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

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  1. gaseousclay

    gaseousclay Distinguished Member

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    I'm feeling a little irritated. I've been tracking my Indy boot order and it was supposed to be delivered today, sadly, no boots. The post office sucks
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    I prefer the short wings over long wings as well... I also much prefer balmorals over butchers.
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    I would not feel bad about asking for a discount, they do have the option of saying no. If they do promise it, then they should follow through on it. I thought that they looked reasonable, but that is just me. My brand new RL Marlows have several small scratches on them. Bummer about the box, but I don't think that the used shoe buyer is going to care a ton if its a J Crew box vice an Alden box. I personally care more about the shape of the shoes than if it has the box. Cheers, Mike
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Mr. DV, those are absolutely gorgeous! What sole do they have? I have been long appreciating the Indy and have been considering the Cigar ones that TSM has listed, but I think you just shifted my focus to this Ravello Plaza Indy. I might have to try and get on someone's list for these. What do people think about speed hooks, I have like the concept of their convenience, but heard that they can break!
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Very nice! This thread, particularly Uncle Mac, is making me consider some argyles as well...
     


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    As others have inferred, this has not been my experience at all. I've received much worse from retailers that are much more closely affiliated with Alden than J Crew.

    Too bad about the box, I sort of have a nice collection going so understand your disappointment, but you should ask yourself if you were buying a pair of shoes or a green box in the first place. Any Aldens you buy from BB won't come with the green box either, but that doesn't stop me from buying them.

    I am always very respectful when trying on shoes that I have not yet made my own so that I don't defile a pair of $700 shoes for the next guy. Unfortunately, not everyone is so considerate.
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Beautiful pair of WT boots. In great shape!
     


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    Marcoliani merino wool over-the-calf argyle socks are the bomb schizznittyist. You can always go cashmere and silk if you got it like that.
     


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    So glad I don't work in retail.
     


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    Ive never had one break(tear out) but they are sketchy IMO .All in all given a choice I take eyelets
     


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    The ravello plaza indy is going to be a tuff boot to get. It has only been offered by one retailer (in netherlands) and i believe they are out of stock. If they have a reorder planned I'd guess delivery is a year(s) out.

    Another US retailer told me they had a 2-4 year wait for a restock of ravello plain toe blucher.
    It could all be hype, who knows.
     


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    Has any retailer ever made a CXL Indy with all eyelets instead of speedhooks?
     


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    How do you set up your style forum account so that your "for sale" items are listed below your posts?
     


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    Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


    I picked up these color 8 SWB's from Alden of Carmel. I was hung up on the commando soles for a very long time, but finally broke down and pulled the trigger. Wish I had done so sooner! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





    I like that they do not have the storm welt. It looks sleeker and more dressy than the LWB. Even with commando soles (difficult to notice them w/o looking for them) I can pair these with dressier options.

    I really like these and debated a lot before I purchased the 974. The Commando sole would have been better for my purposes, but can't say I'm unhappy with the Tremont. Enjoy them! I may break down in the Fall and get those too! FWIT, I prefer short wings over the long wing...

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