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THE OFFICIAL ALDEN THREAD FOR 2020 - SHARE REVIEWS, SIZING, ADVICE, AND PHOTOS.

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New acquisition today (last one for a couple of months, at least), Delmar boots from B+M. Yenni and I worked on the design of this boot together and I'm thrilled with how they turned out. We were going for a dressier u tip design and so these are on the Grant last with a 270 flat welt, double waterlock soles and all eyelets. With the Indy quarterstitch, I'm regretting not proposing that they be called Shortrounds but oh well.

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These came out really well. I need 11.5E/12 or I'd have bought last week, but I'm looking forward to seeing that Barrie U-tip boot coming. I'm done with Indy boots, the Grant and Barrie U-tips are where it's at for me.
 

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These came out really well. I need 11.5E/12 or I'd have bought last week, but I'm looking forward to seeing that Barrie U-tip boot coming. I'm done with Indy boots, the Grant and Barrie U-tips are where it's at for me.
This. I'm down to one Indy. I find TB a bit snug in the instep and it tends to aggravate an old injury. My try going TTS instead of Barrie sizing at some point though. I really like Barrie NST's and U -Tips.
 

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These came out really well. I need 11.5E/12 or I'd have bought last week, but I'm looking forward to seeing that Barrie U-tip boot coming. I'm done with Indy boots, the Grant and Barrie U-tips are where it's at for me.
This. I'm down to one Indy. I find TB a bit snug in the instep and it tends to aggravate an old injury. My try going TTS instead of Barrie sizing at some point though. I really like Barrie NST's and U -Tips.
Agreed, I generally don't have a problem with CXL or suede makeups on TB but I have to wear my Color 8 Indys with dress socks to have a bit more room in the instep, and they're even TTS. I have wide feet but TB may be my worst Alden fit so far due to the toe height. I've had much more luck with Barrie all the way down through the narrower fitting lasts.
 

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Sliced open my hand trying to get the broken dishwasher out of the cabinet to replace the broken door spring (REAL appliance guy coming tomorrow morning) so with not much else to do.......getting ready for trip to office tomorrow morning to do battle with the square toe, black shoe brigade...
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