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. sleepyinsanfran

    sleepyinsanfran Senior member

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    delicious! got me thinking about caramel apples (the kind illustrated in recipe books, not the ones I make haha)
     


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    FLW Senior member

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    Speaking of brushes (and having multiples of), does anyone have a recommendation for good, relatively inexpensive, brushes?

    I feel like most that I see are either cheap, synthetic bristled numbers or these ultra-luxe jobs, backed with unicorn horn and made from American Pharoah.
     


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    M635Guy Senior member

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    I ordered the 8" Rochester Pro Shine Brush from Amazon, which is less than $16. Been very happy with them.
     


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    swils8610 Senior member

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    Anyone using brushes from The Hanger Project?
     


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    smoothie1 Senior member

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    what happened to mahogany shell?
     


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    devastitis Senior member

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    I have the Hanger Project Suede Brush. And it works pretty well.
     


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    devastitis Senior member

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    Anyone with experience with the Van last vs Barrie last? Would I be able to fit into a Van last suede penny loafer in the same size as my Barrie last boot size? 9.5D brannock, 9D Barrie last, considering buying a 9D Van last unlined penny loafer.
     


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    Don't mind a shot, they're beautiful! Also wouldn't mind having a pair myself...
     


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    I think they fit similar in the same size.

     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    The traditional logic behind the Van and Barrie Last is that you size down a half size from your Brannock size.

    For reference, I am a 10.5C TTS and wear 10.5B Barrie and 10C Van. But most would be a 10.5D and wear 10D Barrie and Van.

    With the traditional logic put out, the Van Last is probably the most three dimensional of all Alden shoes and many struggle with the relatively low vamp on the LHS. Just a heads up.

    -Mike
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Two nice looking Cap Toe Boots! -Mike
     


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    Agreed. I wear a 9D in Barrie, just a little bit snug across the vamp, but can't get my foot into a van lasted shoe of any width because of the low vamp.
     


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    The Van last is a tough one to get right. I need to size up from Barrie to fit into Van as well.
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Exactly, that's why I do 10C Van, it just gives me enough width for the shoe to fit over the top of my foot. Normally I wear 10.5B on the more generous lasts.

    -Mike
     


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