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What's the current cost and turnaround time on Alden's restoration?

And am I correct in remembering if someone else has resoled a pair of shoes they won't touch 'em?
post #69992 of 122416
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Originally Posted by brandall10 View Post

So I'm in the mood for picking up some #8 long wings, but I'm nervous about sizing because I'm all over the place on nicer shoes...

Here's some fits

- 7d in indy boots (standard, trubalance - you guys nailed it on this!)
- 7.5d in AE #5 (8c was almost as good, but 7.5d felt better)
- 6.5e in C&J 348 and 337
- 7.5d on LL Bean katahdins. Tried in 8 as well, I'm more in-between sizes on these, but I prefer being a bit snug to a bit loose.
* Most tennis shoes I'm an 8.5, oddly enough.

* Technically I'm an 8.5c on a brannock device, but if I measure heel to ball of foot I come out to more like 7.75, and my heel is pretty narrow so I think my feet 'step back' a bit, which might explain why I'm such a small fit in 'dress' shoes. I also wear relatively thin socks, hey I live in SoCal

So what say you? 7d, 7.5c? My biggest worry is in the heel, I am narrow here, and while my indys fit like a glove, they are boots.

It seems that most of your sizes are consistent, minus the Brannock measurement. Keep in mind that a C&J 6.5E is a US7.5D. Also, AE #5 tends to fit TTS, so your TTS appears to be 7.5D, which is what you might wear in the Plaza or Aberdeen. The Barrie fits 0.5 large, like the Trubalance last, so I would go with a 7D, like your Indys. I don't think that it is more complicated than that.

With that said, you can always go and get fitted to be completely sure.
post #69993 of 122416
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Originally Posted by joekix View Post

Do you guys know if Alden is on vacation?  I emailed them about a week ago to get some boots restored and I haven't heard from them.  I called too.  Thanks in advance.

Yes, from what I have heard from vendors, Alden is closed for the holidays. They have been closed since before Christmas.
post #69994 of 122416
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Originally Posted by wonsmithr8 View Post

Thank ya! Still debating which boot would be my foray into alden haha smile.gif
Well that would be great place to start! I don't know how available they are at the moment, though. I think other retailers have similar make-ups. I don't think you can go wrong with that boot. I wear it with a ton of different looks. Quite versatile.
post #69995 of 122416

 Happy New Year Gents

 

#8 WTB

Levis 501 STF

Alpaca OTC

 

post #69996 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

 Happy New Year Gents

#8 WTB
Levis 501 STF
Alpaca OTC
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Great look Don L. For all the expensive selvedge denim worn on this thread I still like 501's.
post #69997 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Well that would be great place to start! I don't know how available they are at the moment, though. I think other retailers have similar make-ups. I don't think you can go wrong with that boot. I wear it with a ton of different looks. Quite versatile.

Yeah I figured, I'll be taking my time with these especially since alden boots seem harder to get and I'm looking for specific types (captoes, no speed hooks). Also I wear more casual clothing and even with business casual at work with button down and slacks I wear osb trench boots haha
post #69998 of 122416
For those of you that use boar's hair brushes, where did you find them, please? The only ones that I seem to find are the hair brush variety.
post #69999 of 122416
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Originally Posted by blackboard_knowledge View Post


Yes, from what I have heard from vendors, Alden is closed for the holidays. They have been closed since before Christmas.

thanks for confirming.  Happy New Year!

post #70000 of 122416
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Originally Posted by hooker4186 View Post

What's the current cost and turnaround time on Alden's restoration?

And am I correct in remembering if someone else has resoled a pair of shoes they won't touch 'em?

This is my first time using their restoration and I am pleasantly surprised with what they've indicated so far. I sent my shoes around the 4th of December and got a postcard on December 11 indicating that my shoes would be returned in 8 weeks. From some of the horror stories I was expecting much worse. Of course, I'll be completely convinced when the shoes are in my possession. I was also pleasantly surprised by the price. When you consider that shipping both ways is included as well as new alden shoe trees, $150 was much less than I anticipated.

As to your second question, I've heard the same thing but can neither confirm or deny it.
post #70001 of 122416

happy new year everyone. be safe out there tonight.

ravello nst

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happy new year everyone. be safe out there tonight.
ravello nst Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Stunning combo, MrDV.
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

happy new year everyone. be safe out there tonight.
ravello nst Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



nephew,
good looking combo
good shine on your nst
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cigar lhs
argyles otc
post #70005 of 122416
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Originally Posted by blues4life View Post
 

First wear of the Christmas Gifts from my wife

 

Canali, Cashmere OTC, King PTB

 

Your PTB's in color 8 look fantastic. My wife bought the same pair for me as a Christmas gift. Our wives have great taste in shoes!!

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