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post #99466 of 122416

Quick question about sizing. I'm looking at getting my first pair of Aldens, going with the JCrew Indy 405's. I wear an 8.5D in Chippewa homesteads and Clarks Desert boots, would I be safe going with an 8.5 D in the Indy's?

 

Thanks

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I would just be happy if my J. Gilbert Cigar Indys come in. Also looking forward to the Leffot Reverse Chamois Greenwich Boot. Damn pre-orders are killing me.

post #99468 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Waterloo 360T View Post
 


I would just be happy if my J. Gilbert Cigar Indys come in. Also looking forward to the Leffot Reverse Chamois Greenwich Boot. Damn pre-orders are killing me.

 

That boot sold out in my size. If anyone doesn't want their Leffot Reverse Chamois Greenwich Boot in 10D, please let me know! :)

post #99469 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

Those lined up immediately on the queue in this order...

9741 Black shell wingtip bal
966  Tan calf shortwing blucher on aberdeen
Color 8 NST Boot on aberdeen

I am seriously considering unloading all three of my shell PTBs as I almost never wear them (Black, color 8, and ravello -- all practically pristine and all 10D)

I get this, I've unloaded all my PTB's in favor of just two Chukka's, Cigar and Whiskey, might add #8 to that rotation but not brown Ravello. The PTB's were too much Gate Guard looking after while. I prefer some fashionable cut like NST or Tip design now. I do however wear the shit out of Penny's and Tassels.
post #99470 of 122416
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Originally Posted by jaasonmg View Post

Quick question about sizing. I'm looking at getting my first pair of Aldens, going with the JCrew Indy 405's. I wear an 8.5D in Chippewa homesteads and Clarks Desert boots, would I be safe going with an 8.5 D in the Indy's?

Thanks

I wear the same a size in Clark's DBs and Indys.
post #99471 of 122416
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I get this, I've unloaded all my PTB's in favor of just two Chukka's, Cigar and Whiskey, might add #8 to that rotation but not brown Ravello. The PTB's were too much Gate Guard looking after while. I prefer some fashionable cut like NST or Tip design now. I do however wear the shit out of Penny's and Tassels.

I love Chukkas to the point that I know they're my favorite shoe by far so I try to consciously avoid purchasing them sometimes so I can try something different instead.
post #99472 of 122416
Speaking of wives, mine did this a few weeks ago when I was out if town for a few days. It's a bookshelf from ikea but looks nice for shoe storage.


post #99473 of 122416
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I wear the same a size in Clark's DBs and Indys.

 

Cool, thanks!

post #99474 of 122416

I went to a local store and I got to know my size in the Aberdeen last (only last in the store). Should I size down half size in the Barrie last? 

post #99475 of 122416

Alden wish list 2015 for me:

 

- Shell boots:

Perforated cap toe boot in Color 8 on Barrie last (J. Crew)

NST boot in Color 8 on Plaza last (J. Gilbert)

"Dr. Jones" Color 8 on Plaza last with commando sole (Frans Boone - really hope they re-stock sizes!)

 

- Shell shoes:

Dover (either Leffot model or unlined) in Color 8 or Ravello

 

- Suede shoes:

Dover in snuff suede on Leydon last

Chukka in snuff suede on Leydon last

 

- Grail #1: Cigar NST Tanker on commando sole, and I'll take it on any last (but preferably Barrie or Plaza)

- Grail #2: Ravello Cap-toe or Wingtip on commando sole on any last

post #99476 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Pollit View Post
 

I went to a local store and I got to know my size in the Aberdeen last (only last in the store). Should I size down half size in the Barrie last? 

That's rule of thumb - was the Aberdeen the same as your true size? I have wide feet and half size down from true on Barrie or Trubalance is golden for me. I've never tried the narrower lasts.

post #99477 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post

What is on everyone's Alden wish list for 2015, prefer to stick to realistic goals but grails are welcome as well. I personally would like to add some staples in #8 as I was lucky enough to snag two pairs of whiskey and one Ravello this past year. Need a couple of items for poor weather and also looking to add some cigar to the collection. We'll see how the year plays out but trying to stay away from impulse buying and sticking to a plan for the most part, no easy task when a grail item PSA comes around lol.


For me, my wallet is hoping the Canadian dollar makes a recovery in 2015 haha. I think I may be lucky enough to grab 3-4 of these this year:
975
990 or Leffot Dover
#8 LHS (Unlined from BB if they ever restock)
Cigar PTB (on a list with DC)
NATCXL NST boot on commando (fingers crossed)
Reverse chamois Greenwich wingtip boot (hoping Leffot does another run this year)
DC Cigar Captoe boot (on a list but might be the wrong size)
Some sort of shoe on commando for poor weather, open to items popping up in the year.


Long shot goals:
Ravello Plaza Indy after seeing Mr DVs pic 

Natural CXL boots (either a wingtip model or Leffot's punch captoe model)
Color 8 blucher - longwing, NST or captoe
Black blucher - longwing or shortwing (if Leather Soul ever gets it to me)
Whiskey longwing (at this point I have determined this is the only shoe I want in the ravello/whiskey family)

Possible sales
Color 8 PTB (I bought this from eBay, so my basis is low)
Leffot saddles
post #99478 of 122416
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Haha. That's why you gotta wear them at the office to start, then bring them home after they have been worn in a bit. PM me for more tips.
I now have all my packages sent to work. I still get strange looks but at least there I'm the boss.
post #99479 of 122416
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Originally Posted by chrisefi View Post

Has anyone installed tongue pads on their Alden's? Is there any downside or damage when removing them?

A tongue pad is an easy $2 fix to minor heel slippage. Why would you remove them if you deemed it necessary to install them?
post #99480 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

Those lined up immediately on the queue in this order...

9741 Black shell wingtip bal
966  Tan calf shortwing blucher on aberdeen
Color 8 NST Boot on aberdeen

I am seriously considering unloading all three of my shell PTBs as I almost never wear them (Black, color 8, and ravello -- all practically pristine and all 10D)

Interesting ...

My ravello and color 8 PTBs would be a few of the last Alden models I would part with, and I have a reasonably sized Alden collection.
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