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Originally Posted by razl View Post

Leffot was carrying this City Moc in Chromexcel last year but I missed my size and, as of now, they don't plan on restocking. I'm wondering, has anyone seen it pop up anywhere else? It still strikes me as the perfect casual shoe.

You can get the CXL NST from ShoeMart. 

 

Edit: Looks like someone else beat me to the punch, ha

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I had a pair of Ravello chukkas (which were quickly returned) that were a pretty serious mismatch, especially when seen in natural light. I'd uploaded some photos here that should still be available.

There's at least one other photo of a pretty serious mismatch on here too, but I can't remember the specifics. Unlike your pair, however, both mine and the other were not obviously marked as parts of different pairs.

Were they 10Ds from Alden DC? I tried them on and noticed the color difference right away. They didn't know what to say about them, but was also surprised by the color difference. The right shoe also felt quite a bit larger, more like a 10.5D than a 10D to me. Makes sense why she still had them...

-Mike
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Agreed … not much love here for balmorals, especially black cap toe bals … even less for black calf cap toe bals.

Nonetheless, I recently placed an order for a pair of the 907s icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif. I'm sure most here would scoff, but I'm really excited to add this classic to my rotation.
Is that the pair I've been watching on eBay? I really love those and have been tempted. It's a great shoe and I'm sure you'll find a buyer soon. Good luck!!

Today…

Yes sir, if the location matches my own.

You don't think my asking price is unfair, do you?
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Ravello PTB

Nice PTBs. Looking good. I need to get my Ravello PTBs more air time.
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Yup.  That's exactly what I was thinking of.

 

 

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Were they 10Ds from Alden DC? I tried them on and noticed the color difference right away. They didn't know what to say about them, but was also surprised by the color difference. The right shoe also felt quite a bit larger, more like a 10.5D than a 10D to me. Makes sense why she still had them...

-Mike

 

And yes, that's the pair.  Quite a shame.

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My second favorite pair of Aldens in my closet...though I still need to take these to B. Nelson for some steel toe taps... musicboohoo%5B1%5D.gif

These are great.

I really want to own a pair of #8 or cigar cap toe bals. But at least for now, I rarely wear a suit or even a sport coat due to my casual work environment, so I don't think they'd easily work into my rotation. I suppose the practical answer is: "well, should you find yourself wearing suits/sport coats more regularly in the future, then consider picking up a pair at that time." Agreed?...or is someone going to be an enabler?
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2210's today.  Love this shoe 
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A year ago, I didn't get this style. Now, I love it.
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Ravello PTB Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

One of my personal favorites.
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post
 

Great looking shoes, but why not have one of them in color 8? 


Because neither of those models (J Crew Cadet and Leffot LWB w/flat welt) come in color 8.

[Sorry if this has already been said, I've been out a couple of days and just now catching up]

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These are great.

I really want to own a pair of #8 or cigar cap toe bals. But at least for now, I rarely wear a suit or even a sport coat due to my casual work environment, so I don't think they'd easily work into my rotation. I suppose the practical answer is: "well, should you find yourself wearing suits/sport coats more regularly in the future, then consider picking up a pair at that time." Agreed?...or is someone going to be an enabler?
A year ago, I didn't get this style. Now, I love it.
One of my personal favorites.

I wore my perf captoes with slacks and dress shirts at work. It's not as formal as you might think.

If it was a plain toe or straight cap, I'd think twice about it.
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Makes me real nervous ordering from J Crew.  There is always a fair chance for such thing to happen when the retailer has a liberal return policy.   

 

 

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JCrew should cover that shipping - someone dumped a return or stollen goods on JCrew which became mixed in. Someone else is or will soon experience the same issue as you have.

 

To Resistant and RobinM: to their credit, J. Crew customer service was outstanding. The phone rep found another pair in my size in a retail store in about 3 minutes, waived overnight shipping, immediately refunded the "bad" pair and processed the charge for the new ones, and told me to send back the bad pair soon. Nice way to make it right. 

 

 
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To complicate maters,
Which color did u like better? Left or right?

 

Right, I think, but honestly something in the middle of the two is what I was picturing from all the photos I've seen online. The right is almost too dark, and the left too reddish/light. 

 

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My guess is that the left shoe was the display model and naturally lightened from exposure to the store lighting.

 

That's a good guess. 

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Regardless of what some think of their product, I've always had good experiences with JCrew's customer service.
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This may sound crazy but I finally un-boxed my Whiskey PTBs purchased from Alden SF 2+ months ago.  Was going to try them on but they forgot to include laces.  Comparison shot to a pair of year old Whiskey LHS.  

 

 

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I have purchased three Alden for J Crew pairs and have never had any issues.  I suspect the majority of Alden for J Crew purchases have gone without drama, but I may be incorrect.

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The shoes look outstanding in that photo. That said, wingtips and longwings aren't for everyone. I know some well dressed people that, while acknowledging that my shoes look good on me, would never really wear Aldens because they don't think are sleek enough of whatever.

 

I actually do like wingtips. I think a lot of the hesitancy for me is that I'm trying to get away from leather soles and trying to acquire stuff that would work in rain as well.

 

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What's your size, Vicious? :smarmy:

 

In Barrie it's 8.5D

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Originally Posted by GooseG View Post

Yes sir, if the location matches my own.

You don't think my asking price is unfair, do you?

I'm not an Alden eBay aficionado, so I can't really speak to the competitiveness of your pricing on eBay. For me, the pricing is to close to what I could potentially get from the BB Corp sale for a similar model, "unworn" and returnable … that is if they ever get a restock. They may have more wear, but I think Sazon/Uncle Mac is selling the same model in 8.5C for $342 … now that's a steal! If I were a half size smaller or had a narrower foot, I'd be all over them.

It all comes down to how quickly you need to move them vs how much of a hit you're willing to take. Good luck!!
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Originally Posted by macjedi View Post

I'm not an Alden eBay aficionado, so I can't really speak to the competitiveness of your pricing on eBay. For me, the pricing is to close to what I could potentially get from the BB Corp sale for a similar model, "unworn" and returnable … that is if they ever get a restock. They may have more wear, but I think Sazon/Uncle Mac is selling the same model in 8.5C for $342 … now that's a steal! If I were a half size smaller or had a narrower foot, I'd be all over them.

It all comes down to how quickly you need to move them vs how much of a hit you're willing to take. Good luck!!

Fair enough, thanks for the feedback.

My reasoning was mostly due to the fact that these shoes are nearly 700 new, I'm eating shipping, and even the heels haven't really worn yet.

Not really in a hurry to move them, but they're never going to fit right.
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