***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. burningbright

    burningbright Senior member

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    "Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive!"

    I can't shake the feeling that this will be the epitaph on my headstone (which, by the way, will be shaped like a giant cordovan long-wing).
     


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    Namor, I emailed shoemart about the problem and forwarded you the email. I replyed to your pm.
     


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    Thanks lagsun...these are crepe soled originally from Winn Perry (I believe). Picked them up secondary.

    JT
     


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    Spaghettimatt Senior member

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    Can anyone help here?
     


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    Uncle, a sure sign I have read too many threads on this forum and stared at too many shoes!
     


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    I thought it was just me--having shoes delivered to the office, hiding them in the trunk, bringing them into the closet after she's asleep and switching them out with older ones. She occasionally busts me and laughs, but only because she has no idea what these things cost--if she did I would be a dead man!:nodding:
     


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    Im not expert here but I have used mink oil and sno-seal. Both work great but mink oil is easier to apply. With the sno-seal I use a hair dryer. In terms of waterproof, i havent really noticed a difference in protection.
     


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    + 1 for cigar with argyles
     


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    haaa, at first glance i thought these were yours, mac
     


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    you can always respond- these are my jimmy choo
     


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    Looking to get a new pair of #8 PTB's to replace my beat to hell ones. Anyone know where to get them on the Grant last? Never tried the Grant but my understanding is that it is between the Barrie and Plaza?
    Thanks
     


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    Pretty much standard fare around here, but it's exciting for me now that I got my first couple pairs....there will be many more where these came from I'm sure :happy:

    [​IMG]
     


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    thats right. not sure where you could get ptb on the grant last. would also be interested
     


  14. PorterInjax

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    I have quite a few pairs of Alden shell on the Barrie. While it is "workable" for me, it doesn't truly fit. I sent a pair of older 9D's back to Alden for a refurb and asked to tighten them up to a C width as much as possible. These are the best fitting pair of Barrie lasted shoes I have. I just can't believe that this is the one last that fits most people. I am a 9.5D on the Brannock and wear a 8.5D in Trubalance, 9 in the Barrie and Plaza and 8.5D Barrie when getting unlined suede oxfords. Just crazy.
     


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    I agree with you about the barrie. Size 11.5D doesnt fit me great either; too much width. I also have size 11E which fits better but I dont like the "short/fat" look. it just happens to be very forgiving last. Its surprising that you take the same size in Plaza and Barrie.
     


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