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***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. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    An excellent choice. That antique edge trim looks great and I'm sure you've noticed the color(s) #8 develops into in the many photos here. Always room for Cigar or Ravello, next, right?:D
     
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    A good e-stalker would have found her picture by now.
     
  3. hermano

    hermano Active Member

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    greetings,
    would like to know if anyone would like to purchase these at cost before I post for sale anywhere. purchased through pre-order from LeatherSoul, brand new, never worn, in original box with shoe bags. Size 11.5D, Barrie. $595, shipped in US.

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    Alden Shoes – #8 Shortwing for Style Forum (LSW & LSBH)
    Posted by Tom

    Our latest Alden model was designed for the members of Style Forum, particularly those who post and read the official Alden thread.

    The combination of Horween color #8 shell cordovan and an antique edgetrim sounded like a great idea and now that we finally see it in the flesh, Style Forum was right.

    A double waterlock leather sole and regular welt round out the details.

    As most of our order was presold, stock is very short.

    (Barrie last, $595.00)

    please PM me if you would like.
    best,
    scott
     
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  4. interlockingny

    interlockingny Senior member

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    Size?
     
  5. g.michael

    g.michael Senior member

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    Since I am a narrow size, I appreciate the fit options offered by the LHS and it seems to work better overall. It does have a low arch though so that strap can pinch your feet depending on foot shape so it doesn't work for everyone even if you get the length/width perfect. The "D width only" Marlow is easier on the arch but again--D width only.

    I have been fortunate enough to make both work. 11B is working in the LHS for me while the 10D Marlow, although a little short in the length, seems to fit very very well when i go sockless in the summer.

    As far as finishing goes--I like the hand sewing, the half strap, and single leather sole on the LHS better. On the Marlow, I like the 270 welt with close heel and the closely trimmed sole around the whole shoe better than the LHS.
     
  6. g.michael

    g.michael Senior member

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    +1 to all of the above:nodding:
     
  7. ceoceo

    ceoceo Senior member

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    How many people here sized one whole down for Trubalance? as a 8C not sure if 7.5d might be too big
     
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  8. poly800rock

    poly800rock Senior member

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    I have. I'm normally a 8.5 in sneakers, went down to a 7.5 E on indy and context roy boots. The guy at leather soul was saying how they might have sized me wrong, and I'm actually a D width. I normally wear an insole anyways so a 7.5E works fine for me.
     
  9. ReversoLover

    ReversoLover Senior member

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    I went down a whole size - usually I'm a 10D in most shoes, Clarks Desert Kahn/Boot I'm a 9.5 and today when I went to try on some Indys, 9D felt nice and comfy.

    On another note, JUST ORDERED MY FIRST PAIR OF ALDENS - Ultimate Indys in Chromexcel from Leathersoul Beverly Hills

    Is it unhealthy how incredibly giddy/excited I am?

    Also as a side note, I saw that the Leffot 405's have burgundy laces, which I think look pretty cool. Does anyone have any alternate lace color/material ideas for the chromexcel?
     
  10. cbbuff

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    I'm looking for a shell cap toe or wingtip to wear with suits. I'm torn between #8 and Cigar. The Cigar is intriguing, partly because it is uncommon. Is cigar too casual for a cap toe balmoral? Is it this dark IRL?

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  11. CharlesT44

    CharlesT44 Well-Known Member

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    I have these in black and love them. I wear them with my black suit once a week. I think the cigar would be a good second pair to go with grey and other colors of suits.
     
  12. HorseHide

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    A couple of comments:

    1. Cigar is not too casual for a cap toe (balmoral or blucher)
    2. As has been posted/discussed at length on this thread, there is signficant variation in the colors of different lots of shoes so the actual shoe you receive may not be this color at all (the Shoemart picture is a stock picture)
    3. I personally prefer the blucher to the balmoral and I believe that Alden SF has the cigar in stock (several retailers carry the Color 8)
    4. As much as I like cigar, I think a dress shoe in Color 8 is one of those "foundational" type items for your wardrobe so if you don't have one already, I would go with the Color 8.

    My two cents...
     
  13. hermano

    hermano Active Member

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    apologies, these are size 11.5D, Barrie last. original post edited.
    best,
    Scott
     
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  14. blue collar

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    Hey man, going to pull the trigger on those chukkas? I returned your pm last week. not sure if you got it.
     
  15. sfactor23

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    Not at all!
    However, it will be unhealthy for your wallet when you discover how comfortable the Indys are, and your first instinct is to want to buy more of them :)
     
  16. NewYorkIslander

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    I guess it just depends on how wide your feet are. If you have a narrow foot (not necessarily a narrow size) that would be fine. It also depends how you wear your shoes as well, I see some guys here seem to barely lace their shoes, while others (like me) like to tie em nice and snug...shoe sizing is so dependent on so many variables. Thats why I hate "sizing" questions unless people can say, "I fit well in a size X" in a shoe I know well.
     
  17. patrick_b

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    I never would have guessed those were color #8 based on the image. That said, it illustrates the variability of color #8's appearance in different light conditions. Makes me want to say, "What the hell," as well. Great image and love the edge trim. Looks fantastic! Who makes that configuration?
     
  18. cloudshift

    cloudshift Senior member

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    ^ Yes, the color is wacky in the pic... I blame the compact fluorescent bulbs in my bedroom. ;)

    Leffot makes the Color 8 with antique edge... Seems a lot of folks don't like it, I was pretty drawn to it for whatever reason. I think it works really well as a casual shoe, with jeans or some khakis.

    "It's casual!" ;)
     
  19. LynahFaithful

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    I would keep your width at "C" and then size down one-half size in length. That works for me with my Indy's on the Trubalance. I'm 12A and 11.5A works well. I have found that I have to size down a full size with the Barrie.
     
  20. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    black tassel
    argyle otc
     
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