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The Official Alden Thread for 2019 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

MrDV

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MDub's 2019 Family Photos. Gentlemen, I have been planning this for a little while, so I have had the chance to take all of my pictures already. So, I am pleased to present to you all my current collection.

Black Shell Cordovan

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-Mike
Dang Mike,
Way to get this party started.
Well played my friend.
 

pedromvu

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MDub's 2019 Family Photos. Gentlemen, I have been planning this for a little while, so I have had the chance to take all of my pictures already. So, I am pleased to present to you all my current collection.

-Mike
Wow, I've seen your website but your collection seems more impressive seeing all the shoes in the same photo like that.

I wonder how much wear you actually get on those shoes? do you rotate through all of them or some get more wear than others depending on the occasion?

Seems some of them are destined to not even be broken-in
 

darkclassic

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I actually did something similar, though not as thorough. So, I present to you my family shots!
Aldens:
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Full collection (already outdated):
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Madhat gets whole collection in frame by heading up on the roof...

Mdubs says, "hold my beer" then phones a pal at NASA command to sync up the camera on the GALAXY 14 satellite in orbit... just so he can get his "FAMILY SHOT" all within frame. :crackup:
 

audog

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MDub's 2019 Family Photos. Gentlemen, I have been planning this for a little while, so I have had the chance to take all of my pictures already. So, I am pleased to present to you all my current collection.

Black Shell Cordovan

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Color #8 Shell Cordovan

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Cigar Shell Cordovan

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Ravello Shell Cordovan

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Whiskey Shell Cordovan

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Navy Shell Cordovan

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Special Shell Cordovan


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Calfskin

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Suede

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-Mike
I think I will quit, and just go live in a cave and wear flip flops. Good God man, that collection is awe inspiring!
 

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MDub's 2019 Family Photos. Gentlemen, I have been planning this for a little while, so I have had the chance to take all of my pictures already. So, I am pleased to present to you all my current collection.

Black Shell Cordovan

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Color #8 Shell Cordovan

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Cigar Shell Cordovan

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Ravello Shell Cordovan

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Whiskey Shell Cordovan

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Navy Shell Cordovan

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Special Shell Cordovan


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Calfskin

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Suede

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-Mike
I actually did something similar, though not as thorough. So, I present to you my family shots!
Aldens:
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Full collection (already outdated):
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Outstanding collections, gentlem...
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mdubs

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Wow, hubba hubba... these family outings are amazing! @mdubs @madhat
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Dang Mike,
Way to get this party started.
Well played my friend.
Wow, I've seen your website but your collection seems more impressive seeing all the shoes in the same photo like that.

I wonder how much wear you actually get on those shoes? do you rotate through all of them or some get more wear than others depending on the occasion?

Seems some of them are destined to not even be broken-in
Madhat gets whole collection in frame by heading up on the roof...

Mdubs says, "hold my beer" then phones a pal at NASA command to sync up the camera on the GALAXY 14 satellite in orbit... just so he can get his "FAMILY SHOT" all within frame. :crackup:
I think I will quit, and just go live in a cave and wear flip flops. Good God man, that collection is awe inspiring!
Outstanding collections, gentlem...
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Hah. Thanks guys. I am looking forward to seeing what you all have curated as well.

-Mike
 

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@mdubs thank you for giving me something to show my wife when she says "you have too many shoes!"

Bravo man. I don't believe I'll ever see a collection like that for the rest of my life.
 

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MDub's 2019 Family Photos. Gentlemen, I have been planning this for a little while, so I have had the chance to take all of my pictures already. So, I am pleased to present to you all my current collection.

Black Shell Cordovan

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Color #8 Shell Cordovan

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Cigar Shell Cordovan

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Ravello Shell Cordovan

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Whiskey Shell Cordovan

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Navy Shell Cordovan

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Special Shell Cordovan


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Calfskin

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Suede

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-Mike
Day-um. :worship2:
 

Mr.Chest

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I personally wear the same size, 10.5B, on both Boots and Shoes. I have heard some do as you said.

Being a person who had a healthy 10D collection and then had to sell and repurchase them as 10.5B, I would probably not experiment on a Cigar PT Boot. I don’t think that it has been made in the past 8 years.

Having said that, I don’t know if you can get an 8.5E overnighted to you, as it may be worth the cost seeing how you are going to drop closer to $1k on the new boots. I know Madison is open on Sundays.

-Mike
Thanks for the reply Mike. Unfortunately/fortunately I’m vacationing in Hawaii at the moment and can’t really get a pair overnighted to me. I’ll likely continue with my 9D sizing. I appreciate the answer

Same here. 8.5D Barrie Shoes, 9D Barrie Boots. I've tried 8.5E Barrie boots before but the heel feels too big. 9D Barrie boots still work better for me. Experience is the same for Trubalance. I still prefer 9D Trubalance boots to 8.5D.

The alternative could be to add a thin leather insert to your 9D Barrie boots.
Hmmm. Interesting. Seems like you have had a very similar experience to myself (although I haven’t tried an 8.5E pair.) I actually have a small insert I could try in my other pairs when I get back home. Honestly the 9D boot fits well just not as great as my 8.5D shoes - the fit has never deterred me from wearing any of my pairs though. Thanks for the help.
 

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brown grain LWB’s on commando (B+M)
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