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

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Cap toe bluchers for a Tuesday.

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Gray denim? 🔥
Thanks. Gray or olive denim, white oxford & color 8 shoes or boots are my daily uniform. If I'm meeting a client, I maybe, MAYBE, put on a soft shoulders navy blazer. Keeps thing simple.
 

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Does anyone go down 1 full size for Van last in loafer? (cordovan and suede) or like general consensus, only half size down from your normal brannock size?
 

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Does anyone go down 1 full size for Van last in loafer? (cordovan and suede) or like general consensus, only half size down from your normal brannock size?
1/2 down works amazing for me, which is also my TB/Barrie size. With the lower vamp of Van, they might be quite tight on you a full size down.
 

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Does anyone go down 1 full size for Van last in loafer? (cordovan and suede) or like general consensus, only half size down from your normal brannock size?
I can and probably should but I like to go only half down and use a 1/4” flat memory foam insole.
 

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Anyone happen to know a retailer doing dark brown suede LWBs on a leather sole? All I'm aware of at the moment is Brick + Mortar with a makeup on commando
 

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1/2 down works amazing for me, which is also my TB/Barrie size. With the lower vamp of Van, they might be quite tight on you a full size down.
Thank you for your answer. what about Aberdeen last (cordovan/calf/suede tassel loafer)? Did you choose TTS or half size down?
 

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Thank you for your answer. what about Aberdeen last (cordovan/calf/suede tassel loafer)? Did you choose TTS or half size down?
Same. Standard Alden sizing advice (TTS) for Aberdeen but I add an insole. Without it, I go a half down. I don’t appreciate a significant difference between calf, suede or cordovan, personally. YMMV. Always start with standard Alden sizing advice and go from there.
 

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