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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. Cold Iron

    Cold Iron Senior member

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    And same experience and same sizes here also. No mystery why 10D and 9.5D Barrie are so hard to come by and usually the first to sell out!!
     
  2. stevent

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    You really need to stop spamming it'll get you banned
     
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  3. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    PSA.. Leffot has #8 PTB on crepe up on their site, looks like a full size run at the moment
     
  4. katch

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    jeez... relax.
     
  5. Beatlegeuse

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    ^ he's doing you a favor, SF will ban you for those types of posts.
     
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  6. katch

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    In that case I apologize and appreciate the heads up.
     
  7. green garden

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    I can see these glowing in the dark [​IMG]. Wear in good health uncle Mac. Are these Barries?
     
  8. ReppTiePrepster

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    I have always been a tan suede guy, but thought I'd give snuff a try. It will take some getting use to, but I doubt it will take much time. Give it a try!
     
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    Get some extra thin socks my friend; that's a sweet make-up! Congrats and wear in great health...
     
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  11. Jortuno

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    Hi All, This is my first post as I've been following this particular thread for quite sometime. I've wanted the Alden for J.CREW Cordovan Cap Toe Boots for almost a year now. After requesting the seventh Store wide search over a period of a few months, I was notified last Friday that a pair in size 7D had been located.

    I received these boots today in the following condition (see pictures), with creases on both boots which quite frankly is bugging me. I called J.Crew and all they could do is apologize for this and offered to take them back as well as issue another store wide search. Quite frankly I don't think they will find another pair in a 7D and when I inquired as to why they don't show a 7D in their website, I was told that the buyers had simply stopped placing orders for my size.

    If I were to keep these boots would I be able to somehow do something about these creases? Can they be buffed out? I'm thinking of going over to the Columbus Circle Store in NYC where they were shipped from and asking for a discount. Has anyone ever experienced anything like this before and if so what was your outcome?

    I would greatly appreciate any feedback. - Thank you


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  13. El Argentino

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    TBH, if that is wear fresh out of the box, it'd be a no-question return for me. Especially at retail. If you've gotten some sort of substantial discount, or JCrew are willing to offer one, that changes things. But for a standard #8 boot, I think selling that as "new" condition is completely absurd.
     
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    Creases generally can't be buffed out - they are a function of how the shoe wears on the foot. Typically cordovan shoes will crease after you wear them, but you want them to be your creases if you are buying at full retail These shoes have been tried on and walked in at the Columbus Circle store (or maybe bought online, tried on, and returned a few times). A pair like this would sell for a discount on eBay, and most small retailers would offer a discount... J Crew has offered discounts for "store models" before, so you can try to go to the store and see what they will do. For other options, a variety of retailers stock straight tip captoe boots in color 8 (TSM, Alden DC, Alden NYC) and may have your size, but the punch captoe is a bit different. Leffot I think is selling their "naval boot" in color 8, which has a punch captoe, maybe see if they have a preorder in your size available.
     
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  16. Profligate47

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    Originally Posted by englade321 View Post

    The stiffness of new leather soles can cause rapid wear on the tip of the sole . Wearing them on a non-abrasive surface until flexible can prevent or reduce this .That is what the carpet thing is about.
    The pencil crease is really a matter of preference I personally prefer the look of natural random creasing but I dont feel there is anything "wrong " with it .
    I dont think you are overthinking this at all. New shell cordovan shoes are an expensive investment and these are pretty basic questions .

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    Do I have to break in a flex welt LHS suede on the carpet for three days? Will that ease toe wear on sole? I usually install plastic tap...

    Thanks.
     
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  18. Johnniegold

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    I would send a copy of those pics with a letter to Mickey Drexler and let him know that J. Crew tried to sell you used shoes as "new".

    Hey, you never know.
     
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    For those of you that have done per-orders through Leffot, has the 12 to 16 week order to delivery time been realistic?
     
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    Do they fit? One outdoor trip and you will not remember the creases and slight darkening of the soles. If you waited a year, then I would keep them. There are shoes on my list I would gladly take in such condition.
     
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