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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. chantheman

    chantheman Well-Known Member

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    yes
     
  2. closerlook

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    well, i will outline the whole scenario. maybe you guys can weigh in.

    the unlined lhs is not especially easy to fit because it is rather formless. I have a pair in my usual LHS size that while snug in some spots is pretty loose in others.
    i can size down by a half size but then my bigger foot gets a little cramped, though its not so bad.. i have acquired a pair in the half size down but its black, and burgundy is currently unavailable in the unlined in this size in the entire brooks bros company. I anticipate this black pair will become pretty much an every other day shoe for the ease of it and the versatility of the loafer for my purposes. but black is really no good as a regular shoe. I much prefer the color8 for this.

    I've tried sizing down in the lined LHS but it hurts my bigger foot, what with the stiffer construction.
     
  3. El Argentino

    El Argentino Well-Known Member

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    My #8 Shortwings are on the Tremont, and I think the fit is really great. It's still rounded, but definitely more proper than the rounder Alden lasts.
     
  4. SuitedDx

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    Personally I would argue against it. Although it will fade, the result might be even. Also, if there are any imperfections to the shell, those otherwise unseen may become apparent after exposure. It's very risky...
     
  5. wj4

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    Two questions for you gents:

    1. does anyone have white suede or nubuck? If so, how do they look after some wear?

    2. does anyone stay the same size for the Leydon last as the Trubalance, Modified, Barrie?
     
  6. WhoKnewI

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    cant answer 1, but for number 2, i find the leydon last to be incredibly narrow and have to go up half a size and width to get a comfortable fit.
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply. I thought it may work because the lower cut Aldens I have in Modified and TruBalance require tongue pads for proper fitting. I always get heal slip without the pads.
     
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    +1. I find most alden lasts a touch wide but took an e width in Leydon
     
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    Somebody choose for me, I can't decide. Should I leap the extra 140 and grab some color 8 indys, or should i just get the cxl version.
     
  10. rustledjimmies

    rustledjimmies Well-Known Member

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    i vote for color 8.....
     
  11. Kashiwa

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    They're both Indy boots, yes, but a completely different look really. Difficult to give any advice without knowing your plans for the boots. But, if it were me, I'd go for the color 8!
     
  12. NOBD

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    Sorry for the Alden-noob-question, but which last/model/leather/sole type are these?
    (I don't know what #4 (colour?) WTB means :embar:.)
     
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  13. NewYorkIslander

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    Love the Tre. My #4 WTB are on it and they are GREAT! Fit is nice TTS as well.


    Question 2, I'd go up the half size. Rather be a touch too big than a touch too small...can always insert pads.


    These were a special Leffot makeup Tremont last, single leather. #4 is a color, reddish in hue but much lighter than the #8, which is more burgundy. Wing Tip Blucher (WTB). LWB (Long Wing Blucher). Nice to see you over here! Must be enjoying those chukkas!
     
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  14. NOBD

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    Thanks, NYR! : ) Yes, I like them.

    I was thinking about a winter (snow) boot, and those look really nice. A (high) WTB in that colour, but with some kind of rubber sole might be ideal for that purpose. The #'s refer to cordovan leather only or also calf?
     
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  15. neutrino

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    Rob, are you 9.5 TTS? If so, any chance I can talk you into selling me those navy suede LWBs of yours? [​IMG]
    They've been reordered recently, but in a remarkable turn of events I wasn't able to grab them. Sigh. I love them so much more than blind-eyelet versions.
     
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    That's a novel approach, do you have any pictures of the final results?
     
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    I
    m pretty sure they just use the numbers for cordo. #8 ~ burgundy in calf, not sure about #4 or if they even make a leather thats similar in calf skin. Alden doesn't have too many rubber sole models (if any actually) but do offer a commando sole and a Crepe.



    I am 9.5. I can think about it, but I do love them...they were done two years in a row at Leffot (maybe even more) so its only one summer to wait...
     
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  19. patrick_b

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    I'm the same way, I love boots but find they just don't get much wear after about the end of April, early May. It sometimes makes me wish I lived somewhere colder year round :) I always get excited as fall approaches as there are just so many more apparel options for me in cooler/cold weather. The only exception is my Alden suede chukkas.
     
  20. neutrino

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    Well, if they're doing it again next year, maybe it's for the better. I've been on a shopping spree this year...
     
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