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Originally Posted by tricky View Post

I connected with Yenni about a pair of unlined snuff chucka boots and provided the following sizing info:

I'm typically size 11 average width TTS.

I wear average width 10.5 in Barrie and Trubalance and flex sole Van loafer, and 11 in Hampton. 

Grant shell boots in 11 were tight across the top of my foot but length was good.

Based on this she recommended 11 E in the Leyden last because it's tighter in the toebox.

I'll take Yenni's advice but am curious whether any of you with average width feet take E width in the Leydon last.

Thanks

EDIT - Ugh...A simple search of this thread shows this has been covered and most seem to follow the advice provided to me by Yenni.

 Leffot only orders E widths in the unlined chukkas.....from their site:

 

Sizing: The Leydon Last runs narrow. We recommend ordering one width wider than your standard US size.

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Haha thanks guys. I was seriously lazy on this one. Appreciate it!
post #6048 of 10731
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Originally Posted by masaccio View Post

Last night my wife borrowed my phone while hers was charging. My browser happened to be opened to this thread. shog%5B1%5D.gif

After a few minutes of browsing ("down the rabbit hole," as she called it), she ended up on @mdubs
's Instagram.

Some of her thoughts:
 
"No wonder his shoes look unworn, I've seen 50 pictures and none of them look the same. He probably hasn't worn a pair more than twice."
 

Wife: Do you post pictures of yourself wearing shoes?
Me: Usually no, I don't have any really uncommon makeups so those guys don't want to see mine. [Ahem. - ed.]
 
Wife: Why is this one tagged #cigar?
Me: That's the name of the color of the shoe.
Wife: It's a really nice color.
 
"Does he only own Alden shoes, or do you think he has even more shoes?!?"
 

Mr. Mayor, I think I owe you a debt of gratitude. After seeing your Instagram page, I don't think she's as worried about my having five or six pairs of Aldens, because she realizes how much further the addiction can go!
Great
We are all addicted to Alden
post #6049 of 10731
Quote:
Originally Posted by tricky View Post

I connected with Yenni about a pair of unlined snuff chucka boots and provided the following sizing info:

I'm typically size 11 average width TTS.

I wear average width 10.5 in Barrie and Trubalance and flex sole Van loafer, and 11 in Hampton. 

Grant shell boots in 11 were tight across the top of my foot but length was good.

Based on this she recommended 11 E in the Leyden last because it's tighter in the toebox.

I'll take Yenni's advice but am curious whether any of you with average width feet take E width in the Leydon last.

Thanks

EDIT - Ugh...A simple search of this thread shows this has been covered and most seem to follow the advice provided to me by Yenni.

 

 

This is exactly how Leffot sized mine when I purchased them years ago.

Enjoy the chukka's, they're great for this time of year.

 

Why not get them from LF in Y-Ville?

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

@mdubs killer cigars!! Love the antique contrast.

 

Thanks Bud!

 

 

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Originally Posted by ATLVol View Post
 

whiskey SWB x Harrison Ltd.....

 

 

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@ATLVol, sweet looking Whiskey Shortwings. I had a pair, but they were not my ideal size, so I parted with them, but its a lovely makeup. Hope that you enjoyed Whiskey Wednesday.

 

 

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Originally Posted by ATLVol View Post
 

yesterday was snuff cap toe bal from Leffot.......heavy on the suede rotation now that it is 80+ every day in the south

 

 

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@ATLVol, great looking Snuff Suede Semi-Brogue. These are amazingly readily available, but rarely seen. I actually really like them, I may someday add a pair to my rotation, but I am trying to draw a line somewhere, since this is a rabit hole, see below.

 

 

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Originally Posted by masaccio View Post
 

Last night my wife borrowed my phone while hers was charging. My browser happened to be opened to this thread. :embar:

 

After a few minutes of browsing ("down the rabbit hole," as she called it), she ended up on @mdubs's Instagram.

 

Some of her thoughts:

 
"No wonder his shoes look unworn, I've seen 50 pictures and none of them look the same. He probably hasn't worn a pair more than twice."
 
Wife: Do you post pictures of yourself wearing shoes?
Me: Usually no, I don't have any really uncommon makeups so those guys don't want to see mine. [Ahem. - ed.]
 
Wife: Why is this one tagged #cigar?
Me: That's the name of the color of the shoe.
Wife: It's a really nice color.
 
"Does he only own Alden shoes, or do you think he has even more shoes?!?"
 

 

Mr. Mayor, I think I owe you a debt of gratitude. After seeing your Instagram page, I don't think she's as worried about my having five or six pairs of Aldens, because she realizes how much further the addiction can go!

 

@masaccio, I am more than glad to help you out here bro. I am pretty sure my wife wouldn't be quite as pleased though... ;-) Glad to help her become more educated on the various shades of shell. Next time, just open up my blog and let her peruse that. It has shop locations listed next to makeups, maybe she will start ordering them for you???

 

 

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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post
 

 

You will make the right call with the snuff chukka for business casual, might I suggest the tan suede LHS as your loafer option...

 

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Very nice collection of photos @Burzan, looks like you are really enjoying your summer suedes.

 

 

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Originally Posted by randylahey6843 View Post
 

Cigar chukka's from yesterday. Thanks for looking. 

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Have a great day!

 

Your welcome for looking! They are looking very nice! Lovely old shade of Cigar.

 

 

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Originally Posted by HenryIII View Post
 

Thanks Mike! My first purchase of black shoes in many years.  After having worn them a few times (I have them on with light gray slacks today), I may be warming up to black again.  Uh oh...

 

Fantastic shade, edges and pairing! Well done!

 

Not a problem Henry! There are just a ton of splendid Alden Black Shell Cordovan makeups out there for you to consider some day. Although they do not get a ton of camera time here, Black Shell models are pretty rad.

 

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You and your killer foxxing based Navy Suede Tassels. Those are killer Don! Love them and you wear them so stylishly.

 

 

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Originally Posted by JSO1 View Post

Whiskey shortwing bluchers x Harrison Ltd. today.
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Another great pair of the Harrison Aberdeen Shortwing Bluchers. Where is DV's pair to add in the trifecta? Looking great @JSO1, happy Whiskey Wednesday!

 

 

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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

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Killing it as normal in your LS special Ravello PTBs. I hope that you enjoyed them today and that they took good care of you!

 

 

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Great
We are all addicted to Alden

 

Amen.

 

 

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Very nice @arrow , love the B+M plug on the first pic. But seriously, those Graintrippers are really quite lovely and impressive. I hope that you enjoyed them today!

 

-Mike

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Thread Starter 

Whiskey Wednesday in San Diego. Alden x TSM Whiskey Shell Cordovan LWBs. Pantherella x AldenDC Blue Socks. Epaulet Navy Lambswool Flannel Walt Trousers.

 

 

 

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-Mike

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Today's look
Hello from Hong Kong
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Looking great in your Color 8 Indy Boots, are those the Plaza version? Kind of looks like it to me, but hard to tell from the angle... smile.gif

-Mike
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Looking great in your Color 8 Indy Boots, are those the Plaza version? Kind of looks like it to me, but hard to tell from the angle... smile.gif

-Mike

Hi, Mike
Yes, it's plaza last
You are a dictionary of Alden
post #6056 of 10731
All these shoes are so clean looking.

Bought my Alden's day before yesterday. Will have them soon. This is my first pair so I am excited.

Alden Michigan Innsbruck Epaulet boot in brown. Going to use them in rotation as a work boot with my 1000 mile boots.

Ready to try them on , I will post up some pics as soon as they come in. I have not seen to many of these around.
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Hey Alden armies on SF, earlier this year, I sent 7 pairs of shoes back to Alden for restoration, I wrote up a review for the restoration service and thought you guys may be interested. Check out the review in here: http://stevefok316.weebly.com/

 

Here are some before and after photos of a few pairs, hope you guys enjoy it!

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by stevefok View Post

Hey Alden armies on SF, earlier this year, I sent 7 pairs of shoes back to Alden for restoration, I wrote up a review for the restoration service and thought you guys may be interested. Check out the review in here: http://stevefok316.weebly.com/

Here are some before and after photos of a few pairs, hope you guys enjoy it!








Thanks Steve
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ah Mo View Post

Hi, Mike
Yes, it's plaza last
You are a dictionary of Alden

Ha. Good to see my Last eye is still working! ;-)

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Originally Posted by tps3443 View Post

All these shoes are so clean looking.

Bought my Alden's day before yesterday. Will have them soon. This is my first pair so I am excited.

Alden Michigan Innsbruck Epaulet boot in brown. Going to use them in rotation as a work boot with my 1000 mile boots.

Ready to try them on , I will post up some pics as soon as they come in. I have not seen to many of these around.

Congrats on your new purchase! I hope that you enjoy your new Alden's and get many years of use out of them.

Quote:
Originally Posted by stevefok View Post

Hey Alden armies on SF, earlier this year, I sent 7 pairs of shoes back to Alden for restoration, I wrote up a review for the restoration service and thought you guys may be interested. Check out the review in here: http://stevefok316.weebly.com/

Here are some before and after photos of a few pairs, hope you guys enjoy it!
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Steve, great review! It's always great to see feedback on Alden's restoration. Based upon your write up, I can assume that no notes were left on any pairs requesting that they don't get refinished. Thanks for taking the time to do the before and after pics. The antique edge on the Whiskey LHSes makes such a huge difference!

-Mike
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Originally Posted by stevefok View Post
 

Hey Alden armies on SF, earlier this year, I sent 7 pairs of shoes back to Alden for restoration, I wrote up a review for the restoration service and thought you guys may be interested. Check out the review in here: http://stevefok316.weebly.com/

 

Here are some before and after photos of a few pairs, hope you guys enjoy it!


 

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