Can someone confirm these measurements?!! a size 29w with 16.25" waist and more room to stretch? That's almost a true 33w. That can't be right. I thought the officer chino was approximately 2 sizes off.
Wow, the previous Cigar PTBs are beautiful Ahab. I want.
How come the toe shape of the black shell PTBs are different from the cigar shell PTBs? I notice this in a lot of other alden shoes too even though they're on the same barrie last. Some have a flat shape when looking at it head on, others are more bulbous.
Thanks for putting that in perspective. I will try a medium. I also agree that Gitman Vintage has a more utilitarian vibe but I wanted to incorporate that into my casual office attire.
And yes, SA single needle have really long sleeves. But for me, the cut on reverse seams are hideous.
How does Gitman Vintage compare to Steven Alan Single-Needle in terms of cut? The single-needle is a boxier fit than their reverse seams but it is almost the perfect cut for my body, except for slightly longer sleeves.
After looking at a few measurement I think I'm also small in Gitman, but will it be too slim of a cut like BoO? Anyone with experience with both brands please give some advice. Thanks much!
Ahh I see. So can I contact Alden directly for the AF43; I should speak with Adam?
Yea, #8 shell is gorgeous but not for me. I suit more contemporary clothing therefore I want and need a quality black boot. I've already made the mistake purchasing black shell chukkas in the wrong size.
My next choice would be ult black indys from LSH.
Fu@^!!! I finally decided to pull the trigger on AF43 but Alden-of-Carmel is out of 7.5D.
Does SF-Alden or NY-Alden carry different inventories from Carmel? I'm confused with how their distribution works. I know stores such as Epaulet and LeatherSoul have their own models that are made at the Alden factory, which is not Alden-of-Carmel?
I.E. who or where should I call to hunt down these boots?