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. Mr.K

    Mr.K Senior member

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    If Alden of DC is like most I am sure we are looking at $300 to a $400 deposit and a wait of up to 2 years before they are shipped to us.
     


  2. kippy

    kippy Senior member

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    Here are the folks currently confirmed for the Thor boot as of 6/26, 9:45 Pacific. We have 13 so far!

    Kippy
    Mr. Six
    Aquaphor
    Gracian
    Bakes11771
    theinsider
    SLAB
    z8k1n
    CHRK33
    Edmond_evo6
    maverick
    Mr.K
    Sellran

    If you would like to be added to the list here is the form:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGVOWmp3eExCWGdFanFTajZVZXpmemc6MQ#gid=0

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


  3. Aquaphor

    Aquaphor Senior member

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    Dunno if it is possible, but can we get the Thor boot with a full rubber heel? I think it would suit it as it is more of a workboot look.
     


  4. Akeem

    Akeem Senior member

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    I am interested in the Thor boot, but I would like to hear Kathy's response on deposit/wait times before committing.
     


  5. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    I think its already been configured to group concensus and the vote is closed. You could probably have a cobler change it, if its something you are really after.
     


  6. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    It's my understanding that she won't have the wait time right off the bat, assuming she even agrees to accept the design. Isn't the way that it works is she submitts the order to alden, and then months later they confirm it and put an ETA on it?

    She could probably give us a general idea based on the turn around time of recent orders she's placed.
     


  7. CHRK33

    CHRK33 Senior member

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    Considering this is consistent past practice, just assume it will be a 50% non-refundable deposit and a minimum 12 - 18 month wait. That has been the case for all 6 of the preorders I have done at various retailers, Epaulet, J. Gilbert, Alden DC. Sometimes you get surprised and the shoes come early, Huzzah!! But that should be your expectation and proceed from there.
     


  8. MarioImpemba

    MarioImpemba Senior member

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    On the fence, but also need deposit and wait time details. Balance payment due @shipment? Also, if it takes 1-2 years and I move, surely I can update my shipping information, correct? Very tempted now that we've moved away from WT...
     


  9. Dbear

    Dbear Senior member

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    Deposit will probably be ~$300 and you have to wait several months for Alden to "confirm" the makeup and then up to 9-12+ months for them to make it.
     


  10. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    I can't speak for Kathy or any other potential retailer, but I know that most of them maintain a customer database that includes shipping information, and would think it would be as easy as calling them up and telling them that you moved, and mentioning that you are awaiting that specific make up.

    I would also imagine that they will call or email you when they recieve the shoes/boots, and let you know they are shipping them to you.

    Yes, balance of payment likely do at shipment, just as if you would buy an instock item. That is assuming that they only require partial payment upfront, which seems to be the norm as others have mentioned.

    Also, I'm not sure that they've moved away from the WT. They are going to propose both designs and ideally move forward with both. It all depends on what the retailer and alden are willing to do.
     
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  11. harrythedog

    harrythedog Well-Known Member

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    from my experience with the whiskey indy, kathy didn;t require a deposit, till they went into production. it was 50%. i'd like to get in on this boot, i just hope kathy will accept my order as i passed on the indy's once they were delivered, not to spec
     
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  12. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    I would hope that she would. I think it's understandable and reasonable that you passed, given the circumstances of that particular situation.
     
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  13. kippy

    kippy Senior member

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    Here are the folks currently confirmed for the Thor boot as of 6/27, 10PM Pacific. We have 16 signed up now.

    Kippy
    Mr. Six
    Aquaphor
    Gracian
    Bakes11771
    theinsider
    SLAB
    z8k1n
    CHRK33
    Edmond_evo6
    maverick
    Mr.K
    Sellran
    CTYGGG
    Redplates27
    harrythedog

    If you would like to be added to the list here is the form:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGVOWmp3eExCWGdFanFTajZVZXpmemc6MQ#gid=0

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


  14. kippy

    kippy Senior member

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    Hi Sellran, I am late catching up on reading posts on the thread. Curious about Ed's response. Did he mention why he was not interested? Or did he simply not respond?

    A perforated captoe seems like a big difference from a regular captoe. I am hoping the perf cap, along with the 360 welt, last and sole makes this a more unique and acceptable makeup for Alden DC.
     


  15. sellran

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    I can't remember exactly why he wasn't interested. It's definitely worth approaching him again with this list of 16 folks who are committed. I think the shoemart and the Alden stores have the biggest pull with Alden and should be approached first. So who's going to call Ed?
     


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