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Just got my first pair of Aldens and I'm super excited! I bought the 9336 Alden Cordovan Chukka boots in the #8 color. So gorgeous. My question is about fit. I'm normally a size 8.5 so I bought the 8. Put on socks and just tried them on. Toes feel great, plenty of room. It feels snug at the top...
EDIT UPDATE: See Post #55, #77 and #156 Long story short (kinda short), I sent 2 pair of shoes in to Edward Green, one for a recraft and the other for them to inspect for a creaking issue. Here is the story of both pair, let me know if I am making an issue out of nothing. If so, I will probably...
Cordovan is rare. If it was all that great, wouldn't it be more popular?
They tell me 1) it doesn't crease 2) scuffs buff out far more easily than with leather 3) they last forever and keep looking new blah blah.
How much of this is legend vs reality?
Been wanting AF43s for a long time now and think I might be close to pulling the trigger soon. What's sizing like for the ones you own, where did you buy them from and most importantly let's see pics of your Aldens. I'm editing this post to put in borderline's Alden dealers: