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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. AML225

    AML225 Senior member

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    Got my Cigar Indy boots from J. Gilbert. A couple concerns though: 1) One of the leather heel pads is missing, and 2) the one heel pad is labeled incorrectly. See pictures. What should I do about the missing heal pad? Sorry for the crappy pics, not a lot of natural light on a rainy day.


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  2. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Puzzling?

    If the boots are otherwise fine, email them and request new heel pads. Then just superglue them down.
     
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    The elusive ravello short wing in the wild. This makes me weep, just a little.
     
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    Maybe not superglue but adhesive cement (you can pick them up at a shoe repair store). Also, in addition to the sock liner, there is a foam that also goes under the sock liner.
     
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    Thanks for the tip! I know it doesn't really matter but you think I'd be able to get a sock liner that says J. Gilbert? I like that all my Aldens say where they came from.
     
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    I cannot be certain but I am sure if the distributor (e.g., J. Gilbert) requested the branded sock liner from Alden, they could get a couple. I guess it will just take time. I guess the convenient alternative of just picking up standard leather sock liners from a cobbler is out of the question. :satisfied:

    Enjoy the boots!
     
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    I e-mail Yenni at J. Gilbert who has been absolutely incredible through the whole pre-order and waiting process. If nothing happens, I'll still be thrilled with my boots and have a cobbler install the missing liner and sharpie on J. Gilbert. [​IMG]
     
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    I did the same when I was able to actually get my hands on a pair. :satisfied:
     
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    those ravellos are nice
     
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    Just got these back yesterday. A fine job, sorry for the crappy light and dirty iPhone lens:

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    By the way, Nick V. went above and beyond in attending to my many questions. What a stand-up guy and a true gentleman.
     
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    Breaking these in on some carpet...

    It's pretty amazing how much difference welt selection and color can make a boot look. The dark edge, flat welt and leather sole on these may make these among the sleekest Aldens I have (boot or shoe) despite the fact it is in barrie last. I would not hesitate to wear these with a suit.

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    The tankers I have coming from Leffot later this year will be more casual option (antique edge, commando sole)
     
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    Those look bloody awesome. I've been resisting pulling the trigger on a #caotoe boot...your're not helping :slayer:
     
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    Sounds like someone is rationalizing the purchase of 2 pairs of Color 8 boots (I, on the other hand, have come to accept my weakness and no longer need to justify why I must have many pairs of "similar" shoes/boots...:nodding:).

    BTW - I have this boot as well (I had Alden Restoration add commando soles to my pair but I agree with your comment about wearing this boot with a suit, it looks great). I also believe the blind eyelets "dresses up" the boot.
     
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    Amazing to me that J Gilbert would let a boot go out of their store like that (especially with Tassels HK branding - are they first quality?).
     
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    Why are all suede tassel loafers made in kid suede nowadays? I don't like kid suede Alden uses, looks cheap and has horrible nap. I have some older tassel loafers in suede which are not kid and they are awesome. Any ideas why Alden is using kid suede for tassel loafers exclusively?
     
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