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Those Cooneys are some of the best looking boots Alden makes IMO. Not interested in the Hummus suede myself, the next time they run these in snuff I will instantly buy.
While you're right that it is a pattern imprinted over older calfskin, that process does make it a harder wearing shoe and more weather resistant. There's a reason it is a common material on casual English shoes. If you call C&J for example and tell them you want a shoe with good water resistance this is what they are going to recommend to you...
I wear a 10.5D in Barrie, I have what I certainly would consider wide feet. Barrie is about perfect fit for me. I also just bought snuff suede LHS without trying on the Van last first- no question it's not as wide as Barrie but Barrie isn't tight on me. Because of the give of suede it fits me well but I probably couldn't do shell/normal calfskin in that same size. If I were you I would try 8.5E. They do make them in E.I would also expect some stretch in the size you have...
Many of Alden's best models are suede IMO. I just got the unlined LHS in Snuff Suede, which seems like it will be incredibly versatile. I also really want the short wing in snuff on commando that B&M has...
+1. Yenni is probably doing more unique models than anyone else. Some of the fall/winter stuff sounds fantastic.
I got a pair of these as well, seems to be a problem with the sole on the right shoe (minor), otherwise I love them.
Who's to say what the future holds, but to this point Carmina has been one of the most accomodating shoemakers there is for small MTO/GMTO...
Any thoughts on the Autumn/Winter collection? The Galway looks pretty fantastic, very versatile with some different laces.
To those that say Aldens come in waves, you're right. I have been waiting for months for some desired pairs in my size to pop up in B/S here and Ebay- pretty much nothing for a good 4-5 months. Now, within the past week, 3 pairs acquired. Crazy how that works.
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