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Both of which are not my videos. 
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So I'm planning on making the trek to the JCrew Ludlow shop at Copley to size/pick up some Aldens on Tuesday (I'm an associate, otherwise my budget couldn't manage!) and I'm debating between a few styles. Which of these would be a good first pair?

 

Indy Hummus Suede (I know they're not terribly well liked around here)

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the suede snuff boots

the gunboats

the perforated cap toe oxford boot (been eyeing these for a while, but they have been out of stock online for ages - limited edition - but maybe I'll get lucky!)

 

I'm also considering the plain toe boots... it will really depend on what they have in store and how I feel in person. Either way a pair is coming home with me!

 

And so it begins...

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I was just browsing the BBBF sale and stumbled upon these womens cordovan longwings:

I am not sure why these are on the Women's section? This is what Kim Jong Un wears.
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I am not sure why these are on the Women's section? This is what Kim Jong Un wears.

 

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This is a weird one chaps, but some advice if anyone shares a similar difficulty.

With my new Alden Indys, they are really comfy but I noticed a slight disparity in the fit for each foot.

Upon measuring my feet, I found that my left foot is 2cm longer than my right foot (i.e. almost an inch!).

So whilst my right foot is a good fit, comfortably loose, my left foot is a bit tight.

Not uncomfortably so, but I can feel my toes bunching up a bit and the bottom of my toes hurt slightly.

Any obvious solutions I'm missing? Will the left boot stretch to accommodate over a few weeks?

They're natural CXL if that helps; I hear they can stretch more than the cordovan?

Send the boot that fits tighter to Alden and they could stretch it slightly. Should be worth it if you are experiencing discomfort.

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Great advice, thanks guys. Actually my cobbler round the corner does exactly that stretching on a machine, might give it a go.
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So I'm planning on making the trek to the JCrew Ludlow shop at Copley to size/pick up some Aldens on Tuesday (I'm an associate, otherwise my budget couldn't manage!) and I'm debating between a few styles. Which of these would be a good first pair?

You do realize that now, with your confession, you will be socially pressured into spreading your associate discount amongst board members, correct? And you realize that your good standing will only be confirmed by conceding to such social pressure and thus spreading the Alden love?

I'm an 11.5B/D on Barrie and TruB for reference, and thank you ahead of time. I'll pm you my wish list.
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Has anyone checked out Aldens webpage lately? They have a new updated design-

http://aldenshoe.com

It's about time! Much better than the old site. The old site made me not want to buy thier shoes...almost.

They're using tables for layout. How very 90s of them.
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Great advice, thanks guys. Actually my cobbler round the corner does exactly that stretching on a machine, might give it a go.

 

Please report back and let us know how this works out. I'm in the same boat as you and I usually size for the larger foot, but sometimes that size isn't available and I've tried sizing to the smaller foot with varying degrees of success. Always considered stretching, but never went ahead with it. 

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They're using tables for layout. How very 90s of them.

At least it isn't frames?

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So I'm planning on making the trek to the JCrew Ludlow shop at Copley to size/pick up some Aldens on Tuesday (I'm an associate, otherwise my budget couldn't manage!) and I'm debating between a few styles. Which of these would be a good first pair?

Indy Hummus Suede (I know they're not terribly well liked around here)
the suede snuff boots


the gunboats


the perforated cap toe oxford boot (been eyeing these for a while, but they have been out of stock online for ages - limited edition - but maybe I'll get lucky!)



I'm also considering the plain toe boots... it will really depend on what they have in store and how I feel in person. Either way a pair is coming home with me!

And so it begins...


Hard to say without knowing what you normally wear and intend to pair them with, but when I dropped in there a couple weeks ago I saw they have a #8 shell straight cap blucher. I'd be hard pressed to think of a shoe they carry that has more utility than that one.
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So I'm planning on making the trek to the JCrew Ludlow shop at Copley to size/pick up some Aldens on Tuesday (I'm an associate, otherwise my budget couldn't manage!) and I'm debating between a few styles. Which of these would be a good first pair?

Indy Hummus Suede (I know they're not terribly well liked around here)
the suede snuff boots


the gunboats


the perforated cap toe oxford boot (been eyeing these for a while, but they have been out of stock online for ages - limited edition - but maybe I'll get lucky!)



I'm also considering the plain toe boots... it will really depend on what they have in store and how I feel in person. Either way a pair is coming home with me!

And so it begins...

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You do realize that now, with your confession, you will be socially pressured into spreading your associate discount amongst board members, correct? And you realize that your good standing will only be confirmed by conceding to such social pressure and thus spreading the Alden love?

I'm an 11.5B/D on Barrie and TruB for reference, and thank you ahead of time. I'll pm you my wish list.

Unless you, michaelpugs, are a special J.Crew employee - I would ask you to not waste your time to make that 'trek', as you're not going to get your employee discount. I know this because I have a bunch of friends who work not only for J.Crew but that particular shop. I had to buy my longwings full price while I could get some merchandise for sale + 60% off. Just sayin' 3rd party merchandise there, especially Aldens are particularly strict and I doubt the manager is going to let you get it discounted. You'd have better luck going to The Tannery and offering to pay cash in exchange for a % discount. (you didn't hear it from me)
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Cigar beales and boM005
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Been waiting for a nice, dry spring day to give these gunboats their maiden voyage.
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quick question for those of you with Indy boots, have you ever experienced chafing around the ankle/calf area as a result of the height of the boot?
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