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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. green garden

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    I really need a bigger monitor. +1 for thinking it was Paris Hilton. [​IMG]
     
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    Are Alden shoe trees necessary or can I just go to nordstrom rack to pick up a pair? I thought their trees were last specific but found out that they are not.
     
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    I've noticed no ill effects from using trees from nordstrom or JAB.
     
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    So has anyone here scanned their feet and used a 3D printer to make personalized shoe trees?
     
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    Is that the BB version? The factory 2160 has additional stitching on the heel.
     
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    Interesting as I just got some 11D unlined snuff ptbs and they are a pretty solid fit (normally 10.5d or 10e). Length is a bit long (but so is 10.5d Barrie) but width feels a little tight so it will be perfect once broken in. Pictures with a Barrie boot for reference, looks like an 11d but fits half size smaller for me as well
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    NST (easily in 1st)
    Indy/Captoe (tie)
     
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    Good eye. Got tired of typing out brooks bro for...
     
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    on the subject of lined vs unlined, or BB vs non BB, anyone notice a difference in fit between pairs in the same size?

    for example:

    Unlined vs Lined PTB (non BB) - Unlined fits 1/2 smaller imo

    Unlined BB LHS vs Lined non BB LHS - unlined BB fits about about 1/2 smaller than lined (non BB)
     
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    Wow. I have a lot to learn!
     
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    Good Morning Gentlemen!

    I have a question on something that's been driving me nuts.

    First off, I've been wearing a Superfeet 3/4 insoles in my 9901s. I'm basically doing this because it makes them fit better, plus I have flat feet.

    Anyways, the lovely insole has been digging into that leather heel insert that Alden puts in their shoes. It also puts some wear on the inside wall of my heel. I might be the only weirdo on here who actually puts leather conditioner on his heel area because it gets abused.

    Do any of you fellas use an insole that doesn't do this?

    Any help is GREATLY appreciated!
     
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    To me the unlined PTB fits snugger, but not enough to size up 1/2. I feel the same way about Barrie boots vs Barrie shoes.
     
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    Whiskey Wednesday

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    Nice shoes with a cool combo Don L.
     
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    Quote:For the PTB's, the BB uses the M58 last, IIRC, which is much more snug than Barrie IME.
     
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    Thanks for wearing my dream Ravello LHS penny loafers today MrDV. Nice argyles.
     
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