***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

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    I also like your taste in décor.
     


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    Thanks to all who responded with kind and grounding feedback to my panic post earlier today regarding the cadet bluchers bought from Jcrew on discount. After a couple deep breaths and a couple hours at my son's school picnic, perspective has been restored. I agree that I don't need another green box sitting, empty, somewhere in my basement. Chances of me attempting to sell the cadets are slim to none given that I've had an ebay account since 1999 and have never attempted to sell anything. The scratches, I now realize, would likely have appeared after one or two wearings even if I had bought Adam's untouched quality AofC shoes (and certainly would have appeared the moment my dear son decides to use me as a human jungle gym). I think, after recently negotiating for and closing on my new home, I've gotten a bit too caught up in concepts of resale value. If 5 figure amounts are the increments of real estare negotiating, Jcrew's packaging should clearly have been the least of worries.

    Lest I gave the wrong impression about being a jerk to customer service and retail folks, let me say that--as a former tennis pro working for very entitled individuals in country club settings--I will continue to be cordial and gracious to the folks from whom I buy my goods. Sorry for the freak out; let's all enjoy the weekend--in our comfiest Aldens and in great health!
     


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    nephew, i like your saddles
     


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    nephew, looking good in your wt
     


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    click on your username at the top right of this page to go to your 'profile'.
    scroll down to forum signature section.
    edit signature. select the items.
     
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    Uncle, thank you!
     


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    nephew,
    good looking ptb
     


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    Does the Jcrew ravello LWB have brass eyelets like last time?
     


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    The box is less of an issue to me than the shoe bags. I use them for travel and storage to keep dust off. We own a 200 yr old home where it seems impossible to keep dust off of anything. I've read about many folks here who were successful in having jcrew ship out the OEM green box & bags after receiving the generic box & no bags in the mail. It's been a while since someone shared that so perhaps j crew has changed their policy. However, it may be as simple as trying to get a different customer service rep on the phone in hopes of a different outcome. It certainly can't hurt to try sending an email or calling back at a later date.

    I'm with you on the try-on markings. It would bother me at first but I'd get over it quickly after wearing once. Congrats on the new acquisition.
     
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    Alden J crew Cadet Shell for my sons Highschool graduation

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    Does anyone know if Alden's sizing differs at all between which retailers they make shoes for? I'm sort of new to Alden, but so far I've heeded the advice to go half size down on the Barrie lasts and have received different fits from 3 different pairs ordered from 3 different retailers all of which are size 10. I remember reading on the forums before that Alden for Brooks Brothers, at least one particular shoe in Barrie last, ran TTS.
     


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    There shouldn't be a big difference between retailers if the shoe is the same last. What you may be describing is a difference in fit between two Barrie models (for example, many report Barrie boots for snugger than Barrie longwings)
     


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    Thanks Patrick. I just wanted the best shot at making my first black shells look mirror-ish--like so many of yours we've marveled at!



    Congrats on your son's HS grafuation! You make me wish it wasn't a rainy day here so I could take my cadets out for their maiden voyage. I might have to wait for my kindergarten we to graduate next month ;)
     


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    2nd this
     


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