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Alden sizing question: I am a 12D Brannock and sized down 1 full for my 403 boots (TB last) to 11D. The width is great and length is just about right, but another quarter inch would be perfect. The boot is, however, a bit voluminous. Would I take the same size in Barrie, or 11.5?

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Originally Posted by Darkside View Post

Alden sizing question: I am a 12D Brannock and sized down 1 full for my 403 boots (TB last) to 11D. The width is great and length is just about right, but another quarter inch would be perfect. The boot is, however, a bit voluminous. Would I take the same size in Barrie, or 11.5?

Most people go down 1/2 size from Brannock to TB and Barrie, but since you went down a full size and it's a bit short but good in the width I would say to try 12C Barrie or 11.5D Barrie. Definitely not 11D, it will be way too short.

Barrie is a wide but not especially elongated last. The reason most go down 1/2 size is due to the sparse availability of narrow widths. Going down a width may be the best choice.
post #3258 of 10783
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Still one of my favorites. I think some people are put off by them, but they just don't realize how well these boots age. The leather and welt change color over time and develop a great patina.

Patina ain't just for shell.

Agreed! I was 2 years into my 405s and they were coming along nicely and they developed a tear in the back seam. Sent them back to Alden, who said they couldn't fix them, so they just sent me a new pair. And so the new journey begins....
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Trying out a new pair of J Crew PCTs. Also realized color 8 looks really good with darker denim..
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Looking great brother. The JCrew PCT Boots is a great makeup... And yes! Alden's and dark denim are a great combination, especially Color 8.

 

 

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Thrifted a few pair recently, really love cleaning them up its pretty relaxing
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That is a great thrifting run.

 

 

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Ravello Aberdeen NST's

 

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Happy Friday!

 

Terrific combination and stunning boots!

 

 

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Alden x anatomica. These fit larger than other modified last shoes I have that are the same tagged size. Works with thicker socks but a bit disappointing because the modified last shoes I have are easily my best fitting Aldens
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Sorry to hear that 100! Unfortunately, that is sometimes the way it works out. But they do look lovely.

 

 

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Snow in March. Reason to break these out. Reverse tobacco chamois wingtip from B+M.

 

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Sorry about the snow, but concur that its great that you get to wear those boots.

 

 

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OG h-ford stylin today
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Looking great Saz! Greaet looking Indy boots sir and enjoy the new break in process.

 

 

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Just to follow up, Alden agreed to recraft if I brought back to AoM. I didn't get out completely unscathed though, picked this up-

 

 

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Should go nicely with these I got from UM

 

 

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Congrats on your new belt, I have the same one and its a good belt. Those NSTs are awesome and will look great with your new belt.

 

 

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slight modification - I had the hooks replaced to all eyelets (plaza)
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Very cool Brown Boots and enjoy your new-found all-eyelet world!

 

 

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Natty cxl crown stitch derby on modified X anatomica

 

Nice looking Indy shoes Prez! Looking forward to seeing those mature.

 

 

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Agreed! I was 2 years into my 405s and they were coming along nicely and they developed a tear in the back seam. Sent them back to Alden, who said they couldn't fix them, so they just sent me a new pair. And so the new journey begins....

 

Bummer about your old 405's but glad that they squared you away!

 

-Mike

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Alden Black Shell Cordovan Leisure Handsewn Penny Loafer. Marcoliani Purple Argyles OTC. Epaulet Dark Gray and Purple Texture Check Rivet Chinos.

 

 

 

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-Mike

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Sporting DC king boots to celebrate first day recover from the flu. Not that I need a reason.
post #3262 of 10783
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Looking great in your 4060HC's AMD500. Congrats on overcoming the flu! Have a great Sunday.

-Mike
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Alden Black Shell Cordovan Leisure Handsewn Penny Loafer. Marcoliani Purple Argyles OTC. Epaulet Dark Gray and Purple Texture Check Rivet Chinos.






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-Mike

Dig those crazy Marco's!
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I need some photos of those Epaulet TO Tie Guy boots in the wild. Still sitting sort of undecided on my preorder for them...
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Just throwing this out there: looking for a pair of snuff suede chukkas in 6 or 6.5.. let me know if anyone has any languishing in the closet.
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Alden Black Shell Cordovan Leisure Handsewn Penny Loafer. Marcoliani Purple Argyles OTC. Epaulet Dark Gray and Purple Texture Check Rivet Chinos.

 

 

 

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-Mike

Sock game is on point!  Loafers are nice too.

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Originally Posted by Darkside View Post

Alden sizing question: I am a 12D Brannock and sized down 1 full for my 403 boots (TB last) to 11D. The width is great and length is just about right, but another quarter inch would be perfect. The boot is, however, a bit voluminous. Would I take the same size in Barrie, or 11.5?

We sound very similar. I did the exact same thing and the 11D was too short. I went with 11.5D and it was good length-wise, but became sloppy with wear (CXL stretched a lot).

I ordered a 11.5C from TSM but after a try-on it was evident that the decreased width would interfere with my toes.

I went with 12C and they're good. If I ever see a 12B on the irregular I'll probably grab it.
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80 here today.. Black Shell LHS
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Sock game is on point!  Loafers are nice too.

 

 

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Dig those crazy Marco's!

 

Thanks guys! Thought that the sucks were a fun add-on... :-)

 

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80 here today.. Black Shell LHS

 

Looking great today Chippy and your shoe selection for today was impeccable. :-)

 

-Mike

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Originally Posted by ironclad View Post

Still one of my favorites. I think some people are put off by them, but they just don't realize how well these boots age. The leather and welt change color over time and develop a great patina.

Patina ain't just for shell.
Agreed. Mine are cxl, but they are aging distinctively as well. I contributed to the patina today at a festival in Austin.

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