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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. Bakes11771

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    Has anyone received BB cordovan shoes through the 30% corporate sale?

    I placed an order, but for some reason they keep saying my card is failing to authorize.

    I have called them like 7 times this week, and can't help but wonder if its because they don't want to let the unlined LHS go for $448. None of the customer service reps have given me any reason to believe that this is the case, but my bank said that they have no record of BB even trying to initiate a transaction, while BB says they have tried it on like 5 different occasions.

    They ended up canceling my order, after the customer service rep said that wouldn't happen. As a consequence I lost the 9D. I made them resubmit a new order identical to the first and manually adjust the price. I had to go with 9.5D this time, and will hope that a local store has a 9D in stock to exchange. If not I'll just have to send them back. They said the 9D is backordered indefinitely. When I ordered them initially, they had a backorder ship date of 4/8.

    Even weirder is that the order status on my BB account says that the first order has been shipped. Neither of the cards that I gave them has been charged yet. [​IMG]
     


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    there are a lot of special makeups I currently want, the problem is they're all on Crepe-- which I'm not too into. Anybody have a picture of them wearing crepe that can convince me I'm wrong? Looking for a side view (as opposed to an overheard view).

    thanks!
     


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    Good day for ravello gunboats
     


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    I recieved mine a couple days ago.
    I've found that with BB it's usually worth the extra $5 for 2nd day shipping as they seem to ship those order out quicker than the ground shipments.
     


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    You're not wrong. Its a deal-breaker for many, including me. However, if you really want the shoe, buy it and have it resoled with something else.



    Quote: Thanks for the response.
    Edit: What'd ya get?
     
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    Yep. This is the main reason I didn't go through J.Crew for my LWB in #8. I just don't like the appearance. On a tangential note, what is the consensus here on topy'd Aldens if they'll see street wear?
     
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    Yeah difference is over a week at least
     


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    The only way to really get comfortable with crepe is to try on a pair. Crepe has a place in the Alden portfolio, IMO. It makes for a good casual sole.
     


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    I have the same shoe in snuff suede arriving tomorrow

    what is the consensus on how to treat suede prior to wearing?
     


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    Spray with water repellent (widely available)
     


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    It was the middle of the day and I was wearing a pair of cotton dress socks. The snug fit was felt at the top of shoe and not really the sides. It could have been that the laces were to tight but I don't think that was the problem.

    I have a pair of 405's in a 8.5 but sized up for when I wear thicker socks.
     


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    This is good because your foot will sink in to the cork foot bed up to 1/4 of an inch and leave an imprint. Should alleviate at least some of the snug fit. Was it so snug that your feet were throbbing?
     


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