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The Official Alden Thread for 2016 - Share reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by mdubs, Jan 1, 2016.

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  1. SteveH35

    SteveH35 Senior Member

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    Happy I bought them in black. Can't wait to get my pair. Thanks for the pics!
     


  2. HenryIII

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    Great Odin's raven! Fantastic shade of cigar. Outstanding!
     
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    Gentlemen,

    I could not resist the 3/4 Brogue #8 Plaza boot, when Uncle Ed called me on the tele I caved. They will be here in about 5 months...

    I guess the first time around they did not do E widths but are getting a special shipment in...

    Thanks.
     


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    Thanks - I did not convert the edges, but have noticed a few other pairs floating around with a dark welt and an antique edge. I'm not totally sure, but I know this pair of Ravello Chukkas had a dark welt and antique edges back when @rydenfan was selling them a while ago - perhaps he could shed some light on whether this was originally dark welt + antique edge or whether he converted them at some point.
     


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    JSO1 Distinguished Member

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    Congrats. Can we start calling this the "mdubs" boot in honor of @mdubs contribution in getting it made?

    I'm thinking I might get one in black.
     


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    Cigar Captoe x Madison. First photo is a crappy camera phone pic. The second is with the DSLR.

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    The black really is incredible! Congrats Mike. Btw, your chukkas are gorgeous. The Barrie last always looks so svelte in your size ;)
     


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    They look great - I love my pair of these - wore them yesterday.
     


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    So good!! Kicking myself that I didn't jump on these when Ed called a few years back in regards to the Shoe Mart run.... Especially in light of how dark Cigar has gotten.
     


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    Mike, both pairs are super. Great make up
     
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    For Barrie last sizing, I've heard go down a half size. Others have said go true to size, but go down a width. I wear 11.5D in the Leydon last. Would 11D be a good start for the Barrie last. Or is it better to try the 11.5C?
     


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    does anyone own both the alden 4060 and c&j harlech? if so, could you compare them in terms of fit and formality?
     


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    I would start with down a half size and a D width, because if that works for you finding makeups down the road will be a lot easier.
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    For every last, I have found that everyone has a good fit and then a perfect fit. From my extensive trying on of sizes, I have found that sizing down I get a good fit, but by going down a width, I get my absolutely best fit.

    The conventional wisdom is to size down on the Barrie Last one length, I personally go down a width. I determined this by doing the "blind taste test" in which I tried on a ton of shoes without knowing the size and having a purely unbiased assessment of my fit.

    Based upon the purely conventional wisdom, 11D would be the best starting place, but Mike's advice is to go into a store that stocks a whole slew of sizes and just try on until you feel the one...

    -Mike
     


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