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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. jasonfoote303

    jasonfoote303 Senior member

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    where are you guys ordering your cordovan aldens from?

    Alden SF: They always have a great selection.
    Alden NY Madison: They do too.
    LeatherSoul: Needs no introduction.

    Just call around. There is abundant shell out there.
     


  2. jasonfoote303

    jasonfoote303 Senior member

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    good acquisition. you will be very pleased

    Thanks Mac!

    I was looking at a picture of yours all day after I ordered them.
     


  3. Dexter_

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    Leather Soul
    The Shoe Mart
    Brooks Brothers.
    Epaulet
    Alden of Carmel/J Gilbert.

    In that order.


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    3 months and still waiting on NRO...they now have upgraded me to free overnight shipping and claim that they have asked their alden rep to expedite the order. I'm very unhappy with them in general - why would they advertise a 3 week lead time and then give me this crap?
     


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    ravello ptb
     


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    snuff suede longwing leathersoul thanks tom sorry for the cell phone pic.

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    snuff suede longwing leathersoul thanks tom sorry for the cell phone pic.

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    Awesome score, Rick.
     


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    3 months and still waiting on NRO...they now have upgraded me to free overnight shipping and claim that they have asked their alden rep to expedite the order. I'm very unhappy with them in general - why would they advertise a 3 week lead time and then give me this crap?
    Holy shit man. I just emailed them yesterday to cancel my order because of unreasonable (10 week now) lead-time and that original 3-week expected lead-time stated on the website was not even close. Wouldn't you know, I just got two emails today saying: (a) that orders are not cancellable but that I can return for full refund (retarded, but okay) and (b) that the boots have shipped today! How about them apples, huh? This has been the only communication from them to date. At this point, I've given up, I'm returning the boots when I get them and they can shove their lame customer service where it don't shine. I understand Indy customs take time, but when I worked in sales, a custom item from Italy took only 12 weeks, and that included 4-weeks shipping via container. C'mon.
     


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    Have the Roy boots always been on the trubalance? I could've sworn they were on the barrie when I ordered mine.
     


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    Holy shit man. I just emailed them yesterday to cancel my order because of unreasonable (10 week now) lead-time and that original 3-week expected lead-time stated on the website was not even close.

    Wouldn't you know, I just got two emails today saying:

    (a) that orders are not cancellable but that I can return for full refund (retarded, but okay) and

    (b) that the boots have shipped today! How about them apples, huh?

    This has been the only communication from them to date. At this point, I've given up, I'm returning the boots when I get them and they can shove their lame customer service where it don't shine.

    I understand Indy customs take time, but when I worked in sales, a custom item from Italy took only 12 weeks, and that included 4-weeks shipping via container. C'mon.


    10 weeks for me. E-mailed them a few days ago, got an automated response that I'd be contacted in 24 hours. No response for several days, e-mailed again, got the reply that I'd be updated by noon the next day. That was 2 days ago...
     


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    mlyngard Senior member

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    10 weeks for me. E-mailed them a few days ago, got an automated response that I'd be contacted in 24 hours. No response for several days, e-mailed again, got the reply that I'd be updated by noon the next day. That was 2 days ago...
    My theory (and don't quote me) is that NRO probably had to amass a minimum amount of pre-orders before actually placing the order with Alden. So it's entirely possible a big chunk of that lead time is our orders just sitting on a wait-list. Just imo. Which, again, I don't mind, as long as that fact is disclosed. Like our friends at Epaulet are so good at doing.
     


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    Have the Roy boots always been on the trubalance? I could've sworn they were on the barrie when I ordered mine.

    I thought the same thing... I already pre-ordered mine too (for june/july shipment). I wonder what last they'll be on.
     


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    Alden quality of stitching on the uppers is very questionable. Paid $500 for some boots and the stitching has come undone near the toe. A common problem as mentioned earlier in the thread.
     


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    Have the Roy boots always been on the trubalance? I could've sworn they were on the barrie when I ordered mine.
    they were definitely Barrie for the first run http://www.selectism.com/news/2009/0...text-roy-boot/
     


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