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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. Thor

    Thor Well-Known Member

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    Killing time in the Denver airport...

    I am generally not in favor of speed hooks- but they do come in handy in airport security lines



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  2. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Well-Known Member

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    at a retail level, there was one store in manhattan that was offering them. I returned an 11D to them awhile back. might still be there, amongst other sizes. no 11.5D though. those got 'lost' in shipping to me [​IMG]
     
  3. Beatlegeuse

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    I have the unlined CXL PTB as well and it's hard to argue with this. However, I'm also a huge fan of Alden suede. As a compromise, buy the CXL PTB now, and get a snuff chukka later :)
     
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    Quoting RTP but this question is for anyone. Thinking of putting RTP out of his memory on these but I have a question on fit. I'm wondering how the Plaza last compares to Barrie on length. Alden of Carmel's website gives the impression that they are similar but I always thought Barrie was longer and wider. Lengthwise, can anyone tell me how they thing a Leydon 10 compares to Barrie? Thanks.
     
  5. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Well-Known Member

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    I should probably wear a 9.5D in barrie but it can be very snug (9.5D LWBs and chukkas work pretty well) so I go with 10D and enjoy a little bit of extra room. The plaza in 10D is an absolute perfect fit for me; not snug and little to no extra room. Not sure about the leydon last.
     
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    Thank you Shawn.

    No fooling, here is how I scored those Ravello LWB from J Crew : It was Christmas clearance time in early January and I was after a certain Thomas Mason shirt from J Crew. I was told that the J Crew Ludlow shop in TriBeCa had the shirt. I had never been to that shop but I figured I’d take walk there since it was only 20mins from where I work.

    I open the door and right smack in the middle when I walked in was a display with these shoes. I immediately fell in love, as I love the brass eyelet look. I asked the clerk when these came in?!? He said they just arrived two days ago, and they only sold 1 or 2 so far. They were not on-line or in any other store. The store had been waiting for them for like 18 mons he said. I said, please give me a 10D, immediately. “Buy now, decide later” is the usual rule when you find Aldens, but one look and I had made up my mind.

    It was so refreshing to find this model without the usual hype and frantic searching when a Ravello model is spotted.

    Not long after, the shoes blew up here on SF and sold out soon thereafter.

    Timing is everything.
     
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    ReppTiePrepster Well-Known Member

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    ^^^ So is good fortune! You must be a good man Sazon, to have that kind of karma!!
     
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    > Bootmaker black shell captoes on Grant
    > All eyelets
    > Dbl leather sole

    Got 'em for a deal in B&S.

    I got flat black waxed laces off ebay on the way, and will relace in euro straight fashion as I do all my shoes.

    Also need to work my magic on them with some Lexol/Reno/Kiwi.

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  10. lagsun

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    Latest purchase off eBay - Snuff Suede LWB from Leffot. Looks like they were worn only a couple of times at most. They also fit a little snugger out of the box than my cordovan LWBs.

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    Uncle, your wingtips are aging very nicely.
     
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    RTP, you too are amazing.
     
  13. macjedi

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    I could use some help on Hampton sizing.

    I purchased a pair of snuff suede medallion cap toe bals from The Shoe Mart in 9D (my Braddock size). The fit was comfortable, but a little long in the length and a bit sloppy feeling.

    I ordered a 8.5D to compare; the length feels better, but the arch feels a bit short compared to the 9D. They are also a bit snug; more than I'd prefer.

    Unfortunately, these aren't available in any width other than D, so I can't try any other widths.

    I'd like to hear anyone's thoughts on the fit of suede vs cordovan, or calf in this last, and any recommendations on what size I should try next … I'm looking to acquire a king cap toe soon.

    Thanks!
     
  14. ReppTiePrepster

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    Congrats on a fine score!
     
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    I have the j crew version and absolutely LOVE them. Congrats and wear often in great health!
     
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    wow lagsun, those snuff suede LWBs are very nice. Love the tonal difference on the vamp
     
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    nephew,

    thank you
     
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    nephew,

    thank you
     
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    Wow, thanks Repp!
     
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    Ahhh how about a shot of Ravello from ATL Hartsfield.

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