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

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  1. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Just a quick PSA -- for those in the DVM area, AH One shoes/repair is hosting an Alden trunk shoe at their store in Springfield, VA this Saturday. Their address is 6426 Brandon Ave, Springfield, VA 22150. I am not affiliated with the store, but did drop off a couple pairs of Aldens for repair based on reviews on this forum. Will let you know of the results next week.
     


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    Aram is fantastic - I send all of my shoes to him and recommend him without hesitation.
     
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    I'm trying very hard to not go for that one as well. Definitely got the alt Wien blucher though!
     


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    Despite being on the list for the Ryden and Brixton, I jumped on the #8 Plaza Wingtip. The commando sole sold me. Also, put down for the #8 Alt Wien.
     


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    While I love the look of the Plaza wing it is a bit sleek for me however I jumped on the #8 Alt Wien...I really have been holding out for a perfect Viberg derby or B34 lasted AE shoe - this fits the bill pretty well..not quite as chunky as I was hoping but the storm welt and commando will help.
     


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    i think their brixton model is as perfect as you can get in a wingtip boot. the plaza pushes too far into the world of CM.
     


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    Think I'm going to jump on the snuff suede TO Tie Guy Boot through Epaulet. I know this has been asked an answered plenty before, but any advice for plaza sizing? Think I read to go up a width from Barrie (i.e. 10.5D to 10.5E), which is what I do with Grant and Aberdeen, but can't find those posts in this massive thread...
     


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    i'm glad someone else asked this question because i've done a fair amount of online research (including the sizing guides on this forum and elsewhere) and can't find anything on the plaza last to try on in person.

    i have experience with the trubalance, modified, barrie, and leydon lasts. i'm 9.5 in everything but the leydon, where i find a 10 works best. however, my leydon-lasted shoes are unlined suede chukkas, so i'm not sure if they're a great gauge of the size of the last. does anyone have any advice on whether to stick with 9.5 or move up to 10?
     


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