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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. zennypoo

    zennypoo Well-Known Member

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    I believe the usual strategy is to size Van and Barrie the same, with that said, Van is a pretty hard fit to nail due to the strap.

    If your Barrie shoes are tight then there is a possibility of the strap becoming uncomfortable, though this is typically a problem with high arch. If your Barrie shoes are roomy already, then you may run the risk of heel slippage, this can be easily fix with a tongue pad. I find the Van last have the same, if not more, toe room than Barrie, so going wider is usually not needed. I would go 1/2 size up if the strap becomes a problem, and tough pad if there is some over correction.

    Hope that helps, it's a beautiful shoe, one of the best models from Alden IMHO.

    -D
     
  2. mdubs

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    I would vote Alt Wien as well and am glad to see you went that way, but I love hole punches as my wife would put it. :) Bummer about the 4060s, great boot, but your logic in offloading them is valid. -Mike
     
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    Ha! I see my influence in the way your wrote your post D! Good stuff... :)

    I concur with your assessment, but thought I would add a few more thoughts from my experience with the Van.

    Most size same as Barrie, but it is a three dimensional problem and it depends upon how high your instep is. I wear 10.5B on the Barrie, but have to wear 10C on the Van in order to have a little more material width wise to go over my instep. I wear 10D on Unlined versions of the Van such as the Suede LHSes or the BB LHSes.

    As always, I suggest that you take all our advice as ancillary input and try them on for yourself. If you can't go into a store, then be cautious when trying on and walk gently/carefully on carpet first. It should be obvious if it is murdering your instep or if you are going to walk out of them even befoee you take a step.

    -Mike
     
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  4. Oleg Lagutenko

    Oleg Lagutenko New Member

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    i want price ,size and availability of burgundy model
     
  5. Rishi Kakar

    Rishi Kakar Well-Known Member

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    Thanks V much TO Tie Guy, Yes that does sound unconventional but I'm sure you have a very comfortable shoe with TTS.

    Thanks v much Burzan! So just like TO Tie Guy, its been TTS for you too.

    Thanks so much Henry!

    Thanks schmallo! So you're suggesting that like a lot of others who go barrie size with increased width, that could be a problem with because of a loose heel.

    Kwhitelaw, much appreciate my friend.

    Thanks zennypoo! That is very well put. Appreciate your response!

    Thanks very Mike! Appreciate your response and care to make sure I make the right sizing choice.

    Thank you all Sirs! I'm a long way from America, but I guess there is no substitute to a store visit for the perfect fit.
    Now what does one do to the Alden urge [​IMG]
     
  6. mooose

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    did you try calling them?
     
  7. Vicious49

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    Agreed that the 4060 is gorgeous but I just don't get a chance to wear them much here. This winter I think we got in to the 30s a handful of times. It was around 70 today while the east coast is still below freezing temps.
     
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  8. mdubs

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    Ha! I rock my boot regardless of the weather. In socal, I would never wear mine either! :)

    -Mike
     
  9. totalair1

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    It's been low 30's all day with freezing rain, heavy sleet most of the day tomorrow in Dallas area

    See Ya,
    Steve
     
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    Just got word that we shut down our office Steve. Hope you're blessed with the same luxury today! Definitely covering my ankles!

    From Dallas,
    Ross Uhl
     
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    Ross-I'm at the office...but only me. Got a few customer with no heat, working on that. Plano the roads are fine except bridges

    See Ya,
    Steve
     
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    Was up to 80 in Houston yesterday and glorious, definitely shorts and t-shirts weather. Now it's 43 and that's the high for the day with on and off rain. Probably sleet in adjacent counties to the north.

    Doesn't even hold a candle to the cold weather friends and family have been experiencing in the midwest and northeast. But if any day is built for boots in Houston, it's today!
     
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    High of 42 and low of 35 today. Then it goes back to the 50s the rest of the week. It's a huge change from the DC weather I'm accustomed to.

    It's strange how Dallas is only 250 miles north of here but gets such different temps than Houston.
     
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    Who has colder winters, San Diego or Houston? That's an easy one. Plenty of sub-50' days in Houston throughout the winter (case in point, this entire week). Many here would wear boots in the low 60s (or even warmer). But I suppose that's a personal choice.
     
  16. Motorsport226

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    Marble suede Indys.

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    Very nice.
     
  18. bkotsko

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    Just a quick shot today of the navy reverse chamois on crepe

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  19. aikiman44

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    Dang, no 10.5 whiskey or cigar longwings at TSM
     
  20. mothball

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    I'm such a fan of chamois leather. Those look really nice.

    Quick car shot of forest green tankers.

    [​IMG]
     
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