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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. Psalmanazar

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    I just got some Alden 401s and found I didn't need to size down at all. I am an 12-12.5 and the 12 D fit me fine as I fit the arch length of the my foot like you're supposed to. They seemed a bit dry after wearing them for a day so I just applied Obenauf's Leather Oil inside and out.

    What are signs of oversaturated leather? Parts of the leather lined insole where it dripped down have severe dark spots. How often should I oil them if I wear them heavily? Once very couple of months? Also, How long should I wait for them to dry before wearing them and how long until I put on the Obenauf's LP? Just overnight before wearing and then put the LP on them in a few days?
     
  2. zippyh

    zippyh Well-Known Member

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    My suggestion is to either find a local retailer to try some on or ordered a 7d from someplace with an easy return policy.
     
  3. tifosi

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    I would be quite surprised if you are a 8.5 on the Brannock and a 7D in the Trubalance last. If the LWB are on the Barrie last, I would recommend the same size as your Indys. I am an 8.5 on the Brannock and I wear an 8 in the Barrie and Trubalance. Sounds like you are 7.5 true to size.
     
  4. brandall10

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    I was actually measured as a 9b by a salesman from Nordstrom when purchasing my first nice shoes (Park Aves). He tried to fit me, saw how off I was, remeasured, got more shoes, etc, until we worked down to that 7.5d. Never in my life had I worn anything that was under an 8, have worn things up to a 9.5 (yes, all tennis, sports shoes, Dr. Martens etc). Again, I believe it comes down to heel fit and heel to ball-of-foot measument and what are elongated last shoes.

    I do see that shoe mart has a liberal return policy so I'll probably try that route. I'm just concerned about the heel slip, knowing these have to be broken in with the double sole. A modified last or c width shoe might be preferable but are custom orders.
     
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  5. blue collar

    blue collar Well-Known Member

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    I just talked myself out of these and you go and post this picture...:fu: Looking fantastic
     
  6. EngProf

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    +1

    I'm a TTS 7.5D and the 7D in the LWB is just right.
     
  7. Shawnc

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    Now that's a great story. Good luck.
     
  8. blues4life

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    First wear of the Christmas Gifts from my wife

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    Canali, Cashmere OTC, King PTB

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  9. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Well-Known Member

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    Oustanding combination sir. Congratulations on your new shells. Wear them in the best of health.
     
  10. ironclad

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    Congrats, coinop! If I'm not mistaken, that pair (10.5D Ravello NST) has been up/visible on their website for at least a week. I was surprised to see them on there, and only listed in that size. The shoe gods have shined down upon you!
     
  11. mdubs

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    Just picked these bad boys up... Ravello PTB.

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    -Mike
     
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  12. mdubs

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    Tampa, those are some very nice Whiskey LHSes. I really like the color of those, it is somewhere between Whiskey and Ravello in my mind.

    MrDV, those are some nice looking saddles. The grain leather provides an interesting texture contrast that helps make them pop.

    Those are a very nice pair of boots. Glad that you were able to pick those up. Hope that the dimple is pretty high up and not a big deal.

    -Mike
     
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  13. ReppTiePrepster

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    ^^^^ Heck of a wife you got there B4Life. She's a keeper! Enjoy often and in great health my friend!!
     
  14. joekix

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    Do you guys know if Alden is on vacation? I emailed them about a week ago to get some boots restored and I haven't heard from them. I called too. Thanks in advance.
     
  15. bkotsko

    bkotsko Well-Known Member

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    Mike,
    If you need my address, let me know... haha
    Great catch.
     
  16. ironclad

    ironclad Well-Known Member

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    Mike, Unbelievable ptbs. Such a great shoe. Congrats, rock those babies in style. Dave
     
  17. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Well-Known Member

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    I am enjoying my pair very much. Almost cigar, but not quite. Enjoy often and in great health my friend!
     
  18. coinopcollector

    coinopcollector Well-Known Member

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    I did notice after I ordered off the phone from Ed that there were a pair of 10.5 on the website and i tried to add them to my shopping cart. You could pick size but when I hit add to cart it didn't work.
    I wonder if they are the same pair of 10.5's that were on the irregular list a few weeks back.
     
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  19. BeSpiffington

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    mdubs, great looking ptb's. When are you going to wear them?
     
  20. FENWAY

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    ^ Looks like the old cigar....not that there's anything wrong with that
     
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