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post #1861 of 122416
Those Ravello NST look so much better in the above pic than they do on Shoemart's website.

I've been looking for one in cigar on the Barrie last, but I'll probably be looking for a long time.
post #1862 of 122416
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Originally Posted by jon bones View Post
same thing is happening to my indies... left boot, inside

Not in the same place, but the stitching has blown out at the welt on mine. Alden has determined it is a defect and is 'evaluating' them for repair or replacement. I've been without service of my boots for nearly a month and was told expect another week or two. Inexcusable.

Alden's quality seems to be tanking...I'll likely never buy another pair.
post #1863 of 122416
Looking to buy a pair of the Alden Longwings from Leather Sole Hawaii. Does anyone have any recommendations with the sizing on the longwings? I typically take a 10.5D but have heard that these run a 0.5 size large.
post #1864 of 122416
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Originally Posted by nakedundermyclothes View Post
Looking to buy a pair of the Alden Longwings from Leather Sole Hawaii. Does anyone have any recommendations with the sizing on the longwings? I typically take a 10.5D but have heard that these run a 0.5 size large.

It depends on the last. Take a look here as a reference.
post #1865 of 122416
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Originally Posted by choptreesv View Post
Just curious, has anyone else had this problem w/ their indies?


The same thing is happening to my tankers after 2 wears. I stopped wearing them after the back tab broke and didn't notice the thread issue until awhile later. That's 2 defects on one boot. Alden will fix it, but you'll be without your boots for awhile. I'd suggest waiting until summer when you're likely not going to wear them much.
post #1866 of 122416
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Originally Posted by nakedundermyclothes View Post
Looking to buy a pair of the Alden Longwings from Leather Sole Hawaii. Does anyone have any recommendations with the sizing on the longwings? I typically take a 10.5D but have heard that these run a 0.5 size large.

Ask Tom at LeatherSoul, who posts here occasionally. He's very knowledgeable and helpful.
post #1867 of 122416
If I wear a size 40 Buttero and 8 in Chucks what size would I be in the Indy boots?
post #1868 of 122416
^^ Assuming the shoes you mentioned fit you perfectly, I would recommend a 8 D in the Indys. I own the indys in a 8D which fits me perfectly, and 41 in buttero boots which fit me a size larger than I would've liked.
post #1869 of 122416
quick question without going through 125 pages of the alden thread - what is the preferred online retailer for alden? I know LeatherSoul is top notch - but if it's my first time ordering aldens I need to be convinced I can exchange for sizing and the leathersoul website seems to caution first timers from ordering.
post #1870 of 122416
For indy's (trubalance) and any boot on the barrie last, I have to go a full size down from my true size. My foot measure 10d, and I take 9d on those lasts (in both shell and calfskin).

It's really best to try these lasts on if at all possible before buying the boot. I didn't. Instead, I used the half size down rule to jump on a decent deal. When they arrived they were too big for my feet. I could wear the boots quite comfortably with heavy socks, but it's just no fun breaking in a nice boot that in the end doesn't fit you properly. It's now costing me quite a bit of money replacing older boots with those that are properly sized.
post #1871 of 122416
Anyone own a pair of these captoe boots in kudu leather?

http://www.hstockton.com/product.asp?c=4&id=1192

I think they look great (though I would probably prefer them with a plain toe.) I just left a message at the store asking what last they are on. I'll edit this if / when I find out.
post #1872 of 122416
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Originally Posted by shasta View Post
quick question without going through 125 pages of the alden thread - what is the preferred online retailer for alden?

I know LeatherSoul is top notch - but if it's my first time ordering aldens I need to be convinced I can exchange for sizing and the leathersoul website seems to caution first timers from ordering.

Probably theshoemart.com
post #1873 of 122416
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Originally Posted by shasta View Post
quick question without going through 125 pages of the alden thread - what is the preferred online retailer for alden? I know LeatherSoul is top notch - but if it's my first time ordering aldens I need to be convinced I can exchange for sizing and the leathersoul website seems to caution first timers from ordering.
No. Unless you're going for one of the standard models, you can't have a "preferred retailer" since they all carry custom shoes.
post #1874 of 122416
I need some black plain looking boots in calf. Where to kop?
post #1875 of 122416
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Originally Posted by nakedundermyclothes View Post
Looking to buy a pair of the Alden Longwings from Leather Sole Hawaii. Does anyone have any recommendations with the sizing on the longwings? I typically take a 10.5D but have heard that these run a 0.5 size large.

you would take a 10d half size down for the barrie last
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