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 2631

post #39451 of 87512
Quote:
Originally Posted by elvi679 View Post

when people say that "lasts" do not work for them, what do you mean? I have some of the Alden Barrie last that seem to work well, however when I wear Grant last my toes seem to get pinched (there is room, however I think I walk a bit on the inside of my shoe). do I need to always be a Size "e" or is it something with the last??

In the grant last, if Barrie D width works OK for you, you may either need to size up one length or one width. My best fitting boots are 10E in grant (I can wear 10D in barrie, though I prefer 9.5E)

Styles mentioned in this thread:

post #39452 of 87512
Quote:
Originally Posted by kippy View Post

Thanks kindly.
Here are some phone pics of both the Whiskey Chukka's and the Color #4 Captoes I picked up.
The #4 color looks fairly accurate in the photo but the Whiskey is darker in person.






Kippy, some really nice purchases there, as always wear them in health.
post #39453 of 87512
Quote:
Originally Posted by elvi679 View Post

when people say that "lasts" do not work for them, what do you mean? I have some of the Alden Barrie last that seem to work well, however when I wear Grant last my toes seem to get pinched (there is room, however I think I walk a bit on the inside of my shoe). do I need to always be a Size "e" or is it something with the last??

What size are the Barrie and Grant shoes you have?

I agree with Alcibiades above and think you have a couple of options left before you toss the Grant as a last that doesn't work for you. Definitely try the Grant in your current size in an E width if you can find it, or you could a .5 size up (e.g. 9.5D). Either could help here, depending on the circumstances.
post #39454 of 87512



#8 Indy & EP
post #39455 of 87512
Quote:
Originally Posted by elvi679 View Post

when people say that "lasts" do not work for them, what do you mean? I have some of the Alden Barrie last that seem to work well, however when I wear Grant last my toes seem to get pinched (there is room, however I think I walk a bit on the inside of my shoe). do I need to always be a Size "e" or is it something with the last??

When I say this it means that I cannot find a good combination of length and width to fit my foot on that particular last. For example, the barrie last has a wider heel. For some, this means they have to go more narrow to get a good heel fit, but then that narrow size squeezes the forefoot. Sometimes you can remedy this by going down a size and changing the width. And sometimes it just doesn't fit no matter what you try.

Other Alden lasts that can be troublesome are the LHS on the van last (you need a low instep because the strap is low) and the aberdeen last (very narrow).
post #39456 of 87512
What does the unlined mean on the suede chukka?
post #39457 of 87512


Here are the unlined suede chukkas I am wearing today. Unlined means while there is lining in the back to give the shoe structure, there is only buttery soft suede between my toes and the elements. No lining in the front.
post #39458 of 87512
Quote:
Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


#8 Indy & EP


Nice shoes!
post #39459 of 87512

We've been getting pretty soaked recently, so these are earning their stripes (wings?).  They're back in stock, and I'd buy them all over again.

 

 

700

 

 

 

 

post #39460 of 87512
Does anyone know of any stores that currently have Alden color 8 cordovan belts in stock? I've checked around at the Alden stores in NY and DC and nobody seems to have any left in stock.
post #39461 of 87512

Do you specifically want the Alden #8 belt?  You can get them from other vendors and MTO (though I can't tell you how the price compares).

post #39462 of 87512
Quote:
Originally Posted by MickCollins1916 View Post


Here are the unlined suede chukkas I am wearing today. Unlined means while there is lining in the back to give the shoe structure, there is only buttery soft suede between my toes and the elements. No lining in the front.

Ohhh i see now. thanks!
post #39463 of 87512
Quote:
Originally Posted by MickCollins1916 View Post


Here are the unlined suede chukkas I am wearing today. Unlined means while there is lining in the back to give the shoe structure, there is only buttery soft suede between my toes and the elements. No lining in the front.

 

 

Uh, I actually think there is a small patch of liner in the toe cap to give it some structure as well.  Could be wrong, but I'm sure my 1494s have a toe cap lining.

post #39464 of 87512
Any chance anyone wants to trade a pair of size 8 or 7.5EorC Natural Indys for my brand new pair of CXL brown indys size 8?
post #39465 of 87512
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

Do you specifically want the Alden #8 belt?  You can get them from other vendors and MTO (though I can't tell you how the price compares).

Thanks for your reply. I picked up a pair of deadstock color 8 ptbs, so I was hoping to find a deadstock color 8 belt to match it. The alden stores are basically out of stock, but I'm hoping that a smaller independent shop might have a few belts quietly collecting dust in their back room. Who knows how long it'll take alden to get new belts into production again. If I can't find an Alden belt, i'll probably just wait until Allen Edmonds puts their cordovan belts on sale again before buying.

Anyway, if anyone knows some small independent shops that stock Aldens that I may want to check, definitely let me know! I looking to buy asap.
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 ***