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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. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Well-Known Member

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  2. DCRoyal

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    If it helps, I have ONE Indy in 11E that fits very similar to another one I have in 11.5D. The 11E is Chamois, which is heavily oiled and may stretch more than the CXL indy that I have, which may attribute to the fit. I tried on a 11D in the truebalance and it was too tight in the forefoot.

    I would caution you that I take a 12D on the Barrie, and a 12.5D or 12E TTS depending on the last, so maybe I am of no help at all.
     
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    I'm totally torn between these two longwing bluchers:

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    http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shoes/AldenForJCrew/PRDOVR~18582/18582.jsp

    And I'm not in a situation to just snap up both of them. I'm curious to hear thoughts about which pair will be more versatile and serve as a long-term investment. I always thought the J Crew ones were exactly what I wanted but now that I'm looking at the Cordovans I'm thinking they might be smarter as I could wear them with my charcoal suit and pretty much any casual wear as well. Anyone have pictures wearing either? Thanks!
     
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    wearing mine today in the drizzle. I have 5 pair of Aldens, and these are the only one's that I'd replace with the exact model if anything ever happened to them.
     
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    Ravello LWB & EP
     
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    ^^ Love them - both the shoes and pants ^^
     
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    Thanks! EP charred forest flannel.
     
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    Outstanding! Now that's what I'm talking about.
     
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    Nice 'old' stock Ravello!
     
  10. Gcbrown3

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    I sent a pair of Ravello Longwings in 9D back to Alden D.C. They'll be there on Monday. Go get 'em!
     
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    CTYGGG, your shoes/boots and pictures are always immaculate. Beautiful. Actually, your Persian looks immaculate, too!
     
  12. Alcibiades

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    FYI, Two coveted models have been received by retailers:
    - Color 8 tankers at Leffot
    - Cigar PTBs at Alden NYC
     
  13. Gcbrown3

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    I never even wore them on carpet. Ordered the J. Crew Ravello Longwings and tend to dress more on the casual side. So had to choose which ones to send back. I went back and forth daily for a couple weeks, but sent the D.C. Longwings back.
     
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    It's funny, I went the exact opposite direction... I had both the J Crew and the Alden SF versions... I liked the relative formality of the dark brown sole and the lack of eyelets on the SF version, so I returned the J Crew pair
     
  15. CJ23

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    Hi, does anyone know where I could find a pair of black Perferated captoe Alden boots ? Thanks
     
  16. Michael Haines

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    have you looked at the leffot pre-order one
     
  17. poena

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    ordered #8 LWB today! can't wait to get them
    also got on the list for Ravello LWB at Alden DC this past weekend!
     
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    oops double!
     
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  19. Gcbrown3

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    Who has the #8 LWB?
     
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    Anyone has LS single leather sole, 4 eyelet PTB on Barrie last? Thinking of pulling the trigger..
     
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