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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. tifosi

    tifosi Well-Known Member

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    I think the additional length is only around 0.2 inches or something for 1/2 size.
     
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    not sure if this will work. As per my findings, my usual Barrie sizing (half size down from TTS) works very well in Alden x JCrew PCT boots. I have D width.
     
  3. tifosi

    tifosi Well-Known Member

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    I think it may depend on how a Barrie shoe fits. If you completely fill out a Barrie shoe, the boot may be too small. I have a bit of excess volume in my Barrie shoes and boots fit really well.
     
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    bkotsko Well-Known Member

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    It also depends how you size, regarding where the ball of your foot is, versus your toes.
    Brannock takes the greater of the two.
     
  5. schmallo15

    schmallo15 Well-Known Member

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    I'm trying to figure out the same thing but I'm not sure how much additional width you gain, if any, by going up half a size to TTS
     
  6. Steel28

    Steel28 Well-Known Member

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    agree, same fit for me. I do have some volume in Barrie lasted shoes.
     
  7. blackboard_knowledge

    blackboard_knowledge Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried Anatomica or Berteil in Paris? You also have The Next Door in Avignon. It would be good for you to try these lasts on to ensure that you have the right size, as you will have significantly more skin in the game if you have them shipped across the pond.

    Here is the general cheat sheet for lasts:
    Barrie shoes: Size down a half size
    Barrie boots: Either size down a half size or TTS (I wear TTS)
    Aberdeen / Plaza: TTS
    Grant: Either TTS or a half size up (as they are typically boots, I may recommend going a half size up to your TTS and putting in an insert if you need to eat up room)
     
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  8. tifosi

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    I dunno. It almost seems counter-intuitive. If you size the length correctly; the widest part of your foot should land in the widest part of the shoe. If you size up in length, the ball of your foot will end up in a smaller area of the shoe. At least that is how I think of it. I'm not sure how much wider a shoe gets relative to it's length being increased.
     
  9. Buckeye Nation

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    For me I don't consider if the shoe / boot calf or shell when it comes to rain.

    For me it's about the sole

    If it's a normal work day and my walk is car to office, I'll wear whatever.

    If it's raining, and I know I'll be walking on concrete I'm putting on a commando sole, be it shell or CXL, doesn't matter.

    I want to wear them and have them look like nice lived in shoes, when they are pristine, I'm not really a big fan of the look... The Indy's from the other day were really well worn, I'm not sure I could let a pair of mine get to that point.

    I always travel with a shoe brush, horn and microfiber polishing cloth (and trees). I generally do not bring defender or a conditioner on short 3-4 day trips

    Cheers,
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    3/16 is the mark for both length and width to increase sometimes that is really 1/8 depending on the stitcher

    Thanks for the insight guys I plan to see how far off the ball of my foot will land

    Also is the Zug Grain MTO boot happening
     
  11. tifosi

    tifosi Well-Known Member

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    Alden? No such thing.
     
  12. Bonggoy

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    I lucked out on the Cigar CT.

    Guess have to contend myself with this.
     
  13. Don L

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    The other Grant Cap's today (in the rain)

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    sacafotos Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I get the difference, now. Def agree the 270 looks sleeker.

    I will shoot for 270 whenever I can; prefer that look.
     
  15. sevenfoldtieguy

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    It appears TSM has a few exotic LHS in stock.

    Ravello: 9.5D and 10D
    Cigar: 8D and 11D
     
  16. smoothie1

    smoothie1 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it has been mentioned before. I guess there are no takers. Oh well.
     
  17. ceoceo

    ceoceo Well-Known Member

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    A faculty member was having a yard sale and picked these up for $30. Are these repairable or beyond it?


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    Not Alden (80's Imperials when he was doing Ph.D) but this thread is by far the most active one in Styleforum with lots of people with knowledge. And don't we all love shell. Thanks in advance!
     
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  18. intensanity

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    What last is the LHS in? I'm a 9E on Barrie.
     
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    I get an invalid code when I try and add the 8 Cigar to my cart
     
  20. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Ok. Sounds good - I don't read every single post as some on here do, so I was unsure if it had been mentioned recently.
     
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