***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. plato

    plato Senior member

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    These look great. I would guess it's a Marlow by C&J on the right, and an Alden cap-toe (Ravello?) on the left. But what's the medallion cap-toe in the center? Enjoy wearing.
     


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    nephew,
    fortunately the store is closed
     


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    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    thank you
    i like 6 over 2
     


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    mcarthur Senior member

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    you have done very well, good shine to start 2013
     


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    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    not until your last breath
     


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    mcarthur Senior member

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    [​IMG]
    #8 nst boot
    argyles otc
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    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    ... but not the online store. :D
     


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    Looking Great.

    My color 8 NST high boots on the Plaza may be my favorite boots.
     


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    If it were my $700, those Ravellos would be on the first pre-paid shipipng label back to wherever you bought them from. There's just no way such a mismatch is acceptable. The Whiskeys, though are a tougher call. I have Whiskey LWBs, too, and I had to take a clean cloth and buff off some dark polish when I bought them -- they came "clean" quite easily. Try that, and I bet you'll be happy with the outcome. Even as-is, I'd probably keep the Whiskeys, but it depends on how much of a stretch $700 is for you. If it's pocket change, then who cares, and keep 'em. If it is several months' savings, then it's a personal decision on how much you want them vs. how much it'll bug you to see that every time you wear them.
     


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    A personal friend just laid claim to the chukkas. :nodding:
     


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    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    good point, i did not think of that
     


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    This is very decent advice. As-is I could live with the whiskey (I think they will clean up), but not the ravellos (too much variation for me). For both pairs, work with the retailer to see if they will send them to Alden to address the issues. Both models are hard to come by - simply returning them for a refund (which itself would be reasonable as well) may mean you won't see them in your closet again for months, maybe years. Good luck.
     


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    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    thank you for sharing the good news
     


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    my recommendation is to keep the whiskey. in the tanning process for exotic colors can cause the variation in color; however, your ravello's are over the line. you need to contact seller
     


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