The Official Alden Thread for 2017 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by mdubs, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. Kahuna75

    Kahuna75 Senior member

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    I have worn reverse chamoise indys a lot and so far nothing but a brushing here and there as sometimes it tends to attract things like pet hair.

    It is a terrific tough nap.
     
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    Indy boot sizing question for those of you who own more than one pair:

    Does anyone wear a slightly larger size in shell cordovan or wax leather (405) than they do in chromexcel leather (403 or other)? Or... do any of you wish you'd sized down with the chromexcel? I've only worn my chromexcel Indy boot about six days. The CXL leather has already stretched so that the boot feels large. When I first put them on in the morning, the gap at the heel seems appropriate, but by the end of the day, there is sooo much space back there that I think I should have gone with the smaller size. This would give close to no heel gap on first wearing but give me the reasonable finger-insertable gap mid-day.

    I wear 8E in Plaza and Hampton shoes and 7.5E in Barrie shoes, but I went with 8E for both my shell cordovan Indy and the chromexcel Indy to account for the thicker boot socks. The shell cordovan sized perfectly after a few weeks with thicker socks but I think I should have gone with 7.5E with the chromexcel Indy.
     
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    Would the sole of the oiled kudu boot work better?

    https://unionmadegoods.com/product/alden-indy-boot-in-dark-brown-oiled-kudu-404/

    both leathers should be fairly durable
     
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    Happy New Years everyone! I had moved a couple pairs last year both because of defects that I just couldn't live with which was unfortunate. Hoping this year to get more classic models but I'm sure there will be some great make ups coming around. Wearing these to start the year
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    I just hope that for 2017 some cool brown shoes appears in Alden europe's retailers :)
    Not many, just a coupe of pairs
     
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    Happy new year all. My resolution is to buy fewer pairs and wear my favorites more often.
     
  8. tifosi

    tifosi Tire Kicker

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    I like that plan!
     
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    Watchman1 Senior member

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    Alden 9015

    Happy New Year!
     
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    djbanor Senior member

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    Happy new year again, gents. All good wishes to everyone. May you have a wonderful 2017.
     
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    Happy New year everyone!
     
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    Do monk straps stay on as effectively as tie shoes? Or should I go down half a size?
     
  14. Kahuna75

    Kahuna75 Senior member

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    I think you sized wrong..only reason I say that is that on plaza and hampton for my foot i need a full size up from barrie. Now that is very limited scope as to what i have tried on.

    i have gone up 1/2 size for a barrie boot NST and trubalance indy for boot socks and found for whatever reason the barie feels much longer the the indie.
     
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    Been crushing it lately @watchman1. Nice outfit and an amazing shine.
     

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