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The Official Alden Thread for 2016 - Share reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by mdubs, Jan 1, 2016.

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  1. mosy

    mosy Well-Known Member

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    I personally would get same size in both. It's true that cxl will stretch more than shell. However I believe shell is a bit roomier to begin with because they can't pull the leather over the last as tightly when making the shoe. (Heard this from someone at C&J).
     
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  2. Don L

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    @rydenfan Those are great. Carmina?
     
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    Correct. Galway on 64 last in Loden suede
     
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    can't imagine the leather stretching difference would be enough to justify a different size.
     
  6. kwanon

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    Hoping against hope...
    Thanks for the advice!
     
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    I would have kopped Leffot's Greenwich if I wasn't expecting Yenni's boot any day now!
     
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    It depends on the fit. I fit into an 11.5D Barrie lasted boot in shell, but a CXL version ends up pressing against my toes uncomfortably when I walk.

    I can wear an 11D in Barrie in shell (just barely), but I tried a CXL unlined dover from the seconds list and there was just no way.

    I think it depents on the width and height of your toes,and if the shape of the leather after the last is removed contracts enough to get in the way.
     
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    Maybe I can get Yenni to run a green version with hooks. Then I'd be in...
     
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    You could just have the top 5 eyelets converted to hooks on the Leffot boot by a cobbler?
     
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    It's also missing the storm welt, though I don't mind the look of the flat welt.

    I love my Greenwich but like you, the lack of speed hooks is rough with the chamois leather, truly tough to get in and out of without undoing a bunch of lacing. The green chamois is amazing though and if I could sell my tobacco pair for a decent amount I would consider flipping to the green.
     
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  12. rydenfan

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    or you could get her to run it and then get your spot given to someone else on the "waitlist" [​IMG]
     
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    would make for nice decorations to complement your NSTs.
     
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    i don't think i ever met a color 8 i didn't like, but these right here tho...
     
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    You guys...
     
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    I quite like the look of the flat welt, actually.
     
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    I also like the flat welt. 8.5 sold out before the email dropped.
     
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    I've been starting my very own ill fitting shoe purge, getting rid of everything that doesn't really fit me so much anymore (I used to think I was a 9.5E or 10D in TruBalance, but now Moulded Shoe has made it very clear to me that I am, emphatically, a 10.5E). So, I've also been buying things that fit me better.


    Four boots purchased so far with this in mind, three of them Aldens, which I've decided have the best fit for my foot of any brand: #8 Epaulet Brixton wingtip boot, coming sometime in the next 3-6 months. #8 J Gilbert Indy Boot, coming sometime in the next couple of weeks (hopefully!).

    And today, I decided to pull the trigger on a pair I've wanted for years, but was too much on hype trains to get, a pair of 405s. For some reason I'd been convinced that a pair of plain, waxed matte brown boots couldn't be worth buying. Finally have come full circle, and while I love #8, I realized that some of the patina I really want can only be achieved with plain, ordinary leather. Though I'm glad I came to this conclusion now, since I'll be getting them in my correct size, finally.
     
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    Still seeing 8.5D on my end, unless you needed and E width.
     
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    black grain on commando

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