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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. Michael Haines

    Michael Haines Well-Known Member

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    Actually the pants the way I am bent over makes it look that way but they only really have a half break to them
     
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    i'd be hesitant to implicate someone like that. i'd like to believe steven and his crew have more integrity than that.
     
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    I do not know Steven but from my understanding he is not only a retailer, but a business owner, and I have not read a bad word about Leffot.
     
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    another +1 for steven. he took care of me on some day trippers last year. great to do business with..
     
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    The "Stores" link does not allow you to search by Zip Code, and there all 50 states listed on the pull down menu but several states have no authorized retailers.
     
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    Absolutely agree on Leffot. Steven is a great guy and one of the best I have dealt with
     
  8. CalceoAdamator

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    Sizing opinion guys... Looking at the straight tip on the Hampton last... Against popular opinion I have seen on the thread, I find this last in a D is a tad wide, physically and aesthetically for me. I usually wear a D width on most lasts, but take an E on the narrower Aberdeen last, which fits perfectly. I was thinking of getting the Hampton in a C width... You guys think that will balance out that last for me?
     
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    thank you. i would contact Unipair to inquire about the shoe.
    a used anatomica saddle blucher in suede/ cigar for auction on yahoo japan

    http://yahoo.aleado.com/lot?auctionID=n111330727

    i would consider bidding if they were new.
     
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    It's about time! Much better than the old site. The old site made me not want to buy thier shoes...almost.
     
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    Only one way to find out. If you can, buy both and return one.
     
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    I actually do not mind not having direct access to people who run the companies that I like to puchase wares from. If I like their products I, by extension, usually have a positive view of them. It can only go down hill if they get involved. A typo or a choice you do not agree with and wham! You lose a customer. You cannot please everyone.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    I think you are making a real big assumption here. That's more than a bit of a stretch especially since you are responding to a post about a specific retailer. A retailer with a stellar reputation. I can't imagine you intended to disparage the guy but it's important to think before responding on public forum about an incident of which you have no first hand knowledge. A comment like that can have very real consequences when posted on a public forum in a thread with 4+ million views.
     
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    I was pleasantly surprised to read that as well! Enthusiasts can be a pretty tough group to please.

    I was particularly impressed at the following comment:

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    Note, he posted his email address in the original thread.
     
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  17. phototristan

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    I know for a fact that retailers lie. I used to work retail myself and can tell you in no uncertain terms if a customer's special order came in and the owner (or friend/family of owner, manager, employee, etc.) wanted the item, they would get first dibs on it. This is very common practice actually.

    I did not state nor imply this is what Leffot did but they certainly have the power to do so.

    If you are familiar with my videos on YouTube, you will know that I did a whole video basically advertising a Leffot special make-up, so you'd be wise to refrain reading something into my post that is not there, speaking of making an assumption.
     
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    well put. like i said... it's very disconcerting that someone would brazenly state: "retailers lie" as a reply to a post addressing a specific retailer.
     
  19. El Argentino

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    That's a major "points" move in my book. Good on AE for getting deep into a portion of their market and availing themselves. Alden could learn from this. Re: Leffot dispute. I echo the above comments about disparaging a retailers reputation. I've never read anything bad about Leffot anywhere, and had no reason to believe they weren't an exemplary specialty retailer. However, even with the above accusations (unfounded or not), it makes me second guess buying through them - particularly given that I haven't beforehand. The impact of a bad review does far more damage than multiple good reviews do in building up a reputation. And apparently OP has made enough of a stink that Leffot took to its twitter account to vent:
    People will question all the good things they hear about you but believe all the bad without a second thought.
    — Leffot (@Leffot) April 6, 2013
    The overly vocal critic, IMO, should be just as susceptible to criticism as the object of theirs.
     
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