***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. pebblegrain

    pebblegrain Senior member

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    Which of the 5 flaws within this 3 sq inch area are you referring to? :crackup:
     


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    That's first quality from Alden alright.
     


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    Name the 5 flaws in the picture, starting..............now!
     


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    :laugh:
     


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    I see only two. The one missing punch, and the scratch.
     


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    Are you getting a different shipping total? Just checked again and was quoted $14 for shipping.
     


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    I was exaggerating, there are ONLY 4:

    1. missed punch hole (pretty funny, I don't remember ever seeing a completely missed punch on any shoe)
    2. scratch (IMO the least problematic flaw)
    3. stitching misaligned and crossing into punchwork at the ankle (extremely common with Aldens)
    4. sitching unfinished or messy forward of that ^
     


  8. Joenobody0

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    I saw the last two but, as you said, figured it's so common you must have seen something else.
     


  9. pebblegrain

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    averaging only 1.33 flaws per square inch - must have been a good day at the Alden plant! :slayer:
     


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    i second
     


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    I have had this done and they look good as new. It took 4 weeks, though. A reputable cobbler would be able to do this for about what you would pay for shipping. As you're in New York, B. Nelson is the go-to shop.
     
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  12. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    dm2703 has it right, not enough pics:
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    OK, I'm done...[/quote

    nephew,
    very very nice shoe wardrobe]
     


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    I love reading this thread and the Allen Edmonds Appreciation thread. While there really is no excuse for some of the flaws that have made it out of both factories, I've never seen such a bunch of shoe hypochondriacs. Let's face it, if you want perfection, you need to drop more cash. There's no such thing as a perfect Alden, it's just not in their DNA. I love the Alden aesthetic and like buying US. But as prices have continued to rise without a commensurate jump in quality, the marginal utility of adding another pair of them to my wardrobe is declining rapidly. The price of Alden calf is now approaching Carmina territory which, in my opinion, is a far superior product. While I'll continue picking up the occasional Alden make-up, I'm hopeful more retailers start stocking Carmina...paging LS and Leffot.
     


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    ^ amen. Well put, REguy
     


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