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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. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,
    thank you
     
  2. danomagazine

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    It seems like most people get/recommend the same size in Barrie as the Trubalance last;

    Is it uncommon that I wear a 9.5 in Trubalance and 10 in Barrie?
     
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    i would say no. i am a perfect 8.5 barrie so i ordered 8.5 roy, but it was a little big on me.
    i have worn them for ~3 years without shoe trees so they have shaped to my foot fairly well but i would be curious to see how 8 roy would have worked for me.
     
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    I really love this shot for some reason. Invisible man?!?

    Good looking boots.
     
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    i would size down 1/2 size from your normal size. going tts in the barrie is alot like, you know, when you get a hot dog with too much bun; like 1/2" extra on both ends? the sausage is dwarfed in comparison to the bun. sure you have a lot of room for your sport pepper, and pickle, a line of mustard and ketchup and mayo (if your into that sort of thing), but you bought the bierwurst for the meaty, garlicy, fatty flavor. you could go down a bun width but will still be too long for the sausage. so sizing down 1/2 size ensures that their is just the right ratio of bun to meat allowing still plenty of room for either a thin or thick sock. i hope that clears it up
     
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    I've never heard or read sizing advice stated this way. But I think I like it.

    Damn bun. We've all been there ......
     
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    no, had these since April
     
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    And still welting? I usually only get that early on. Hmmm maybe its the OCD brushing or just lucky so far.

    Either way, enjoy em, they're beautiful
     
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    It seems to have not done its job today.
     
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    I have a pair of 4 year old cigar LWBs that welted like that last month :fu:
     
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    That's interesting, have 2 pairs of alden shells, both #8 and they don't seem to welt up after a few wears - no matter it dries up - maybe its a cigar thing?
     
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    I'm sure they'll be good as new in no time, sazon.


    Man...I should have bought them. They look great! Nice pickup.
     
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    Great analogy, great answer. Thanks for clearing this up for me. Makes much more sense now. I'll know to size down for my first pair. Thanks again.
     
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    i am glad you like the photo, what do you mean invisible man?
     
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    Looks as if there is an invisible man in those boots; the way they are positioned on the stairs. :satisfied:
     
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    I believe he meant that they way the boots are staged on the steps it looks like they are on someone's feet standing there.
     
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    oh i didn't even think of that :lol:
     
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