***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

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  1. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    If they're unworn, please feel free to return them and I will pay for the shipping back too.



    8.5EE (preferred), 9D, or 9E Barrie, 9E, or 9.5D Plaza.

    Wow, now that is customer service!
     


  2. LeatherSOUL

    LeatherSOUL Senior member

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    Wow, now that is customer service!

    I'll be honest, our store policy is not to refund original shipping nor pay for shipping back. But, it saddens me to hear someone say they are disappointed with any of our shoes. My photography skills are to blame so it is my fault. I just want everyone to love the shoes they buy from us. Sounds corny and lame but it's the truth. [​IMG]

    Seriously though, please return them back to us.
     


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    Ohboy, time to closet clean! I'll email you guys once I get through checking out what I can part with.

    Tom,
    Please include me as well!

    Thank you
     


  4. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    I'll be honest, our store policy is not to refund original shipping nor pay for shipping back. But, it saddens me to hear someone say they are disappointed with any of our shoes. My photography skills are to blame so it is my fault. I just want everyone to love the shoes they buy from us. Sounds corny and lame but it's the truth. [​IMG]

    Seriously though, please return them back to us.

    I never bought anything from your store (yet), but I stopped by the Beverly Hills location a couple of days ago just to take a look see. What was suppose to be a quick visit turned into an Alden discussion with Bryan, haha. I will surely buy a pair of Alden from him, err or you I guess, in the near future.

    The drive down there sucks though. Stupid tourists always causing traffic jam.
     


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    Nosu3 Senior member

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    If anyone has used Alden shoes or boots in 10 or 10.5 for under $300 you want to get rid of, contact me.
     


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    The drive down there sucks though. Stupid tourists always causing traffic jam.

    Where are you coming from again? From the Valley, I actually enjoy the drive to Rodeo Drive/BH but I take the hill (Beverly Glen from Ventura) so the drive is much more enjoyable with all the curves & twists and uphill & downhill driving, not much traffic in that route either. I just usually park at Barneys or NM and walk it then just get the parking validated.

    I still need to visit the store though, hopefully sometime soon.
     


  7. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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    Actually, yes. Are you really interested?

    Yes, I'm really interested -- shoot me an email[​IMG]
     


  8. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    Where are you coming from again? From the Valley, I actually enjoy the drive to Rodeo Drive/BH but I take the hill (Beverly Glen from Ventura) so the drive is much more enjoyable with all the curves & twists and uphill & downhill driving, not much traffic in that route either. I just usually park at Barneys or NM and walk it then just get the parking validated.

    I still need to visit the store though, hopefully sometime soon.

    I just take the 5 all the way down to Los Feliz and do local from Thai Town to Korea Town and cruise down Hollywood or Santa Monica and hook a left turn on Rodeo. The drive is OK if you go in the morning, but if you're coming in the afternoon...forget about it.

    It's so much more crowded than Melrose or Beverly. [​IMG]

    And I usually park by David Yurman, it's free for 2 hours.
     


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    LA is so weird. Everyone drives, but driving in LA is major pain in the ass.

    Seriously kicking myself for not pulling the trigger on the last of LS SF shell shoes in #8 in 12D. Whoever bought those, if they don't work, PM me.
     


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    I'll be honest, our store policy is not to refund original shipping nor pay for shipping back. But, it saddens me to hear someone say they are disappointed with any of our shoes. My photography skills are to blame so it is my fault. I just want everyone to love the shoes they buy from us. Sounds corny and lame but it's the truth. [​IMG] Seriously though, please return them back to us.
    Tom: mighty big of you. I have to add my vote to the list of customers who really really hoped the chromexcels would have the tonality and the finish suggested by the photos (I bought tankers). I'm keeping mine because they are still great boots but it would be great if Horween could make up a chromexcel that was more dark brown with tan undertones (like the photos) rather than mid-brown with red undertones (the way my boots look in real-life). It would offer a pull-up leather in a more sophisticated color more appropriate to dressier shoes and boots. I worry as I wear mine in it'll end up looking like a beat-up indy--which I would have bought in the first place if I was looking for that.
     


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    I just take the 5 all the way down to Los Feliz and do local from Thai Town to Korea Town and cruise down Hollywood or Santa Monica and hook a left turn on Rodeo. The drive is OK if you go in the morning, but if you're coming in the afternoon...forget about it.

    I suggest giving the hill route a try, you would enjoy it. Yous till have the 335i right?
     


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    Tom: mighty big of you. I have to add my vote to the list of customers who really really hoped the chromexcels would have the tonality and the finish suggested by the photos (I bought tankers).

    I'm keeping mine because they are still great boots but it would be great if Horween could make up a chromexcel that was more dark brown with tan undertones (like the photos) rather than mid-brown with red undertones (the way my boots look in real-life). It would offer a pull-up leather in a more sophisticated color more appropriate to dressier shoes and boots. I worry as I wear mine in it'll end up looking like a beat-up indy--which I would have bought in the first place if I was looking for that.


    having owned a few models in "brown" chromexcel myself, it is my opinion that there is nothing dressy about it. it is really just too thick, too wrinkley, and shows too many scuffs and marks to be useful as a dress shoe or boot. it does lend itself well to chunkier casual shoes and boots that look better when they are beat up a little. alden's brown chromexcel does run a little red, but that is not the reason that this leather isn't best used for dressier, more sophisticated make-ups in my opinion.
     


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    Yeah, chromexcel just isn't a dress leather. That being said, the chromexcel on my White's boots looks much more like the LS pictures with a medium brown w/ tan undertones instead of the darker and more red tones you get with the Alden boots like my Roys. So it does exist from Horween, just not what Alden uses. Love both though and am just a fan of chromexcel in general.
     


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    Actually, yes. Are you really interested?

    Seriously, me too! (9E Barrie)

    The selection of E width Aldens is pretty limited out in the wild. I'm surprised you
    2 wide footed retailers don't stock limited runs for your kind![​IMG]
     


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    Tom: mighty big of you. I have to add my vote to the list of customers who really really hoped the chromexcels would have the tonality and the finish suggested by the photos (I bought tankers).

    I'm keeping mine because they are still great boots but it would be great if Horween could make up a chromexcel that was more dark brown with tan undertones (like the photos) rather than mid-brown with red undertones (the way my boots look in real-life). It would offer a pull-up leather in a more sophisticated color more appropriate to dressier shoes and boots. I worry as I wear mine in it'll end up looking like a beat-up indy--which I would have bought in the first place if I was looking for that.

    OK, I have a pair of the Ultimate Indy and I guess I just love the color. I have used paste wax on them but I have been careful because I do not want to mess up the contrast stitching.

    If you want your boots darker try a mid-dark brown shoe cream. Shoe cream has leather dye in it and it will darken the leather. (I may have used some on mine?)

    If you are scared of that just try a dark brown paste wax and see how that comes out. It is easier to make the leather darker than lighter.
     


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