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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. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Well-Known Member

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    Life's pleasures can be so simple! Fabulous collection my friend! Enjoy them often and in the best of health...
     
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  2. ReppTiePrepster

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    Well done my friend. Enjoy those rare but beautiful bluchers!
     
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  4. ReppTiePrepster

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    Mayor Dubs and City Councilman DV,
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  5. sdfzs

    sdfzs Well-Known Member

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    New to Alden, hope you fellows can help me out on a sizing question. I have got plenty of shell from Carmina already so i know what i´m exposing myself to also considering a venture into Alden [​IMG]

    Should be noted naturally that i´m in a location making me unable to try out sizes and lasts in a brick and mortar location

    I currently use the following

    Allen Edmonds
    10E on AE 65 with a nice but not to snug fit
    10D on AE 511 with a generous fit allowing for some thick socks
    Used to squeeze into AE 108 last 10D but they were to snug to be comfortable for a full day, liked the aesthetics of the last enough though to stick with this for a while

    Carmina (in the lasts standard width that varies between E and EE)
    UK 9 Oskar best boot fit. Semi snug with some room for medium weight socks
    UK 9 Forrest best derby fit. Snug fit all over
    UK9 Rain a bit to wide in the forefoot for me, also my instep is a bit on the lower side.
    UK9 Soller rather generously allowing some medium weight socks but not loose enough to size down
    UK9 Detroit fits very generously allowing thick socks, only Carmina last where i would consider going down half a size

    Where would that put me looking into going Alden with eyes currently on the sleeker last such as Aberdeen and Plaza? Any input appreciated
     
  6. KPDarb

    KPDarb Well-Known Member

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    I don't have any experience with Carmina but I take the same size in plaza/aberdeen as AE5. Im sure others can provide some extra advice. Give theshoemart a try if you want to try on shoes but are worried about returns. Good luck!
     
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  7. JSO1

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    Do you know your size in the Barrie last?
     
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    JSO1 Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    All this talk of Ravello... starting out the week on the right foot with the Ravello x DC cap toe boot.
     
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  9. mdubs

    mdubs Well-Known Member

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    A Ravello Cap Toe boot is certainly starting out on the right foot.

    -Mike
     
  10. JR Magat

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    975's to start the first 2016 work week

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    Aberdeen and Plaza fit pretty TTS. If you are a 10E in AE65 last, I'd try a 10E in these two Alden lasts as well as in my experience AE 65 fits TTS. Hope that helps. Others can maybe offer advice with more experience. Good luck!
     
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    As well as the left foot[​IMG]
    Couldn't resist.
     
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  13. CanadaCal

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    Any tips as to who has a Plaza Lasted High Boot in stock in a 9D? Not black? Need commando sole. Aside from that I'm pretty open. Yenni only has black calf NST, and J Gilbert Tan Calf NST but not on commando. Shoemart has a few but all on a leather sole.


    Any help would be great, thanks.
     
  14. coolarrow

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    Starting out the first work week of the new year with some Cigar (!):

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  15. Michigan Planner

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    I'm glad to see the thread split and like that it's going to be a new thread each year.

    I started off 2016 by doing a little bit of maintenance on my tankers and PTBs last night while I watch football.

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    All that work and then I ended up wearing suede to the office this morning.
     
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  16. JR Magat

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    Probably would need to do a pano shot for that! Catching up on the past few pages... really beautiful ravello collections @mdubs and @MrDV ! [​IMG]
     
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  17. totalair1

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    Damn DV...thats an awesome collection of Ravello! Only thing missing is a LHS, and I would take any of yours ahead of LHS.
    I too love Ravello so much I have the Leffot Daytripper and DC Captoe on Commando. Daytrippers are slightly more comfortable with the single oiled sole.

    Steve
     
  18. totalair1

    totalair1 Well-Known Member

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    Mike-an awesome collection with great diversity!

    Steve
     
  19. MrDV

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    yes sir. nicely played.
    great cigar lwbs. they look so nice with that edge.
    i do the same. football, golf, british premier league... all good company for brushing.
     
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  20. halfnhalfnhalf

    halfnhalfnhalf Well-Known Member

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    Happy New Year, gents... Alden x Epaulet Taunton boots today:

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    And a shameless plug for the item in my freshly edited signature...
     
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