's for them. :thumbs-up:

post #74859 of 98609
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Originally Posted by fitchottie View Post

Got the jcrew 975 for sale if anyone is interested... New got them today .. They just don't do anything for me..
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If they're 12D I'm interested.
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Originally Posted by Mutombo View Post

If they're 12D I'm interested.

11.5
post #74861 of 98609

Any thoughts on the color imperfections in the tongue of this boot? The rest of the shoe seems pretty close to perfect for Alden standards.

 

 

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Originally Posted by ErikW View Post
 

Any thoughts on the color imperfections in the tongue of this boot? The rest of the shoe seems pretty close to perfect for Alden standards.

 

 

The "color imperfections" can be made even with some polish and/or Renovateur. Does the look of this bother you?

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4060s 10.5E. Grant last is a tough one to fit. Originally bought the 11D from shoemart but realized after an hour on carpet that there was too much height in the toe box. Since I had to have the 4060 I bought the 10.5 D & E from Citishoes. Couldn't make the D work. The E is works great but I would say has a bit less sleekness than the D. I noticed yesterday that the tongue is unlined (both with horween stamp), where my brixtons have a lined tongue.

Once I sell the 11Ds from shoemart I'll know how much it costed me to get my Grant last sizing right!
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Originally Posted by ErikW View Post
 

Any thoughts on the color imperfections in the tongue of this boot? The rest of the shoe seems pretty close to perfect for Alden standards.

 

 

You are joking, right?  Do you really think that is something to have any concern over.  First it is hardly noticeable and second, have you seen a boot tongue after being laced a few times.  I am very particular and have been accused of being OCD more than once and can appreciate real issues,  but some of the recent "is this OK" postings are bordering on the ridiculous.

post #74865 of 98609

+1 on this thread being particularly helpful and civil compared to many of the other SF threads. It is especially nice that when you ask a question on this thread, people actually answer it and give input, instead of telling you to try and piece together an answer from hundreds (in this case almost 5000) previous pages. 

 

Thank you to the gentlemen here who actively participate in our collective bloodlust for Alden. 

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