or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › ***The official Alden thread ***
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

***The official Alden thread *** - Page 749

post #11221 of 88000
Quote:
Originally Posted by sazon View Post
my new friends: Cigar PTB. One day of NYC wear.


I see you are doing a catch and release. What didn't work out about the sizing? Did you have other shoes on the Barrie last?

Styles mentioned in this thread:

post #11222 of 88000
Yes, i have a few pairs on the barrie last in 10D. Thought I needed to move to a 10E cuz my 10Ds became a bit tight cuz of my new orthodics. I think the extra width serves me well, but due to the volume of the orthodics, my heels slip out a good amount.

I am bummed. I love these shoes.

Hope someone will give them a good home.
post #11223 of 88000
Alright, I just purchased a pair of Tan Suede LWB on the Leydon last. Should take delivery this week. All my other Aldens (all two pair) are on the Barrie last so i'm taking a chance and hoping that these fit. I'll try to post pics once they arrive.
post #11224 of 88000
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pastor View Post
Alright, I just purchased a pair of Tan Suede LWB on the Leydon last. Should take delivery this week. All my other Aldens (all two pair) are on the Barrie last so i'm taking a chance and hoping that these fit. I'll try to post pics once they arrive.

Good luck. I do wear half size difference between Barrie and Leydon, and all fit well.
post #11225 of 88000
Done some searching, but am still a bit confused. Nowhere to get sized for Alden near me. Some comparisons may help: I wear a 12D in the Red Wing GT (with a good bit of heel slippage), and a 13c in AE Shell Leeds. In other words, a slightly narrow foot. Regular to low instep.

Folks often say to size down a half size for some lasts, but I haven't ever seen 12.5 Alden shoes. Would 12D size work for me, and if so, in what lasts? Some suggestions would be great. Thanks.
post #11226 of 88000
Has anyone seen shoemart 10% cupons recently? Gotta sell my #8 longwings and go up a size.
post #11227 of 88000
Quote:
Originally Posted by false View Post
Has anyone seen shoemart 10% cupons recently? Gotta sell my #8 longwings and go up a size.

Once a year for Alden.
post #11228 of 88000
Quote:
Originally Posted by jhcam8 View Post
Once a year for Alden.

I believe it's 2x a year. January and July.
post #11229 of 88000
I have never heard of Alden before this thread. Luckily, there is an Alden store in San Francisco. I popped in and got the Indy Boot... ...one odd thing, didn't get any shoe bags...but not a big deal... ...also, I asked the guy how I should take care of them. He said to do nothing and just wear them. He didn't even really seem that interested in selling me the cream or anything. ...he just said to wear them as is and it's all good. Is that right?
post #11230 of 88000
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dbear View Post
I have never heard of Alden before this thread.

...he just said to wear them as is and it's all good. Is that right?

nope. whatever you do , don't wear them. wearing = bad
post #11231 of 88000
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dbear View Post
I have never heard of Alden before this thread. Luckily, there is an Alden store in San Francisco. I popped in and got the Indy Boot... ...one odd thing, didn't get any shoe bags...but not a big deal... ...also, I asked the guy how I should take care of them. He said to do nothing and just wear them. He didn't even really seem that interested in selling me the cream or anything. ...he just said to wear them as is and it's all good. Is that right?
Congrats on your new boots! Those don't come with shoe bags unfortunately, just plastic bags, probably because they would have to make a larger shoe bag to fit boots and they choose not to. I've bought other models of Alden shoes (not boots) that did come with flannel bags though. He sorta has a point since these are work boots, meant to be worn and beaten up. That said, what model did you get? A neutral boot creme maybe once a year should do the trick. PS, I know for a fact the manager (James) there really likes to get people out of the store as quickly as possible, which is something I don't agree with. Don't really like him-when he's not there, your shopping experience is *much* better because the salesguys there are quite nice and helpful and don't mind chatting. Problem is, you can never be sure when Jim won't be there...
post #11232 of 88000
FWIW I apply neutral boot cream to my 403s every two or three weeks, depending on how much wear they get. Chromexcel takes a great shine even when they're beat up, and I like the look. I don't think that would work as well with the waxy cowhides, though. Calf is pretty forgiving, though.
post #11233 of 88000
Quote:
Originally Posted by mediahound View Post
Those don't come with shoe bags unfortunately, just plastic bags. I've bought other models of Alden's that did though (like Cordovans).

He sorta has a point since these are work boots, meant to be worn and beaten up. That said, what model did you get? A neutral boot creme maybe once a year should do the trick but I wouldn't use polish.

PS, the manager there really likes to get people out of the store as quickly as possible, which is something I don't agree with. When he's not there, your shopping experience is much better.

Gotcha. It made sense, but it's just a knee-jerk reaction when you get a nice pair of $400+ shoes, to want to take care of them. Just wanted to check w/ the experts here to make sure. I'm no shoe guru.

I think these are the ones I got. http://www.aldenshop.com/DrawOneShoe.asp?CategoryID=145

He just said to come in after 6 months and see where I want to go w/ the coloring and then he'll prescribe a cream.

Also, which one is the manager? Is it the guy that kind of speaks in a low hushed one in the back? The asian guy was the one that was helping me.
post #11234 of 88000
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dbear View Post
Gotcha. It made sense, but it's just a knee-jerk reaction when you get a nice pair of $400+ shoes, to want to take care of them. Just wanted to check w/ the experts here to make sure. I'm no shoe guru. I think these are the ones I got. http://www.aldenshop.com/DrawOneShoe.asp?CategoryID=145 He just said to come in after 6 months and see where I want to go w/ the coloring and then he'll prescribe a cream. Also, which one is the manager? Is it the guy that kind of speaks in a low hushed one in the back? The asian guy was the one that was helping me.
Okay, those are the 403s. I got those too, awesome boots. They wear very well with nothing actually. Later on down the road, if you decide you want to treat 'em in a few years, you can just clean them with a damp cloth and then use some Neatsfoot Oil (available for cheap on Amazon, etc.). That's what the Horween leather company puts on there at the factory (the leather supplier used in the 403 boots). A neutral boot creme can also be used although that will mainly clean it rather than add oil back into the leather. Alden sells that, I think it's like $9.00. I believe you probably saw the manager in the back. I think the Asian guy who helped you is Lawrence. There is another guy named Robert who is quite nice and helpful. The issue is, when James is there, they have to act in a certain way which may be different (worse) then when his is not there.
post #11235 of 88000
Quote:
Originally Posted by mediahound View Post
Congrats on your new boots!

Those don't come with shoe bags unfortunately, just plastic bags, probably because they would have to make a larger shoe bag to fit boots and they choose not to. I've bought other models of Alden shoes (not boots) that did come with flannel bags though.

Nope. There are bags which come with boots. They just don't include them with the base Indy.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim

Styles mentioned in this thread:

Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › ***The official Alden thread ***