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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. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Well-Known Member

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    Congrats, that's a great boot.

    For the cap toes, are you referring to a cap toe blucher shoe (2160/2161) or a boot? I've never heard of a cap toe blucher boot on the Aberdeen, but I'd love to see it if it exists.
     
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    Consensus on Van last sizing? Searching the forum it seems people go with their Barrie size but that perhaps the Van is slightly closer to TTS? My Barrie 10.5 is perfect width with ample toe room (could even stand a bit less) - seems like 10.5 Van should work for me then?

    Thanks all.
     
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  4. Steel28

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    well done Ry. I assume the denim is Somet?
     
  5. budapest12

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    If you are asking if Van = TTS then in my experience not even close. If asking if Van = Barrie then maybe but depends, especially width for loafers/mocs. 8.5D Barrie boots fit me very well. "TTS" for me is 9D and that size fits me in Grant and Aberdeen. I take 8.5C in Van lasted leisure mocs. Maybe an 8.5D could work on a laced shoe but never tried. My feet would swim in a 9 on the Van last and Alden DC and NY (and I think Citishoes if IIRC) all recommend sizing down from TTS for Van.
     
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  6. rydenfan

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    yup yup. Almost went Full Count today but these are just starting to get great
     
  7. chipshot

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    Shoe at TSM. Cap Toe on Aberdeen. One with perforations ..
     
  8. newbiealden

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    Just a heads up. I was at the Tannery Outlet in Boston (back of the store on the left - top shelf) recently and saw a pair of cigar PTBs for 50% off. Size 8.5. Looks like they had been tried on a few times with some creasing and minor scraps on the sole (it is an outlet after all).

    Not my size or I would have been all over them.
     
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    thebeebs Well-Known Member

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    Most wear same size in both lasts, but many, myself included, do not. I wear van TTS since the instep is very tight for me.
     
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  11. Don L

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    Whiskey LHS - Still holding on to summer

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  12. TommyB

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    Nice boots x2.

    I'm on the wait list for the #8 NST boot on Plaza, but every time I see a picture of the Leffot Tankers I can't stop myself from thinking maybe I should go that route instead. First world problems, I know.
     
  13. bkotsko

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    Plum canvas rivets with some black gold today.
    xposted

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  14. Steel28

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    Thank you Gents.
     
  15. TO Tie Guy

    TO Tie Guy Well-Known Member

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    I am the exact same.

    TTS on Van for me.
     
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    sazon Well-Known Member

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    these are so good. you wear them well BK.
     
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  17. what whale

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    Cheers guys. Thanks. Anyone have additional pictures of this Alden Michigan boot? The SA at Ben Silver I spoke with said it's an Alden stock model but I can't find anything on it anywhere. Maybe it's new?
     
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    +1. Keep it up!
     
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  19. mdubs

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    Nice denim AND Indy's. :)
     
  20. mdubs

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    don, looking killer in your whiskey LHS. I am wearing mine again today as I am still up in SF with just my Whiskey and Snuff LHSes. Was only supposed to be a 2 day trip...
     
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