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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Based on the photos from the Mac's treasures blog, it appears that he wears his shoes outside at least occasionally. Also, people that say drive to work and walk mainly on carpet will put more wear on shoes than those of us that pound the pavement walking to subways. Others just crease shoes instantly when they try them on due to the shape of their feet. Some people are going to put more wear on shoes than others, it is what it is. Just put trees in your shoes, brush, and condition and they will last a long time.

Maybe I'm not getting something, but I thought it was vice versa?

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As always, you are right, Sir.  Please forgive me for having questioned you.

 

Think nothing of it, and I don't know that I'm anywhere near always right, shog[1].gif but I had good reason to take him seriously on that particular line of questioning. 

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Maybe I'm not getting something, but I thought it was vice versa?

Yeah, you are right, I mistyped, now it is edited
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Originally Posted by undarted View Post

I've seen some Alden issues, but has anybody seen this on their new Aldens?



On just one shoe, there are two small nails driven into the sole, close to the heel. These are a brand new pair of Alden 405 Indy's, from an online Alden retailer. I already contacted Alden, weren't very helpful, got a standardized email to return them.

Has anybody else experienced an issue like this? And if anybody has knowledge of the its purpose, is the integrity of the shoe compromised?

Thanks guys. First time I've ever seen this, in any new shoe.

 

Mine don't have those but if the boot is not coming apart and you don't feel the nails inside the boot, I would probably not worry about it. 

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This debate about Mac's shoes pops up periodically. I don't really get it. There are plenty of examples of people who put shoes through very heavy wear, but end up with great looking shoes over time. Some people (like Mac) post shoes that are a decade or two old but still look good. If you take care of your shoes, Alden cordovan can look great after a long time.
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those saddles are looking excellent
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I'm still trying to nail down my correct size on the Barrie last. Just plopped down a deposit for 9.5 E black cordo LWBs from Leffot. 10 D are a tad long and a tad narrow. Keep in mind that I wear a 10.5 D or 11 D in "normal" American sized shoes. Naturally, the idea of going from 11 D to 9.5 E is not something that sounds logical. I really do not understand while Alden won't make this shit easier by standardizing their sizes. I'm going broke just trying to find my damned size.
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These are beautiful. All #8?
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How does black cordovan age?

 

Will it fade/change colors over or does it stay jet black?
 

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I'm still trying to nail down my correct size on the Barrie last. Just plopped down a deposit for 9.5 E black cordo LWBs from Leffot. 10 D are a tad long and a tad narrow. Keep in mind that I wear a 10.5 D or 11 D in "normal" American sized shoes. Naturally, the idea of going from 11 D to 9.5 E is not something that sounds logical. I really do not understand while Alden won't make this shit easier by standardizing their sizes. I'm going broke just trying to find my damned size.

Sizing over the internet is a complete crapshoot.  If you can you should try to find any Alden retailer in your area to go nail down a couple of your last sizes.  Shipping alone can be a major bummer on the wallet :(

 

Just for your Barrie sizing reference, I Brannock at 9.5D/Eish and the 8.5D Barrie fits like amazing.

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never tried leydon out.. has anyone found the suede chukka to be forgiving (in terms of possibly sizing down .5 from your TTS)?

 

have a pair coming from the davidwood sale posted earlier this week, hoping they wont be too small

 

tia!

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Sizing over the internet is a complete crapshoot.  If you can you should try to find any Alden retailer in your area to go nail down a couple of your last sizes.  Shipping alone can be a major bummer on the wallet frown.gif

Just for your Barrie sizing reference, I Brannock at 9.5D/Eish and the 8.5D Barrie fits like amazing.
Thanks, man. I'd love to walk into a brick and mortar retailer and try on a variety of sizes. Alas, that may not be possible until I've tried via mail order every possible size variation.
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never tried leydon out.. has anyone found the suede chukka to be forgiving (in terms of possibly sizing down .5 from your TTS)?

have a pair coming from the davidwood sale posted earlier this week, hoping they wont be too small

tia!
Personally, I find the Leydon last a bit narrower than standard American size equivalents. But my foot is just over the line of a D width. I find most D widths comfortably snug, but the Leydon was too much for me. I went with the same length but in an E width. The Barrie last is a whole 'nother ball of nuts.
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Originally Posted by keithp3521 View Post

Personally, I find the Leydon last a bit narrower than standard American size equivalents. But my foot is just over the line of a D width. I find most D widths comfortably snug, but the Leydon was too much for me. I went with the same length but in an E width. The Barrie last is a whole 'nother ball of nuts.

+1. I ordered 8.5d in Leydon (I'm an 8d in the Barrie). I used the method and am on my second day of wear. Wishing I had waited for an 8.5E. NRO sale was just too tempting.
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rats, seems I might have to put these chukkas back up for sale. got a good deal on them, will just pass on the savings.

 

thank you gentlemen

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