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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. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Well-Known Member

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    ^^^ Thank you gents...
    ps Tifosi, you always contribute nicely to any of our discussions! [​IMG]
     
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  2. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Well-Known Member

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    I wear 10E in both Grant and Hampton (up 1/2 size from my 9.5E Barrie shoes and boots).
     
  3. mdubs

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    I am TTS on both. I am a tweener in size as well.

    -Mike
     
  4. tampatravel

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    It's a cold day here in Tampa...I had to reach for the OTC wool socks this morning!

    45 degrees!?!?!

    [​IMG]
     
  5. tifosi

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    ^^ Better get that cold weather out of your system! I'll be in Orlando all next week.
     
  6. GooseG

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    Meh.
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  7. Don L

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    Was -8 here this morning. 45 is no socks weather Tampa [​IMG]
     
  8. tampatravel

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    That's good news in Baltimore...that should curb the murder total to start the 2014.

    235 murders in 2013 is a lot [​IMG]

    Baltimore is a sweet town and home to the company I work for but I'm not sure what's up with all the killing.
     
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  9. GooseG

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    Some things never change...I doubt it will help.
     
  10. Nakedsnake

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    You guys make me laugh with this talk of "cold weather." The last two weeks, its been -40F everyday here (with the next two week forecast looking the same), with Dec.30th reaching -60F, colder than the surface of Mars for that day.
     
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    I blame it on the shell shortage...
     
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    Really......how do your aldens hold up to weather like that??
     
  13. tampatravel

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    That's totally true Nakedsnake but it really sucks when you've got friends down here visiting and it's 45F :) and they want to go to the beach!

    Plus, what are you doing up there? Last time I was a Costco - I checked the parking lot - there's apparently no one left in Canada under 65 (New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec, New Foundland & Laborado, Nova Scotia, and Manitoba, license plates all in one parking lot)

    Were are you at by the way?
     
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    Goose - you live in my old zip code! I was in 21224 for a couple years back in 2010-2012. But I feel tampa's "pain" now. I went for a run at 5:30am this morning and it felt freezing...well freezing for Florida I guess.
     
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    LoL. Currently 58 with a high of 71 in San Diego today.

    I too am kind of curious, how the Alden's hold up in -60 degree weather.

    -Mike
     
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  16. aldenwear

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    i find both true to size. Grant is on the larger side of true to size and, it seems, a minority size down 1/2 size with Grant. Grant seems to me to be a straighter last compared to Hampton, meaning that Hampton feels more pinched in the waist and has more uplift in the arch than Grant.
     
  17. aldenwear

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    Below zero where I am. This post is not cool. (Pun intended).
     
  18. Nakedsnake

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    I can see how thats far too cold for swimming, or any beach activity haha.


    And I never wear any shell when its that cold. I wear something that is like a Sorrel, or lined bean boot. Shells, in my experience, just aren't warm enough, even with a wool sock. Coolest I wear any shell is -13F, below that, I bring out the big boots. I have worn my shell in sub zero weather however, in knee deep snow, on several occasions, and they have done well. They look a little rough after, but a quick brush and buff, and they are back to new. The boots in question have a topy sole applied, for those interested.

    And for those curious, I am from Manitoba (your comment about everyone being over 65 in Canada is actually fairly accurate haha). I spent Dec.30th, in the most Canadian way possible. Drove out to a friends cabin, and built a quinzy, so we would have somewhere warm to drink beer and smoke while we bbq'd. It was actually so cold at one point, that my friends drink of a straight rye, froze into an ice block while he was drinking it. I've never seen alcohol do that before.
     
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    Alden DC has a Ravello chukka in 12D (Barrie) if anyone's interested. No 12.5D unfortunately. There are other sizes too, although not sure what.
     
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