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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

Harrison Ford carpenter boots today Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Those boots look very project oriented. I don't know if it's just me but the trubalance Indy's are a super comfortable boot.
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Originally Posted by ironclad View Post

They are my size and I was very tempted when I saw them, but I've got a different pair of Aldens en route and not enough coin to cover both.
I'm very curious, what are you expecting?
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Originally Posted by blackboard_knowledge View Post

Thanks mdubs! I didn't see one in all cordovan, but they do have them in a suede mix.
mdubs, you have the cordovan saddle shoes on the Barrie list, don't you? Or, am I thinking of MrDV? If you do own them, what do you think about them?
#8 saddles are a nice alternative to the #8 ptb. I like mine, they get noticed more than other nice shoes.
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+1 for saddles. The Leffot #8 and Alpine Grain or an all #8 version is likely the next Alden shoe I will add to my collection
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Originally Posted by fitchottie View Post

Recieved my 11.5 union hilly Indy boots and my heart sank...



Is this normal for tan...

Any thoughts
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Originally Posted by fitchottie View Post

Any thoughts

It's though to see the issue - is it what looks like the drip mark on the boot? Have you tried a suede brush on them?
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1) The appearance of the drip mark should be reduced or eliminated with a suede brush
2) They will get more drip marks over time. A brush will help

Not a huge deal IMO.
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

1) The appearance of the drip mark should be reduced or eliminated with a suede brush
2) They will get more drip marks over time. A brush will help

Not a huge deal IMO.

I brushed them with no effect. What sort of drip, these were supposedly brand new... From need supply. The area almost seems bare like there is no hair there if that makes sense. I can see the brush making the nap looser which may cove the area over time but the shoes are super smooth.
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Why not just hit up need supply and see what they say? Maybe they will offer a replacement or partial refund. It's best to see what cards you have before trying to make a play.
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Originally Posted by fitchottie View Post

I brushed them with no effect. What sort of drip, these were supposedly brand new... From need supply. The area almost seems bare like there is no hair there if that makes sense. I can see the brush making the nap looser which may cove the area over time but the shoes are super smooth.

Hard to see the leather issues from the photo. If you are unhappy, try to get a refund
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

#8 saddles are a nice alternative to the #8 ptb. I like mine, they get noticed more than other nice shoes.

Thanks for weighing in on things, MrDV. I've been pining for a pair since you posted a pic of yours earlier this year. Now they have been fast-tracked to the top of my list.
Edited by blackboard_knowledge - 3/30/14 at 9:16am
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Originally Posted by fitchottie View Post

Recieved my 11.5 union hilly Indy boots and my heart sank... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Is this normal for tan...

It is not normal. Have you tried to use a suede eraser on it? It may come out.

If it doesn't come out, as you presented this to the forum, it bothers you enough --it would bother me-- that I would recommend that you do not keep it. They are great boots, but as you commented, at this price point, it will bother you every time you look at them. I didn't act on a pair that had an imperfection last year, as they were a small batch and the vendor did not have a pair to replace them. I will tell you that I notice it every time I wear them, and it both bothers me to no end and makes me feel stupid for accepting an irregular product at full price whenever I see them.

However, whatever is the case, I would contact Need Supply and send them a pic of the mark. Good luck!
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Hello, I am new to Alden boots and I would like to find a tanker boot, I am looking trough the web and I only see sold out editions by Alden X other shops. Is there a way to find this model in stock? or I have to wait untill a shop releases the model.

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What color tanker are you looking for? Cxl? Shell?
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

Harrison Ford carpenter boots today

Haha, love the description. Looks like you swapped out the original laces for something different?
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Originally Posted by tjonesd2 View Post

Why not just hit up need supply and see what they say? Maybe they will offer a replacement or partial refund. It's best to see what cards you have before trying to make a play.

This is the way to go if they bother you - I agree is stinks to get something like this from the factory.

Personally I would take some shoe shampoo and a suede brush to that spot and call it a day.

While I get why you would not like them, they are shoes - if you actually wear them they will end up marked in one way or another.

I had on a pair of natural CXL Indy's from Leffot - under week old. My 5 yr old son spills his apple juice on the table it run off on me and all over the floor between my legs. I didn't notice the "splatter" that got all over both shoes - for the love of me I can not change the look of the stains it left in the CXL...

But honestly, it was bound to happen - something always does.
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