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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. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Well-Known Member

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    It could be that the profile of the Plaza just does not appeal to you. It does not appeal to me, for the reason that you have described.
     
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    Hey guys, if it were not for my being short on cash due to an impending car purchase, I would have jumped on the Steel28 Plaza lasted captoe color 8 boots in 9D. You'd basically be stealing them from him. Pull the trigger already and wear in great health before a patient pays me in cash and I go running for more visa vanilla gift cards!!

    Steel, if you have any ravello ptbs, let me talk to you about your layaway policy :)
     
  4. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Bakes. They're actually J Crew. I like them too!
     
  5. dusttruffle

    dusttruffle Well-Known Member

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    Such as shame. My size as well, no funds at the moments though - annoying because these are high on my list.

    Can I ask in what way the sizing didn't work for you?
     
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  6. dusttruffle

    dusttruffle Well-Known Member

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    As an aside, to all the plaza fans. Personally i have been put off by the mention of the chisel toe in the past, but am coming around quite strongly in favor of it

    Sometimes the chisel hardly seems there at all, and sometimes is seems more pronounced (all down to the pictures i am sure), it looked very chiselled on the LSxSF boot.

    I am correct that is a very subtle, "hardy there at all" chisel?

    The only plaza i have tried was the calf mocc stitched plaza loafer, the mocc stitching making it quite difficult to see the shape of the toe.
    If anyone has experience of the fit of the loafer in comparison to the plaza boot i would appreciate the input.

    I found that I could just fit into half a size down on the loafer, but it was a little snug - and the front, above the throat line where the half strap is) was uncomfortably tight and it was quite high. I assume that this tightness would also apply to the fitting of the plaza boot?
    I am pretty sure i can fit into the Grant -0.5 (ie the tighter of the plaza loafers) or at least the E width of the grant was a touch too roomy.

    this is the loafer i am talking about

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  7. FENWAY

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    Guessing they're the BB M58 last? I went TTS, and they're a touch long. Unlined for sure
     
  8. Steel28

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    Thanks for kind words Doc, no ravello ptb at the moment yet!



    Plaza sizing worked very well for me. It's not the issue. I have 3 pre-orders coming from various makers and decided to part with captoes at a loss.

    I'm might even keep them and will delay classifieds until tomorrow :embar:
     
  9. CEE88

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    Thanks Bakes. The narrow toe just seems so accentuated with this make up. I never noticed it in all the great pictures online.
     
  10. CEE88

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    RTP those cigars are truly outstanding. And now I need to go sock shopping at J Crew ....
     
  11. dusttruffle

    dusttruffle Well-Known Member

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    This is not long enough sadly.
    Personally i would recommend you dwell on this until sometime in the new year, and keep the boots bagged and boxed. [​IMG]
     
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  13. jvc44

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    Or give me a price and unload them
     
  14. CEE88

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    Color 8 PTBs today. So comfy.

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  15. dusttruffle

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    just to be clear, it was a good natured joke. I have a preorder to arrive and it really is out of the question for me at any fair price.
    I am not trying to get a super low price, especially as shipping to europe increases the cost significantly.

    i hope (and expect) mr steel28 will get a decent return from B&S and wont lose too much.
     
  16. kwhitelaw

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    wow, those navys look great.

    not sure I can convince myself to buy three pairs in a week [​IMG]
     
  17. rydenfan

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    Family photo...I guess I need to find a plain toe :)

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  18. dusttruffle

    dusttruffle Well-Known Member

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    Look great.

    Barrie / Barrie / Grant ? Captoe looks like a w/Commando ... so maybe plaza. The different ways the Plaza toe looks in different photos is threatening to bring on a seizure. [​IMG]

    The wingtip looks like a larger width for some reason. Beautiful colouring on all! The subtle differences is welt/edging is sublime.
     
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  19. MrDV

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    I don't have a good reason, but I struggle with black shoes.
    I'm sure the day will come when I "turn to the dark side"
    I would buy leather soul's black shell shortwings if they had leffot's red lining, and if they weren't completely sold out.
     
  20. rydenfan

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    Thanks! Barrie / Barrie / Plaza w/commando sole.
     
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