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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. david3558

    david3558 Well-Known Member

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    I have and they are great. Funny, I did try to sell them when I received them because I thought they made my foot look big. No buyers at the time for $50 under cost for a brand new pair so I kept them. Glad I did!

    Updated pictures then! How do they feel vs. other Aldens you have? I've never worn NST or commando sole!
     
  2. enigma77

    enigma77 Well-Known Member

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    ...after 7 months...finally recieved my black PT Boot from Blackbird...the "creamery boot".

    I don't really feel like a milk man with them on...but I do like them...they seem really versatile and classic. Can wear'em with jeans or even grey slacks and blazer..a suit might be pushing it but could probably get a way with it...

    [​IMG]

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    The brogueing at the top (around the ankle) is a very nice touch. Barrie last?
     
  3. Thor

    Thor Well-Known Member

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    The brogueing at the top (around the ankle) is a very nice touch. Barrie last?

    Yes, they are Barrie lasted boots...

    ..and the perf-band is a nice touch, although I am the only one who will ever see it...and of course, my fine fellow shoe dorks (as my GF calls me (us) ) on SF [​IMG]
     
  4. Tcameron

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    Color 8 Shell Wingtip boots from the Shoe Mart
    Tellason X ACL & Co. Jeans

    [​IMG]
     
  5. bananananana

    bananananana Well-Known Member

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    ...after 7 months...finally recieved my black PT Boot from Blackbird...the "creamery boot".

    I don't really feel like a milk man with them on...but I do like them...they seem really versatile and classic. Can wear'em with jeans or even grey slacks and blazer..a suit might be pushing it but could probably get a way with it...

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]


    Goddamn. [​IMG]

    Why do they not have them in my size [​IMG]
     
  6. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome - zippyh, that collection is nuts! Take a picture of the whole thing please [​IMG]

    So as far as sizing goes, take US sizing and subtract one to get UK sizing? I've heard the same thing but for 0.5 size as well - don't know what's the general standard.


    The general standard is that 9UK=10US or 9.5UK=10.5US, etc.
    But that's just in general and YMMV.
    I know that's how Barney's translates their C&J sizes.


    I contacted C&J regarding the UK sizing on a pair of RL shell boots (the 325 lasted Gifford model). The boots were US 7D per the RL box, and C&J told me that corresponds to a UK 6.5E. C&J has been very helpful when I've contacted them about sizing advice on BB and RL labeled shoes. It's definitely worth it to shoot them an email.
     
  7. harveyrabbit

    harveyrabbit Well-Known Member

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    Picked up my own pair of the Creamery boots today from Blackbird. They are indeed on the Barrie last. I had a very helpful conversation with one of the BH Leather Soul sales folks that helped me size correctly. Apparently most folks are fairly consistent across both lasts, but I went up a half size in the Barrie and found a much better fit. Pretty thrilled. My Blackbird order took 12 months to fill because of a snafu, but I am happy with the outcome. I preordered the Ultimate Jumper last night so I can have something else to look forward to for the next 6-9 months. [​IMG]
     
  8. nbernie

    nbernie Well-Known Member

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    Hi Tom,
    Any chance you're planning some Ravello longwings? I've got to complete my shell collection!
     
  9. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Well-Known Member

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    Hi Tom,
    Any chance you're planning some Ravello longwings? I've got to complete my shell collection!


    yeah tom anything you can give us on upcoming styles for ravello or whiskey!?!?!?!
     
  10. HorseHide

    HorseHide Well-Known Member

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    Hi Tom,
    Any chance you're planning some Ravello longwings? I've got to complete my shell collection!


    Alden (not sure if it's SF or DC) has Ravello LWs listed on the website.
     
  11. racknac

    racknac Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking for some Ravello or Whiskey shortwings... preferably in a Plaza last.
     
  12. interlockingny

    interlockingny Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking for some Ravello or Whiskey shortwings... preferably in a Plaza last.

    I don't think Alden makes Shortwings on the Plaza last. I have seen them on the Tremont last and on the Barrie Last when LS has done a special run.
     
  13. wj4

    wj4 Well-Known Member

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    yeah tom anything you can give us on upcoming styles for ravello or whiskey!?!?!?!

    I axked Tom a week or two ago if he has any whiskey shoes coming out soon and sadly he said no. [​IMG]
     
  14. Man with Apple

    Man with Apple Well-Known Member

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    Yes, they are Barrie lasted boots...

    ..and the perf-band is a nice touch, although I am the only one who will ever see it...and of course, my fine fellow shoe dorks (as my GF calls me (us) ) on SF [​IMG]


    Sounds like my fiancÃ[​IMG]es sentiments as well.
     
  15. phantomx48

    phantomx48 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like my fiancÃ[​IMG]es sentiments as well.

    +3 (now wife, but she was saying it when she was my fiancee as well)
     
  16. LeatherSOUL

    LeatherSOUL Well-Known Member

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    I asked Tom a week or two ago if he has any whiskey shoes coming out soon and sadly he said no. [​IMG]
    Sorry guys. I'll be perfectly honest with you. We directly contact people when we get stuff like whiskey, #4, ravello, etc. (Unless it's for a special event such as our grand opening or anniversary, etc.) I wish we could accommodate the general public but we can't.
     
  17. Renton

    Renton Well-Known Member

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    Sorry guys. I'll be perfectly honest with you. We directly contact people when we get stuff like whiskey, #4, ravello, etc. (Unless it's for a special event such as our grand opening or anniversary, etc.) I wish we could accommodate the general public but we can't.

    Then how does someone get on that list?
     
  18. LeatherSOUL

    LeatherSOUL Well-Known Member

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    Then how does someone get on that list?

    Length of relationship, amount purchased, if you're a nice person [​IMG] , if you actually visited us or are a local customer, etc. All of those things are considered. We have about 5000 customers in our database so it's really hard for us to make everyone happy. Sorry to be so blunt about it.
     
  19. jet

    jet Well-Known Member

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    Was going to get on the pre-order for the wp pebble grain cap toe boots but they may not go through with the order because the demand is lower than other alden offerings. Kinda bummed about it.
     
  20. wj4

    wj4 Well-Known Member

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    Length of relationship, amount purchased, if you're a nice person [​IMG] , if you actually visited us or are a local customer, etc. All of those things are considered. We have about 5000 customers in our database so it's really hard for us to make everyone happy. Sorry to be so blunt about it.
    So chances of me finding cordovans in my size if I randomly go to the BH branch are slim to none, huh? I understand, gotta keep the loyal customers happy.
     
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