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Got me some Handgrades (Millbank) in the Brussels-store sale!  First pair of Handgrades so I'm curious to expierence the difference with the mainline.   PS: I also had a question. Does it ever happen that C&J make a specific style in more than one last. For example, would they make the Coniston in the 325-last for 20 years and than make the Coniston in another last for the future? Or would they always change the name of the style in that case. (Off course, I'm talking...
Jep, bought my boots at Frans Boone store, which is only 20km from my home. They are made specially for Frans Boone; apparently the brass eyelets are like a thing for the Alden X Frans Boone shoes. The leather is calf. I found the shoes quite hard at first, but the broke in nicely! Very happy with them and they are my first Aldens. 
Hey, I'll probably go for lined shoes, but thx for sharing ;-)I want a last that's a bit more forgiving for my toes then the 348 last and I'd like to have a dark brown suede so that they will be appropriate for work but also for more casual events. I wouldn't be interested in a calf Connaught but for a suede shoe maybe the Connaught will be nice. I'll be in London today so I'll give them a try in store.Otherwise the dark brown suede lonsdales in 363 last is an option I...
Hey, I have some C&J's in calf; I have low(er) volume feet and now I want a pair of C&J in suede. The calf's that I have are all in 7,5Uk and fit me rather well, except one in 348-last that is a tad tight, but still ok. I read on shoesnob that suede shoes are dangerous for people with low volume feet because they will stretch more. True? What is your expierence? Do you take the same size as usual or do you size down half a size? I don't like my shoes too snug. Cheers!
 Very nice! How old are they? And what's the model/last? Great socks too! :p
Hi guys.   I have two pairs in 348-last. One in UK8, which is too big, and one in UK7,5, which is to small (uncomfortable at end of the day and blister on my left heel after 5 minutes walking). I think I'm an actual UK7,5 but the 348-last is just not a good last for me.    The guy from the shop said that the 341, 360 & 363-lasts would fit me much better than the 348-last. I tried the 363-last in UK 7,5 and it seemed very comfortable, even before break in.   Does this...
Hello guys I bought a pair of Alden calf skin boots on a double waterlock sole (Whatever that is). I'm fine in the toe box, no blisters or pain, but my heels become really red by the end of the day and it's not the most comfortable feeling (no blisters though). Are the double waterlock soles harder to break in then single soles or are these soles flex soles that should break in easily? I have worn them for 3,5 days now I'm wondering if they are not a half size too...
Bought these beauties from Frans Boone (picture also from fransboonestore.com). On the grant last. I have low-insteps and I think it's a nice last for people in my situation. Most britisch dress shoes (C&J, Loake,...) have proved to be to roomy around the instep for my feet so I'm very happy to have these Aldens. They are my first Aldens, but not my last I think :-)  
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