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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. zazaza

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  3. sambodini

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    My new 403s, 5 days old. Driven 700 miles, walked a few more. Hastily laced. They seem to be a pretty good fit so far if not a smidge high in the arch for my flat feet - just need to take it slow with them from here on out.
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    I received a tracking number, but as the ShoeMart email said, "even though a FedEx tracking # was generated for this order, we do not physically have this item in stock, so your order has been cancelled and credited." I knew it was too good to be true.
     
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    Always great to see some Indy porn. Great character already - enjoy wearing in good health
     
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    Had a pair of these years ago and got rid of them because I just never wore them thanks to their fleshy/putty color. The whiskey on this pair is fairly dark, so I thought I'd try again. The shell has a shine and depth of color that is truly :drool:-worthy. The photos were taken under fluorescent lighting and are an accurate depiction of their color.

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    For my very first post......
    I call bullshit on the shoemart.
    They have the cigars.
    They packed and boxed the shoes, that's why I received a tracking number HOURS ago.
    It took them a while to figure out a nice way to say, oooops we made a $200 mistake per shoe, and by the way, we're not going to honor your order.
    In a way I don't blame them. I hate making mistakes in my eBay listings, and then having to pay for return shipping, offer refunds, etc. I guess I do have to be responsible for my mistakes when selling online, but a company like the shoemart does not.
    Allen Edmonds made a similar mistake "glitch" on a shell pair earlier this year, they sold a ton of shells at a huge discount. I didnt buy a pair because i didnt like the shoe. From what i read, AE did honor and ship every one of those transactions.
    I am bitter today, I'll feel better when I place my next order.
     
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    seriously dude, get over it. they made a pricing mistake, they caught it, they fixed it. if it weren't for SF, they would have fixed the pricing mistake on the website before anyone was the wiser. they don't owe you anything. unless they have chosen to keep your money, you're not out ANYTHING. all the rest is just :violin:
     
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    Source for the unlined #8 PTB's please. Thanks
     
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    Should really be a matter of you snooze you lose on the Shoe Marts part. we can only speculate whether or not they have the shoes...
     
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    thank you
     
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    the boot that started a $10,000K shoe spending spree. a classic!
     
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    bah, forgot who mentioned it but supposedly Alden SF has them
     
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    tsm-it was a limited edition
     
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    It's either the Indy or the color 8 longwing (which it was for me) that gets it all started. Honestly looking back at it I'd say it's worth it.
     
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    whiskey is too light to be a staple. if you have 10+ pairs go for it however most will find it hard to wear. unless of course you are located in a warmer climate and wear lighter colored clothes to match
     
  17. ThArtOfWardrobe

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    I'm in the process of breaking in a new pair of shell longwings on carpet and noticed something on the upper, near the welt, where my foot flexes. It looks like part of the shell has come off. No idea if this is the shell itself or some kind of layer that was put over the shell but that area is now dull and no longer has the shell luster that the rest of the shoe has. Has this happened to anyone else? If so, is it cause for concern? Did the problem area get larger as the shoe was worn? Like I said, this happened about an hour into breaking them in so I'm concerned it will spread given its location and the amount of brushing after each wear.

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    I concur but I'll be the first to admit its a little excessive. I considered the lw but thought the Indy was the more reasonable purchase. Those were simpler times..
     
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    One of the Alden Madison guys has suggested using mid-tan Kiwi paste wax on lighter pairs of whiskey. They normally use mid-tan on ravello. It can give it a darker, more burnished look over time. I haven't tried this myself.
     
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    It can be excessive. Thankfully the brand has good resale value.
     
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