***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. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    I think Alden NYC makes a cap toe boot on the Grant last with all eyelets.
     


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    that doesn't look too good -- agree with you.
     


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    That would be them. I ordered them through the Alden store in NYC. They were both helpful and sympathetic to the defect situation. I'm thinking my best bet is to send them back, get on the list for a new pair, and see if I can find another pair someplace else in the meantime. I'm guessing the reason for the wait is the 7.5D size. They were the shortest wait I came across on my initial hunt for a pair. Back in May, Shoemart told me over the phone that it could be a year.
     


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    I have the 4060 and it is a wonderful looking boot. :nodding: The defect on yours is absurd. Take them back and get on the list at Alden NYC and TSM. That's very unfortunate.
     


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    My post from yesterday, in bold below:

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    Originally Posted by sambodini "I'm planning on buying a pair of Alden boots. Does the material of the boot lining have a noticeable effect on your foot temperature? I would think the leather lining lasts longer, but may be hotter than the cotton.Also, if anyone has recommendations on a cap toe boot such as this one, which looks to be a special edition ( http://www.styleforum.net/t/85589/the-official-alden-thread/13860#post_4563635 ) - I would certainly appreciate it.Thanks for sharing your experience."

    Alden models 4060 (color 8) and 4065 (black shell) at The Shoemart are similar, but are on the grant last. A boot very similar to the one in question, and also on the Barrie last, but in black shell and color 8, are at Alden Shop of SF and pics of them are a few pages back. No cigar shell captoe boots right now that I know of are being offered.
     


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    Alden of DC stocks a grant lasted cigar captoe boot on a commando sole - the boot is owned by several thread members.
     


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    Thats a bad blotch. I'd consider those as seconds for a couple of hundred bucks, cause after some wear I'm sure it would be fine, but not even at $400 seconds price. Finally what seems to be a "real" quality control issue, and not just a missing perf punch.:embar:

    To be honest, I know it sucks to be out the dough, but I'd stick it out and wait for the replacement if thats the one you REALLY want. If it was just a spur of the moment purchase, find something similar, which as mentioned is out there.
     


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    Thank you so much for this info. I was able to call them up and order a pair. Now I'll have a replacement in just a few days.
     


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  11. Mr. Six

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    Thanks for the responses, everyone. I know that TSM and Alden NY have #8 all eyelet/captoes on Grant, the pics just looked like a different color and last. I should have asked a more specific question.
     


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    looking good, enjoy wearing
     


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    I anticipate these pics - always wondered what a crepe sole to leather sole conversion looks like.

    On that note; if one were to resole a factory crepe sole with a leather sole using a third party, then sent the shoes to Alden restoration, would it be resoled with a leather sole or crepe sole?

    An SA at Alden SF told me they'll resole with whatever is on the shoe at the time of restoration.
     


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    On a sidebote, I saw a guy today in this model from
    Alden ny and those boots looked SHARP in person.
     


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    [​IMG]
    #8 full strap
    argyles otc
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