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post #39916 of 87410
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Originally Posted by rfc84 View Post

I received a pair of the jcrew alden indy boots for christmas and I'm having a bit of trouble deciding about the fit, so I thought I might ask here. I got a size 9.5 in the boot. In most shoes, I wear a 10, but I'm on the smaller side of a 10, and I do have some shoes in 9.5.
I feel like the boot fits very well around the heel and instep. There isn't really any heel movement and it feels comfortable. However, I do feel like the toes have a ton of room around them. As I said the heel fits well and doesn't bother me if I walk in them, but feels kinda funky that I can wiggles my toes so much inside the shoe. If I lift my toes up inside the boot they touch the ceiling just before the white moccasin stitching. For anyone else who has them, does that seem about where they should be hitting? I know its a bit of an odd question. I would return to try a smaller size, but the 9s are apparently out of stock until end of February, and I don't live near an alden store to go and try other indys on in person.

What you are describing is a pair of boots that fit. Your toes should have room and once you find a pair of shoes that gives them room, it feels wrong. baldy[1].gif Go with it!
Edited by Todd V - 12/27/12 at 7:05pm

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post #39917 of 87410
Nah I know what he means. I have indy boots and oxfords, same issue with both. Even though they are both on Barrie they seem to have more room than others on the same last.
post #39918 of 87410

For those still curious, I had emailed Unionmade earlier in the year regarding their Brenham brown alpine loafer, and this is what they had to say about the Tom last:

 

"The Tom last is more commonly used in Japan and fits similar to the Aberdeen, but with a more rounded toe."

post #39919 of 87410
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Originally Posted by johnnyrich7 View Post

For those who own them, what are your thoughts on cigar chukkas vs. color 8 chukkas?
Thanks.

nephew,
i would go for the #8
post #39920 of 87410
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Originally Posted by ubiquiti View Post

Got caught in an absolutely horrible downpour en route to Alden SF

1000

But it was worth it because I picked up some whiskey chukkas today, first whiskey and first chukka in my ownership

 

1000

Beautiful shoes

 

Wow, that whiskey shell chukka has an amazing color.

post #39921 of 87410

This is more or less my idea of a perfect ravello shoe. Darker ravello shade (with pronounced red and caramel tones) with dark edged sole. Beautiful shoe.
Edited by Alcibiades - 12/20/12 at 7:35pm

 

 

wear in good health your king of gunboats, remember to use the break in method

 

Thanks Alcibiades and Mcarthur.

post #39922 of 87410
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
i would go for the #8

Thanks for your thoughts Uncle. I saw that you sold all of your two eyelet chukkas. What was wrong with the fit?
post #39923 of 87410
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Originally Posted by johnnyrich7 View Post

Thanks for your thoughts Uncle. I saw that you sold all of your two eyelet chukkas. What was wrong with the fit?

the two eyelets on my feet always seem to loose whereas the six eyelet fit very comfortable
post #39924 of 87410
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

the two eyelets on my feet always seem to loose whereas the six eyelet fit very comfortable

Ahh, I see. I have noticed that after walking around for a while mine loosen quite a bit as well. I will post photos with the shoes I keep.
post #39925 of 87410
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


Whiskey offerings:
PTB
Chukka
WT Bal
It wasn't that long ago that Alden SF had no whiskey offerings .....

 

When I saw the whiskey chukka last week, I was not sure to buy it or not.

After the weekend I decided to bite the bullet and ordered it.

Just after Christmas I received an email saying that the size I want was sold.

 

It is not easy to find whiskey chukka and now no one knows when it will be re-stocked....

post #39926 of 87410

Gentlemen, I'd like to inquire again if there is any interest in a Kudu Ultimate Indy on the Modified last.  I've received some new interest recently, and I have about half the number needed to place a special case make up via Moulded Shoe.  It wouldbe similar to the LS Ultimate Indy seen here

 

http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2012/03/30/alden-shoe-kudu-ultimate-indy-re-stock-lsw/

 

The commando sole is preferred, but Alden does not like to do the commando sole on the modified last.  So we may have to do a cork-neo sole.  The details will have to be confirmed.  Please PM me if interested or post to the Alden Modified last thread.

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/234635/alden-modified-last-if-you-wear-or-are-interested-please-read/705#post_6002943

post #39927 of 87410
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Originally Posted by hkpm View Post

When I saw the whiskey chukka last week, I was not sure to buy it or not.
After the weekend I decided to bite the bullet and ordered it.
Just after Christmas I received an email saying that the size I want was sold.

It is not easy to find whiskey chukka and now no one knows when it will be re-stocked....

That is unfortunate. Whiskey is hard to come by no matter the model. Good luck.
post #39928 of 87410
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Originally Posted by esoxm View Post

Thanks for the PSA- just got off the phone with them but they both were sold earlier today. Congrats to whoever picked them up.

I had purchased those earlier and returned them. The cigar Indy has a cut on the vamp that goes all the way through the leather which wasn't acceptable. The Ravello cap toe on the grant just didn't fit me - the defect was a pretty deep scratch on the ankle portion which would be hidden by pants so pretty minor. So if the Ravello works you got a steal.
post #39929 of 87410

Do you guys know where I can get a pair of Cigar LWB?  I ordered a J.crew LWB color 8 from the 25% sale last month, but I already have my eye on the cigar color.  PM me if you're in NYC and would like to get this 25% off Cordovan deal before I return this shoe to J.Crew. 
 

post #39930 of 87410
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Originally Posted by Edmund K View Post

Do you guys know where I can get a pair of Cigar LWB?  I ordered a J.crew LWB color 8 from the 25% sale last month, but I already have my eye on the cigar color.  PM me if you're in NYC and would like to get this 25% off Cordovan deal before I return this shoe to J.Crew. 

 

Alden sf has some.
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