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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. Darkside

    Darkside Senior member

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    Alden sizing question: I am a 12D Brannock and sized down 1 full for my 403 boots (TB last) to 11D. The width is great and length is just about right, but another quarter inch would be perfect. The boot is, however, a bit voluminous. Would I take the same size in Barrie, or 11.5?
     


  2. JSO1

    JSO1 Senior member

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    Most people go down 1/2 size from Brannock to TB and Barrie, but since you went down a full size and it's a bit short but good in the width I would say to try 12C Barrie or 11.5D Barrie. Definitely not 11D, it will be way too short.

    Barrie is a wide but not especially elongated last. The reason most go down 1/2 size is due to the sparse availability of narrow widths. Going down a width may be the best choice.
     
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    Agreed! I was 2 years into my 405s and they were coming along nicely and they developed a tear in the back seam. Sent them back to Alden, who said they couldn't fix them, so they just sent me a new pair. And so the new journey begins....
     


  4. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Looking great brother. The JCrew PCT Boots is a great makeup... And yes! Alden's and dark denim are a great combination, especially Color 8.


    That is a great thrifting run.


    Terrific combination and stunning boots!


    Sorry to hear that 100! Unfortunately, that is sometimes the way it works out. But they do look lovely.


    Sorry about the snow, but concur that its great that you get to wear those boots.


    Looking great Saz! Greaet looking Indy boots sir and enjoy the new break in process.


    Congrats on your new belt, I have the same one and its a good belt. Those NSTs are awesome and will look great with your new belt.


    Very cool Brown Boots and enjoy your new-found all-eyelet world!


    Nice looking Indy shoes Prez! Looking forward to seeing those mature.


    Bummer about your old 405's but glad that they squared you away!

    -Mike
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Alden Black Shell Cordovan Leisure Handsewn Penny Loafer. Marcoliani Purple Argyles OTC. Epaulet Dark Gray and Purple Texture Check Rivet Chinos.

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    -Mike
     


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    Sporting DC king boots to celebrate first day recover from the flu. Not that I need a reason.
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Looking great in your 4060HC's AMD500. Congrats on overcoming the flu! Have a great Sunday.

    -Mike
     


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    Dig those crazy Marco's!
     


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    I need some photos of those Epaulet TO Tie Guy boots in the wild. Still sitting sort of undecided on my preorder for them...
     


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    Just throwing this out there: looking for a pair of snuff suede chukkas in 6 or 6.5.. let me know if anyone has any languishing in the closet.
     


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    Sock game is on point! Loafers are nice too.
     


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    We sound very similar. I did the exact same thing and the 11D was too short. I went with 11.5D and it was good length-wise, but became sloppy with wear (CXL stretched a lot).

    I ordered a 11.5C from TSM but after a try-on it was evident that the decreased width would interfere with my toes.

    I went with 12C and they're good. If I ever see a 12B on the irregular I'll probably grab it.
     
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    80 here today.. Black Shell LHS
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Thanks guys! Thought that the sucks were a fun add-on... :)

    Looking great today Chippy and your shoe selection for today was impeccable. :)

    -Mike
     


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    Agreed. Mine are cxl, but they are aging distinctively as well. I contributed to the patina today at a festival in Austin.

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