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After lurking for sizing advice (thanks), I thought I would register to show my recent Alden irregulars. I had to get the right camera angle to show the small side impression on the 8 Barrie Chukka that came today. I have had the Aberdeen Cap Toe for a bit and really couldn't find anything wrong. Alden can bypass the retailer and just send these "mistakes" directly to me in the future. Both fit nicely, but I expect the Hampton to be the best last for me. I'm not sure if I would go down a half size on other Barrie boot styles though.

 

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Both an over-done #snapseed and nofilter version today: Alden 974s


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Originally Posted by TactileOne View Post

Great shoes, on my wish list.

They are on my list also. I am on the list at TSM to get them whenever they can get a run done.
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Thank you friends for your feedback!  I'm itching for some NST...

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To everyone who suggested buckle sources. I just ordered a buckle from James Reid.

http://jrltd.com/two_piece_classic_belt_buckle_sterling_silver_14kt_gold_alligator/index.html

I ordered just the buckle part for $275. I'm traveling most of the summer and may not get it replaced for some time, but wanted to give an update.

If my math is correct, you just dropped $700 on a belt. Don't tell any relatives. They may have you committed.

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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Both an over-done #snapseed and nofilter version today: Alden 974s



Looking sharp & excellent work bringing them back to life. I really like the filtered & unfiltered pics in one post, it's like having your cake & eating it too. Carry on.
post #53842 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Shouldaville View Post

After lurking for sizing advice (thanks), I thought I would register to show my recent Alden irregulars. I had to get the right camera angle to show the small side impression on the 8 Barrie Chukka that came today. I have had the Aberdeen Cap Toe for a bit and really couldn't find anything wrong. Alden can bypass the retailer and just send these "mistakes" directly to me in the future. Both fit nicely, but I expect the Hampton to be the best last for me. I'm not sure if I would go down a half size on other Barrie boot styles though.



Do you have a hampton model?
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Forgive the iPhone pics, Ravello LWB.
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How do you get your iPhone pics to post high-Rez? I can't figure out how to do it
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Maintenance day.

These look awesome. Makes me think that with just these two pairs, and one captoe boot, one's Alden collection could be totally practical and complete. If only the addiction didn't set in...
post #53846 of 122416
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Originally Posted by dusttruffle View Post

could you expaned a little on what sizes you take in other lasts and what you got in the leydon.

thx

As far as Alden is concerned my limited experience is with 12.5D in the Barrie. The chukka in question is the 13D Leydon and I can't see it being even close to working for me.

Other shoes would be C&J Marlow in 13D and AE MacNeil in 13D.
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Originally Posted by shaunw View Post

Contrary to what others said,cigar is arguably the most versatilee of the three options you have listed (whiskey, ravello, cigar). I would also argue that the barrie last is more versatile than the aberdeen.

I agree that cigar is more versatile than ravello. I don't think it is even debatable that cigar is more versatile than whiskey. It is, and so is ravello for that matter. For these reasons, I personally would eliminate whiskey from contention. Then it comes down to two very nice colors - each plenty versatile - on two totally different lasts.

The nst style is quite different in appearance when these two lasts are used, particularly if compared in person. I own the aberdeen ravello nst. I used to own the barrie cigar nst. And I have purchased (only to return) the aberdeen cigar nst. Of the three I like the aberdeen ravello nst the best - by a long shot. And this is coming from a guy who, if forced to only keep shoes/boots in one of the three brown-ish exotic colors, would choose cigar.

I find the aberdeen ravello nst to be one of Alden's best looking shell models, regardless of shell color, and maybe the best looking ravello model.

Can't go wrong with any of them, however.
post #53848 of 122416
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Originally Posted by hoit1981 View Post

As far as Alden is concerned my limited experience is with 12.5D in the Barrie. The chukka in question is the 13D Leydon and I can't see it being even close to working for me.

Other shoes would be C&J Marlow in 13D and AE MacNeil in 13D.

Not sure if you are interested but...Alden on Madison has a pair of Cigar NST slips-on, Aberdeen last in 13E. I already have this style in Cigar. A very nice shoe!

See Ya,
Steve
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Originally Posted by totalair1 View Post

Not sure if you are interested but...Alden on Madison has a pair of Cigar NST slips-on, Aberdeen last in 13E. I already have this style in Cigar. A very nice shoe!

See Ya,
Steve

Interesting. Do you have a pic?
post #53850 of 122416
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Originally Posted by hoit1981 View Post


As far as Alden is concerned my limited experience is with 12.5D in the Barrie. The chukka in question is the 13D Leydon and I can't see it being even close to working for me.

Other shoes would be C&J Marlow in 13D and AE MacNeil in 13D.

 

sounds like a 13E would be worth a try.  

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