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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. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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    i want to say b. nelson offers waterlock. i dont think waterlock is exclusive to alden
     
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    REguy Well-Known Member

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    E does a waterlock sole as well. However, there's something different about how it looks. Their version is almost more plastic-like.
     
  3. Subutai

    Subutai Well-Known Member

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    Size? I wear an 8.5EE in the 5 last and an 8E in the Barrie
     
  4. patrick_b

    patrick_b Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I just sent Nick V. a PM with the same question. I'd likely have him do the work anyway.


    I've seen other mfr's offer a waterloc type sole but haven't read about a cobbler offering a similar aftermarket product. My old Wolverine 1Ks had a similar oiled sole. This also begs the question, how do flexwelt/waterloc equipped models like the 1494 unlined chukkas differ from non-flexwelt models? Does the flexwelt refer to just the waterloc sole or are there other differences?
     
  5. Calikid

    Calikid Well-Known Member

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    I believe you're right. I think it is a JR waterlock. I have them on a couple pairs of my boots, so far so good.
     
  6. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Well-Known Member

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    B Nelson does offer a waterloc outsole. I've had it done.
     
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    patrick_b Well-Known Member

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    SFTG, not surprising that you've had some first hand experience. Thank you for your help.
     
  8. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    No I mean a picture. Like side by side of both of the shoes (from the top down) To see how much wider/etc the Barrie is.
     
  9. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    thank you
     
  10. ReppTiePrepster

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    I wear 10D in barrie and 10.5D in the AE 5 last. Hope these pics help you...
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    The length should be about the same but the barrie is clearly roomier. The heel and arch are certainly wider in the barrie. However, be careful as the storm welt will give the barrie an even wider appearance. Half size down usually works for most. Good luck my friend!
     
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  11. Shawnc

    Shawnc Well-Known Member

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    Individual preference but as an owner of commando style chukka's I am very comfortable dressing mine up. The sole is subtle and not at all chunky.
     
  12. Winterbourne

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    Probably my favorite pair of Alden boots right now. The speed hooks give them an edge over my cap toes, not to mention how well the Barrie works in non-formal situations.
     
  13. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Well-Known Member

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    much thanks to Beatlegeuse for the recent transaction (and to the other gentlemen that sold them to him [​IMG] )

    quick night time shot as I just got in. with the right tongue pad removed, they fit pretty darn good [​IMG]


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  14. venividivicibj

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    Yes, thank you very much
     
  15. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    TSM has a ravello NST boot up on its website, for anyone who wants exotics.

    edit--no sizes available, sorry for the tease.
     
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  16. sevenfoldtieguy

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    It has actually been up for quite a long time. It appears, at present, not a single size is available in the ravello NST boot. It would be nice if that was not he case.
     
  17. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Well-Known Member

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    Glad you're happy with them, and they look like they fit you much better than they fit me! The search continues for me to find something similar...
     
  18. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Well-Known Member

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    two months back, I easily ordered that ravello NST in my size (11.5barrie/12plaza, cant remember what size I got), but it had unappealing marbling across the front end of the shoes. had it not been $700+, I might have lived with it. but for retail pricing, they went back..

    that plus my jcrew ravello debacle [​IMG] doubt I'll ever get another pair in my hands


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  19. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know what this shoe is? I could not find the model number when I searched in google. Looks like possibly a CXL Tassel? If so, I wonder what retailer offered this when?

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    Found it. CXL Tassel. H. Stockton, Atlanta, GA.
     
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  20. NAMOR

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    i believe BB carried them this past F/W
     
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