***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. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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    no, dude, you should let Tom know. aldens are not cheap and you should have an awesome retail experience - regardless of how you 'come off.' i worked in semi-high end retail and rule #1 is treat the customer well, regardless of how you perceive them. seriously, i think LS prides themselves on their customer service - i've had nothing but good experiences with tom.
     
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    jslade, get those exchanged. You will regret it later.

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    NAMOR Senior member

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    Got a response from Alden:

    Dear Mr. XXX:

    Thank you for your message and the accompanying photos. We agree that the repair work on these boots is not up to standard. That is the result of some miscommunication between us and The Shoe Mart. I have spoken with Ed Zapatka at The Shoe Mart and am copying him on this message. If you return the boots to his attention, he will be happy to issue a refund.

    We apologize for the inconvenience.

    Sincerely,
    Alden Shoe Co
     
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    I want cigar LWBs so bad... these from Shoe Mart or Alden directly?
     
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    Bryan has been nothing but the best to me. And, while I am a customer, I am not the biggest spender. I walk in wearing _ga-ga-ga-gasp_ rainbow flip flops sometimes and he treats me with the utmost respect. I read these criticisms of him and I can't quite believe it.

     
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    For all those with experience on the Grant last, do you take the same size as in the Barrie, i.e. size down 1/2, or stick with your TTS? For example, I take a 10D in Barrie/trubalance and 10.5 in plaza/leydon/Hampton. So not sure whether to go 10 or 10.5 in the Grant. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Thanks for all the kind words & compliments on the RMCTs. Good eye…Plaza last they are.
     
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    Channeling Yoda?
     
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    My experience has the plaza and grant being equal in size. This works very well for me.
     
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    I think it depends on the width of your foot - the Grant last is about the same length as the Barrie but the toe box isn't as generous. I am a 9 B/D in the Barrie and a 9.5 B/D in the Plaza - I find the 9 B/D Grant to be snug but the 9.5 B/D Grant is a little too roomy. I know I could try the 9 C/E but I've just decided to avoid the Grant (the only exception being the Ravello hunting boot from Leffot...)
     
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    thanks guys....these are the AF81 from Alden of Carmel.
     
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    NAMOR--that's a great response from Alden. Now since you bought them second hand, I don't really know how you work out the actual logistics (if you do anything at all). But it's the right response from Alden.
     
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    It depends.
    I went with the same size in Grant and Barrie/Trubalance.
    The Grant does fit me snugger than Barrie/Trubalance.
     
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    +1.

    The Grant is an interesting last. It's on the sleeker side, which means less room in some areas like the toe, but still somewhat long. I take 10.5D in Leydon/Aberdeen/TTS, 10D in Barrie/Trubalance, and find that sizing down to 10D on the Grant is the best for me.

    To size yourself, you can try ordering some of the Alden longwings made for Brooks Brothers, and then returning them (verify return policy, of course). They're on the Grant. Note that some of the longwings for BB are not Alden, so you'll have to be careful when you look.
     
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