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Originally Posted by ScuffedBluchers View Post

What cigar cap toe boot? 
Alden DC has a 6 or 7 person deep waiting list for a Cigar cap toe on Grant.

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post #79397 of 87469
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Originally Posted by ScuffedBluchers View Post
 

What cigar cap toe boot? 

From Alden DC.  Should be dropping in a month or two.  Holding out hope that they fill the number of orders that they're supposed to so I can finally pick up this boot.  Fourth in line with four pairs of 8.5D scheduled for production.  Fingers crossed!

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ugh.  will I ever find my boot!?

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Originally Posted by Doctor Chan View Post
 

Just made my first Alden purchase, went with the Union Hill Indy Boot from NS. Solid choice?

Its an awesome choice. I went back and forth for weeks about picking it up because I have a snuff suede wingtip already on commando. I finally buckled though and ordered them. I should get in the next day or two. I do worry slightly though because my size was originally out of stock and someone returned. Just crossing my fingers that a defect of some sort wasnt the reasoning and its more related to sizing.

 

Anyways congrats on the purchase!

post #79400 of 87469
Friends, I was in Boston for the marathon over the weekend and brought some Saphir Cordovan Cream along for the ride just in case (one can never be too safe). I had it in the side of a weekender bag which was put under my seat. When I arrived home the glass had shattered and the cream was everywhere. Not the end of the world as the only other things in there were some cloths for buffing but a heads up if you are flying with the stuff, be careful!!
post #79401 of 87469
Today is sad day. Got off work, got out of cab and took shoes off and low and behold.....heel is gone???!??[IMG]

Do I trust local shoe repair. It send them to alden. I don't have missing part to heel.
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post #79403 of 87469
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Originally Posted by mike fite View Post

Today is sad day. Got off work, got out of cab and took shoes off and low and behold.....heel is gone???!??[IMG] Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Do I trust local shoe repair. It send them to alden. I don't have missing part to heel.

BNelson or Alden direct.

If they are newer and not seconds, Alden may fix free.

post #79404 of 87469
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Do I trust local shoe repair. It send them to alden. I don't have missing part to heel.

Replacing a top lift is a job any cobbler should be able to handle with ease.
post #79405 of 87469
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Replacing a top lift is a job any cobbler should be able to handle with ease.

Thank you. They are originally bought by me. Only worn hand full of times. But that kinda made me a bit sad. Wondered how that happened.
post #79406 of 87469
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Originally Posted by TO Tie Guy View Post

Friends, I was in Boston for the marathon over the weekend and brought some Saphir Cordovan Cream along for the ride just in case (one can never be too safe). I had it in the side of a weekender bag which was put under my seat. When I arrived home the glass had shattered and the cream was everywhere. Not the end of the world as the only other things in there were some cloths for buffing but a heads up if you are flying with the stuff, be careful!!

+1 I had a bottle that I bought from Leather Soul with a pair of shoes that leaked about 1/4 of it out of the top. The top was still in place, I figure it must've been a pressure issue on the plane during shipping.
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Today is sad day. Got off work, got out of cab and took shoes off and low and behold.....heel is gone???!?? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
[IMG]

Crazy, I would send it back to Alden, they should fix that for free.
post #79407 of 87469
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Thank you. They are originally bought by me. Only worn hand full of times. But that kinda made me a bit sad. Wondered how that happened.

I've had this happen to me twice on AE shoes, a new pair and a pair I had the factory refurb.

Alden will take care of this for free, but you loose several weeks to a month - if that matters, then as other have suggested, any local cobbler can fix this for you.

Cheers,
BN
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Originally Posted by mike fite View Post

Today is sad day. Got off work, got out of cab and took shoes off and low and behold.....heel is gone???!??[IMG]

Do I trust local shoe repair. It send them to alden. I don't have missing part to heel.

My guess is that Alden will fix for free but do you really feel like waiting a couple of months for such a basic repair? I'm with REguy, take it to a local cobbler. This is an easy fix.
post #79409 of 87469
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Originally Posted by keithp3521 View Post

Well, Friday is going to be a sad day for me: I put up my color 8 LWBs with antique edge for sale on Ebay. They just didn't fit right. Of all the different shoes I've worn, those color 8s are the only ones that women consistently said, 'Ooh, I love your shoes." As soon as Leffot has another pre-order, I'm going to replace them with my proper size. Guess I'm not alone in thinking that particular make-up is awesome: within an hour, those shoes had hundreds of views and bidding was up to more than half the retail price. I tell you, Aldens really hold their value.

There is good news in all of this, however: today I received a replacement pair, boots I've wanted for a long time: AF84 from Alden of Carmel, brown calfskin boots. I am in love all over again.

Boys, let me tell you: the customer service at Alden of Carmel is truly exceptional. I'm headed out of town tomorrow for bidness and I asked Adam at AoC if he could get them here to Alaska before I left and he did it. I have nothing but the highest praise for Adam and Alden of Carmel. I love the customer service at Leffot, too, BTW. But Adam is the Babe Ruth of cust svc.

Here's a pic of my new boots, just unwrapped. You can see my old Tricker's in the background. Funny how old and beat-up they look compared to brand-new Aldens.

Carry on, boys. And Alden always.
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Here's the color 8 auction, if you're interested:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-Color-8-LWB-Antique-Edge-9-5E-shell-cordovan-wingtip-/181388195102?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item2a3b94351e

I felt the same way about my Epaulet alt Wien's that I just sold. I think the antique edge up against color 8 seems to really get women's attention. They were easily my most complimented shoes, but like you, the fit wasn't quite right. I posted a link to your auction a couple of days ago shortly after you listed the LWB's. A half size smaller and I would be all over them as they are a beautiful shoe. Good luck with your auction and congrats on your new score.
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Originally Posted by mike fite View Post

Today is sad day. Got off work, got out of cab and took shoes off and low and behold.....heel is gone???!??[IMG]

Do I trust local shoe repair. It send them to alden. I don't have missing part to heel.

Send it to Alden. They should fix it for free. Must say Allen Edmonds has been exceptional with their customer service when this happened to me. Don't know about Alden however. 

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