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post #18196 of 96602
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Originally Posted by interlockingny View Post

^ Alden makes the NST, the shoe is made as a plain toe, then the stitching is applied so the bundling of leather could cause a slightly tighter fit. I had to go to an E width on this shoe just to fit into it. I mentioned this a little while back and got this information from Tom. What's funny is that the an E width on my NST shoe actually measures narrower than my LWB with a D width.

I have two pairs of Alden's on the Barrie, one is the Chromexcel NST, and the other is the AlanC contest boot and I agree that the NST is narrower than the boot, particularly in the toebox.

Edit - Both are 11.5B.
post #18197 of 96602
quick question: do alden indies come with dust bags? i just received some 403's from union with nada inside..
post #18198 of 96602
Does anyone have a fit pic of the Alden tobacco longwings after months of wear? Photos in general of the shoe are inconsistent. Below are some of the best i've seen

http://images.jcrew.com/fsi/server?type=image&source=images/eiec/18/18582/18582_SP1014_gg.tif&width=227&height=227&effects=sharpen(20)&quality=88&profile=jpeg
post #18199 of 96602
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Originally Posted by mugatu View Post

quick question: do alden indies come with dust bags? i just received some 403's from union with nada inside..

I can't speak about the 403's specifically, but when I bought my 405s about 3 years ago they came stuffed in a smaller brown Trubalance box. They were dropped shipped directly from Alden and came in plastic bags but no felt bags. They're designed as orthopedic work boots. Work boots don't come with felt bags.
post #18200 of 96602
^ My 403's from The Shoe Mart didn't come with dust bags either, just plastic bags. Does Alden make a dust bag specifically for boots? I'm not sure my other bags would be big enough to fit these clunkers in there.
post #18201 of 96602
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Originally Posted by scb View Post

I find it strange that I sold Kudu Indys, navy suede ptbs and formerly whiskey-now-something-else-longwings but i have yet to receive a single offer for a pair of ravello chukkas worn 4 times.
not trying to plug my sale, but I think they were my favorite of the bunch. LOVE ravello

And if they were my size, they would have been sold long ago. Agreed- LOVE RAVELLO
post #18202 of 96602
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

^ My 403's from The Shoe Mart didn't come with dust bags either, just plastic bags. Does Alden make a dust bag specifically for boots? I'm not sure my other bags would be big enough to fit these clunkers in there.

My Indy's from LSW came with dust bags. They are sitting right here in my office and they are 15" tall by 12" wide.
post #18203 of 96602
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Originally Posted by mugatu View Post

quick question: do alden indies come with dust bags? i just received some 403's from union with nada inside..

My 403's did not have the dust bags. My Brixtons did though and I bought both from Epaulet. So it must be a work boot thing.
post #18204 of 96602
Does anyone have any experience with the tobacco chamois Aldens? OK in the rain or no?
post #18205 of 96602
Roys came with Alden dust bags and shoe trees, Context rules.
post #18206 of 96602
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Originally Posted by mugatu View Post

quick question: do alden indies come with dust bags? i just received some 403's from union with nada inside..

My chromexcel Indys from J Crew came in the normal green Alden box, in plastic, with dustbags.
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Originally Posted by ozzyboo View Post

Does anyone have any experience with the tobacco chamois Aldens? OK in the rain or no?

Wearing my tobacco chamois Indy boots w/crepe sole right now in a steady D.C. rain. Huge fan!
post #18207 of 96602
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Originally Posted by ozzyboo View Post

Does anyone have any experience with the tobacco chamois Aldens? OK in the rain or no?

The reverse chamois is saturated with plenty of oil and will repel water. Perfectly fine in the rain!
post #18208 of 96602
My 403s from ShoeMart had no dust bags.
post #18209 of 96602
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Originally Posted by scb View Post

Didn't realize the cigar LWs at alden shop in SF are with the darker edge trim (97896) vs the lighter 97894
amazing how different those 2 shoes look just with a change in edge trim. love the lighter edge. not a fan of the darker one at all

Agree (same issue on the Ravello PTB). With the antique (lighter) welting and edge trim the shoe is beautiful - the darker welting/edge trim doesn't cut it.
post #18210 of 96602
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Originally Posted by scb View Post

Didn't realize the cigar LWs at alden shop in SF are with the darker edge trim (97896) vs the lighter 97894
amazing how different those 2 shoes look just with a change in edge trim. love the lighter edge. not a fan of the darker one at all

it's an easy fix and doesn't cost an arm and leg.
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