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Hi all, do you guys go tots on van lasted lhs? Thanks in advance for your help

I go TTS on van, however I know most people in this thread size down .5

ie. 12d plaza last, 11.5 van last.
post #227 of 10501
Thanks tie guy
post #228 of 10501
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Originally Posted by jvc44 View Post

Hi all, do you guys go tots on van lasted lhs? Thanks in advance for your help

I think most size down a half size on van from TTS. So, a 10.5 TTS would order a 10. Hope that helps.
post #229 of 10501
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I can't compete with @MrDv and the Mayor @Mdubs but here is my start of 2016 Alden family portrait.

Back Row: Tan LHS, Snuff Chukka, NATCXL PTB, 403 Indy, Reverse Chamois Leffot Greenwich

Front Row: Whiskey PTB, Whiskey LHS, Ravello LWB, Color 8 LWB, Color 8 Leffot Tanker

great family portrait. details on the floor please (we're hoping to upgrade our floors)

thanks for sharing your collection.

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Happy New Year to all.

Three new arrivals, three different lasts. Time for a comparison pic...

Leffot Naval Boot-Barrie, B&M WTB-Grant, Fransboone Dr. Jones-Plaza.

 

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really nice way to start the year. i like the crispy clean look.

 

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Next time I have the house to myself, I'll get a family photo. When I bring out all of my shoes at once, my wife rolls her eyes so much that she's liable to start cramping up.

word.

i should have taken more group photos yesterday. my wife was at work, perfect weather, and my daughter helped me with the shoes. today we had rain and my daughter was back at school. :angry:

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Cigar gunboats today.

one of alden's best. you wear them well.

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#4 for the 4th. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

i love those boots. 

post #230 of 10501
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Originally Posted by Rstldr View Post


I think most size down a half size on van from TTS. So, a 10.5 TTS would order a 10. Hope that helps.


Agreed and to this I will add that many also go down a width (many do not).  Also, as has been mentioned in the past (but never before on the 2016 thread!), the van is a tricky last for many people, much better to try on first.  Nailing down your sizing with the van lasted loafers involves making sure the vamp isn't too tight and that the heel isn't too loose.  Less forgiving than a lace-up shoe or boot.

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@Mdubs and @MrDv have such great Alden collections I don't even get jealous, they're just on a different, very inspirational, level.

 

 

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YOWZA

wonderful collection Mr.DV! 

 

 

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Awesome, awesome collections gents!

The good thing about resetting this thread yearly is that it will be a nice reminder of the impending annual end-of-Jan Alden price increase.

ffffuuuu.gif

 

 

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Insanity!!

 

 

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Very nice D! Lovely collection that you have there.

-Mike

 

 

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Wow..super collection!
Must save these pics for reference.

 

thanks for the kind words gentlemen. 

post #232 of 10501

For those of you that own the unlined chukkas on Leydon, how much did they stretch? I tried on a D width and there was just enough material for the widest part of my foot. The fit was not painful, but the suede was hugging on.

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My suede chukkas were like that for about a day, maybe a week.
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Cigar gunboats today.

 

Lovely color on your Cigars. Also great looking slacks with them.

 

 

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#4 for the 4th. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Those are just stellar Zippy. Good combo to bring out their red with those pants.

 

 

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Joining up for 2016! Happy New Year all. Great work Mike!
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Color 8 for BB (excuse doggie hair)

 

A lot of people love Cigar or Color #4, but that picture with those Color #8 tassels is just superb. Love the dog hair addition... :-)

 

 

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Friends, be happy for me. Today was Alden Longwing Day. My special order color 8 975s shipped from the fabulous Kathy in DC, and I put a deposit down on the green suede LWB from the equally fabulous Yenni.

Hooray.

 

Congratulations Mr. Saxophone. Wear them in good health.

 

 

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Originally Posted by jvc44 View Post

Hi all, do you guys go tots on van lasted lhs? Thanks in advance for your help

 

I size down from 10.5C (TTS) to 10C on the LHS. I interestingly enough wear 10.5B on the Barrie vice 10C. The Van is a 3-Dimensional problem, and thus conventional sizing advice doesn't always apply depending up your foot and instep.

 

-Mike

post #235 of 10501
Thread Starter 

Alden Ravello WT Boots customized with Red Danite Soles.

Marcoliani Navy Argyles.

Epaulet Navy Lambswool Flannel Trousers.

 

 

 

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-Mike

post #236 of 10501
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Originally Posted by Alpina View Post

My suede chukkas were like that for about a day, maybe a week.

Was there no extra space at you also? It was what you'd call a literal perfect fit for me, but a little tight for something like shoes.

post #237 of 10501
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I'd love to, however, I lack any sort of musical talent. You wouldn't even want me on air guitar😉. I do enjoy a wide range of genres. What do you play and what type of music? Anything we can listen to?

PM sent so as not to shamelessly promote OT wink.gif
post #238 of 10501
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Originally Posted by Alpina View Post

My suede chukkas were like that for about a day, maybe a week.
Was there no extra space at you also? It was what you'd call a literal perfect fit for me, but a little tight for something like shoes.
It's a low volume last, so they were snug across the vamp, but just right everywhere else, including the length. Another thing to consider is that I bought them in -store on Madison Avenue in winter, so I was likely wearing a slightly heavier sock. Still, they broke in to accommodate my foot perfectly, and they are my most comfortable spring/summer shoe. With thin or no socks, they are perfectly loose.
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PM sent so as not to shamelessly promote OT wink.gif

But I was interested as well...
post #240 of 10501
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Originally Posted by JSO1 View Post

Do you know your size in the Barrie last?
I tried some shell cordovan Alden shoes in a second-hand shop and I fit in 7 1/2 D, even though I like the comfort of a E width.
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