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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. mdubs

    mdubs Well-Known Member

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    Got my new Cape Cod Horse Bit loafers to my table to photograph finally. Hope that you enjoy them, this is my first pair of calf skinned Aldens and they are extremely supple.

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  2. NYDRH

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    Is it correct that a 1/2 size down and a width up has the same heel measurement (i.e. 8.5d vs 8e) in the same last? or is it just similar? From my "research" the consensus is that overall volume is larger in the 1/2 size down up a width (8e example) but Im wondering specifically about the heel measurement.

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  3. tampatravel

    tampatravel Well-Known Member

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    Very very nice mdubs. I love those horsebit Aldens.
     
  4. Alcibiades

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    Context Black Cordovan Tanker Boots, Barrie Last

    APC black raw New Standards

    Both maiden voyage (using a triple cuff on the NS until I get them hemmed)

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  5. NYDRH

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    Very nice. You read my mind, my next question was "Would anyone mind posting some pics of black shell and jeans?"
     
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    More black

    Black cordovan captoe boots, Grant last, double leather sole, all eyelets

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  7. mdubs

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    Thanks Tampa! I really like them as well... I have been eyeing them for a long time and then a pair BNIB in box appeared on eBay for around $100, so I pounced on them without thinking twice... Glad that I did, these are going to get some good use in... :)

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    Wow absolute KILLER deal. That was how I got my beefroll Alden pennies, however, mine needed a resole.
     
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    Since we are all being very appreciative of black shell this morning, I'll repost these pics that went unnoticed a few weeks ago during "Rare-Shell Appreciation Week".[​IMG]



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  10. mdubs

    mdubs Well-Known Member

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    Bakes, those are very nice... I am seriously considering offloading my AE Park Avenues for these... -Mike
     
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    Has anyone had to go tts in a trubalance lasted boot as I have had to with my barrie boots? I ask because I'm considering the TSM cordovan Indy boots with the commando soles. Thanks.
     
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    I don't own any Barrie boots, although I will in a few days (I went TTS sight unseen/foot untried) but I can say compared to Barrie lasted shoes my truebalance Cordovan Indys in the same size feel larger, and if I had gone TTS I would have felt swallowed whole in them.
     
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    Bakes, I doubt that your photos ever go unnoticed.
     
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    I talked to Bryan at LSBH and he said lining issues were a lot harder to fix. I sent my well loved #8 chukkas, that had substantial lining holes in the heels to Alden, and they were unable to fix them. Did you have a different experience, REguy?
     
  16. mdubs

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    Man, those are some nice looking LWBs. I have about 8-10 shoes in my to shine queue.
     
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    I would think they would be a bit too big. My Barrie feels snug down a half size while my Indys are roomy enough I can wear a thin insole.
     
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    My grandfather's 975s, nearly deplorable condition, no cracking in shell but the liner is cracked. They are going to Alden restoration but I will be highly surprised if Alden decides to take this project on. It would be nice to see them restored if only for sentimentality, even if they are past their useful life.

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    #8 NST commando Plaza last, recently acquired from a fellow member.

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    I've hardly had time to watch football with all the great photos being posted today. Congrats all around!

    I'm intrigued by the idea of an Indy style boot on the Barrie last (nice pick up, ubiquiti). Here's a comparison of my color 8 Indy (Trubalance) and black shell Naval boot (Barrie).

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    Awesome duo you've got there, vestbash. I hope Alden takes on the restoration project.
     
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