Alden 986 Restoration – Part Two (The Results)
Look what was waiting for me on my doorstep this afternoon:
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…