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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 4540post #68086 of 12241612/6/13 at 10:34pmpost #68087 of 12241612/7/13 at 2:28amQuote:
and this is what they look like with a crack dealer at the door of the bar:post #68088 of 12241612/7/13 at 3:59amQuote:Quote:Originally Posted by blackboard_knowledge
Yes, those appear to be the captoe #8s on the Grant last. Usually the general sizing advice here helps, but as I personally own the Grant boot in cigar, I will tell you that of all of the lasts, nothing is more personal than the Grant. Most folks will tell you to order a half size up from your Barrie, but after trying on every size and width iteration at Alden DC, I went with a full size up from my Barrie size.
As for where to find them, I saw them at The Shoe Mart less than two weeks ago.
I went up a half size from my Barrie. Agree it is a very personal fit.
With commando sole.post #68089 of 12241612/7/13 at 6:50amQuote:Originally Posted by Cold Iron
I went up a half size from my Barrie. Agree it is a very personal fit.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)Quote:Originally Posted by NAMOR
and this is what they look like with a crack dealer at the door of the bar:
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This style of boot is just great. I wore my black version all night last night through rain and bars. This AM they still look great and will just take a minute or so of brushing to look pristine. If I could own just one Alden boot it would be a straight tip cordovan boot.post #68090 of 12241612/7/13 at 8:14amQuote:I think smoothie makes a good point here. For me it would be not that big of a deal. When you start wearing good shoes, and you want to take care of them, it becomes necessary to know of a competent cobbler.Originally Posted by smoothie1
Welcome to the forum. While I understand your question, I believe your concern is misplaced. I do not think a small space in the heel causes any problems. If you are so concerned about this issue, you can have the heel and rubber dovetail replaced by a local cobbler or Alden, which is a simple fix and likely unnecessary. Ultimately, after significant wear, the entire sole will need to be replaced anyway.
Cheers.post #68091 of 12241612/7/13 at 8:53ampost #68092 of 12241612/7/13 at 9:11ampost #68093 of 12241612/7/13 at 9:48ampost #68094 of 12241612/7/13 at 10:18ampost #68095 of 12241612/7/13 at 10:36ampost #68096 of 12241612/7/13 at 10:47ampost #68097 of 12241612/7/13 at 12:33pmThe Cigar and Whiskey LWB pre-orders from Alden NYC were $730. Glad I got to lock that in before any price increases, and I'm really hoping the Cigar doesn't look too dark. If they came out looking anything at all like the PTBs Mac posted yesterday, I would be ecstatic.post #68098 of 12241612/7/13 at 12:44pmpost #68099 of 12241612/7/13 at 12:44pm
I got a pair of cordovan cap toe boots in #8 on barrie last and I find them too chunky.
Im looking for something else in a slimmer last. So far it seems plaza or grant are my best bets? I know plaza is sleek grant should be too?
I cant find a 10.5 in stock in #8 boots anywhere except for grant at the shoemart.
Any other suggestions?post #68100 of 12241612/7/13 at 12:54pm
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