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+1 for the Aberdeen. And +1 for people asking and answering questions in this thread politely. It makes it so much more enjoyable to read. Definitely not the case in some of the other few threads I browse. Happy New Year to all.
My Cigar NSTs from Alden DC. I went with 11.5D instead of 11E, since that's what they had in stock.

nephew,
wear in good health
how is the fit for you going from 11 E to 11.5 D
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#8 wt boot
argyles otc

Edited by mcarthur - 12/31/12 at 10:07am
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nephew,
wear in good health
how is the fit for you going from 11 E to 11.5 D

Thanks, Uncle.

It works for me, with a firm, comfortable fit from heel through the ball of the foot. Perhaps I might have different creasing in the E width. I haven't had the opportunity to wear the Aberdeen in 11E yet, so ultimately, I'm not sure how big of a difference it would make. I equate it to owning Barrie shoes in both 11D and 10.5E. It seems they can both work for me and it then depends on what's available in a givemn makeup and whether I absolutely have to have it.
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^ I've been thinking of giving this sizing technique a try. I have snuff suede chukkas on the Leydon in a 12.5C that fit great. I've been wanting to get the navy suede chukka from Alden Madison Ave, which is also on the Leydon but I doubt they will stock a 12.5C. Thinking of trying it in 12D to see if that fits similarly.
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here are my Indys ( a bit beat up) with J. Crew's blue boot laces. Wishing all a safe, happy, prosperous and healthy 2013 !

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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

Thanks, Uncle.
It works for me, with a firm, comfortable fit from heel through the ball of the foot. Perhaps I might have different creasing in the E width. I haven't had the opportunity to wear the Aberdeen in 11E yet, so ultimately, I'm not sure how big of a difference it would make. I equate it to owning Barrie shoes in both 11D and 10.5E. It seems they can both work for me and it then depends on what's available in a givemn makeup and whether I absolutely have to have it.

nephew,
good to hear
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

^ I've been thinking of giving this sizing technique a try. I have snuff suede chukkas on the Leydon in a 12.5C that fit great. I've been wanting to get the navy suede chukka from Alden Madison Ave, which is also on the Leydon but I doubt they will stock a 12.5C. Thinking of trying it in 12D to see if that fits similarly.

nephew,
it could for you. remember to use the break in method
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Why does it seem like its impossible to find Alden's captoe boot in either Ravello or Cigar for sale anywhere in a size 9d? Any ideas? Those Unionmade ones that were posted are pretty sweet. Congrats to whoever owns them. 

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Why does it seem like its impossible to find Alden's captoe boot in either Ravello or Cigar for sale anywhere in a size 9d? Any ideas? Those Unionmade ones that were posted are pretty sweet. Congrats to whoever owns them. 

 

Well, I'd say that there are fewer make-ups in Ravello and Cigar.  And the stockists are placing small orders.  And 9D is probably a very common size.  So the odds are not in your favor.

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Hope you don't mind answer this, but do you have flat feet? I'm curious how you could be a 9D on all the various sizes.

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if a knew the answer, then i would be able to solve the dilemma of the fiscal cliff

Ancient mathematicians were stumped by the problem of trying to square the circle - we have Alden lasts and sizing to keep us busy. I fear that the answer to both questions is the same.

I was hopeful my shell monks would arrive today, but, alas, I fear not.

Happy New Year everyone.
Edited by Burton - 12/31/12 at 12:41pm
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On the subject of alternate laces, I got some round nylon laces from Feet People (off Amazon) in varying lengths and colors.  Good price, too, I think they were $1.79/pair.  Delivery was quick and satisfied with the product.  After seeing pics of blue laces on some Indys, I might give that a try.

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Originally Posted by str1185 View Post

Why does it seem like its impossible to find Alden's captoe boot in either Ravello or Cigar for sale anywhere in a size 9d? Any ideas? Those Unionmade ones that were posted are pretty sweet. Congrats to whoever owns them. 

Alden DC regularly restocks its Cigar captoe boots (grand last, commando soles). Check with them directly to see if they have your size or to see if you can reserve a pair in your size. Other than that certain retailers will do a captoe boot occasionally (like the recent Leather Soul boots)

Ravello captoe boots are rarer and are reordered from time to time by retailers like (Leffot, Tassels, Unionmade). Your best bet is to contact those retailers directly to see if they will do a preorder or just monitor this thread to see when they are on sale at any given retailer.
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post


Alden DC regularly restocks its Cigar captoe boots (grand last, commando soles). Check with them directly to see if they have your size or to see if you can reserve a pair in your size. Other than that certain retailers will do a captoe boot occasionally (like the recent Leather Soul boots)
Ravello captoe boots are rarer and are reordered from time to time by retailers like (Leffot, Tassels, Unionmade). Your best bet is to contact those retailers directly to see if they will do a preorder or just monitor this thread to see when they are on sale at any given retailer.

 

Thanks for the heads up I appreciate the info. I'll keep on searching. 

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Sounds like the counselor is gently cross examining the general.  Can you handle the truth? biggrin.gif

nephew,
FYI-i call it the way i see it. it is always good to have smart around asking the questions


Uncle, I have appreciated all of your suggestions and feedback throughout the year. And I certainly wouldn't question SevenFold's wisdom or motives.  He has also helped me quite a bit with past purchases and all things Alden.  I was just having a little fun with the good counselor.  You both are greatly appreciated along with several others here.

 

Thank you all for allowing me to be a part of this warm and friendly Alden-SF family. I wish everyone here a prosperous and healthy year.  Happy New Year, and wear them in good health gentlemen!  cheers.gif

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Everyone seems to do the wingtip boots in the rare shades, and that is frustrating to me. Too busy for the subtle brilliance of cordovan.
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