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^ The only trains that dirty are the R train, C train, and the way the F used to be.

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quick question: which alden leather (non-cordovan) boots can be worn casually with straight-cut jeans but can also be worn in a business casual law firm environment with wool slacks and a dress shirt (and possibly sport jacket)? i already have a pair of #8 cordovan wingtip boots in the barrie last, so i wanted something in a brown or dark brown.

thanks!!!!
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quick question: which alden leather (non-cordovan) boots can be worn casually with straight-cut jeans but can also be worn in a business casual law firm environment with wool slacks and a dress shirt (and possibly sport jacket)? i already have a pair of #8 cordovan wingtip boots in the barrie last, so i wanted something in a brown or dark brown.
thanks!!!!

I saw these Dark Tan Cap Toe boots on ebay, never seen them before: http://www.ebay.com/itm/180792601384?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_500wt_1161
post #21139 of 122416
Good looking auction currently on eBay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-Shell-Cordovan-Longwing-Gunboats-/160713389055

(Not my auction, btw)
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can anyone from canada tell me thier experience ordering a pair of aldens from leather soul? did you get charged tax/duty/customs and if so how much?
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Planned on doing some outside shots but it's rainy today. Maybe later...

Great boot selection. What size are you in the Dalton's compared to the Barrie or Trubalance lasts?
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^ The only trains that dirty are the R train, C train, and the way the F used to be.

I hate the R, too bad thats my line....
post #21143 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Simplicio View Post

I was just in the Alden New York Store and decided to try out a pair of LHS loafers in cigar. I wear a 9D Barrie, so that was where I started with the Van last. But this was clearly not a good fit. My heel came right out of the shoe. So I tried the 8.5D on the advice of the salesman. This seemed to fit better. It was shorter, but I still had adequate room in front of my toes. It was tight over the top of my foot, but the guy assured my that that was what I wanted, since they would certainly stretch out. So I got them, despite the fact that I had never worn a size 8.5. Then I tried them on again when I got home. After about 10-15 minutes (on carpet) I realized that they were very tight in the width as well, and that this was fairly uncomfortable. I worried that they might never become comfortable, so I decided to take them back this morning. The store was good about accepting the return, although they said (different guy this time) that they thought that the shell would stretch out eventually, as much as it needed to. Maybe, but I didn't want to run the risk. I tried on a 8.5E (wider). This was more comfortable, but I still didn't feel sure about it. I've never worn a wide size before, and I was concerned about the possibility that they might stretch out. So I decided to just pass on the shoes.
Has anyone else sized down to wear the Van last, and does this seem to work? The posts that I have seen indicate that most people take the same size as in the Barrie last. I like these LHS loafers, but at the moment I fear that the Van last might not work for me.

A couple of things: 1) The Alden LHS appears to have heel slip at first - once they get broken in that goes away. 2) If you have any height to your instep stay away from it. As the others have said, it is a tought fit mean for a low instep. Believe it or not, Alden makes a high instep version of the LHS for the Japanese market- you cannot get it in the U.S. I would never buy a shell shoe wiht the idea that it will stretch to fit your needs. That is just going to end up a bad and painful experience.

PS. I just sold a pair of Alden shell LHS becuase I got sick of fighting the high instep battle.
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can anyone from canada tell me thier experience ordering a pair of aldens from leather soul? did you get charged tax/duty/customs and if so how much?

I ordered a pair from them. I was charged about $40 I believe.
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I ordered a pair from them. I was charged about $40 I believe.

what did you order and what was the price of footwear? how much was shipping? what was the $40 charge for? was it tax or duty or customs, or something else?
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I hate the R, too bad thats my line....


Used to be mine as well! Only that was in Stroller City.

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REGuy, looking great.

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