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Alden MTO Boot Group Order via Alden DC

Discussion in 'Preorders, Group Made-to-order, trunk shows, and o' started by 0waterbouys, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. kippy

    kippy Senior member

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    Hi Folks, 17 responses so far. No additional votes since 6am Eastern. Should we close the polls and have CTYGGG place a call to Kathy at Alden DC? I am OK with configuration that the voting has put together. It's basically Thor's boot with the oiled sole swapped for the double leather.

    kippy
    gracian
    Jpc9
    Bakes11771
    velomane
    Mr.K
    Chrk33
    Sellran
    calidist0
    waterbouys
    CTYGGG
    theinsider
    Mr. Six
    Edmond_evo6
    SLAB
    cold war painter
    natesjuice

    Barrie Last 82%
    Split Reverse Welt 59% (storm 18% and flat at 24%)
    Matched Agatine 71% (Blind 12%, Agatine 18%)
    Antique Edgetrim 100%
    Pulltabs - 47% yes, 53% no
    Double Oiled Lock Sole - 76% (commando 24%)
    360 degree Heel - 71%
    All eyelets, no speedhooks - 76%
     
  2. kippy

    kippy Senior member

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    ...to answer some of the comments/questions on the Thor boot poll from the various members:

    Q1. I am not sure if any one mentioned it, but I hope the heel will be the standard leather and dovetail of rubber.
    A1: Not sure if this is an option on the oiled sole. Does anyone know if there is a standard heel type that is paired with the oiled sole?

    Q2: Exactly as it appears in the photo. Not terribly concerned about welt or sole. Of particular importance to me is the minimal stitching on the side. I don't like how some alden boots have horizontal stitching lines across the side of the upper.
    A2: I think you are referring to the Indie boots. There is an Indie model without the toe stitching but they have that horizontal stiching across the side of the upper. This is for a standard perforated captoe boot and I am fairly certain it will not have that stitching.

    Q3: In if they can be shipped overseas. Otherwise, I'm out if luck.
    A3: Don't know the answer to this one. I would imagine it depends on the retailer. We'll need to cross that bridge when we get to it. Anyone else can help on this?

    Q4: Several options I'm indifferent to. I don't think I'll be interested if the majority favors a commando sole and speedhooks.
    A4: The block has voted and it looks like no commando sole and no speedhooks.
     
  3. CTYGGG

    CTYGGG Senior member

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    Owaterbouys said that he a was a no go on the "Thor" boot as he's moving. That vote really should be struck if he's not in on the boot & that would give us 16. Do you want me to wait until the end of the week to contact Kathy or are we good to go?

    Edit-

    On second thought we need to see who's still interested in the final make-up of the "Thor" boot. Who's in & who's out before we proceed to Alden DC?
     
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  4. calidist

    calidist Senior member

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    I think a number of folks, including myself, want to know about the deposit and estimated makeup time prior to putting any money down.
     
  5. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    I'm in for the final makeup.
     
  6. kippy

    kippy Senior member

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    If I push out Owaterbouys vote, we still end up at the same boot, so I think this is the final makeup. Yes, I agree we should give everyone who voted for the particulars of the boot the choice to include themselves in the final makeup. Could all who voted confirm they are onboard with the Thor boot below by providing their ID at the following form? I also think we could open it up to others who did not vote in the first round but are willing to go with the configuration as voted on:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGVOWmp3eExCWGdFanFTajZVZXpmemc6MQ#gid=0

    Cigar
    Perforated Cap Toe
    Barrie Last
    360 degree Split-Reverse Welt
    Antique Edge Trim
    Double Oiled Waterlock Sole
    Matched Agatine Eyelets
    All Eyelets - No speedhooks


    Next step is for CTYGGG to try and convince Alden DC to request the makeup with Alden. Between the barrie last and the oiled soles, I think it is a nice unique makeup. I will publish the list of StyleForum users who are adding themselves to the order.
     
  7. kippy

    kippy Senior member

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    This would be difficult to know until we can get one of the retailers to accept the order. It's hard to know the makeup time, but I would guesstimate at last 8-12 months.
     
  8. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    That was me that asked about the horizontal stitching. Thought I may have seen it on some plain to boots as well. Regardless, glad that ours won't have it. I'm pleased with the way this has turned out and have my fingers crossed that it will materialize.
     
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  9. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    Something to keep in mind is that those estimates are sometimes not a good indication of how long it will actually take. I've observed instances when they arrive earlier or later than expected. However, I understand that you are looking for some general idea. Like if they come back and say 3 years, I can see how that would deter some folks.
     
  10. 0waterbouys

    0waterbouys Senior member

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    Kathy isnt expected to be in until thursday so you'll have to wait until then to bring the order to her. Seeing as how you are approaching her with the thor boot do you want to bring up the first makeup we did as well? Float the #4 with her and see if it is an option? I was going to do so myself but it makes more sense to consolidate our orders.
     
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  11. Alcibiades

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    My whiskey Indy boots from Alden DC with the double waterlock sole have the "footbalance" rubber heel. That's an option
     
  12. CTYGGG

    CTYGGG Senior member

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    Sounds good…Saturday I will contact Kathy about both make-ups and report back.
     
  13. maverick

    maverick Senior member

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    Interested in size 10D
     
  14. SLAB

    SLAB Senior member

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    international buyers could try to use a proxy; thats probably what I'll be doing
     
  15. calidist

    calidist Senior member

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    My LS jumpers inadvertently came this way as well (double waterlock sole with footbalance rubber heel).
     
  16. z8k1n

    z8k1n Senior member

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    I just added myself to the googleDoc - so I'm clear, is the #4 boot still the first choice w/the Thor as the back-up?
     
  17. kippy

    kippy Senior member

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    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    I think the google doc was for the Cigar.

    I think they are going to approach DC with both designs and see if they accept one, the other, or both.

    Please correct me if I am mistaken.
     
  19. 0waterbouys

    0waterbouys Senior member

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    You are correct Bakes. Hopefully they can do both.
     
  20. z8k1n

    z8k1n Senior member

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    seems accurate - I think CTYGGG is calling Alden D.C. Saturday and will report back after..
     

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