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

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  1. Mr Clemson

    Mr Clemson Senior member

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    Alden guys, I'd love your opinions on a suede boot primarily for the fall and winter. Which of the following would you recommend for mostly casual wear (denim and chinos) but perhaps a little dressier every now and then?

    1) Alden snuff suede chukka boot

    2) Alden x Leffot Cooney boot

    Or, would you recommend something else? I really like both of these, and they are priced similarly. Also, FWIW, I plan to get the Indy 403 later this fall/winter. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. bespoken pa

    bespoken pa Senior member

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    I love the snuff suede chukka vastly underrated. A solid staple for sure.
     
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    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Snuff suede chukka is more of a spring/summer/fall boot. Cooney would work better over the winter.
     
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    More #8 captoe love:
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    Alden 4060 #8 shell
     
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  5. RevisIsland

    RevisIsland Senior member

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    All,

    Just got these in from Jcrew. Looks like these had an issue when they were dyed. Possible to brush this out or do I have to return them?

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  6. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    ^^^^

    easy return for me, no question.

    if it were a shoe in a rare color or makeup, that might change things
     
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    tifosi Tire Kicker

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    ^ I would definitely be returning those
     
  8. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Another issue is the weird brogue punch... Return
     
  9. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    These should never have been released from the plant
     
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    sazon Senior member

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    return AND send a note to mickey Drexler. He loves to hear about quality control issues like this. Seriously.
     
  11. RevisIsland

    RevisIsland Senior member

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    Hate to return these after I had so much trouble trying to get these shoes from Jcrew at 20% discount

    First time they sent the wrong pair -

    Then I was put on wait list for my size to possibly be returned or show up a B&M store.

    One month later I received these.

    The only thing rare about these is the crepe sole (was trying to find a comfortable shoe for walking to work in).

    Not easy to find this shoe (especially at 20% off).
     
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    RevisIsland Senior member

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    These had clearly been opened before they were sent to me (they were missing the shoe bags). Which means Jcrew knowingly sent me a defective pair.
     
  13. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    The discount will be difficult to replicate but Alden of Carmel has cordovan longwings on commando and Leffot has a color 8 PTB on crepe

    J Crew has one of the most liberal return policies, which invariably means they must try to ship off returned / defective products to other customers
     
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    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    should be very easy to get jcrew to honor the discount on a new pair.
     
  15. unipair guy

    unipair guy Affiliate Vendor

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    Agree, I wear mine all summer and very comfortable.
     
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