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post #481 of 122416
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Next time try not to have the wear look so contrived like pushed up jacket sleeves...

post #482 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Elgin View Post
Thanks - is that your personal experience?

Have to agree with the others. I've been told the same by the guys at the Alden store in Manhattan, and also the owner of Sherman Brothers (who, fwiw, seemed a hell of a lot more knowledgeable than the folks at the Alden shop).

I think this is pretty common on all shoes with thick/stiff soles.
post #483 of 122416
Thanks; I find myself in the unenviable position of finding that I fit in 2 different sizes, one slightly tighter (a bigger but narrower size) but still a good fit, the other slightly looser (my usual size) but still a good fit. Of course I'm agonizing before dropping 600 plus for a pair of shoes. I think the slightly looser is the way to go. I don't know if feet get fatter over the years, but it seems easier to add a small insert if necessary than to go the other way around.
post #484 of 122416
And now that I think about it, actually, maybe this is the best place to ask. Is anyone tired of a pair of barrie-lasted Aldens, size 11d, that they'd want to sell? I'm looking for either longwings or chukkas, and would entertain any reasonable offers.
post #485 of 122416
whoops, make that shell cordovan only, 11d
post #486 of 122416
$625, shell vs $500, calf
post #487 of 122416
Dunno, both are pretty different boots.
post #488 of 122416
Pantser: calf. Do it.

And while you're at it, I'm still waiting for cinched seersucker. I think I'm going to randomly bring it up in response to your posts sporatically until it happens. I don't think that will get old at all...
post #489 of 122416
pulled the trigger on the tanker, bring on the bad weather
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What alden model is this? Do they come in brown?

*sorry in advance for the massive amount of boot posts i am going to generate in the next week or two*
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What alden model is this? Do they come in brown?

*sorry in advance for the massive amount of boot posts i am going to generate in the next week or two*
Probably the AF43's on Alden of Carmel's site. They're probably not going to be available in a brown colored shell anytime soon, but the AF88's are similar and made of calfskin.
post #492 of 122416
damn those tankers are pretty sexy

post #493 of 122416
thanks, yeah looks like the AF88...
post #494 of 122416
context+alden looks hot. any <$500 boots that look similar?
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looking for dress shoes to wear with a suit to work everyday. trying to decide between these two. first? second? neither?

http://www.aldenshop.com/DrawOneShoe.asp?CategoryID=47

http://www.aldenshop.com/DrawOneShoe.asp?CategoryID=107
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