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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. MickCollins1916

    MickCollins1916 Well-Known Member

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    New BB black shell tassels, to replace the defective ones I had to send back to Shoemart a few weeks ago. This is their first time out after employing the break in method.
     
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  2. poena

    poena Well-Known Member

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    So I have Jcrew PCT in size 9. and Indy in size 8.5

    Should I order LWB in 8.5? The 8.5 Jcrew perf cap toe was just a bit too snug but I've read that the barrie lasted boots can be a little tighter fitting than LWB.

    Also is $540 a good price for a pair of new LWBs?
     
  3. sazon

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    Don L - As others have said, that is a spectacular shade. Wow. Lucky man !
     
  4. sqroot3

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    what last is this?
     
  5. sqroot3

    sqroot3 Well-Known Member

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    I looked late last night (about midnight pst) and the seconds (or whatever you call them--deep discount at prices similar to the seconds mailings) had been taken down.
    ...and then looked just now and they're back up. called and was told the ravello LHS in 9D was already purchased. darn! hope it went to an SFer. if so, post pics, you gnarly bastard.
     
  6. thenewbie

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    Here's a sizing question for the forum: I wear an 8d in indy boots, so I assumed that I would also wear an 8d on the barrie last. I just received a pair of LWB and they feel really tight and constraining against my heal and the widest part of my foot. Anyone else need different sizes on the trubalance and barrie lasts? I'm nervous to send them back only to get something a half size up and slightly too big.
     
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    Same. I have a cigar LWB with antique edging and a ravello LWB with dark edging. They contrast with each other nicely.
     
  8. alex4nder

    alex4nder Well-Known Member

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    One good turn deserves another: [​IMG] Alden x Epaulet Natural CXL Handstitched Indy on leather commando. Donegal tweed boot socks. I really like how this leather is aging. When it was new it looked ashy, but it's developing into a nice honey-brown.
     
  9. Don L

    Don L Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Barrie Last
    Indeed, Ravello LWB's. This was the makeup they had in my size so it worked out. Double waterlock soles as well
    Most welcome
    I'm psyched at the shade, thanks

    Thank you!

    Happen to be wearing my Whiskey LWB's today so here is a good Whiskey/Ravello comparison shot

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  10. imolazhp_ci

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    faaaaacccckkk. i'm still kicking myself for missing this one.
     
  11. zippyh

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    AKA the 379X last. Example http://www.thebureaubelfast.com/shop/product/1875/alden-snuff-suede-blucher-boot
     
  12. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,

    good to hear that the tremont last works for you
     
  13. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,

    i would not be concern, enjoy and wear in good health
     
  14. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    my recommendation is to brush vigorously for five minutes
     
  15. planetarium

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    379X last. Length is the same as Trubalance though the toe shape is straighter, narrower overall, toebox has more depth.
     
  16. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    welcome to the forum wear in good health use the break in method
     
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  17. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,

    +1 for ptb with argyles
     
  18. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    welcome to the form

    thank you
     
  19. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,

    i personally think it is helpful and health to talk about other makers of quality calf and shell shoes
     
  20. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    looking good in your cigar
     
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