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post #61 of 67

Ι am the same long , 27,85 cm and I have rhe same ,it is perfect!

post #62 of 67

I have a pair of alden 563s, size marked as 10 1/2 A/C.  According to your width chart, the c would have them fall in the medium width, but on the alden of SF website, they say that c falls into the narrow width category.  could you help clarify? thanks!  http://www.aldenshop.com/DrawOnePage.aspx?PageID=14 

post #63 of 67

 

HI .

I just bought a pair of Alden 990 on eBay (shell cordovan, plain toe blucher), but they are too large.

Now I have to re-sell them :(

BUT, I think the guy who sold them to me did not label them correctly. He wrote that they were "UK 8.5", which confused me, but alright.

Anyway, I tried a pair of this model in a store which were size US 9, and they were perfect. So I guessed that these were US 9 too, but that he just wrote the equiv in UK size.

Well, I was wrong. These must be something like US 9,5 or US 10. 

And the markings are worn away. The only thing I can read is that they are width "E".

 

Can you help me figure out what size these are, so I can label them correctly when I sell them?

 

Do any of you have a pair of Alden 990 in sizes, say 8,5 to 10,5 that you could measure the length of? 

 

Mine are approx 31,8 cm from heel to toe on the outside of the sole, measured by tape. (that's ca 12.5 inches)

 

Thanks!


Edited by Liquin - 12/20/13 at 1:52am
post #64 of 67

Hi everyone,

 

I am looking to pull the trigger on an Alden cordovan boot. I generally wear an approx 9D in the barrie last chukka I have, but this boot happens to be built on a plaza last and is in 9.5E. I normally measure a 9.5US on a brannock.  Given that the plaza is supposed to be closer to standard sizing than the barrie and narrower than a barrie, is it feasible that the 9.5E might be close enough? I want the boot pretty badly and hope it's close enough

 

Thanks in advance

post #65 of 67
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Originally Posted by Carson View Post

Hi everyone,

I am looking to pull the trigger on an Alden cordovan boot. I generally wear an approx 9D in the barrie last chukka I have, but this boot happens to be built on a plaza last and is in 9.5E. I normally measure a 9.5US on a brannock.  Given that the plaza is supposed to be closer to standard sizing than the barrie and narrower than a barrie, is it feasible that the 9.5E might be close enough? I want the boot pretty badly and hope it's close enough

Thanks in advance

Probably too wide. Plaza last is not narrow. And a sminch long in my book.
post #66 of 67
Trubalance last question. I think I know the answer (which is, 'no, don't try it') but wanted to confirm.

I'm a solid US 8.5D-9D in most every shoe (call it a 8.65D). I don't currently own any Aldens. The only somewhat obscure reference point that some here might get is that in the Grenson Masterpiece (91 last - fairly sleek, but not overly so) for Paul Stuart (went nuts back during the Ron Rider/Paul Stuart Extravaganza a couple of years ago), wearing thin Pantherella dress socks, the 8.5D US fits perfectly like a glove and the 9D is comfortably loose. I'm satisfied with the way both sizes fit and have walked miles and miles all over Manhattan in both sizes with no issues.

I know most every recommendation on the Trubalance last is to size down a 1/2 size (in my case, that would be 8D), but I was wondering if anyone has successfully played with the width instead (i.e. maintaining your size but going with a narrower width - in my case, that would be 8.5C). The online shop doesn't have an 8D, but does have an 8.5C. Worth the risk with no refund possible or should I hold out for an 8D? Having trouble finding a shop here in San Diego with a good stock of Trubalance sizes to try them on in an 8D or 8.5C. Thanks in advance.
post #67 of 67

Do you know of Shoe Mart carries the style you want in your desired size? They have a good selection and return policy. There are a few other Alden stockists with some older models in stock. I can't recall which shops right now.

 

Guys, 

 

I'm roughly a 7.5D (prob E is better) in Barrie. I have a high instep and measure 8E on the Brannock. Would you recommend 8D or 8E in Plaza?

 

Also, what is the general sentiment about getting fitted for a (single) last and without intent to purchase? Disrespectful?

 

I love Aldens but hate feeling obligated to buy when I have no idea which lasts will fit me. I'd like to know for my own knowledge but don't want to irritate the SAs.

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