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    THE OFFICIAL ALDEN THREAD FOR 2020 - SHARE REVIEWS, SIZING, ADVICE, AND PHOTOS.

    There are a few things I am thankful for on this national day of turkey consumption (in addition to family, friends, and passable health, of course): that houses in Seattle were still affordable 25 years ago when I was in the market for one; the gas fireplace insert that was installed 10 years...
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    THE OFFICIAL ALDEN THREAD FOR 2020 - SHARE REVIEWS, SIZING, ADVICE, AND PHOTOS.

    The photography setup in that eBay listing looks rather familiar... The listing says Texas, though?
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    THE OFFICIAL ALDEN THREAD FOR 2020 - SHARE REVIEWS, SIZING, ADVICE, AND PHOTOS.

    Just in time for the coming onset of inclement weather, my new lug-soled Scotch grain wingtip boots from Alden of Carmel. I'm standing on a manhole cover since I possess neither an oriental rug nor a bath mat. I find the lug soles quite comfortable for walking around on concrete, and I like the...
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    The Alden Buy, Sell, Trade (B/S/T) Thread

    Stunning shoes! Most shoes for sale here are 2 sizes too small for me; these are 1.5 sizes too big :(. Maybe if I wear really thick socks?
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    Brooks Brothers Bankruptcy Thread

    I don't know from personal experience, but the online reviews are mostly positive. I bought a v-neck vest so I will find out. The cashmere is said to be woven in Scotland, and I anticipate it is the real deal. So much of the cashmere on the market these days is lower quality yarn coming out of...
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    Brooks Brothers Bankruptcy Thread

    That seems consistent with SPG's claim of synergy in buying big name retailers to shore up their shopping mall holdings. I wonder if we'll see some of the shuttered locations reopen in nearby SPG malls. It's hard to imagine not having a BB store in the Chicago area, for example. That's also...
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    Brooks Brothers Bankruptcy Thread

    I regularly browse through the 70% off section on the website, and this weekend a number of new (old) suits and other items appeared. Some indicated they would be shipped directly from stores, which is consistent with stores being cleared out of their inventory. As I mentioned a few pages ago, a...
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    THE OFFICIAL ALDEN THREAD FOR 2020 - SHARE REVIEWS, SIZING, ADVICE, AND PHOTOS.

    Color 8 unlined LHS from Brooks Brothers. Now that temperatures are back in the 70's here I can bear to wear shoes and socks again. I fit these TTS, unlike Barrie which I fit 1/2 size down. These are the only Van last shoes I have so I don't know if that would be true for other LHS loafers, but...
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    THE OFFICIAL ALDEN THREAD FOR 2020 - SHARE REVIEWS, SIZING, ADVICE, AND PHOTOS.

    I agree. Normally black shoes are very formal, but on an NST blucher it makes for a stylish semi-casual shoe.
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    THE OFFICIAL ALDEN THREAD FOR 2020 - SHARE REVIEWS, SIZING, ADVICE, AND PHOTOS.

    Here in Seattle commando is king, with double waterloc a close second. Now that we are having some sunny days, though, I have been able to enjoy my new (to me) black calfskin NST bluchers on double leather soles. Although the same size in Barrie as my cap-toe boots and longwings, these are...
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    Brooks Brothers Bankruptcy Thread

    Shortly before WA state shut down retail stores in March, I went into the Seattle Brooks Brothers to purchase a travel blazer. I left it there for some extensive alterations (getting Regent to fit my Fitzgerald body required going up 2 sizes then taking in the back an inch, which involved...
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    THE OFFICIAL ALDEN THREAD FOR 2020 - SHARE REVIEWS, SIZING, ADVICE, AND PHOTOS.

    Nice boots! I have the same ones, and they have become my most worn pair of shoes. It looks like you also use a Parisian knot to keep the flat laces from coming untied?
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    THE OFFICIAL ALDEN THREAD FOR 2020 - SHARE REVIEWS, SIZING, ADVICE, AND PHOTOS.

    Alden D8853 captoes from B+M. Barrie 11D fits like a glove, and the double waterloc soles are very comfortable for walking around town. The dovetail rubber heels, though, have all the friction of teflon when they encounter the vinyl floors at the university where I teach. I nearly fell on my...
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    THE OFFICIAL ALDEN THREAD FOR 2020 - SHARE REVIEWS, SIZING, ADVICE, AND PHOTOS.

    I live in Seattle and have been by the store a number of times for shoes and Saphir products, though I usually talk to the sales staff rather than Yenni. I always thought of it as the local Alden store; until visiting this forum I hadn't known they had a more national presence. It boosts my hope...
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    THE OFFICIAL ALDEN THREAD FOR 2020 - SHARE REVIEWS, SIZING, ADVICE, AND PHOTOS.

    Brick + Mortar has some Color 8 Tankers in Aberdeen in their Last Call section. That probably means just a few sizes left, but it could be worth contacting them; I got my Natty Tankers on Last Call there. I think they used to list on their site what sizes they have in each, but it seems they no...

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