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^ outstanding, love those beefy cuffs on your Walts

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I bought a pair and I'm pretty sure they're Barrie.
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anyone know which last the Alden for BBBF pebble grain chukka is made on? I think the grant last but want to know for sure


http://www.styleforum.net/t/346550/bnib-alden-black-fleece-pebble-grain-chukkas-in-both-size-9-and-9-5


Don't think it's the Barrie.  I feel like it's closer to my TTS. I am thinking it may be Grant last, but also saw a post where someone thought it was the Plaza last.  I don't have much experience with the Plaza though.

Thanks for the input.

No way is it Plaza.
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I know.  They aren't comfortable on my feet and my knees get sore after wearing them.  My Indy's bother my knees occasionally, but they don't hurt my feet like the captoes.  They are 9D.

 

I need to get to someplace that can really measure for Aldens, but unfortunately I live in North Dakota.  There are zero options here and not even a great place in Minneapolis. 

 

Just out of curiousity, but are you still very new to wearing high end shoes?  I ask because it is not unusual for people (I was the same way) to subconsiously alter their gait when you are new to putting such expensive shoes on.  Eventually you get over it, or you may have to force yourself to get over it through intentional effort (which is what I had to do).  I just remember that I walked more stiffly when I first got into wearing high end shoes because I thought that I was somehow wearing the shoes more gently, and I was trying too hard to keep myself from stubbing the toes or dragging the heels/soles on concrete.  By trying to keep my shoes from excessive wear, I was actually only delaying the inevitable, but I was experiencing sore joints by the end of the day.  I'm not saying that you aren't experiencing legitimate fit issues that are causing discomfort, but it's just food for thought before you do anything rash.   

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Ravello LWB
Marcoliani OTC
WP Walt




Absolutely gorgeous Don L! Ravello LWB's with argyles and French blue slacks are a great combo. It's one of the few looks where I would consider wearing a pink shirt or tie just because of the subtle red tones in Ravello. Way to give the duds a little something on a Monday morning.
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Ravello LWB
Marcoliani OTC
WP Walt



Great combo donl. Is that merino or cashmere-silk blend on the socks?
I also wonder how many alden fans are big ep fans....
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Just out of curiousity, but are you still very new to wearing high end shoes?  I ask because it is not unusual for people (I was the same way) to subconsiously alter their gait when you are new to putting such expensive shoes on.  Eventually you get over it, or you may have to force yourself to get over it through intentional effort (which is what I had to do).  I just remember that I walked more stiffly when I first got into wearing high end shoes because I thought that I was somehow wearing the shoes more gently, and I was trying too hard to keep myself from stubbing the toes or dragging the heels/soles on concrete.  By trying to keep my shoes from excessive wear, I was actually only delaying the inevitable, but I was experiencing sore joints by the end of the day.  I'm not saying that you aren't experiencing legitimate fit issues that are causing discomfort, but it's just food for thought before you do anything rash.   

 

Very good point. This was my experience as well.

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Absolutely gorgeous Don L! Ravello LWB's with argyles and French blue slacks are a great combo. It's one of the few looks where I would consider wearing a pink shirt or tie just because of the subtle red tones in Ravello. Way to give the duds a little something on a Monday morning.

These are the Petrol Blue Walt's.  beautiful color and fabric.  Highly recommend them.  Pink shirt would work well. 

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Great combo donl. Is that merino or cashmere-silk blend on the socks?
I also wonder how many alden fans are big ep fans....

Thanks guys.  Socks are merino MrDV

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Bought my first pair of aldens this weekend, stock unlined brown suede chukkas, flex welt from my favorite menswear store in stl. Went TTS, 10d, they seem to fit perfectly. Out of curiosity, is the mac break in method prescribed only for shell? Want to Make sure they are as perfect as they seem before wearing outside. All help is appreciated from you more experienced sartorial folk.
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Ravello LWB
Marcoliani OTC
EP Walt





Don, looking great in your ravello LWB. Remember the Mac method involves walking on carpeting, not plywood. smile.gif
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Bought my first pair of aldens this weekend, stock unlined brown suede chukkas, flex welt from my favorite menswear store in stl. Went TTS, 10d, they seem to fit perfectly. Out of curiosity, is the mac break in method prescribed only for shell? Want to Make sure they are as perfect as they seem before wearing outside. All help is appreciated from you more experienced sartorial folk.

Break in method works for sure. This will keep the sole from wearing too quickly at the toe. Also maybe hit them with a little suede protector.
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NAVY CXL PTB @ ALDEN SF

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Very good point. This was my experience as well.

 

+1....I noticed that I had a different gait when I first started wearing Aldens....

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Don, looking great in your ravello LWB. Remember the Mac method involves walking on carpeting, not plywood. smile.gif

One of these days I'll get a finished floor down in that room laugh.gif

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Perfect day for AF-53's

 

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Bought my first pair of aldens this weekend, stock unlined brown suede chukkas, flex welt from my favorite menswear store in stl. Went TTS, 10d, they seem to fit perfectly. Out of curiosity, is the mac break in method prescribed only for shell? Want to Make sure they are as perfect as they seem before wearing outside. All help is appreciated from you more experienced sartorial folk.

MrGuy!!!! I love your store! I am a st louisan! Tell Joe and everyone I said Hi. Great to see you guys on SForum!
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