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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. CTYGGG

    CTYGGG Senior member

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    Nice purchase! Hope they workout for you, suede is ultra comfortable.
     


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    Thanks! Unfortunately I'm in the 9s. Bummer.
     


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    I took the irregular plunge once again as I wanted to try a pair of suede boots in a size different than I usually wear (8.5d Barrie -> trying 8E Barrie). I've made 4 irregular purchases in the past and still have one pair (#8 Chukkas). All the others I sold off due to not liking fit and/or style (brown calf wingtip boot w/commando sole on Leydon, unlined tan suede chukka on Leydon and brown suede chukka w/crepe sole on Barrie).

    We'll see how these go.....

    [​IMG]
     


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    I was hoping for a #8 chukka in my size on irregular list, but not there. I settled for a pair of snuff sued pennys on van last (size 8), look great. Only flaw is a spot of snarky suede on the very back...perfect place for it. Rest of shoe looks great and fit is on the money.

    JT
     


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    Do you find the tongue sliding off to the side to be uncomfortable?
     


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    its annoying more than anything else. What is uncomfortable is when the speedhooks snag the pant, especially the stitching. Oooff
     


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    I noticed that on the C&J for Polo Lidricks I just got, the tongue is stitched down on one side to prevent the sliding.
     


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    ahhh, yes, I thought of asking a cobbler to do this on my Alden Boots. Cant wait to get my Lindricks!
     


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    Boring, I know, but I just received an "irregular" pair of Aberdeen lasted full-strap loafers in Color 8 from Shoemart. I've been going through some sizing issues lately but it seems to have worked out with these.
    The only flaw/blemish I can see is that someone tried them on and minimally creased them. They look and feel awesome!!!!:slayer:
     


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    That seems to be the best solution. It would be nice if Alden took care of it, but I guess you could have someone put in a few stitches locally.
     


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    noice. I think most would be pleasantly surprised with the Aberdeen last. Initially, I thought it was a narrow last, reserved for only narrow feet, but I was impressed with how well they fit. Aberdeen is probably one of the more under appreciated Alden lasts
     
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    Hi, Can I ask about the cordovan?

    There are a lot of cracks on this pair. I know these parts had some stress. But I want to wear my shoes a long time.
    and I also know i do not have to wear cordovan in the rain.

    Do not you have any suggestion about your cordovan with the cracking?
     


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    Those with suede/nubuck, how do you care for them?

    I know the sand suedes I ordered will pick up dirt and grime sooner or later. I had a pair of Clarks Desert Boots in several colors and they got dirty sooner or later. I never bothered cleaning them because they were cheap enough to replace.
     


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    Namor- you have really got that sizing down a width thing down; your shoes boots/ always look incredibly long and sleek.

    Also, WHERE IS MAC?! No pics in a while.
     


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