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    Question for Tom: will Alden tell you when the special makeup shortwings will be available or is it a standard "six to eight months" and they just show up? Thanks
     
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    Question for Tom: will Alden tell you when the special makeup shortwings will be available or is it a standard "six to eight months" and they just show up? Thanks

    in the comments on his blog Tom said 6-8 months
     
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    Question for Tom: will Alden tell you when the special makeup shortwings will be available or is it a standard "six to eight months" and they just show up? Thanks

    They tell me when they're ready. Recently Alden has been taking 2-3 months just to confirm orders, then 4-6 months to make. The larger the order, the longer it takes as well since they are normally made in batches.
     
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    Yeah, i pre-ordered some NST plaza boots from Jgilbert in mid-december, and they quoted me 9 months [​IMG]
     
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    They tell me when they're ready. Recently Alden has been taking 2-3 months just to confirm orders, then 4-6 months to make. The larger the order, the longer it takes as well since they are normally made in batches.

    Thanks Tom. I knew it was going to be quite a wait but was curious about the process.
     
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    Tom is the Nassau blucher yours exclusively? IMO it's way better looking than the traditional Alden PTB. Would be interested in seeing much more of this shoe (in a sleeker last, maybe?). It's fantastic.

    Nothing is "exclusive" per say. I agree, on the Plaza last would be very nice. It's probably something I will order very soon.
     
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    Received two pairs of Shoe Mart irregulars over the weekend, and I was very surprised to find that they did not have any markings that would show they were seconds. One boot was clearly damaged (and will be going back), so that one had an obvious flaw, but the other pair was a shell boot, in pristine condition with no flaw that I could see.

    Neither pair had any stamps on the inside, or on the sole, as I have seen in the past. They even came in the regular green Alden box with the proper labels.

    This is a little bit concerning to me since they could easily be passed off as first quality. . .especially on eBay, FS threads, etc.

    Anyone come across this lately as well, or did I just get "lucky"?
     
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    Received two pairs of Shoe Mart irregulars over the weekend, and I was very surprised to find that they did not have any markings that would show they were seconds. One boot was clearly damaged (and will be going back), so that one had an obvious flaw, but the other pair was a shell boot, in pristine condition with no flaw that I could see.

    Neither pair had any stamps on the inside, or on the sole, as I have seen in the past. They even came in the regular green Alden box with the proper labels.

    This is a little bit concerning to me since they could easily be passed off as first quality. . .especially on eBay, FS threads, etc.

    Anyone come across this lately as well, or did I just get "lucky"?


    Sounds like you got lucky. Which shoes did you get?
     
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    Sounds like you got lucky. Which shoes did you get?

    405 Indy, which was very "irregular" (inch long cut in the leather uppers) so it's going back, and the second was a #8 Shell Captoe Boot with no visible flaws.
     
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    405 Indy, which was very "irregular" (inch long cut in the leather uppers) so it's going back, and the second was a #8 Shell Captoe Boot with no visible flaws.

    How did you come across the irregulars?

    As a few of us have himmed and hawed about, we haven't received the emails.
     
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    I wasn't getting the e-mails either for a few months, so I just called them up and let them know to send me the latest one. Got it the same day.
     
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    Yeah, i pre-ordered some NST plaza boots from Jgilbert in mid-december, and they quoted me 9 months [​IMG]
    Yup, I pre-ordered some LW cordovan plaza #8 with commando sole from jgilbert and they're telling me Sept delivery. That's fine, they'll be perfect for Fall.
     
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    Nothing is "exclusive" per say. I agree, on the Plaza last would be very nice. It's probably something I will order very soon.

    Tom- your website says the Nassau has a "slightly different plain toe pattern"

    Can you explain? I sorta thought a plain toe was pattern-less- and cannot really see a difference between your shoe and a standard PTB (as far as the plain toe goes)

    Thanks!
     
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    Tom- your website says the Nassau has a "slightly different plain toe pattern"

    Can you explain? I sorta thought a plain toe was pattern-less- and cannot really see a difference between your shoe and a standard PTB (as far as the plain toe goes)

    Thanks!


    a very nice pictorial was posted about a month back which shows the difference between a standard PTB and a Nassau PTB
     
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