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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. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Sorry to hear that, that is rather unlikely and unfortunate! But it will be water under the bridge next week, when you have them!

    -Mike
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    That is correct on the widths. I tried to get a 10.5B on my Grant NST Loafers and had to get a 10C due to Last availability. I just received a 10.5C on the 4065HC today from DC.

    -Mike
     


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    Thanks MW !
     


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    If you don't mind, what is your brannock size and what size do you take on Barrie last?
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    I am about a 10.75B/C. HaHa. I usually just say I am a 10.5C.

    I wear 10.5B on the Barrie, 10C Van, 10C Grant Loafers, 10.5C Grant Boots, 11B Aberdeen.

    Another thing for you is that Alden silently dropped their A widths on the Barrie Last about 18 months ago. So the narrowest you will go is with a B.

    That particular pair of Ravello PTBs is a little tight on me, so they actually may work absolutely perfectly for you.

    -Mike
     
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    Got my boots from Alden SF today. Love them! [​IMG]
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Thank you. I think my correct size on Barrie may be 10 B. I have two Barrie wing tips 10 C and 9.5 C on the way. I want to try them first :)
     


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    these look superb! congrats!
     


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    Thanks, gentlemen! The boots are beautifully made. They feel like a million bucks (and they cost almost as much [​IMG]). I couldn't be happier with my purchase.
     


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    -very used 403 with a coat of black dye
    -403 (brown CXL on trubalance)
    -405 (brown cowhide on trubalance)
    -40531H (Alden of Madison, snuff suede on lightweight brick sole)
    Bottom:
    -D4907 (Alden x Moulded Shoe, Alpine Grain on modified)
    -40724H (Alden x Leather Soul Vanguard boot, brown CXL on Barrie)
    -45183H (plain toe, natural CXL on Barrie)
    -45110 (tan suede with crepe sole on Barrie)

    [​IMG]

    I'm thinking of getting another pair of indy boots. I'd most likely snag the reverse tobacco chamois, but considering the kudu on neocork or a brown suede plain toe on the modified last.
     


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    Do #8 LWBs with antique edge (leffot, the bureau, etc) typiaclly have an antique welt as well?
     


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    I want to say, yes. All of my Leffot pairs had an antique welt.
     


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    My Bureau Belfast pair (97505Y) has an antique welt along with antique edges. Funnily enough, I'm wearing them today.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Watch and I have been continuing the spirit of the MTO days through Vass and Enzo Bonafe, who both offer vastly superior quality to AE at roughly the same price point, once all is said and done. And of course, the spirit lives on in some of awesome Alden makeups that retailers like Epaulet and Yenni are churning out.

    BTW, my Barrie sizing oddessy continues. Over the summer I was sized at 10.5 E, and ordered a pair of 975s. When they came in, they were almost painfully tight in the forefoot, and so I went to another retailer and was sized again using a brannock device as 10.5 3E Barrie. There weren't any actual shoes in this size handy, so we special ordered a new 975. Fast forward 6 months, and I received the shoes (they looked gorgeous, great QC on this pair), but they were too WIDE this time. So fortunately the retailer agrees to take them back (was very extra careful not to crease them) and special order a 10.5 2E, which I hope will be the goldilocks size. Now just to wait another 6 months! Ah well, I'm sure it will be worth it.

    :)
     
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