Alden 986 Restoration – Part Two (The Results)
Here is the follow up to this post… It took just over six weeks to get them back. Overall, I’m very happy. Very happy. Here are the results:
The contents of the package…
Right out of the box
Repaired the stitching
Nice touch with the Brooks Brothers soles…
Add the new shoe trees…
From the back
As I said, overall I’m very happy. I think it was worth the cost to get these restored.
I would grade the work an A-. Why not an A+? Two things: 1. the corrected stitching looks like a patch-job. Not the end of the world, but the stitching doesn’t look as consistent as the rest of the shoe. 2. The right shoe (which had the stitching corrected) is a bit tighter than when I sent it (no big deal – I’m sure this will correct itself after a few rounds out and about and living with the shoe trees).
Now – the most important question – would I recommend this service to a friend? Probably.
Great work, Alden. I look forward to doing more business in the future. Especially since you included that catalog…