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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

Absolutely awsome shoes.  I had my hands on a pair of those at Alden DC when I was there last year.  I was drooling then, and I'm drooling now!

Thank you, sir. You should have purchased them & it would've been "MoneyWellSpent". smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

Those are gorgeous 

Thank you, sir. You have been posting some great Alden pics as of late, carry on.
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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post

The Ravellos came in today:

Looking great wj4,
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Those are some really pretty shoes! Must resist temptation. If they're a size 11D you can send them to me. I'll pay the shipping.

Thank you, sir.
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

PSA: Had to put mine up for sale. 10.5 D if anyone is interested.

Sazon, good luck with the sale for I've seen your listing and they look great. It's not a common Alden make-up and they don't appear for sale very often, think Kathy has only done two production runs for the DC store so far. Also given the scarcity of ravello as of late it could be awhile before they are produced again.
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Originally Posted by interlockingny View Post

Great pair. I have a pair and love them. These shoes have made my NIB Ravello Shortwings expendable. Still can't come around to list them though.

Are those the LS ravello shortwings? Don't see those come up for sale very often either and I can understand your hesitation.
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Originally Posted by mikeharo View Post

CTYGGG, great looking shoes. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one with asymmetrical creases.

Thank you, sir.
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

What the heck are asymmetrical creases, and why would anybody worry about them? :-)

True that, wear and enjoy is my motto, let the creases fall where they may & take it in stride so to speak.

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post #43202 of 87934
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Originally Posted by macjedi View Post

I'd like to get an Alden shortwing and I'm looking for some advice on Tremont sizing which will be a new last for me. I've been happy with a 9D in the Plaza NST Boot, and 8.5D in Barrie LWBs, WTBs and TB Indys. Most of what I've read says go with your Barrie size, but the retailer is leading me toward going tts (9D). Any thoughts? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!


I just picked up a pair of the whiskey (short) wingtip bal oxfords from Alden DC.  I couldn't find a local retailer that carried any tremont-lasted shoes so I asked around on this thread and made some calls to Alden DC, San Fran, NYC, and TSM.  The answers were mixed, but it seemed that those that actually owned a pair said the tremont was the same length as the barrie, but has a slightly narrower toe box.  I have to agree. Medium weight socks make for a snug, but not uncomfortable fit.  Standard thin dress socks are perfect.  I suppose if your barrie size is fairly snug, you may need to size up for the tremont, but such is not the case for me.  Trying on 2 sizes would probably be ideal.  Good luck...

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They're called Indy boots for a reason, aren't they?

 

 

 

But in all sincerity, anyone have an estimate on the repair cost of this, or know if it's repairable at all?

 

The sole's almost entirely separated between the toe and the heel, but the stitching is all fine on the rest of the boot.

 

Leather's cracking a bit from prolonged water exposure.

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Does anyone routinely use tongue pads in their Aldens? I'm trying out a pair of PTBs that seem to fit well, but when I slip a tongue pad in between the tongue and my foot (not using the adhesive just yet), my foot feels more locked in and heel slip is diminished (there's really not much heel slip to begin with). I understand that, as the sole breaks in, some initial heel slip can go away. I've used tongue pads on some Loake chukkas to get rid of some extra room, but I kind of dislike the idea of using them on a pair of shoes that are significantly more expensive, however, and I also wonder if tongue pads can be replaced many times throughout the life of a shoe?
post #43205 of 87934
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

Does anyone routinely use tongue pads in their Aldens? I'm trying out a pair of PTBs that seem to fit well, but when I slip a tongue pad in between the tongue and my foot (not using the adhesive just yet), my foot feels more locked in and heel slip is diminished (there's really not much heel slip to begin with). I understand that, as the sole breaks in, some initial heel slip can go away. I've used tongue pads on some Loake chukkas to get rid of some extra room, but I kind of dislike the idea of using them on a pair of shoes that are significantly more expensive, however, and I also wonder if tongue pads can be replaced many times throughout the life of a shoe?
I use tongue pads on my Indy Oxfords. I also use them on pair of Carminas that are more expensive. I am sure they can be replaced, but might want to have a cobbler do it since the glue appears to be extremely sticky.
post #43206 of 87934
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Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post




nephew,
looking good in your ravello medallion cap toe
post #43207 of 87934
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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post

The Ravellos came in today:


They look dark in indoor lighting, but appears to be more reddish under direct light.

nephew,
wear in good health
post #43208 of 87934

Just a question, to make sure I won't make a mistake...

 

I recently bought a nice pair of Indy Boots here in Germany. Pricing, of course, was ridiculous :-(

 

As you might imagine, I immediately fell in love with these boots, so I'm going to buy another pair online. A good friend is going to Philadelphia to attend her son's wedding in april, and she agreed to bring the boots back to Germany I'm going to have shipped to her son's US-adress.

 

I just want to make sure I'll order the correct size and width. So I took a picture of my boots (see below). Is it correct I bought a 10 E here in Germany?

 

Please confirm the size from the pic, this would be really appreciated!!

 

Thank you very, very much,

 

Andy

 

 

post #43209 of 87934
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post


I believe it is more of an orthopedic line (e.g., TruBalance, TruFlare, TruSquare) but I do not think it is typical of their regular lines. Maybe Moulded Shoes here in NYC can still get them.

 

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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post


Some TruSquare info.
http://www.aldenshoe.com/cat_ortho_comf_757.htm


Interesting.

Thanks a lot.

post #43210 of 87934
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Originally Posted by Andreas1965 View Post

Just a question, to make sure I won't make a mistake...

I recently bought a nice pair of Indy Boots here in Germany. Pricing, of course, was ridiculous :-(

As you might imagine, I immediately fell in love with these boots, so I'm going to buy another pair online. A good friend is going to Philadelphia to attend her son's wedding in april, and she agreed to bring the boots back to Germany I'm going to have shipped to her son's US-adress.

I just want to make sure I'll order the correct size and width. So I took a picture of my boots (see below). Is it correct I bought a 10 E here in Germany?

Please confirm the size from the pic, this would be really appreciated!!

Thank you very, very much,

Andy







Andreas,

Yes. Alden sizing is done as the number (in your case the 10) and then the width. The width is expressed with two letters. The width here (expressed as a C/E) is in fact an E width. So the proper size would be a 10E.

This is a pretty good resource for sizing: http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/fitting.htm

Hope this helps.
post #43211 of 87934
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post


Andreas,

Yes. Alden sizing is done as the number (in your case the 10) and then the width. The width is expressed with two letters. The width here (expressed as a C/E) is in fact an E width. So the proper size would be a 10E.

This is a pretty good resource for sizing: http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/fitting.htm

Hope this helps.

Oh yes, thank you very much.

Order is placed :-)

post #43212 of 87934
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

Does anyone routinely use tongue pads in their Aldens? I'm trying out a pair of PTBs that seem to fit well, but when I slip a tongue pad in between the tongue and my foot (not using the adhesive just yet), my foot feels more locked in and heel slip is diminished (there's really not much heel slip to begin with). I understand that, as the sole breaks in, some initial heel slip can go away. I've used tongue pads on some Loake chukkas to get rid of some extra room, but I kind of dislike the idea of using them on a pair of shoes that are significantly more expensive, however, and I also wonder if tongue pads can be replaced many times throughout the life of a shoe?

I use them. And heel pads as well, depending on the last. I use both on my PTBs.
post #43213 of 87934

Is there any place online that is selling a color 8 wingtip boot, preferably in the plaza last?

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Yes j Gilbert has them.
post #43215 of 87934

Really? They were supposed to contact me bout pre-orders over the winter because I need a B width, but they never did, and now looking at their site they don't even have the boot listed.

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