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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. seer

    seer Senior member

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    We know his point though, thanks S...
     
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  2. kram6136

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    I have a pair of those Black & Tans from Epaulet, and the Horween Pegasus leather is really nice, soft but strong. It seems to do well in a bit of rain as well (post-Obenauf LP). Enjoy!
     
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    Excellent to know!! I'll make sure to prep them - thanks!
     
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    By the way, unlike in the photos on the Epaulet website which show standard Indy outsoles, my Black & Tans came with black cork neoprene outsoles, which I really like. How about yours?
     
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    has there been a 'black & tan' style (black leather upper, natural endging, and black neocork) indy boot but made in a Barrie last?
     
  6. MiniW

    MiniW Senior member

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    no, I check the stores that get special makes ups regularly and the Barrie lasted "indy" boots are pretty new and scarce. I wouldn't be surprised though if more shops do a make up with that combo
     
  7. makewayhomer

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    do you know if he had any commando soles where the lugs didn't reach all the way to the edge? I wonder if he could order something like

    [​IMG]

    I think thats a nice balance of practicality + looks.
     
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    mine, too - they should arrive by next Friday, can't wait!
     
  9. Sui Generis

    Sui Generis Well-Known Member

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    Alden SF had some when I stopped in a couple of months ago.
     
  10. NewYorkIslander

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    There's a shoemaker in my hood who has a bunch of books, and you can basically pick out the sole you want. Not sure how good he is, I've never used him, but if he's got it (little Korean Dry Cleaner/Shoe Repairman) I'm sure a place like BNelson can do that.
     
  11. drinkonlyscotch

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    Does anyone know why J. Crew dropped the "Alden for J. Crew" section from their site? Just yesterday there were over a dozen Alden makes available and today only one remains.
     
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    Probably has something to do with the current promotion on orders over $150. I think they took down all the third party goods for the duration of the sale. I'm sure you can still call in an order for them.
     
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    Nick V is the man to ask. I think he does have a a number of options. I went with his recommendation on the boots that you show. I like them a lot, but he could also do something different. But I don't believe that they can obtain the same commando soles that Alden uses.
     
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    Hi guys, first time Style Forum poster, and my apologies for bringing up a boring sizing question again. I did use the search, but I still don't have piece of mind about this: I am close to purchasing my first pair of Aldens, i.e. the Chukka boot on a Barrie last (D width). The thing is, I'll have to pay a lot of shipping to have them sent to Japan, and also pay 30% import taxes, so I really want to get the size right the first time.

    I understand that I will have to size down the for the Barrie last. But I am still not sure if I should size down a half or full size. Could you anyone give me some recommendation about this? My "usual" shoe size is US12. My feet (with socks) measure to 11.5" length and 4.1" width.

    Here are some of my current shoes that I own and fit well:

    Yuketen Country Ranger US 11.5
    Tricker's Woodstock (Country Last) UK10.5, Width 5 (they fit lengthwise, but I have to pull the laces really tight to fight slippage)
    Vans Authentic US12

    ...as you see, I have to size down on roomy shoes like the Tricker's Country last. But will I have to go a full size down to US for the Alden Barrie last? I'd rather have the Chukka fit a little on the tight side than having any slippage.

    Any help is appreciated. I wish I could just walk into a store here in Tokyo and try on my size, but as far as I know, you can't find sizes over US9 anywhere here.

    Cheers
    Tororo
     
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    I'm a US11.5, and take: US 11.5 on Plaza, Hampton, Leydon US 11 on Barrie UK 10 on Trickers Country lasts (have the same problem as you length is good, but the have way to much volume above the foot) So US 11.5 Barrie should be right for you!
     
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    [​IMG]

    Left to right: #8 LWB, Ravello PTB, Alden + Epaulet Officer's Indy, Alden + Epaulet Black & Tan Indy.

    Not sure what my next acquisition should be, but considering AF53 boots (#8, plain toe, commando sole) from Alden of Carmel. Or maybe just a #8 PTB? The ones posted above are beautiful.
     
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    Welcome to SF and nice looking collection. I'd recommend something in whiskey or cigar, maybe a LHS. [​IMG] Whiskey, #8, ravello
     
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  19. MiniW

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    I own both the LWB and PTB, since they are on the same last and are both blucher style, if you are wearing them for casual purposes only you may find that they are somewhat similar when compared side by side. If you are deciding on a boot or a PTB, I would recommend a boot, especially if there is a model you like that in stock in your size as that is less often the case.
     
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    Beautiful LHS collection! Yes, something in Cigar might be the ticket.
     
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