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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. totalair1

    totalair1 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not drinking that Koolaide! JCrew did not get those boots from Alden creased like that! At the end of the day its your decision alone. I normally don't make a big deal about a little creasing but these are for sure creased. I think you can deer bone out these creases and a deer bone works really well for me. However I would tell them if they can't give you a decent discount you want another pair. This boot is not rare enough to deal with this crap. Have you sent them the pictures you posted? I would escalate to the next level of management!

    Steve
     
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  2. jhcam8

    jhcam8 Well-Known Member

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  3. akhanani

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    @totalair1 I've reached out to management and sent them these pictures and a few additional ones (side view; soles) and they're thinking it over. I'll certainly keep you posted on how this goes... Perhaps this will serve as an indictment of purchasing Alden from J Crew (Leffot would *never* send these shoes to anyone); perhaps it will demonstrate how good J Crew's customer service is... My thinking: if I saw these on eBay for $550 I'd buy them as is, so J. Crew should bring them down to $550 for me... Fingers crossed!

    I'd definitely go for a new pair if they were available, but it isn't clear if/when they'd become available... That's why I'm tempted to keep these (otherwise I'd just be pissy about having to get to the PO for a new pair). :)
     
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  4. tifosi

    tifosi Well-Known Member

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    In my opinion, creased shoes are not new shoes.

    When I try on shoes, no matter the maker, I never bend my foot. I can get a good idea of fit without bending my foot all the way or at all.
     
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  5. marvaments

    marvaments Well-Known Member

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    I purchased a pair of Indy 403 from Unionmade last summer and they came to me obviously tried on/worn with a crease. I brought this up with them and the ended up taking 35% off the price. That was for chromexcel. I would at least assume some type of discount for something like shell, where creases/rolls are even more noticeable when the shoes are flexed.
     
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  6. AnOxymoron

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    I ended up returning the epaulet belt and settling on a classic belt in Chicago tan CXL from Tanner Goods. Should straddle the line between dress and casual quite nicely.

    I've had one of their natural CXL belts for years now and I absolutely love it. Plus they're based out of my hometown :)
     
  7. denver0321

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    Not to rub it in, but I picked these up today on eBay for even cheaper
    [​IMG]
     
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  8. totalair1

    totalair1 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe this will help. Here's info from when I purchased my pair from Jcrew. Supposedly an unauthorized sale where they honored the price:

    Standard (3-6 Business Days) 20853 Alden[​IMG] cap toe cordovan boots / 13 MEDIUM / DARK BURGUNDY Shipped 1 $500.25 $500.25

    Steve
     
  9. totalair1

    totalair1 Well-Known Member

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    Here's my most recent pair of JCrew's got on a great sale"

    [​IMG]
    ALDEN[​IMG] FOR J.CREW CORDOVAN 405 INDY BOOTS
    Item C0091
    Size: 13 MEDIUM
    Color: DARK BURGUNDY
    $536.25 x 1
    $536.25​

    ITEM SUBTOTAL:
    $536.25​
    SHIPPING:
    FREE​
    TAX:
    $44.24​
    PACKAGE TOTAL:
    $580.49​

    Paid by American Express
    $580.49
     
  10. totalair1

    totalair1 Well-Known Member

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    And another recent purchase of the Cadet cordovan. My point being is Jcrew is feeding you a line of B.S.



    Steve
     
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  11. zippyh

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    Black cordovan on modified.
    [​IMG]
     
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  12. westie187

    westie187 Well-Known Member

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    Take a knee, son.
    You've won at the internet today.
     
  13. sleepyinsanfran

    sleepyinsanfran Well-Known Member

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    Jcrew is one of the better alden retailers (with actual customer service...).

    Yes those creases are bad and a return is in order. Yes, we all love a sale. But trying to squeeze them for all they're worth doesn't seem particularly nice, given the just about every other alden retailer has pretty draconian policies (such as about deposits/tryons etc)
     
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    @totalair1
    @tifosi
    @marvaments
    @denver0321

    Thank you all SO VERY MUCH for your incredible feedback and advice.

    The long story: I spoke with one super frustrating manager (Michael C--a personal stylist manager guy) and he basically refused to mark it down at all. I got his supervisor's information and will be in touch with her to describe Michael's frustrating incompetence. He kept insisting they were not clearly creased based on comparing the pictures I sent him to the images at the J. Crew website. Bananas. Just bananas. Anyway, thankfully I called back and spoke with another manager and shared with them this conversation and he immediately knocked off $200. For $500 and change I think these are keepers!

    Seriously, I'm very thankful to each of you for your very valuable feedback. Thanks so much. And, please, @totalair1 , keep us in the loop when you find those amazing sales!!!! :)

    Hope each of you has a marvelous night and great weekend in store!
     
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    re: Ravello from Jettasy

    As I said gentlemen, from J. Crew.
     
  16. TO Tie Guy

    TO Tie Guy Well-Known Member

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    Enjoy the boots! Glad you got a fair shake, J Crew is great about that stuff!
     
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  17. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Well-Known Member

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    if I see one more pair of jcrew ravello LWB posted in here I am going to be forced to overpay for the next pair of 11.5s that come along [​IMG]
     
  18. Steel28

    Steel28 Well-Known Member

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    Double tap (delete)
     
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    Great shot. This picture makes me love my Leffot tankers all over again hehehe
     
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  20. MrDV

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    thanks for the kind words.
     
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