***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. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    i agree with you that you need to own one black shell
     


  2. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nice shine
     


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    Probably lower priced because they're black shell.
     


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    Another reason to get black shell then! They not only don't show stains, etc.... They are cheaper.
     


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    I think Black and #8 shell are priced similarly. Really depends on the style. Cigar, Ravello and Whiskey are priced at a premium....
     


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    This is great. They truly are one of the best in the high end shoe business. Can't wait to visit them next
     
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    This is why I got the LWBs. I rarely wear them, but you need at least one pair of black shoes!
     


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    +1 and right now I have zero pairs after having 2 just 7 days ago. I sold my bb black shell ptb and then the very next day had to ship my grant captoe boot back because the back seam just continued to rip. I will especially miss the grant captoe boot. Was such a sexy boot; grant last, black shell, double leather, metal eyelets. Such great combo. :confused:
     
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  10. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    Sorry to hear about the captoes. Did you send them back to Alden? Do you care to share the details? IE, full refund?
     


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    Speaking of black shell cordovan boots, I've gone through my closet and sold several pairs of Alden boots that I don't wear.

    I do have a pair of the Blackbird Christopherson Creamery Milkman Boots in size 9 B/D that I'm thinking about selling. Never worn, but I'm on the fence because you never know when you might need a pair of black boots!

    Here's a link to the old Blackbird page:

    http://www.blackbirdballard.com/Ald...stopherson_s_Creamery_Milkman_Boot_14606.html

    Aggressive offers to buy could persuade me....:nodding:
     


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    I don't know how aggressive you were looking for people to be, but I'm pretty interested in taking them off your hands.
     


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    I would make an offer if you were a 10 on the Barrie last. Damn the electric fence!
     


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    Ordered my first pair of Alden from Leffot...Indy Brown Chromexcel:)
     


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    yeah, it was too bad they couldnt hold up. even after the repair, the gap between the seems continued to widen. It looks like I will get a full refund. Here is the email i received from Alden:

    Dear Mr. XX:

    Thank you for your message and the accompanying photos. We agree that the repair work on these boots is not up to standard. That is the result of some miscommunication between us and The Shoe Mart. I have spoken with Ed Zapatka at The Shoe Mart and am copying him on this message. If you return the boots to his attention, he will be happy to issue a refund.

    We apologize for the inconvenience.

    Sincerely,
    Alden Shoe Co
     


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