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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. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Senior member

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    ooof, no worries. I do love it though, what I like about the natural trim is that if I want to go darker, wouldn't be too much of a chore, but the other way would be. I'm sure I'll darken the edges a bit as I wear them. How many wears do you say these soles have in em? Its like a triple leather...
     
  2. g.michael

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    They ARE unique and as long as you are happy with them who really cares right? Wear them in good health!:slayer:
     
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  3. MickCollins1916

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    New (to me, anyways; worn a handful of times previously) #8 shortwing bluchers with antiqued edgetrim from LSH. Very pleased with them.

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    Great transaction with Mr. Moo, btw. Good guy, good seller.
     
  4. Atcmg8803

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    NEW ALDEN MODEL: LWB slippers in Color 8. When my first pair of shells arrived I was real busy at work and had no time to wear them - I wear steel toed shoes at work - so my MAC Method lasted for about 3 weeks - Almost got to where I didn't want to wear them outside - just came home and put on jeans, Happy Socks and Aldens - ref New York Ranger's New Year's post about being in bed by 1030 (little ones fatigue) - ditto - too tired for outings sometimes! Also seen here is the little man rockin' bear slippers with a quasi crepe sole out in the "wild" - a special make up? This is a great shoe!
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  5. Abecedarian

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    Nice looking shoe. I'm really fond of the short wing. I have the C&J for polo version, but might like to get in on the LS reorder. Any word on when those might reappear?
     
  6. Mr.K

    Mr.K Senior member

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    The more I see the #8 color I am convinced that I need to add a pair to my rotation.
     
  7. Atcmg8803

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    ^ This Color 8 gets better and better each time I pull these shoes out. Love this color.
     
  8. abam

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    Just a heads up, JGilbert is doing a color 4/black shell saddle shoe and is taking pre-orders.
     
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    Adam at A of C has always been very prompt in returning my emails with questions. I believe he's based in the pacific nw and we've had some bad weather this week, with a lot of people without power. could be he's incommunicado because of that. Or he's on vacation. I also think it's a one man show, as mentioned earlier.
     
  10. FrankCowperwood

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    Looking very good. That is one classy "slipper" and those are great socks as well. Glad to hear you are enjoying your LWBs. And didn't I read something earlier about a special #4 shell bear slipper makeup on the flexwelt coming for the spring? With my luck it will only be available in toddler sizes. :)
     
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    +1 to this. Give him a chance. I believe he will respond to you and provide good service.
     
  12. randomkoreandude

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    really tempted by the unlined #8 ptb ... someone buy my SF boots!
     
  13. stevent

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    He responded almost immediately to me earlier this week. And instead of trying to sell me a shoe he knew wouldn't fit me well, he was honest about it and said he'd look into finding something that would work for me.
     
  14. abam

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    Quick sizing question: I measure between a 7.5 and a 8 on the Brannock device, so I've gone with a 7.5 in Barrie LWBs (the only Aldens I own). Everything seems to fit great, though there's about a finger's worth of room in the length of the shoe. Would you size down one, or would that be too snug of a fit?
     
  15. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Senior member

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    finger soudns like a lot

    you may need to size down a half size to 7. you could always order one and return it if it doesnt work assuming your not near somewhere that sells aldens
     
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  16. fitchottie

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    A fingers width should be good, also depends on the type of sock. I start out with a dress sock and after about five wears I can go thicker and I finally end at an all cotton sock, like gold toe...my foot is a 12d on bannock but the circumference of my foot is over 4.5 inches so I size 11.5 d trubalance and 12d on barrier and the length is roughly the same and fit is the same.. Some heal slip with dress socks none with cotton...
     
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    Agree. Friends and fam are socked in up in NW. Don't know where he resides, but Adam has been a rockstar in answering all my mail. Keep trying.
     
  18. Atcmg8803

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    EDIT --- It looks like NEED SUPPLY has a 15% off sale going (edit here: on sale items) in store and online...the banner shows up when you go to the Aldens page. Suspect Aldens probably not on sale. Code is extra15.
     
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  19. NewYorkIslander

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    Glad you got em, I was thinking long and hard, but would have had to sell something to fund it...and yes, Moo is stand up, I've had a few purchases from him, were always smooth, and the man has great style.
    SWEET! Glad to know I'm not the only one in bed early.
     
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    Rob - hope you're feeling better!
    I was in bed last night at 10:45 and couldn't have been happier. Plenty of hours to dream about Alden special make-ups. All that ended when the wife forgot to turn her alarm off last nite and I was awoken nice and early for no good reason.
     
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