***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. Mr.K

    Mr.K Senior member

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    Obscura/Tassels Cap Toes Today
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  2. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    I have no objection here.

    But it's worth pointing out that if a person buys Aldens for professional business dress (which does not seem to be the case for many on this thread) or for professional business dress and for casual wear (such as myself), black moves up the list.

    I would comfortably put the order of priority as:

    color 8
    black
    cigar
    ravello
    whiskey
     


  3. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    i would use kiwi tan on whiskey and i would use kiwi brown on ravello
     


  4. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    that does concern me; accordingly, i would return
     


  5. ambivalence

    ambivalence Senior member

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    ^ i have similar issue... i thought it was normal ....
     


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    I would place Ravello after color 8; I prefer leather for my dark browns and black shoes.

     


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    These look like they are getting good wear
     


  8. ThArtOfWardrobe

    ThArtOfWardrobe Senior member

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    Thank you.
     


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    I know right??

    I was so pissed off that I called The Shoe Mart to complain about the Cigar LHS after my order was cancelled and I DEMANDED to the owner's daughter over the phone that she provide something in consideration for the inconvenience suffered by this whole affair. She was very apologetic over the ordeal, then she put me on hold went and talk to the owner to see what they could do for me. Amazingly, they offered to send me the LHS Ravello Shell Cordovan AND they gave me a 10% off coupon for a future order!! :slayer:. Here is my new order confirmation in case you want to try the same approach.



    www.theshoemart.com/s10/orderconfirm/AldenStyle#67540...
     


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    AriGold Senior member

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    Is he wearing Aldens 0:02 in???
     


  11. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Just FYI. In my experience, The Shoemart - particularly one of the owners, Ed - has been nothing but first-class to deal with. :nodding:
     


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    BootSpell Senior member

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    I have also only had good experiences with them.
     


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    jjr4884 Senior member

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    So if I were to contact Ed, or anyone for that matter, and tell them that I'm desperately waiting for the ravello wing tip 9 eyelet boots to become available, realistically, how far out am I looking? Can they put orders in like that and give it a 6-8 week turn around? Or do I need to keep my eyes open and my fingers crossed and get in on it asap?
     


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    They had jumpers 2 weeks ago in store, not sure about sizing as I was just getting Saphir




    I had a little on my color 4 wt boots, just brushed it away
     


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    this happens, on cigar models especially.
    basically its the finish flaking of at stress points.
    i learned to live with it.
    it has happened on every pair of cigar I have ever had and quite a few other colors as well.
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2012


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