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

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

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. TO Tie Guy

    TO Tie Guy Senior member

    Messages:
    1,359
    Likes Received:
    473
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2008
    Location:
    Toronto
    

    I go TTS on van, however I know most people in this thread size down .5

    ie. 12d plaza last, 11.5 van last.
     
  2. jvc44

    jvc44 Senior member

    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2013
    Thanks tie guy
     
  3. Rstldr

    Rstldr Senior member

    Messages:
    290
    Likes Received:
    205
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2014
    Location:
    Jacksonville, FL
    

    I think most size down a half size on van from TTS. So, a 10.5 TTS would order a 10. Hope that helps.
     
  4. MrDV

    MrDV Senior member

    Messages:
    2,826
    Likes Received:
    3,090
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012
    great family portrait. details on the floor please (we're hoping to upgrade our floors)
    thanks for sharing your collection.
    really nice way to start the year. i like the crispy clean look.

    word.
    i should have taken more group photos yesterday. my wife was at work, perfect weather, and my daughter helped me with the shoes. today we had rain and my daughter was back at school. [​IMG]
    one of alden's best. you wear them well.
    i love those boots.
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2016
  5. budapest12

    budapest12 Senior member

    Messages:
    4,042
    Likes Received:
    1,167
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2012
    Agreed and to this I will add that many also go down a width (many do not). Also, as has been mentioned in the past (but never before on the 2016 thread!), the van is a tricky last for many people, much better to try on first. Nailing down your sizing with the van lasted loafers involves making sure the vamp isn't too tight and that the heel isn't too loose. Less forgiving than a lace-up shoe or boot.
     
  6. MrDV

    MrDV Senior member

    Messages:
    2,826
    Likes Received:
    3,090
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012






    thanks for the kind words gentlemen.
     
  7. getsituated

    getsituated Active Member

    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2014
    For those of you that own the unlined chukkas on Leydon, how much did they stretch? I tried on a D width and there was just enough material for the widest part of my foot. The fit was not painful, but the suede was hugging on.
     
  8. Alpina

    Alpina Senior member

    Messages:
    442
    Likes Received:
    164
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2012
    Location:
    Cohasset, MA
    My suede chukkas were like that for about a day, maybe a week.
     
  9. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

    Messages:
    7,171
    Likes Received:
    4,123
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2013
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Lovely color on your Cigars. Also great looking slacks with them.


    Those are just stellar Zippy. Good combo to bring out their red with those pants.


    A lot of people love Cigar or Color #4, but that picture with those Color #8 tassels is just superb. Love the dog hair addition... :)


    Congratulations Mr. Saxophone. Wear them in good health.


    I size down from 10.5C (TTS) to 10C on the LHS. I interestingly enough wear 10.5B on the Barrie vice 10C. The Van is a 3-Dimensional problem, and thus conventional sizing advice doesn't always apply depending up your foot and instep.

    -Mike
     
  10. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

    Messages:
    7,171
    Likes Received:
    4,123
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2013
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Alden Ravello WT Boots customized with Red Danite Soles.
    Marcoliani Navy Argyles.
    Epaulet Navy Lambswool Flannel Trousers.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    -Mike
     
  11. getsituated

    getsituated Active Member

    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2014
    Was there no extra space at you also? It was what you'd call a literal perfect fit for me, but a little tight for something like shoes.
     
  12. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Senior member

    Messages:
    5,787
    Likes Received:
    2,912
    Joined:
    May 7, 2013
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    

    PM sent so as not to shamelessly promote OT ;)
     
  13. Alpina

    Alpina Senior member

    Messages:
    442
    Likes Received:
    164
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2012
    Location:
    Cohasset, MA
    It's a low volume last, so they were snug across the vamp, but just right everywhere else, including the length. Another thing to consider is that I bought them in -store on Madison Avenue in winter, so I was likely wearing a slightly heavier sock. Still, they broke in to accommodate my foot perfectly, and they are my most comfortable spring/summer shoe. With thin or no socks, they are perfectly loose.
     
  14. BootSpell

    BootSpell Senior member

    Messages:
    2,531
    Likes Received:
    380
    Joined:
    May 9, 2012
    Location:
    El Paso
    

    But I was interested as well...
     
  15. TomTok

    TomTok New Member

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2016
    Location:
    Tokyo
    
    I tried some shell cordovan Alden shoes in a second-hand shop and I fit in 7 1/2 D, even though I like the comfort of a E width.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by