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I'm branching out a little into Aldens after accumulating what I thought was a lifetime's worth of AEs (thanks but no thanks, SF!).  I rushed through Alden of Carmel's ordering process and didn't realize until they were en route that the calf captoe boots I had ordered were non-returnable.  So, I now have a good-sized credit with Adam and am trying to figure out how best to use it.

My obsession these days is with shell and both the AF111 (black PTB) and 1340 (black chukka) would fill holes in my collection.  Any reason why I wouldn't want to pull the trigger on one or the other of these?  Also, can anyone compare and contrast Alden and AE shell chukkas (what AE calls the Dundee)?  I know the former is two-eyelet and the latter is three . . . anything else I should know?

Fit-wise, I'm a perfect 9.5 E in the AE Dundees and the 1 last is probably my favorite last of theirs.  On the Alden side, I'm a comfy 9.5 D in the Trubalance, which is what the PTBs are on.  The chukkas are on the Barrie, but I gather that if I'm a 9.5 D on the Trubalance I should be on the Barrie as well.

Thanks in advance for any wisdom anyone cares to share!
I can't think of any reason for not pulling the trigger on either of those. You should be the same size in Trubalance and Barrie. I am. I believe most are.
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I'm branching out a little into Aldens after accumulating what I thought was a lifetime's worth of AEs (thanks but no thanks, SF!).  I rushed through Alden of Carmel's ordering process and didn't realize until they were en route that the calf captoe boots I had ordered were non-returnable.  So, I now have a good-sized credit with Adam and am trying to figure out how best to use it.

My obsession these days is with shell and both the AF111 (black PTB) and 1340 (black chukka) would fill holes in my collection.  Any reason why I wouldn't want to pull the trigger on one or the other of these?  Also, can anyone compare and contrast Alden and AE shell chukkas (what AE calls the Dundee)?  I know the former is two-eyelet and the latter is three . . . anything else I should know?

Fit-wise, I'm a perfect 9.5 E in the AE Dundees and the 1 last is probably my favorite last of theirs.  On the Alden side, I'm a comfy 9.5 D in the Trubalance, which is what the PTBs are on.  The chukkas are on the Barrie, but I gather that if I'm a 9.5 D on the Trubalance I should be on the Barrie as well.

Thanks in advance for any wisdom anyone cares to share!

trubalance is same sizing as barrie i think

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post #71718 of 122416
Leffot #8 Naval boot and Bill's khakis ITW on a snowy Friday afternoon.
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^^ Well done, Be!!
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^^ Well done, Be!!
Thank you T.
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Just got an email from the ShoeMart.  Alden prices are going up $25 as of Feb 1.

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Crazy that you could have such a variety within a "single color" - what better way to increase your margins than to be able to say what you do is much more an art than a science.
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Alden's colors are 100% consistent and do not change over time. Case in point, my Ravello LWB collection.

 

 

 

Yes, all three of these are Ravello... :-)

 

-Mike

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I can't offer much advice but I have looked closely at the AF111 quite a few times. Nice looking cordovan shoe with the dover pattern, that would be my vote. Plus they usually have a few listed in their overstock section for lower price.

 

 

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Get the 1340 over the AF111. While a stock model, it is a classic.

Shoes on the TruB last have always looked a bit off to my eye. But others may like them ...

 

 

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I can't think of any reason for not pulling the trigger on either of those. You should be the same size in Trubalance and Barrie. I am. I believe most are.

 

 

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trubalance is same sizing as barrie i think

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Thanks to all who responded - yet more evidence as to why this site is so great.

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mdubs, your Ravello LWB's will all fade to light brown in a couple decades anyway.
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mdubs, your Ravello LWB's will all fade to light brown in a couple decades anyway.

 

LoL, very true! :-)

 

-Mike

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A couple of my recent picks-ups, Color 8 Full-Strap and a Color 8 Indy on the Plaza last.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Mike

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Dubs....those Indys are freakin' awesome! I wouldn't kick the loafers outta bed, either.
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Dubs....those Indys are freakin' awesome! I wouldn't kick the loafers outta bed, either.

 

LoL, thanks. I don't know why, but I really like the loafers alot, but the Indy's are stinking awesome!

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Indy on the Plaza last looks like an entirely different boot from Indy on the Trubalance. Wow. 

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Brown suede flex chukkas today

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