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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. HenryIII

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    Looking good @mdubs! I love how you "leisure" about in Suede LHS trying to decide what to wear for the day. I envision you in a smoking jacket as well with a pipe. Professional man of leisure...
     
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    Yep, I take Trubalance in the same size as Barrie.
     
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    +1 @ReppTiePrepster! Need to see those more often!
     
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    Fantastic! I love them. Are they Barrie?
     
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    Thanks gents! Somehow, I end up reaching for my 975s most often. I guess the antique edge and welt make them more casual. I think I prefer the black edge as it's more versatile.
     
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    Sooooooooo good! Nice score Don!
     
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    Thanks doods!
     
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    Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately they don't have my Barrie size.
     
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    Would adding Toppy to the sole affect the way cordovan shoes fit? I know they aren't as soft as double leather, but my shoes oddly feel tighter now that I've added a Toppy sole to the bottoms.
     
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    Yeah, they are. I know someone mentioned a few pages back that shell fits a bit tighter than other makes. I guess I have a high instep and voluminous foot which makes it feel a bit tight. That would explain why I've always been a fan of suede and CXL over most other materials.

    I'll most likely end up listing these up FS tomorrow. If anyone wants new Cigar chukkas in 8.5 D Barrie, you can PM me prior to that. I'm only trying to get my money back - which is basically what it would cost to get them new from Alden DC/SF or whatever minus the wait.
     
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    Ravello NST Boot Aberdeen 4030 is up on the bay with only less than two hours to go. Looks to be in very good shape in 9D. Not my size or listing... Pretty amazed they are still up..
     
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    I believe all three are the same. I don't think there is such thing as "Chromexcel Alpine grain." I believe it's just another example of J Crew misinformation.
     
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    My chukka's were a little tight initially. I think they run tighter than shoes. That is one fine shoe you have there. Hope they work out for you.
     
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    Thanks. The problem is that shell doesn't stretch over time. Were your chukkas shell or another material?
     
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    Is there anyone that sizes down a full size from Leydon to Barrie? I got a chance to try on a 7.5 Leydon chukka and a 7 Barrie shell chukka. 7.5 on the Leydon fit perfectly, but a 7 on the Barrie last seems like it might have been a bit big but they didn't have a 6.5 for me to try on.
     
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    My friend, that looks a lot like the Whiskey variant of the 974 that Kathy does. Am I missing something? Maybe I need to wear those tomorrow to remind you of their awesomeness. :)

    -Mike
     
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    But do they hide booze in the soles??
     
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