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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. CHRK33

    CHRK33 Well-Known Member

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    Out of curiosity, why is it your least favorite?
     
  2. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Well-Known Member

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    I feel ya.
     
  3. blue collar

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    This is a terrible thing to have happen. I too suffer from this problem. All of my 11.5D barrie last shoes could and should be 11E :confused:
     
  4. PhiPsi32

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    As long as they aren't uncomfortable, don't sweat it too much.
     
  5. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Well-Known Member

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    We should start a support group...

    ... oh wait, we are already here.
     
  6. ElDave

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    This is an enablement group - not a support group :fu:
     
  7. tmw

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    Have you actually seen an Alden cigar or ravello belt for sale anywhere? I gave up in frustration a while ago after searching for both of those colors (in shell) for months...

    PLEASE let me know if you know of any place or person selling either of the above in size 34/35..

    best
    Todd
     
  8. LoserG

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    (Please excuse the crap iphone photo and carpet!)

    Got this black calf NST as a christmas present from my cousin, only my second pair of Alden's (Cigar shell cap toe boots were the first). They fit well and are very comfortable, but I'm not exactly sure I'm ok with black shoes in a casual setting, I just don't know what to wear them with. I was thinking about getting blue laces to make them pop a bit more, and I generally wear jeans or chinos. Also, no experience with caring for calf, shell is just so easy and low maintenance. Was hoping for some advice from the pro's.
     
  9. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Well-Known Member

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    I havent too be honest. I just saw them listed on shoemart (and OOS) and was hoping someone else offered them.
     
  10. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,
    go for it!
     
  11. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,
    go with the 9D and wear merino wool socks. the aberdeen last and the hampton last are usually in sync
     
  12. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew, looking good
     
  13. OfficeLinebacke

    OfficeLinebacke Well-Known Member

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    Dem Laces
     
  14. OfficeLinebacke

    OfficeLinebacke Well-Known Member

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    The folks at Alden DC told me there is a severe shortage of shell cordovan belts, especially in the nonstandard colors. I'm surprised anyone has them, as I was told it would be a several month lead time.
     
  15. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Well-Known Member

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    There are still a few belts around if you are a size 28" or a 42"
     
  16. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Well-Known Member

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    I'm a 28! Where can I procure these belts? :D
     
  17. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Well-Known Member

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    wonder if it would be worth it to get the 42" and just cut it down
     
  18. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Well-Known Member

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    I can't remember who it was, but I called SF, DC and Madison. So retrace my steps by trying those 3 and maybe you will get lucky.
     
  19. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Well-Known Member

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    I asked about doing that, they explained it wouldn't really work because of the way that it is 3 separate pieces stitched together. The tabs would be in funny places, like the middle of the back ect.
     
  20. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Well-Known Member

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    hmm good point.. I was looking at the carmina offering at epaulet and they mentioned cutting theirs down...

    off to research!
     
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