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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. Florian Gray

    Florian Gray Well-Known Member

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    Looking to grab a pair of Alden Tassel Loafers from a fellow member sized 9C/E. Would these fit me if I wear 9D in Barrie Long Wings?
     
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    ReppTiePrepster Well-Known Member

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  3. BeSpiffington

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    Now, hold on there cowboy. I live in MPLS and I bought my first Alden's here at Hubert White on the Nicollet Mall. I think if you've gotten your foot measured with a brannock device any competent pervayor of Alden shoes can translate that number into the proper size for any last available. New dress shoes do take a bit to break in.
     
  4. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Well-Known Member

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    You will have too much heel slippage IMO. And they may also be too short.
     
  5. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Well-Known Member

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    if you end up going the bone/spoon route, take before after pics.
     
  6. sevenfoldtieguy

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    I actually own a few whiskey models, and the LWB happens to be one of them. I have also sold a few whiskey models in the last year or so. Truth be told, I will probably never buy whiskey again unless it is an Indy boot or an NST boot. I just personally prefer the other shell colors, even black. Frankly, I would probably even entertain a sale or swap of the LWB if the offer was right. Who knows? i have considered selling them to a coworker. It's a unique shoe, but I very seldom wear it.
     
  7. stevent

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    Black Fleece had a reddish brown shiny calf one, similar to the RL shell loafer. By C&J. Really nice pair, my Dad almost bought it.
     
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    Before is with paste wax and a lot of brushing. After is with a spoon, rubbing back and forth till the mark was less visible, paste wax directly at the blemish, a lot of brushing and then saphir MDO, brushing and buffing the whole shoe.
     
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    Or time for a new gf ! :devil: :sly:
     
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    Not a bad job actually. Well done man!
     
  11. gaseousclay

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    that's unfortunate. you're right, Minneapolis doesn't have much in the way of Alden. I know of only two haberdasheries in town that carry Alden and that's it. for what it's worth I've found that using a Brannock Device was helpful. I measure a 9D on a Brannock Device and wear a 9D on the Alden Hampton last and they're a perfect fit. Of course, your only other option would be to check out the physical stores that carry Alden and try their shoes on
     
  12. katch

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    Don't think it's the Barrie. I feel like it's closer to my TTS. I am thinking it may be Grant last, but also saw a post where someone thought it was the Plaza last. I don't have much experience with the Plaza though.

    Thanks for the input.
     
  13. CalceoAdamator

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    In addition to a deer bone, I have also used a sleeking bone (in place of or with the spoon method).:: You can pick one up here: http://www.abbeyhorn.co.uk/buy/snake-headed-sleeking-bone_176.htm
     
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    The Tassels are on the Aberdeen Last, so if you wear a Barrie size 9, then on this last you would likely need a 9.5.... The Aberdeen also tends to run a bit narrower (at least for me) so going from a D to an E will give you a little extra room, but they may be a bit short on the length...
     
  15. Don L

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    Ravello LWB
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    ^ outstanding, love those beefy cuffs on your Walts
     
  17. zippyh

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    No way is it Plaza.
     
  18. MoneyWellSpent

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    Just out of curiousity, but are you still very new to wearing high end shoes? I ask because it is not unusual for people (I was the same way) to subconsiously alter their gait when you are new to putting such expensive shoes on. Eventually you get over it, or you may have to force yourself to get over it through intentional effort (which is what I had to do). I just remember that I walked more stiffly when I first got into wearing high end shoes because I thought that I was somehow wearing the shoes more gently, and I was trying too hard to keep myself from stubbing the toes or dragging the heels/soles on concrete. By trying to keep my shoes from excessive wear, I was actually only delaying the inevitable, but I was experiencing sore joints by the end of the day. I'm not saying that you aren't experiencing legitimate fit issues that are causing discomfort, but it's just food for thought before you do anything rash.
     
  19. BeSpiffington

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    Absolutely gorgeous Don L! Ravello LWB's with argyles and French blue slacks are a great combo. It's one of the few looks where I would consider wearing a pink shirt or tie just because of the subtle red tones in Ravello. Way to give the duds a little something on a Monday morning.
     
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    Great combo donl. Is that merino or cashmere-silk blend on the socks? I also wonder how many alden fans are big ep fans....
     
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