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

smfdoc

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After watching all of the news concerning events on the other side of the pacific rim, I am happy I am able to slip on Alden boots and shoes. 🇺🇸
 

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Does anyone have advice on sizing for barrie boots vs shoes? I fit a 10D comfortably, am a 10.5D for grant, but not sure if the Barrie in shoes will be equally tts to my boot size if there's a little room in them (comfy not loose per se). But I also don't want sloppy shoes. I know w/ other manufacturers like Carmina there is typically more volume on lasted boots vs shoes.
 

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After a long wait, the Plymouth has landed. This is Alden Madison’s revamp of the 974 on the Plaza last. I’m a 9.5E on the Hampton with full-facings closure and assumed that I’d have no trouble with that size on the Plaza, but as evidenced by the attached photo: no dice.
Here’s hoping they stock EE (or maybe even EEE, but I’m not holding my breath).
Didn’t expect the waist on the Plaza to be so narrow compared the Hampton, but the Plaza fit seems reminiscent of the Allen Edmonds 65 last for my foot. I’ll post better pictures, assuming I can get the fit right.

Damn this flat, high-instep foot of mine!View attachment 1254495
Honestly, I think that's fine, and will only get better as they break in. Much wider and I'd be iffy too, but...
 

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I hear you on these points and I really appreciate the input, but the waist of the shoe is just too narrow for my wide, flat foot. The facings gap is definitely acceptable, as I expect that it would close after the footbed is broken in, but my nonexistent arch feels like it is being tightly gripped by the shoe even when loosely laced.

I can attest to having too much room as a negative, as my Hampton 9.5Es are almost too roomy in the toes/ball area. I easily get a full closure with most dress socks, so I wish that they were more narrow.
Ooops - the perils of responding while catching up. It's a shame they're not working out. :(
 

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Ooops - the perils of responding while catching up. It's a shame they're not working out. :(
The recommendation from the shop was that I probably need the EE, but that’s not available at the moment and won’t be unless/until they re-order the makeup. I’m on the list in the event that they do, but hey, at least I now know my plaza size, so I’ve got that going for me! :rotflmao:
 

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...following our good Mayor on Whiskey Wednesday here. I know its a layup sort of pic what with the leaf in frame. However, I have a couple century-old sugar maples outside my front door so there will be plenty more leaves in my shoe pics as the weather cools.
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Fantastic looking Whiskey Boats. Looking just stellar today and nice to see the seasons transitioning.


Looking forward to to my latest acquisition.
I'll be channeling my inner @Misterg12!
More pics when they arrive.
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Congrats on your new NSTs. So lovely.


Morning all. Medallion cap toes today.

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Just stunning Medallion Cap Toe Boots. Such a great pattern!


Happy wingtip Wednesday forum pals. Just going old school black shell, the least exotic color. It has its place in every collection.

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Doc, looking great and definitely concur that beautiful black shells, such as yours, belong in every collection.


Brushed and creased :inlove:
Also...jeans are allowed at work again. So I've got that going for me, which is nice

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Looking great Rich and those look great with your now tolerated denim!


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Joining the Wingtip Wednesday crowd since I’m not wearing any Whiskey.
Great looking Cigar WT Boots bud! Very awesome looking!


Stellar looking Snuff Tassels Don!


Last day for these dogs. Cleaned and bagged until next season. BB Unlined BKView attachment 1255881
Congrats Chippy on getting to move on from the heat! Those Unlined LHSes are looking great!


Awesome Chukka Boots Galileo. Those are looking great!


Cheating a bit on boot-week, but needed fast and comfy for a meeting with my old boss...
Very nice M, sure that your old boss would appreciate those.

-Mike
 

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I brought these from a fellow SF'r with the intent of using them as beaters. So far, they have been my most worn boots. Business casual and (gasp) once with a suit. JCrew cap's in a glorious shade of 8...........

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Happy Thursday gents (Friday for me 😜).
 

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