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I was gonna pick up those Kudu Indys with that nice sale price. Oh well, guess I'll have to wear flip flops all winter long. It's gonna be a long, cold, frost-bitten winter.

 

I guess you will have to suffer in those Vibergs :rotflmao:

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I was gonna pick up those Kudu Indys with that nice sale price. Oh well, guess I'll have to wear flip flops all winter long. It's gonna be a long, cold, frost-bitten winter.

I am sure you can come up with something else...

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I think that is their standard "out of stock" message.

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And not calling is not just an SF rule, that's an internet rule. Never, ever, ever, ever, ever call when a surprise sale shows up for something that is typically not on sale. I wonder if anyone who placed an order will actually have the sale price honored.
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I guess you will have to suffer in those Vibergs rotflmao.gif

I love those Vibergs but they are a beast to break in.
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They fit tighter than the lined, right? I have fit issues with the vamp of the LHS... After my feet shrank a bit I think I can now fit into a 9.5E LHS but I would worry about the unlined version

BTW, your photos of your 9016 convinced me to go with that model. Brooks Brothers on Madison said they didn't have any of their version and had no idea when a restock would come in, so 9016 it is. .

 

I can't really say for certain, as different people report different experiences.  My Unlined LHS were my first pair of Aldens, and I got them TTS (9.5) not knowing anything about lasts or sizing down.  A few months later I went to add a lined pair in a different color and the 9.5D was too big.  Exchanged for a 9D, better but still too loose.  Exchanged for a 9C which is spot on.  I subsequently added another lined color in 9C.

 

I think a big part of it is that the unlined is more forgiving because it is more flexible, and the lined is stiff, so more prone to heel slip.  So in my experience, the unlined is not tighter fitting, just more flexible so you can tolerate a larger size than you could in the lined.  The back of the heel on the LHS comes up very low on the back of the ankle, so it doesn't really lock your heel in very much.

 

In regard to the tightness across the instep, I experience a little bit of that at first.  Not an impossible amount, but it does sort of bunch up my sock on the top part of my foot above the tongue.  Once my foot settles into the cork bed a bit, and a thread or two stretches or breaks, they fit fine. (See Pic)

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 I guess if it's just a little tight at first, it may work in the end, but if it is foot throbbing circulation cut off, probably not.  Also, the unlined may be a little more forgiving in this sense, because while shell stretches very little, if at all, lined shell is going to stretch or mold to your foot even less.

 

So my conclusion is that the lined and unlined probably fit the same, the unlined is just more forgiving due to increased flexibility.

 

Also, I do believe that unlined shell can be wrapped more tightly around the last than lined shell, so the unlined may be a little tighter as a consequence, but not like a whole size difference.

 

 

Glad that you found my pics of the 9016 helpful.  They often went overlooked when I posted them, so I'm glad that they were finally inspirational to someone.  I'm pretty pleased with my 9016s and they look excellent with a charcoal suit.  Better than Color 8 with Charcoal, or Color 8 with Navy, IMO.  It is sort of my NYC Power Combo.  As you know, we wear a lot of charcoal, while in other cities, folks wear brown and olive suits, which we really don't see much of here.

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I have a confirmed "New" order. We'll see if it gets cancelled. Has TSM always had the Factory Outlet section?...I don't recall seeing that before. It may be a way to snag an "overstock", "last pair", etc. Alden in the future without technically being on "sale" on the main site.

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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post


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And not calling is not just an SF rule, that's an internet rule. Never, ever, ever, ever, ever call when a surprise sale shows up for something that is typically not on sale. I wonder if anyone who placed an order will actually have the sale price honored.

 

I ordered some Alden shoe trees online and so far my order is still good.  I knew I should've ordered the #8 LWB and/or PTB!!!

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I love those Vibergs but they are a beast to break in.

Alcibiades – funny you should say that cuz I was just thinking yesterday how nice and easy the CXL models felt at first with an easy break-in but this Chomepak leather version is definitely a harder boot to break in. The pictures of Andrew’s at 2 years old give me hope that these will be feeling good with a little work!
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I love those Vibergs but they are a beast to break in.

Try breaking in White's!  Phew!!

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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

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And not calling is not just an SF rule, that's an internet rule. Never, ever, ever, ever, ever call when a surprise sale shows up for something that is typically not on sale. I wonder if anyone who placed an order will actually have the sale price honored.

+1, please don't call during a sale like this.

I will report back on whether the sale price is honored.
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Ravello Thursday

 

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I recommend the unlined version from BB.  Wait for the next corporate event and get them 30% off.

They fit tighter than the lined, right? I have fit issues with the vamp of the LHS... After my feet shrank a bit I think I can now fit into a 9.5E LHS but I would worry about the unlined version

BTW, your photos of your 9016 convinced me to go with that model. Brooks Brothers on Madison said they didn't have any of their version and had no idea when a restock would come in, so 9016 it is. .

My unlined LHS in 9C fits noticeably tighter than my lined LHS in 9C.
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Argh I saw this right before school. I woke up 15 mins before class and saw this, thinking I will order at lunch. WHY DID YOU CALL THEM???

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I've been looking to buy the JCrew PCT boot (8h) for awhile now. For those of you who have scored them for less than retail, is it just a matter of entering each new promo code to see which one sticks?
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I've been looking to buy the JCrew PCT boot (8h) for awhile now. For those of you who have scored them for less than retail, is it just a matter of entering each new promo code to see which one sticks?

I would try calling and saying you have a 30% off and would like to place an order. Sometimes you get lucky.
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