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post #2881 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tigerFormula View Post
I'm looking at buying a pair of 405s but I have no idea how to size em. I'm a 9.5 in clarks, 9 in chuck taylors and my sizing really varies on the brand. What other alden shoe/last could i try on to get a comparable fit to 405s?
Redwing GT.
post #2882 of 122416
so I'd be the same size in redwing gts as alden 405 trubalances?
post #2883 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tigerFormula View Post
so I'd be the same size in redwing gts as alden 405 trubalances?
Well I cannot be positive but you should be. Go get measured at a shoe store and you will be a half size down from that. That should also be your Red Wing GT size. Really a lot of whacky math here.
post #2884 of 122416
The Tom Last was made for me. Nah, just joking. It's an old last that was most recently used in Japan for loafers. I would probably go for your true size.
post #2885 of 122416
Keep them and get the seersucker.

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Originally Posted by Ahab View Post
OK, I have been waiting for minimal sun to take pics. I have been working from dark until dark and it has been overcast but today I took some new stuff out for pics. First up, White Suede Saddle's:

...

Not sure how useful these will be to me so if anyone wants them for $275 shipped conus let me know. 10D Barrie last, not seconds, blah, blah,blah. I have not treated them yet and they are whiter than they appear in the pics. I may have to get a Seersucker suit just for these.
post #2886 of 122416
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Originally Posted by AlanC View Post
Keep them and get the seersucker.
You are right. This was a half assed attempt since I want to keep them. I missed out on one of the Brooks Brothers seersucker's on sale. That would have been awesome.
post #2887 of 122416
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Originally Posted by LeatherSOUL View Post
The Tom Last was made for me. Nah, just joking. It's an old last that was most recently used in Japan for loafers. I would probably go for your true size.
I have to admit I considered this a possibility. They owe you for that Ultimate Indy.
post #2888 of 122416
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Originally Posted by dunkin View Post
here is my collection of aldens with my newest addition of the cigar aldens (lower left)
sorry for crap pics





may i ask can you using the cigar indy to compare with the other indy boot?

i think they are not using the TruBalance last,do you agree?
post #2889 of 122416
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Originally Posted by NBlair930 View Post
Anyone know the "key" to decipher what the series of numbers on the inside of Alden Shoes/Boots means?

I know the Size and Model number. I am referring to the other long string of numbers.

Thanks .

Are here any experts which would happen to know the answer (or point me to it...maybe I missed the post) ?
post #2890 of 122416
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Originally Posted by MS007 View Post
Are here any experts which would happen to know the answer (or point me to it...maybe I missed the post) ?
Someone posted it. Will post again:

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Each Alden shoe is marked inside with its model number and size.

The model number is usually a three or four digit number such as 986, or 9901, etc...

The size is always written as the length of the shoe, and under that, the width of the shoe, such as:

9 10 1/2
or
C/E B/D

In these examples, 9 and 10 1/2 are the length, and C/E and B/D are the width.

In U.S. shoe sizing, the widths are: A & B = Narrow, C & D = Medium, E, EE & EEE =Wide.

Inside each Alden shoe, the width of the shoes are written as:

A/C, B/D, C/E, etc.....

The width is written as a 'fraction', and the bottom of that 'fraction', (the denominator) is the width of the shoe.

Example: C/E = E width, or B/D = D width

When you place your order, we will help you to determine your correct size, if you do not already know your size in the shoe you have ordered.

Question? Please e-mail us at: question@alden-of-carmel.com


http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/index.cfm/fitting.htm
post #2891 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tigerFormula View Post
so I'd be the same size in redwing gts as alden 405 trubalances?

Size down 1/2 from your true size. I've heard of people sizing down a whole size for Indy Boots or other Trubalance shoes, but in my experience go down one half. You're talking about the regular brown Indy Boot, right?
post #2892 of 122416




brothers,it's was the compare of the no.8 (left) cigar indy with the TruBalance last .

in my opintion,the cigar indy is not using the TruBalance last,

do you think they are in the same last?thank.
post #2893 of 122416
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Originally Posted by edmond_evo6 View Post
brothers,it's was the compare of the no.8 (left) cigar indy with the TruBalance last .

in my opintion,the cigar indy is not using the TruBalance last,

but leffot have mention they are when i make the order.

do you think they are in the same last?thank.
OK, Do they fit? That is the most important thing. They look different from the pics you have posted but I am not gonna call the man a liar or say he is wrong.

The truth may be more like the cigar Indy's are on the Barrie last and the #8 Tru-Balance which is negligible from my understanding.

If you do not like them I am sure he will take them back since he could sell them within minutes.
post #2894 of 122416
They don't look like the same last at all.
post #2895 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Ahab View Post
OK, Do they fit? That is the most important thing. They look different from the pics you have posted but I am not gonna call the man a liar or say he is wrong.

The truth may be more like the cigar Indy's are on the Barrie last and the #8 Tru-Balance which is negligible from my understanding.

If you do not like them I am sure he will take them back since he could sell them within minutes.

I agree with Ahab. At first class the Cigar Indys look more like the Barrie Last than the TruBalance. However since conventional wisdom is to size down 1/2 size for both, they would probably fit either way. Unless you have an adversity to the Barrie Last.
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