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Originally Posted by gr789 View Post

Shawnwc and lagsun,
there are intermittent stories of Alden re-crafts not fitting "right" afterwards.
How's the fit after your re-crafts?
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

I heard those stories as well gr789 and was actually hoping there was a kernel of truth in it as these Brixtons are a tad larger than I would like. No such luck. I don't detect any difference in fit after the recraft.

Wore the 4060HC this evening and fit seems the same as before too.
post #104417 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Rishi Kakar View Post

The J crew Cadet in black shell doesn't have many fans on the forum, but here are some pics which suggest it to be a solid shoe worthy of love. Enjoy!







Nice pics, I love the Alden Cadet captoe!
post #104418 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Rishi Kakar View Post
 

The J crew Cadet in black shell doesn't have many fans on the forum, but here are some pics which suggest it to be a solid shoe worthy of love. Enjoy!

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

Lookin' exceptionally well, RK!  Enjoy them my friend...

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Originally Posted by Rishi Kakar View Post
 

The J crew Cadet in black shell doesn't have many fans on the forum, but here are some pics which suggest it to be a solid shoe worthy of love. Enjoy!

 

love the cadets :worship2:

 

 

I get more use out of them than a handful of my exotics 

post #104420 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Handcuffed View Post


You might want to try Alden SF. I was on their list and received a pair earlier this month. They might have extras (or you can sign up on a second list).

Last I had heard, Kathy was considering not running the Whiskey PTBs anymore because of the minor shell blemishes that showed in that color + model.


Yep.  A friend of mine just passed on a pair in 8D (Whiskey PTB).  I called them at Alden SF and was able to pick up a pair in 9D.

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Originally Posted by JjasonL View Post

website? and what can kathy do for me? 

As some here has said, there are two stores that are owned by the factory. Alden of Washington D.C. (Typically referred to Alden DC) and the Alden Shop (more commonly referred to as Alden SF here).

Alden DC does not have any web presence at all.
Alden SF used to be an independently owned retail store and owns and runs the aldenshop.com domain. That is the only way to actually buy shoes from Alden Shoe Company directly online.
The Alden Factory also runs a website aldenshoe.com that is for information only and does not provide any web sales.

Kathy is the manager at the Alden DC shop and is a great and knowledgeable individual about shoes, Alden and shoe repair. She also is the one to typically manage the stores special orders including shoes and boots made out of Exotic Colors of Shell Cordovan.

Jim is the manager of the Alden SF shop and is of a similar stature to Kathy. Both are great.

Outside of the Alden Shoe Company, there is a whole slew of fantastic independently owned stores that carry Aldens. Several of them are Alden only shops.

See my signature for the FAQ post as it hopefully should answer many of your questions.

-Mike
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At the outset; friends these are pics i found on the internet and are not taken by me. I thought about sharing these with my Alden friends on the forum.

 

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Originally Posted by MoosicPa View Post


Nice pics, I love the Alden Cadet captoe!

It looks very handsome

 

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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post
 

Lookin' exceptionally well, RK!  Enjoy them my friend...

As I have written above, these are not pics taken by me, but the cadet would be a worthy addition

 

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love the cadets :worship2:

 

 

I get more use out of them than a handful of my exotics 

They seems to fit well as a foundational shoe.

post #104423 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Handcuffed View Post


You might want to try Alden SF. I was on their list and received a pair earlier this month. They might have extras (or you can sign up on a second list).

Last I had heard, Kathy was considering not running the Whiskey PTBs anymore because of the minor shell blemishes that showed in that color + model.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by kagebo View Post
 


Yep.  A friend of mine just passed on a pair in 8D (Whiskey PTB).  I called them at Alden SF and was able to pick up a pair in 9D.

 

 

Thank you guys. Will give them a call tomorrow! Appreciate for your help!

 

Steve

post #104424 of 122416
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Originally Posted by walds11 View Post

Guys, I have a sizing question. I am an 8.5D in the Trubalance Last. What size would work for me in the Van Last?

I am really digging the County Calf LHS from TSM. Love the light tan color and texture of the calf leather. I wonder when TSM will be throwing them up live on the website? I am also digging the Unlined Flex Penny Loafer in brown chromexcel from Alden SF. This is LHS, correct? Not sure which one I'd choose if I had to pick just one. Hmm...?

I'm also 8.5D on Trubalance. I take 8.5D on Van.
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Originally Posted by walds11 View Post

Guys, I have a sizing question. I am an 8.5D in the Trubalance Last. What size would work for me in the Van Last?

I am really digging the County Calf LHS from TSM. Love the light tan color and texture of the calf leather. I wonder when TSM will be throwing them up live on the website? I am also digging the Unlined Flex Penny Loafer in brown chromexcel from Alden SF. This is LHS, correct? Not sure which one I'd choose if I had to pick just one. Hmm...?

Van is tricky - you might take your Barrie/Trubalance size, but then again, you might be better off going down a width for a loafer.  I take 8.5D Barrie but 8.5C on the Van LHS -- the tighter fit in the heel prevents slippage.  Alden DC helped me out on this a while back.

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PSA: Unipair just posted this in their IG, very lovely makeups.

For the (Whiskey or Tan Calf)? x Cigar Saddle, it's on Leydon last and only 7E and 9.5E are available, act fast if that's your size!


Edited by stevefok - 2/28/15 at 1:54am
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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post

Van is tricky - you might take your Barrie/Trubalance size, but then again, you might be better off going down a width for a loafer.  I take 8.5D Barrie but 8.5C on the Van LHS -- the tighter fit in the heel prevents slippage.  Alden DC helped me out on this a while back.

Yes, Van is very tricky. I am 7.5D in Barrie and TB last. However, 7.5D Van last is too sung for me, I end up taking 7.5E in Van last.
Some people find Van is unwearable for them.
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Originally Posted by stevefok View Post

Yes, Van is very tricky. I am 7.5D in Barrie and TB last. However, 7.5D Van last is too sung for me, I end up taking 7.5E in Van last.
Some people find Van is unwearable for them.

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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post

Van is tricky - you might take your Barrie/Trubalance size, but then again, you might be better off going down a width for a loafer.  I take 8.5D Barrie but 8.5C on the Van LHS -- the tighter fit in the heel prevents slippage.  Alden DC helped me out on this a while back.


Excellent points, guys. My 986 took a long time to break in. The forefoot was too narrow at first while the heel too wide on the 8.5D. I added heel pads to help with the heel and after the foot bed conformed to my foot, they're much more comfortable. If you're in a position to try them on, that's really the best way to go.
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Originally Posted by schmallo15 View Post

I'm also 8.5D on Trubalance. I take 8.5D on Van.

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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post

Van is tricky - you might take your Barrie/Trubalance size, but then again, you might be better off going down a width for a loafer.  I take 8.5D Barrie but 8.5C on the Van LHS -- the tighter fit in the heel prevents slippage.  Alden DC helped me out on this a while back.

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Originally Posted by stevefok View Post

Yes, Van is very tricky. I am 7.5D in Barrie and TB last. However, 7.5D Van last is too sung for me, I end up taking 7.5E in Van last.
Some people find Van is unwearable for them.

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Originally Posted by schmallo15 View Post


Excellent points, guys. My 986 took a long time to break in. The forefoot was too narrow at first while the heel too wide on the 8.5D. I added heel pads to help with the heel and after the foot bed conformed to my foot, they're much more comfortable. If you're in a position to try them on, that's really the best way to go.

Thanks guys. It seems that the general consensus is TB sizing is fairly similar to Van sizing. I think Sherman Brothers stocks one of the penny models, so it may be worth going there to get sized up on the Van.

What's the difference between the Unlined Flex Penny Loafer and the Lined version? Is one going to fit any different than the other?

I am a big fan of slip-on shoes and the LHS is the only Alden slip-on shoe that I'd buy, based on looks.
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Originally Posted by walds11 View Post




Thanks guys. It seems that the general consensus is TB sizing is fairly similar to Van sizing. I think Sherman Brothers stocks one of the penny models, so it may be worth going there to get sized up on the Van.

What's the difference between the Unlined Flex Penny Loafer and the Lined version? Is one going to fit any different than the other?

I am a big fan of slip-on shoes and the LHS is the only Alden slip-on shoe that I'd buy, based on looks.

Only difference should be the lining. Sizing ought to be the same.
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