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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. meso

    meso Senior member

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    To insects that spot may be enormous.
    However, unless someone whips out a microscope, no human will notice.
     
  2. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Senior member

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    It's understandable to be bothered by this, but if they are otherwise in good shape and fit well, there's a good chance that you would regret sending these back.
     
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  3. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    For alden, that is relatively good condition for new shoes. Still, a personal decision you will have to make.

    Does the spot have texture? Or is it under the finish?
     
  4. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    the spot looks like it might be in an area that would develop folds as you walk in the shoes. if that is the case, i would lean towards keeping them since if it's in the folds area, you would hardly notice the spot eventually.
     
  5. Alcibiades

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    Not to excuse Alden or anything but the spot is barely noticeable and doesn't detract from the beauty of this pair. Keep it, it won't be noticeable after several wears and maybe a small coat of tan paste wax
     
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  6. Don L

    Don L Senior member

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    I'd hesitate sending them back to Allen Edmonds [​IMG]

    Beautiful pair - Keep them.

    After a while and some brushing, you will forget all about that spot
     
  7. El Argentino

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    Image is off, so sorry, but...

    [​IMG]

    Alden 974.
     
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    The dark spot is under the finish, tried buffing and wiping with a lightly damped towel without success.

    That being said. It was very noticeable when the shoe is 100% new. Now that I have creased it by walking around the room, the dark spot is actually right above the crease, and it's hardly noticeable! I'm definitely keeping it :)
     
  9. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    good call, esp. since whiskey is almost worth it's weight in gold these days.
     
  10. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew, enjoy wearing your tassels in good health
     
  11. mcarthur

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    the tanning process for the exotic colors does not cover all the imperfections in the leather. your whiskey is not you Rembrandt, I would keep
     
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  12. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    you have done an o/s job in restoring your wt
     
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  13. tsekh

    tsekh Senior member

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    Btw, Alden dc still have the whisky in a number of sizes. I'd give them a call if interested. Mine is 9.5d, and I also tried on a pair of 9.5e (dont worry, I didn't crease them)
     
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    From http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=cop
    cop (v.)
    1704, northern British dialect, "to seize, to catch," perhaps ultimately from Middle French caper "seize, to take," from Latin capere "to take" (see capable); or from Dutch kapen "to take," from Old Frisian capia "to buy," which is related to Old English ceapian (see cheap). Related: Copped; copping.
     
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    1704 thats a bit before my time but not a hell of a lot
     
  16. sevenfoldtieguy

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    If that spot is enough to make you return them, you need to quit buying Alden shells altogether. And I am not being sarcastic. You will have to return every pair you buy.
     
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  17. MrDV

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    yes, I know what you mean.
    thanks for the info. I don't think I had heard anyone use "copped" before reading it here.
    thanks, this will be my first piece from them. good to know you have had good experiences with their products.
    I'm glad you decided to keep them, the shoes look amazing.
    awesome, straight out of a batman film.
    thanks for the info zippyh. I honestly thought it was a combination of letters from some phrase, or a movie reference.
     
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    Mr DV: I had the pull tabs removed on the #4 Captoes. Actually called Alden to ask if they would do it, and they kindly obliged.

    I'm not a big fan of pull tabs.
     
  19. sazon

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    tsekh: That spot is meant to mark the spot where you look down and contemplate the fact that you paid HOW MUCH for shoes?

    Just kidding...gorgeous whiskeys. Enjoy!
     
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