Hmmm, I've heard of this "DSM IV"
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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 1518post #22756 of 1224162/2/12 at 2:47pmpost #22757 of 1224162/2/12 at 2:52pmpost #22758 of 1224162/2/12 at 3:12pmQuote:
for what it's worth, Leffot just posted this:
$690post #22759 of 1224162/2/12 at 3:27pmpost #22760 of 1224162/2/12 at 4:52pmi work in a casual office, mostly wear jeans, button down, and a sports coat. would a pair of black cordovan cap toe boots be too dressy (specifically style 4065)? i haven't been able to find many pics with that boot + jeans floating around.post #22761 of 1224162/2/12 at 5:03pmpost #22762 of 1224162/2/12 at 7:10pmpost #22763 of 1224162/2/12 at 7:11pm
To me, I would go for #8 or cigar.
Black is a bit too dressy, IMO.
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From what I have seen in this thread, indeed plain toe, and especially chukka, have the most creasing than others.
Quote:post #22765 of 1224162/2/12 at 7:19pmQuote:Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse
thanks for the info! Also, FWIW I tried the C&J for RL Marlows, got them in a 12D, and they fit fine in the length but they were too wide so I had to return them. Not sure if that changes anything or not, but looks like I'll most likely be going for the 12.5D.
EDIT: not sure if it's just me, but boots seem to fit tighter than shoes. I just sold a pair of #8 Barrie LWB's in a 12C because they were still a little wide for me. I would tie them as tight as I could get them, but they still seemed a little loose, yet my 12D boots seem to fit well enough as long as I tie them tight.
Quick follow up to my sizing question...does anybody know how the Plaza compares to AE's 5 last (Strand, Park Ave, etc)? I tried on a pair of 12D Strands once and those definitely crushed my toes. So if the Plaza works roughly the same way as the 5 last, then I will definitely need to go for the 12.5 over the 12 in the Plaza.post #22766 of 1224162/2/12 at 7:25pmQuote:
I agree with the above. A brown shoe is going to be a bit more appropriate for casual wear with jeans, chinos, etc. I NEVER wear black shoes unless to an interview or with a tux. Also kind of depends on your age I guess. There's some older gents around these parts that don't mind black footwear for casual.post #22767 of 1224162/2/12 at 7:26pm
I did a little searching on this earlier, and it seems lots of people take the same size in plaza as AE #5, which is +.5 in length from barrie.
Quote:Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse
Quick follow up to my sizing question...does anybody know how the Plaza compares to AE's 5 last (Strand, Park Ave, etc)? I tried on a pair of 12D Strands once and those definitely crushed my toes. So if the Plaza works roughly the same way as the 5 last, then I will definitely need to go for the 12.5 over the 12 in the Plaza.post #22768 of 1224162/2/12 at 7:35pmQuote:Originally Posted by AAF-8AF
Here's how much Alden pays attention to missing punches. This picture of a 974 is from a printed Alden catalog from 8 or 10 years ago. My own pair of 974's, acquired a few months ago, has a couple sections where there are three missing punches all within an inch or so. It adds character, right?
It's actually pretty ridiculous for a high end shoe manufacturer. Way too many examples of this crap.post #22769 of 1224162/2/12 at 7:50pmpost #22770 of 1224162/2/12 at 8:23pmQuote:
twice per week at beginning few months and around once per weeks when with more for rotation.
non-leather soled is more applicable in my country with wet and rainy climate
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