or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › ***The official Alden thread ***
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

***The official Alden thread *** - Page 442

post #6616 of 86769
Quote:
Originally Posted by ninja07 View Post
thanks jhcam8 and MS007. the thing is I am more concerned over the look compared to the size. But you are right. Hate to do this as I really like them. I guess they'll be up for sale soon.....

Re. looks: they look ok to me. i.e., not too long, but I know what you mean when you're looking at them in the mirror.

Styles mentioned in this thread:

post #6617 of 86769
Quote:
Originally Posted by ninja07 View Post
I can somehow make the sizing work with an insole, but don't want them to look too big and unproportional.
size-wise, only you will ever notice the difference between 11 and 12. other people will not notice. you might not want to wear ultra slim trou with them. otherwise the two sizes will look the same i think to most people. you can definitely make the sizing work with an insole. these are boots. but, the concern i would have, is that the shell ripples are going to be vicious on shoes that are not well sized for your feet. they could be looking like a pair of turds pretty quick. shell veterans (i am not much of one) can correct confirm or correct this opinion, but i am pretty sure that a poor fit will produce more deep and pronounced ripples. with calf the extra distortion from the poor fit is not as big a deal in boots. all you get are more fine wrinkly lines.
post #6618 of 86769
The wingtips boots look good on you. They dont look big to me. The only thing I would be worried about is the wrinkling that will indefinitely occur.
post #6619 of 86769
I'd say, if can use and insole and they feel good, keep them. My wing tip boots fit similarly around the vamp but are pretty comfortable. It allows me to wear a thicker sock, which I think is quite normal for boot wear anyway. The key, though, is how do they feel to "You?"
post #6620 of 86769
Quote:
Originally Posted by ninja07 View Post
don't know if this is the right thread for this. these are recently purchased preowned alden ravellos wingtip boots. really beautiful but the thing is that the size is a good half size bigger than my Indys 405 (11.5C). I can somehow make the sizing work with an insole, but don't want them to look too big and unproportional. what to you guys think? thanks in advance.



It's just my opinion but those are too big.

I have never, ever been happy with a pair of shoes that weren't the right size. No matter how beautiful they were.

I know it will be hard to say goodbye but I would send them off to the next guy.
post #6621 of 86769
Sorry man but those are too big, they look empty even with your feet in them.
post #6622 of 86769
Agreed, too big. Sell them and apply the proceeds to your correct size even if you have wait/save a little longer
post #6623 of 86769
Quote:
Originally Posted by jasonfoote303 View Post
It's just my opinion but those are too big.

I have never, ever been happy with a pair of shoes that weren't the right size. No matter how beautiful they were.

I know it will be hard to say goodbye but I would send them off to the next guy.

FYI: I was at the Alden factory a couple of weeks ago and there were a bunch of Ravello wing boots for Shoemart being made
post #6624 of 86769
Just to add to the chorus: They are too big.
post #6625 of 86769




Some low-quality indoor pics of my Indys in #8 shell. Posted here to show the proportions on in size 13, for those of us on the right-hand side of the bell curve.
post #6626 of 86769
These are for sale over in B/S. You need more Cigar in your life.
post #6627 of 86769
Snuff suede plain toe boots have shipped, can't wait...my first pair of aldens, thanks to LS.
post #6628 of 86769
Quote:
These are for sale over in B/S. You need more Cigar in your life.


Why are you selling them? I thought you just got them a couple of months ago? Are you unhappy with them? What size are they?
post #6629 of 86769

whiskey
post #6630 of 86769
Just purchased my first pair of Indy's from Shoemart. Cannot contain my self. Purchased the 405 in brown
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim

Styles mentioned in this thread:

Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › ***The official Alden thread ***