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post #40981 of 87482
What he said.
Also, park aves tend to run narrow.
I've never had the opening of shoes blow out like that, so can only guess you sized way too small...

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post #40982 of 87482
I'm running through SanAntonio tx next week and love to see if I can find a place that has Alden's. I really want a black Indy For wearing with jeans and my black cashmere sport coat
post #40983 of 87482
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Uncle Mac - those Whiskey NSTs look like your feet don't even touch the ground when you walk.

Gents - gotta part with my ravello WTBs and Cigar LWB if anyone is looking...

nephew,
thank you
post #40984 of 87482
damn it, wrong thread! sorry about that (i used AE's sizing guide btw, brain fail)
post #40985 of 87482
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Originally Posted by 100 yrs View Post

So I'm recently engaged and am in a need of a black shoe for the wedding (I'll most likely be wearing a charcoal suit). Should I go Alden 907 or 932? Leaning towards the 907.

907:


932:


Third option is the Allen Edmond Park Ave, but would prefer the Alden I think.

907. Such a nice shine, but, make sure you fit these in person, don't want these to fit to snug. I have a pair and felt great in the store but later wished I went up a half size. The cap toe pattern in cordovan has a pretty strong break behind the cap toe so you need a little room in there to avoid any pinching. One of my favorites though.

post #40986 of 87482

NSTs on Barrie in #8 pebble grain shell
post #40987 of 87482
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Originally Posted by 100 yrs View Post

So I'm recently engaged and am in a need of a black shoe for the wedding (I'll most likely be wearing a charcoal suit). Should I go Alden 907 or 932? Leaning towards the 907.

907:


932:


Third option is the Allen Edmond Park Ave, but would prefer the Alden I think.


if you want alden, get shell...my wedding was the occasion for my first pair of aldens! and then more followed.

post #40988 of 87482
Eh, not necessarily. I've had shell...I didn't love it. I actually prefer regular leather I think. Shell is cool but it stayed stiff, never broke in like I wanted, and just looks different. I appreciate it, but I prefer standard leather.
post #40989 of 87482
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So I'm recently engaged and am in a need of a black shoe for the wedding (I'll most likely be wearing a charcoal suit). Should I go Alden 907 or 932? Leaning towards the 907.

I have the 907s and they are excellent. The Hampton last is one of Alden's more elegant lasts. However, considering this is your wedding, I would consider the Crockett & Jones Audley or Connaught - which would be in the Alden price range.
post #40990 of 87482

^ I wouldn't go Alden for my wedding.  I wore C&J's Hallam.  If I did it over again, I'd go with a JL bal, but that may be out of your range.

post #40991 of 87482
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Originally Posted by 100 yrs View Post

So I'm recently engaged and am in a need of a black shoe for the wedding (I'll most likely be wearing a charcoal suit). Should I go Alden 907 or 932? Leaning towards the 907.

907: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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Third option is the Allen Edmond Park Ave, but would prefer the Alden I think.

I pick the 907.

I wore black AE PAs to my wedding. I've since gotten the shell bug, so if I could do it over again, I'd probably go with something like the Alden 907 if I couldn't find a black shell plain toe balmoral.
post #40992 of 87482
thanks for the input everyone. i think i'll go try on some park ave's and see what those are like. i've got a bit to decide.
post #40993 of 87482
New here, but quite an Alden enthousiast.



These are my suede indy's on crepe sole... Next weekend I'm looking to buy cordovan boots. Been thinking about the Indy's on the Plaza last or the Parajumper...
Edited by TB82 - 1/14/13 at 1:31pm
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nephew
per your request


MY GOD! If I were ever on the fece about this particular make-up... worship2.gif
post #40995 of 87482
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Originally Posted by Roguls View Post


If you fit in the Park Ave, go with that; just as good for a simple black balmoral and can be had for half the price. But both have multiple fit (wide) options.

 

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Yeah for a standard black dress shoe for a wedding I wouldn't bother with Alden unless you really have cash to burn, or you'll use it on a daily basis afterwards.

 

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+1

 

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how's sizing on these? I'm looking at the black ones now, pricing is impressive.. 

I'm a 9C on Barrie/Grant, and I got the Kent Wang balmorals for my wedding in a 9.  Especially with thin socks, my perfect size would actually have been an 8.5.  Great shoes, shined up beautifully, and they are much more formal and elegant than the Alden offering (and perfectly appropriate to wear with a tuxedo).  If you are still leaning toward the Aldens, consider that the cap toe 907s aren't technically suitable for formalwear.  

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