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

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  1. Shawnc

    Shawnc Senior member

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    I agree except in the 'chair shot' they look like a perfect match. I had no idea lighting could make such a dramatic difference in how the color variances are displayed.
     


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    Over thinking. A correctly made pair of shoes you don't have to take to different places, put in different light, move from one side to another to change angles, squint, bounce on your feet while chanting your mantra to convince yourself they look good. That pair consists of two shoes of two different colors. If it walks like a duck, etc.

    I, for one, would not pay good money for shoes that are obviously different and hope that some time in the future that I might get what I paid for. I would be better off planning for my retirement by expecting to, by the beginning of the NBA season, grow 18 inches, lose decades of age and take LeBron James's job away from him.
     
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    El Argentino Senior member

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    I'd agree w/ the general consensus. I have a pair of Cigar LWBs w/ tonal differences far more slight than that, but even now over a year later it still gets at me sometimes. Color difference that drastic shouldn't be sold - they literally look like two separate shoes. Return them.
     


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    Teeka Senior member

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    Anyone have an email address of Alden D.C.? I couldn't find it on any Alden website.

    Appreciate if you could share it here. Thanks!
     


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    aldenfan Senior member

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    Anyone have the phone number for Kathy? Is Yelp correct with the listing (202) 347-2308 ?
     


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    rydenfan Senior member

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    I disagree. Those shoes do not look that drastic to me. I think that there are natural occurrences and differences in leather
     


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    If I saw them in person I may disagree
     


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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    That-a-boy RK! Lookin' great my friend; your kings are representing quite well...
     


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    bespoken pa Senior member

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    Br, that's why I wanted to see them in natural light.IMO it isn't as pronounced. Still if they were color 8, calf, etc. I would return them. However I would not be inclined to return ravello. Should you have to accept less than first quality shoes? No, however the market being what it is, I would swallow the bitter pill. Just my .02
     


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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    (A) I use separate brushes for black, color 8, cigar, and ravello-whiskey (same brush)
    (B) I MUCH prefer Alden's paste wax for cigar over brown Saphir cordovan cream... Saphir leaves a terrible film that I can't get rid of, regardless of how little/light I go with application. I am going to try and clean them with Reno today unless anyone has any other recommendations. I would appreciate any advice here.
     


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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    I use the same brush for my ravello and whiskey with the hope that the whiskey darkens some. However, I have not used any paste wax on any of these shoes just yet.
     


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    irbe Senior member

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    do you guys use different brushes for different types of leather, eg 1 for shell 8 and 1 for a burgandy color shoe?
     


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    I didn't think it was that big a deal until I saw these pics. I would be pretty annoyed every time I looked down and saw two different shoes. Good luck with this however you choose to proceed...
     


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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Definitely an interesting idea. I'm not sure I'm willing to risk the uncertain outcome when these are still unworn, however.
    Seems too risky to me. You may not be able to exchange/return at that point.
     
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    That is the correct phone number. Email is washdc -at- aldenshoe.com (replace -at- with @, obviously)

     


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