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***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. imolazhp_ci

    imolazhp_ci Senior member

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    i've had a retailer offer me 25% off my next pair for similar damage, should i choose to keep them, which i did. or they would have allowed me to return them.
     
  2. interlockingny

    interlockingny Senior member

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    Has anyone else noticed that the Whiskey, Ravello, and Cigar LWBs have been removed from the Alden-of-Carmel page?
     
  3. The Deacon

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    Old picture of my medallion tips. These are soon headed to BNelson for a JR resole with natural edge, I am considering the JR soles and Topys with the recessed metal toe plate. Suggestions regarding JR + Topy?
     
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  4. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    Very nice patina on those shoes. B Nelson can do a Vibram with recessed plate that looks pleasing. Check this AAAC post.


    http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/...2376-Euoropean-metal-toe-peices-now-available
     
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  5. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    looking good in your cap toe boot
     
  6. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    Agreed, these are $700 boots. This kind of stuff really ticks me off, even when it happens to someone else.
     
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  7. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    i would sent back
     
  8. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    jr soles are the best
     
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    Sorry, I am going to weigh in on the other side from what's been said above. It's unfortunate that such a beautiful pair of boots arrived with that scratch, but it's really a minor surface scuff. From the photo, it looks like it is just the wax on the surface of the shoe and will be almost gone with five minutes of brushing.

    If you don't feel like you want to keep them with the scratch, however, then just return them. Personally, I would not ask the retailer for a price adjustment because of it -- nor do I think the retailer should give you one. It looks like a scratch caused by one of the little brass bobbles that come on the dust bags, and easily could have happened during shipping (and thus could not have been seen by the retailer before shipping).
     
  10. The Deacon

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    Would you topy them too Uncle Mac? or maybe Double sole? I've seen pics where you've done that with natural sole edge on some of your shells.
     
  11. imolazhp_ci

    imolazhp_ci Senior member

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    retailer troll!! :)
     
  12. MrDV

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    Those look great. I'm not brave enough to wear my shell in less than perfect weather.
     
  13. ReppTiePrepster

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    Not sure I agree [with the previous post]. That scratch may not be that easy to remove. Even if one does not expect the retailer to find the scratch, the retailer should accept that a request for a refund or an exchange is certainly reasonable. Even if the little brass bobble caused the scratch, why should the consumer have to accept the manufacturer's poor planning and packaging? If you're paying $700+ for a pair of shoes, there's no way you should be expected to bite the bullet.
     
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  14. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Senior member

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    +1
     
  15. wj4

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    +2. I'm far from being picky. A minor scuff here or there is fine. I don't expect my shoes to come 100% flawless, but even that would bother me. If you're paying good money for shoes and/or boots that should last for years if not decades, you should be happy with the product.
     
  16. sevenfoldtieguy

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    The waterloc soles are designed to keep water from getting into the pores of the leather, which (1) extends the life of the leather sole, and (2) keeps your feet dry. They are better suited for wet conditions than regular leather soles. My ravello LWBs from Alden DC have the double waterloc, and, if it would have been possible, I would have probably gotten all my LWBs on double waterloc. Based on my experience, I would also say double waterloc (vs. standard double leather) makes the shoe slightly more comfortable out of the box.
     
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  17. sevenfoldtieguy

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    I already have the brown shell AE Strand, and Alden's Hampton last (this model's last) is not my favorite - so I have opted not to get this model; however, having said that, these shoes are very nice looking. Get the JR soles and nothing else. :nodding:
     
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  18. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Exchange for another pair in your size. If that is not possible, ask the retailer to send them to the factory for buffing and "repair." If that doesn't work, get a refund.
     
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    Absolutely gorgeous. Were they a special order or a stock item. If a special order how long did you have to wait?
     
  20. blue collar

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    Exactly, and in the elusive Ravello SWB! Better man than I! Looking real sharp though
     
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