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. jorijori

    jorijori Well-Known Member

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    Hello Gents,

    Newbie here but eager to join Alden owner club soon. I wear US9.5D & prefer my shoes to be longer.
    Can anyone tell me the length of chukka boots & longwing for size 9.5D?

    TIA
     
  2. MrVenneri

    MrVenneri Senior member

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    Hi Tia,

    You seem nice chap and while we'd all like to help you in anyway we could - those measures are just shy of worthless.

    I know you're not going to want to hear this because frankly, no one does, but the only way you're going to truly gauge your sizing preference on certain lasts is to try them on yourself. You could leverage paypals free return shipping program to minimize your losses. Believe me many of us here, myself included, had wished they heeded that very same advice but instead bullishly bought an ill-fitting pair of shoes that they're destined to take a loss on. In the end you waste more time, energy, and money than you would have if your took your find the try on various sizes and widths in different lasts.

    My $.02
     
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    None taken, I just meant the fact that they are #8 LWBs really. Although commando is pretty darn 'Alden'y IMO as well. Didn't realize the history of Alden and tassels either. Definitely still learning!

    I got so caught up in finding exotics that this is actually my first #8! There's something to be said for not having to resort to secondhand.
     
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    jhcam8 Senior member

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    Has anyone seen these live?

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    lowbudgetsnob Active Member

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    I once went 1/2 size down for a pair of Barrie's and the fit was horrible with weight bearing areas mismatched to my feet. Then i read that regarding large last shoes, VOLUME is more important.
    I am usually 11D in oxfords and sometimes 11.5 D in casuals. I just got a pair of ALL Weather Walkers in 11 A/C . BINGO !

    ( because of *&@*#**^ scripts, it took half an hour to write this )
     
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    100 yrs Senior member

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    yep, i have. that picture is pretty spot on
     
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    Michigan Planner Senior member

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    It took me a bit to catch the joke. I even searched here and Google for "Jaylenotosis" thinking maybe it was the user name for somebody selling some great denim workshirts! :lol:



    Like others have said, you should keep those... unless of course they are a size 7.5, in which case you should definitely get rid of them. I'll gladly help you dispose of them.
     
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    How'd you like them?
     
  9. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    According to Alden madison, the LWB, PTB, LHS and Indy are the four quintessential Alden shoes. I would have to agree and maybe add the chukka. My current rotation of these are tan suede LWB, 990, CXL LHS and Cigar Cordovan Indy.
     
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    Just got word our gMTO of chocolate tanker boot from Alden of Madison just lande! :slayer::slayer:

    This is their photo.

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    @zennypoo

    That’s disgusting. You’re a terrible man for getting that organized. I hope you’re proud of yourself.

    :slayer:
     
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    Mine are paid for and on their way! [​IMG]
     
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    That suede tanker looks fantastic with all eyelets. Great make up!
     
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    Wow these are nice. I assume since these are MTO's Alden Madison's already sold out of all sizes?
     
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    liked them a lot. made me feel better about being on the similarly styled tan country calf 6-eyelet cap toe chukka pre-order with AoC.
     
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