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

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First wear for my new 990 factory seconds. Finally I’m appreciating Color 8. In fact, I’m loving it. Did I buy new grey pants just to wear with these? Yes I did.

And of course I already caught my right toe on one of the pedals of my car.
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Great shoot and nice looking loafers. Do you wear the loafers in the same size/last as the lace ups?

Thanks! These are 8D, same as my TB size. I sort of go back-and-forth between 7.5E and 8D for Barrie lace ups but 7.5E seems better.

These are a bit snug at first, which I prefer since they are unlined CXL. I have a pair of lined color 8 shell LHS that fit noticeably looser.

Awaiting the 7.5 pair to reappear for me..
I will try to get that pair sent back to TSM ASAP!
 

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If you wear thicker socks than dress socks, Barrie would work. Otherwise, I would go down 1/2 size from your Barrie size for dress socks or no socks.
Man, really? It's THAT big of a last?? I wear dress socks which are pretty thin.

They're very elegant. I can't think of anyone else here who wears that shoe.

It's wingtip Wednesday. AoC dress wingtip boot in color 8 on Aberdeen last. Have a great day gentlemen.

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Those are amazing!!! Exactly as that boot should be. I love Aberdeen. Flat welt + leather soles! :)

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Man, really? It's THAT big of a last?? I wear dress socks which are pretty thin.

They're very elegant. I can't think of anyone else here who wears that shoe
I wear very thin merino wool OTC dress socks from Pantherella and Marcolianni but I used to have very skinny but long feet. Now gets a little swollen at the end of the day due to blood pressure medication. I asked someone at Brogue before I placed my order and the advice was spot on. I’d even say I could have gone a half size smaller.

I agree some of Brogues loafers are more elegant for Alden’s. As I only wear Alden’s, I hope Brogue offers more designs in the future. On my next office day, I’ll break in my Milano loafers.
 

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As I am Asian, the general rule of no shoes in the house applies even to Alden’s. Given the fact I benefited greatly recently from the Brooks Brothers sale on all their Alden made cordovans (4 pairs), I’ll put in a rec for their Peal and Co slippers which are very comfy.

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