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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. gertjan123

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    14OZ whiskey boot. Still available in limited sizes. These boots were available since oktober 2015. The run on rare shell is/was not yet a race here.
     
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  3. gertjan123

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    Hi, dont know. Call Toni, phone number is in my previous post. Item is not posted on their site.
     
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    This might be the Enabler Post of the Year. [​IMG]

    By the way, are the wing tip boots on the Barrie last? And do you know if they have D widths? I guess I should just give them a call...
     
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    Alden chocolate Suede Tankers 4.12


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    My favorite non shell Alden model. Great boot dennis
     
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    Hi, they are on the military (379x) last. Fits more or less like the barrie with a round nose. No d models.
     
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    Your Ravello NST boots inspire me to wear mine soon! Looking great.

    Gorgeous boots - I saw a pair in person at Leffot, and they are stunning.

    Nice LWBs, and agreed, DC is definitely one of the best Alden shops out there.

    Fantastic jacket, Mike! And the rest of it, as well.

    Black shell is so underrated it's ridiculous.

    Congrats! Alden's snuff suede is fantastic.
     
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    Without going back and searching, I believe that these were not on barrie and there were only E's? 379X last? Or something like that.
     
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    Correct. 379X last, E widths only.
     
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    Cigar Atom Blucher x Leffot today.

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    379x fits similar to barrie but with a narrow waist and high arch support. more like a combo of barrie/modified last. my fat feet could not take the extra arch support.
     
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    Some (worn) Ravello NST boots today :)
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    Very nice!
     
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    :slayer::slayer:


    I was under the same impression as well, however I spoke to a store yesterday and they seem confident black shell + antique is still possible. I'll confirm it and will add you to the list if it's possible!



    I'd go either 7E on plaza or even 7.5E, I think 7E will likely be the better choice. The grant in 7.5E is just a tad longer than plaza in the same size, and since the grant is too long, 7E in plaza sounds just about right.
     
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    What is the model again? I thought it was #8 with black edge Plaza CT.
     
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    Thanks!

    I think I'll go with the 7E. I tried a plaza 7E and it was just snug enough where the tip of my outside toes were touching, should be ok after some where in.
     
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    Actually there are two gMTOs I'm trying to put together:

    1.) Color 8 plaza captoe boot, all metal eyelets, flat 270 degree welt, black edge, double leather sole
    2.) Black shell barrie Indy boot, metal eyelets + hooks, 360 split welt with antique edge, commando sole


    Was the plaza you tried shell or other material? It depends on how you like your shoes to fit (snug or loose) but I would not expect/depend on stretch with wear, especially with shell. The cork footbed will settle after break in and your feet will drop a bit into the shoe, but usually that's not significant enough to alter the fit. In my experience suede and CXL will stretch with wear, some people will even size down to compensate, but shell will never stretch. So if you are ok with the outside toes touching, then 7E is fine, otherwise I'd size up to 7.5E.
     
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    Thank you zenny, yes modified. Best of luck w your gmto.
    I don't like tight shoes. I would try 7.5E plaza.
    Fantastic boots Mike. Your boots look even crispier than Tifosi's.
    Great boots and thank you for all the euro retail Intel.
    Thank you sir.
    So nice. I've always wanted a pair.
    Outstanding sir.
     
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