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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. scb

    scb Senior member

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    So I got my Whiskey Longwings back today from Alden. I got them earlier this year and they were 2 toned, so Alden told me to send them back.

    Reminder: this is what they used to look like:

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    The left shoe was clearly 2 different colors. Alden sent them back to me "refinished." I have absolutely no idea what color the shoes are now

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    For comparison purposes, here are the refinished "whiskey" longwings next to a whiskey indy and ravello chukka
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    So at first I had a pair of whiskey longwings where the left shoe was 2 shades of orange. Now I have no idea what I have.
     
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  2. zissou

    zissou Senior member

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    It looks like they just dyed them a darker color to cover up the inconsistency of the whiskey shell.
     
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    yup. I think thats exactly what they did. The new color isn't bad imo, but I you wanted WHISKEY longwings, I'd be pissed....
     
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    I kind of like that new color better although I'd definitly be pissed if you wanted the lighter whiskey color.
     
  5. scb

    scb Senior member

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    They're too small for me anyway, so I was going to sell them. I don't know what to do now. These are a completely different shoe than what I paid for.
     
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    Al_Merick Senior member

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    I wear a snug 10D in the Hampton. Would a 10D in the Trubalance be too roomy or should I be able to get away with it?
     
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    the 405 absolutely stretches out - wish it didn't
     
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    nephew,
    thank you
     
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    I'm exactly the same, a snug 10D in the Hampton and a 10D in the Barrie and Trubalance. I say go for the 10.
     
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    makewayhomer Senior member

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    that's crazy, they look like #4 to me, or something
     
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    first day of indy 405. man, these are heavy. The left shoe need to stretch a little bit.
     
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    MIKE_JE Senior member

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    You seriously wear them laced like that? I think those are too small for you...
     
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    +1. They're not sneakers. The only pair that I even lace loosely is a pair of pebble grains, which I suspect the material is thicker, thus making the shoes less roomier than other materials. But even then, it's not as loosely tied as yours.
     
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    yeah, definitely lace those tighter....and get some different socks to go with them, you shouldn't be wearing white athletic ankle socks with these.
     
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    the indy is a work boot, so yes absolutely you can wear white athletic socks.
     
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