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nephew,
i like your saddles
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Ideally I'd wear them with thin socks for work, and if I wore them the slutty way, i'd probably still wear a no-show sock like the Falke Step variety.

I appreciate all the advice, going to see if the place has anything smaller on hand, might try the 7D for snug fit with less complete foot slip. Also, does the van last fit fairly the same in the LHS #8?

 

I wear 6.5D in barrie last.

For my recently purchased #8 tassels, I went with 6E. I could do 7D, but 6E gave me the best fit, it feels very snug at first, even with a little uncomfortable at the pinky toe (cant move the toe), but after a few wear at home to break in, it feels better.

 

BTW, The stock version tassels are in Aberdeen last, while LHS in Van last.

 

I did try LHS with various size, the best fitting I can get is also 6E, but it feels totally different from the tassels, the heel slippage is quite obvious. Although the SA at Alden SF assured me the slippage will minimize after the break in, I decided not to buy it and think Van last is not for me.

 

Hope this help.

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Ideally I'd wear them with thin socks for work, and if I wore them the slutty way, i'd probably still wear a no-show sock like the Falke Step variety.

I appreciate all the advice, going to see if the place has anything smaller on hand, might try the 7D for snug fit with less complete foot slip. Also, does the van last fit fairly the same in the LHS #8?

No, Sir.

 

The LHS fits differently IMO.

 

I'm 9D in Aberdeen and 9C in Van.

 

If you go #8 LHS, I recommend the Unlined BB version, especially if you are to go sockless.

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Greetings, gents. Just joined after reading through some of this post because I was curious about something:

 

I'm really interested in these Leffot Tankers in #8. The preorder is just about done and I was curious if any of you knew where I could find similar Tankers. Thanks a ton in advance!

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Have you checked Context Clothing?
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Yeah, but they don't offer E widths, only D. I have never been sized in any Alden last, but I wear a 8.5EEE in the AE 5-65 last so there's no way I'm going to fit into a D.

post #48922 of 87563
Hi Gents,

my latest aquisition. The unlined PTB No. 8 from Alden DC. No luck at Tassels nor LSH caused 2 years of desperation.
It was a total pleasure to deal with Kathy. Especially her voice on the phone sounds so incredible mellifluous.

Fresh out of the box with one coat of Alden Leather Defender

Alden PTB No. 8 unlined special edition 001.JPG 2859k .JPG file

shot with flash - i wonder wether Alden changed the in-house dye? I do miss the typical aubergine lacquer/glace (exact term in German: Appretur)
Am i wrong guys puzzled.gif

Alden PTB No. 8 unlined special edition 002.JPG 2815k .JPG file

cheerio
Joachim
Edited by terradilavoro - 4/19/13 at 7:26am
post #48923 of 87563
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Hi Gents,

my latest aquisition. The unlined PTB No. 8 from Alden DC. No luck at Tassels nor LSW caused 2 years of desperation.
It was a total pleasure to deal with Kathy. Especially her voice on the phone sounds so incredible mellifluous.

Fresh out of the box with one coat of Alden Leather Defender

Alden PTB No. 8 unlined special edition 001.JPG 2859k .JPG file

shot with flash - i wonder wether Alden changed the in-house dye? I do miss the typical aubergine lacquer/glace (exact term in German: Appretur)
Am i wrong guys puzzled.gif

Alden PTB No. 8 unlined special edition 002.JPG 2815k .JPG file

cheerio
Joachim

No change as far as I know. Having said that, some batches of color 8 are more purple than others - some much more purple than others. I have numerous color 8 Aldens and the color spectrum is varied. In my experience, however, Alden for BB color 8 has always been on the dark side, with noticeable purple overtones (which I like). But I am told the dye for Alden for BB models is the exact same as that for stock models.

Nice shoes.
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Thank you, sevenfoldtieguy!
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Awesome man. Are they from unionmade?

exactly...from u made....
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A fine day for Ravello today...
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This is probably a stupid question - I'm going to be out in San Francisco, should I stop by Unionmade? I know I've stopped by some stores that are "awesome" online but leave a lot to be desired in brick & mortar.

 

Thanks in advance for your comments fellas!

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This is probably a stupid question - I'm going to be out in San Francisco, should I stop by Unionmade? I know I've stopped by some stores that are "awesome" online but leave a lot to be desired in brick & mortar.

Thanks in advance for your comments fellas!

They have a pretty good retail store however they rarely have anything on sale or anything like that. Prices are generally a bit high. You can check out the Aldens they have too but look online to see if they have your size in stock first. I have found the website fairly accurate to what they have in the store in terms of Aldens. They rarely have my size in stock.
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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post

This is probably a stupid question - I'm going to be out in San Francisco, should I stop by Unionmade? I know I've stopped by some stores that are "awesome" online but leave a lot to be desired in brick & mortar.

 

Thanks in advance for your comments fellas!


If you're going to SF when not visit the Alden store?

I'm sure they have lots more stock then Unionmade.

Unless you are looking for some non standard models.

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Got my first pair of Alden's about a week ago, have a couple questions for the masses.

 

1.  I treated them last night with Montana Pine Pitch and am having some weird reverse toe cap thing happen, tried to put extra on the end to even it out but it won't work - what's the deal with that?

 

2.  How many wears should I give it until I give up on the side digging into my ankle?  Left boot feels like a million bucks, right boot is almost giving me black and blues digging into the ankle with every step, have some band-aids on to lessen it but this is the 3rd or 4th time I've worn these and its not really easing up out as hoped, have work looser and tighter - should I give it a handful of other wears?  Sizing is dead-on otherwise.

 

 

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