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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. lagsun

    lagsun Senior member

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    FWIW, I usually wear a leather insole from Pedag in my shoes. My 8.5D Barrie Aldens fit me comfortably. I have the RL Marlow Wingtip in 8.5D as well and it fits a little looser in the heel for me with the toebox a little narrower than my Barrie-lasted Alden. Again YMMV.
     
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    Thanks guys. This info is helpful.
     
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    I wear a 7 in both the Darlton and the Barrie. The Darlton is slimmer all over though. There's no comparison between the cavernous Barrie heel and the normal 325 lasted heel.
     
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    Which boot would be most versatile in terms of wearability in different settings (casual (think university setting) vs job/internship). The cap toe boot in #8 or the wing tip boot in #8.
     
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    Boots tend to be more casual in general. Captoes are more versatile whereas wingtips are traditional. I recommend both
     
  7. fitchottie

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    i LOVE THE Jcrew captoe boot.... That gets my vote....
     
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    Haha I'd love both. Which first considering for the next 2 and a half years (and probably grad school after that) I'll predominantly be in an informal setting.
     
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    here is the captoe (C&J Shell) im wearing today. Yesterday I wore the Lindrick. Couldnt live without both :D [​IMG]
     
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    These aren't Barrie last? Which last are they? Of course, they don't have the #8's in my size anyhow!!

     
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    What, no love for the Indy Shell boot in #8?

    NRO has them in stock, brand new shipment in a full size run. Got lucky on mine just happened to place the order when Alden was boxing them up at the factory
     
  12. phototristan

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    I think the last is called M58 or some such. It's a bit sleeker than the Barrie.


    Which leads me to a question. How does that work with third party cobblers when re-soling Aldens? How do they match the soles that they have to the shoe if they don't have the exact part number from Alden, etc. ?
     
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    After one day's wear....man I'm lovin' the fit, was super comfortable at work in these

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  15. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    Thanks. What if it has antique edging or black edging for that matter? Does the cobbler sand/re-create the edging manually?
     
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    Click on the link REguy provided.
    It's one of the steps.
     
  17. fitchottie

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    IN LOVE....
     
  18. Profligate47

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    I wear 10 1/2 D in Barrie and the same in the Darlton. Hope this helps
     
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    Captoe boot at my university:

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  20. phototristan

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    Yes it does, thanks.

    Where can I see the Darlton online? I'm having trouble locating.
     
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