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post #39946 of 98878
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Originally Posted by mikeharo View Post

Is the general consensus that Tru-Balance and Barrie are the same size last with respect to length?

I've found that the heel cup is about the same on both lasts but the forefoot/toebox on the trubalance has more room widthwise.
post #39947 of 98878
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Originally Posted by mikeharo View Post

Is the general consensus that Tru-Balance and Barrie are the same size last with respect to length?

 

I wear the same size in both (1/2 down from normal) but the tru-balance quite a bit wider in the toe area

post #39948 of 98878
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Originally Posted by wunnaz View Post

this might b stupid question. i m very new to Alden boots, actually hvn't own any pair yet.

i m thinking to get a pair of Indy Boots but confusing between 403 and 405.

can i know any differences between 403 and 405?
Is there any different version of Indy boot 403 and 405? ( i mean Unionmade & J.Crew)

Thanks for the helps.

The Unionmade 403 and J.Crew 405 are the same except for some differences in stitching, and I believe the J.Crew 405 is fully-lined. Now the standard non-J.Crew 405 has a totally different leather from the 403 (plain cow-hide, not chromexcel), but it's the same in every other regard as the 403.

post #39949 of 98878
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Originally Posted by Coopa View Post

I wear the same size in both (1/2 down from normal) but the tru-balance quite a bit wider in the toe area

Does anyone find that their little toes push into the side of their trubalance boots? This phenomenon only occurs on my Indys and I'm contemplating stretching them.
post #39950 of 98878
Long time lurker, first time poster; to this particular thread. I received a good chunk of cash from my parents for Christmas and its time to make another Alden purchase. I have a very small collection and I am looking for my next purchase to be able to cover the widest spectrum in regards to versatility. I'm looking for something sleek enough to wear with a suit yet casual enough to wear with jeans. Also, this will be my first shell purchase.

Current collection:
Dark brown 913
Burgundy calf 683
Black pebble Longwing on Truflare(Grandfathers from the 80's)
J. Crew Indy

I view this thread daily and really am having a tough time deciding what my next best option may be. I know the decision is ultimately up to me and my tastes but I was hoping to get some feedback from the community.

Considering:
#8 longwing(actually would consider any color other than black)
#8 J. Crew cap
#8 Shoemart cap
#8 Sherman brothers cap

Any and all feedback would be greatly appreciate!! Replies with pictures never hurt anyone either!
post #39951 of 98878
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Thank you, Uncle.  That is part of the reason why I posted.  The black LHS is especially under appreciated and I wanted to demonstrate how they can fit in to one's wardrobe.

Plus, I had just administered the method on them.

nephew,
you have done well, consider the black in either tassel of strap tip
post #39952 of 98878
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Originally Posted by Al_Merick View Post

Long time lurker, first time poster; to this particular thread. I received a good chunk of cash from my parents for Christmas and its time to make another Alden purchase. I have a very small collection and I am looking for my next purchase to be able to cover the widest spectrum in regards to versatility. I'm looking for something sleek enough to wear with a suit yet casual enough to wear with jeans. Also, this will be my first shell purchase.
Current collection:
Dark brown 913
Burgundy calf 683
Black pebble Longwing on Truflare(Grandfathers from the 80's)
J. Crew Indy
I view this thread daily and really am having a tough time deciding what my next best option may be. I know the decision is ultimately up to me and my tastes but I was hoping to get some feedback from the community.
Considering:
#8 longwing(actually would consider any color other than black)
#8 J. Crew cap
#8 Shoemart cap
#8 Sherman brothers cap
Any and all feedback would be greatly appreciate!! Replies with pictures never hurt anyone either!

based on your list-i would go with #8 lwb
post #39953 of 98878

#8 cap toe boot
argyles otc

Edited by mcarthur - 12/29/12 at 12:53pm
post #39954 of 98878
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Originally Posted by Todd V View Post

Does anyone find that their little toes push into the side of their trubalance boots? This phenomenon only occurs on my Indys and I'm contemplating stretching them.

Are they CXL? Should stretch on it's own



And Al go with a #8 boot or lwb. I prefer boots but both would be good
post #39955 of 98878
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Al_Merick View Post

Long time lurker, first time poster; to this particular thread. I received a good chunk of cash from my parents for Christmas and its time to make another Alden purchase. I have a very small collection and I am looking for my next purchase to be able to cover the widest spectrum in regards to versatility. I'm looking for something sleek enough to wear with a suit yet casual enough to wear with jeans. Also, this will be my first shell purchase.
Current collection:
Dark brown 913
Burgundy calf 683
Black pebble Longwing on Truflare(Grandfathers from the 80's)
J. Crew Indy
I view this thread daily and really am having a tough time deciding what my next best option may be. I know the decision is ultimately up to me and my tastes but I was hoping to get some feedback from the community.
Considering:
#8 longwing(actually would consider any color other than black)
#8 J. Crew cap
#8 Shoemart cap
#8 Sherman brothers cap
Any and all feedback would be greatly appreciate!! Replies with pictures never hurt anyone either!

based on your list-i would go with #8 lwb


+1, very versatile!

post #39956 of 98878
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post


#8 cap toe boot
argyles otc

These will be my next pair of #8 shell . LOVE them. Full eyelets are boss!
post #39957 of 98878
Hey guys, just recently found this forum and wanted to say hello. Love that this exists! My current Alden collection is:

#8 Wingtip Barrie Boots full eyelet
Chromexcel Brown Indy's
Suede Longwing - Tan

I am thinking about a pair of chukkas next and having a very tough time deciding between Ravello and Cigar. I do have a pair of Leffot natural chromexcel loafers so I do have some light color as well wink.gif I know the likely response will be personal preference....but any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
post #39958 of 98878
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

These will be my next pair of #8 shell . LOVE them. Full eyelets are boss!

nephew,
total agreement
post #39959 of 98878
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post


#8 cap toe boot
argyles otc

Are these on the Grant? How do you size these compared to your other lasts? I tried these on last week and they seemed a little tight in the toe box, went with Barrie Jcrew instead
post #39960 of 98878

Who likes the commando sole on the color 8 LWB?  Alden of Carmel sells them and I'm seriously considering buying them.

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