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Maiden voyage.  Loving the chamois.  Don't normally cuff but tried it out for the sake of a photo.

 

 

 

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I like the cuff. Just saying. ;)   These boots are rather nice for the winter.

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I have been lurking around here for a while and have finally decided to post. I picked up these 403's last year around Thanksgiving. I wore them regularly last winter and have just broken them out again. As you can see from the pictures, the detail stitching at the top is beginning to unravel. It is worse on the right boot, but is also happening on the inside of the left boot. Has anyone else had this happen? I figure eventually I will send them back to alden, maybe when resoling is needed. 

 

Also, I had a general question about sizing. Beneath where the bows are, my uppers are touching. I don't recall for sure, but I don't think they were that close when I got them, and that the CXL has stretched some. It doesn't bother me, but I am wondering if I should have sized down. These are a 7.5D and I am planning on purchasing a pair of #8 shell cap toe boots on the grant last. Do you think 8D would be the right size?

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I have been lurking around here for a while and have finally decided to post. I picked up these 403's last year around Thanksgiving. I wore them regularly last winter and have just broken them out again. As you can see from the pictures, the detail stitching at the top is beginning to unravel. It is worse on the right boot, but is also happening on the inside of the left boot. Has anyone else had this happen? I figure eventually I will send them back to alden, maybe when resoling is needed. 

Also, I had a general question about sizing. Beneath where the bows are, my uppers are touching. I don't recall for sure, but I don't think they were that close when I got them, and that the CXL has stretched some. It doesn't bother me, but I am wondering if I should have sized down. These are a 7.5D and I am planning on purchasing a pair of #8 shell cap toe boots on the grant last. Do you think 8D would be the right size?

My gut says go for 8D on the Grant. If you go down to 7.5D, you may find the shoe is super snug around the ball of your foot.

I wear 7D Trubalance (normal dress socks) and 7.5D Grant boots.
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My gut says go for 8D on the Grant. If you go down to 7.5D, you may find the shoe is super snug around the ball of your foot.

I wear 7D Trubalance (normal dress socks) and 7.5D Grant boots.

Thank you, Todd. That is the consensus I have gathered from browsing forums. The Indy's feel a little roomy, but do not seem too big. Their length seems appropriate to me. 

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@MrDV
 Lawn shots 
Ravello NST
Outstanding donl.
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Man! I can't wait until the boot version of this gets confirmed!

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+1. I can't but my wallet can.

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Even my wallet is excited, Buda.

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I was hoping that was your wallet...

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LMAO!

This is classic stuff! Almost snorted hot coffee out of my nose as I was reading. Bravo!
post #90787 of 122416
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Chromexel loafers on the Van last from Anatomica

I like these...so much I picked up a pair today at Alden DC

 

See Ya,

Steve

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Unlined color 8, Bresciani socks, Incotex pants
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Stopped by Alden DC and got a pair the CXL LHS, plus I really liked the #8 shell PCT shoe, got those too!

See Ya,
Steve

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Still very summery-hot.  Sporting my J Crew tan suede PTBs.  Very comfortable!

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Looking for Plaza last sizing advise as I don't own any Alden shoes.  I'm looking at getting a plaza lasted boot.  I wear the following:

 

Carmina Rain: uk 5.5 - length and width are good, the instep is a little high for my foot

Carmina Rain: uk 6 - length is long but width is much more comfortable.  Can't wear an oxford in this size, but a derby is doable due to the vamp/lacing properties of a derby

Carmina simpson: uk 6 - length is a bit long, width is good, and the instep is good

Meermin hiro - uk6 - length and width are good

AE Neumok (65 last) - size US 7 - length is a bit long but width is ok

 

In all the shoes above were I mention that the length is a bit long, there is about two thumb widths from the end of my toe to the end of the toe box.  My toes aren't very long and I feel like I've got a wide foot with a high arch lol

 

Any help?  I was thinking either a US 6.5 or US 7 for a plaza lasted boot.


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Unlined color 8, Bresciani socks, Incotex pants

Prez .. Sorry I asked this before .. who does this makeup? I want it with regular single leather soles.. Best to ya!icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #90793 of 122416
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Stopped by Alden DC and got a pair the CXL LHS, plus I really liked the #8 shell PCT shoe, got those too!

See Ya,
Steve

Great pick-up! very classy!
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Stopped by Alden DC and got a pair the CXL LHS, plus I really liked the #8 shell PCT shoe, got those too!

See Ya,
Steve


Yeah...that is the older color 8 on those....more of an oxblood.....which, I really like.

I have the same shoe and when I opened the box earlier this year I thought for sure they sent me black instead of #8

Mine are a deep purple color, those you have there are exquisite for real.

I would like to see some pics of them, in the outside light if that is not too much to ask.

You were fortunate to get that shade!!!
post #90795 of 122416
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Originally Posted by golfinz View Post
 

Looking for Plaza last sizing advise as I don't own any Alden shoes.  I'm looking at getting a plaza lasted boot.  I wear the following:

 

Carmina Rain: uk 5.5 - length and width are good, the instep is a little high for my foot

Carmina Rain: uk 6 - length is long but width is much more comfortable.  Can't wear an oxford in this size, but a derby is doable due to the vamp/lacing properties of a derby

Carmina simpson: uk 6 - length is a bit long, width is good, and the instep is good

Meermin hiro - uk6 - length and width are good

AE Neumok (65 last) - size US 7 - length is a bit long but width is ok

 

In all the shoes about that the length is a bit long, there is about two thumb widths from the end of my toe to the end of the toe box.  My toes aren't very long and I feel like I've got a wide foot with a high arch lol

 

Any help?  I was thinking either a US 6.5 or US 7 for a plaza lasted boot.


AE 65 last should be about the same as plaza. AE 65 will be a little more narrow

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