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haha exactly ... for some reason it looks like a pair in my size is still alive and now trying to figure out if i really want/need it
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Originally Posted by randomkoreandude View Post

do the guys who purchased the new #8 shortwing NOT own #8 longwings?

do you plan on wearing both regularly?

I own shortwing and longwings in roughly the same shades and wear them both regularly. I find that the shortwings work better in more formal settings while the longwings work well in formal but are much better as a casual shoe than the shortwing.
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rkd, they are too similar. if it was a shortwing in cigar, then I would say go for it. I think you are better off with the C&J for RL Darlton wingtip.
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NAMOR, good news. PM me ASAP!!!!!
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NAMOR, good news. PM me ASAP!!!!!

pm'd! you sir are the man. thanks for helping me out
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^

Did you guys get it worked out with Alden about the stitching on that pair of boots?
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^

Did you guys get it worked out with Alden about the stitching on that pair of boots?

we (beowolf, mostly) did. they should arrive on Saturday. will post pics. fingers crossed...
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Originally Posted by randomkoreandude View Post

do the guys who purchased the new #8 shortwing NOT own #8 longwings?

do you plan on wearing both regularly?

hey rkd, i purposely held off on buying a #8 lw, hoping that one day i would find a #8 sw...i couldn;t be happier with this shoe! as #8 is my favorite color of the cordovan's (ya i know, prolly in the minority here). this was my holy grail! that said the decision is a win-win either way...
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post


i have this exact same problem. My left foot is an E while the right is a D. I can take either a 12 or 11.5 in the plaza last. If I go with the 12, my left foot will fit perfectly, while the right foot will be too small for the boot. If I go with a 11.5, the left is too tight but the right fits perfectly. While its not an ideal fit, its really not that big a deal either - shoes still fit. I guess the other option would be to go bespoke or mto. scb, I hope you find solace in the fact that you are not alone - many others have fucked up feet

I have the same issue: my left is an E, while the right a D. I've found some success in taking the left shoes/boots to a cobbler for widening. The best is going big, though; tight shoes are awful.
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So, I have a question about Alden re-crafting. A little while ago, I picked up a pair of Leydon lasted Aldens in 11.5D off eBay ---- normally my size. However, I soon learned that the prior owner had substantially smaller feet than mine, as is evidenced by the imprint on the foot bed and the padding buttressing the tongue and heel of each shoe. This shouldn't be a big problem because I know that I wear 11.5D on the Leydon last and my foot fits comfortably in the shoe ---- when standing still.

The problem begins when I walk. The sole is worn and has broken in at a point that is under the ball of a shorter foot. When I walk, the ball of my foot drifts back into the shorter break as my feet are shoved back into the heels of the shoes. This becomes quite painful after several hours. I had hoped that by wearing the shoes, they would break in and fit my foot. So far, no such luck.

So, for all you Alden fans that have had shoes recrafted, my question is this: will the recrafting process fix these shoes so that they fit on my feet? It is my understanding that the re-crafting process replaces the cork footbed and the soles of the shoes. The refurbished shoe should break in to my foot just as a new shoe would --- am I right?
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What are the most versatile Alden shoes for business wear to the office.? I already have a captoe bal. Looking for other suggestions for "business casual" wear. Something that would look great with odd trousers but could be dressed up and worn with a suit as well. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by nurktwin View Post

What are the most versatile Alden shoes for business wear to the office.? I already have a captoe bal. Looking for other suggestions for "business casual" wear. Something that would look great with odd trousers but could be dressed up and worn with a suit as well. Thanks!

start with color. what color do you have and what color do you want? what color pants/suits would you wear the new shoes with?
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Originally Posted by nurktwin View Post

What are the most versatile Alden shoes for business wear to the office.? I already have a captoe bal. Looking for other suggestions for "business casual" wear. Something that would look great with odd trousers but could be dressed up and worn with a suit as well. Thanks!

you have a lot of possibilities-
ptb, lwb, wt, nst, tassels and full strap
post #16064 of 99180
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Originally Posted by nurktwin View Post

What are the most versatile Alden shoes for business wear to the office.? I already have a captoe bal. Looking for other suggestions for "business casual" wear. Something that would look great with odd trousers but could be dressed up and worn with a suit as well. Thanks!

Alden Plain Toe Blucher in Shell Cordovan. #8, Black, Ravello or Cigar would be the most versatile. I am not partial to the black and if I did I may go with calf for that. Barrie last can be had easily.

Tom has done them in other lasts as well:

http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2009/12/07/alden-shoes-a-classy-blucher/

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