***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. WhoKnewI

    WhoKnewI Senior member

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    Those longwings need shoe trees...look like they have tumors.
     
  2. Akeem

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    I just cleaned up my favorite pair of boots. After almost 2 years, my only complaint with these would be the eyelets. Several of them are starting to splinter and fray up the laces.

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    Beautiful. Looks like they're holding up well.
     
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    This is the resemblance I was referring to. If so, interesting to see how they turned out. I have included a pic of why WP longwings:

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    Those look great. I now an regretting canceling my order for them with Epaulet when they changed the last from the Barrie to the Leydon.
     
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    no one??
     
  7. interlockingny

    interlockingny Senior member

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    Have you checked with LeatherSoul? They may have #8 longwings in stock.
     
  8. FrankCowperwood

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    Or try Sherman Brothers: http://www.shermanbrothers.com/custservice.php#shipping

    http://www.shermanbrothers.com/product.php?ItemId=1116&ProductId=208

    I've bought three or four pairs of shoes from them. Service has been impeccable and domestic shipping prompt. Call them with questions. They have been helpful on the phone for me on several occasions. In fact I'd call to check availability.

    Looks like TheShoeMart does too, depending on the country: http://www.theshoemart.com/policies/c-policies.html

    Ordered once from there. Excellent.

    I'll admit to having a soft spot for Sherman Brothers. That's whe my #8 PTBs came from. First Alden shell. Also Philadelphia center city location right next to excellent oysters and beer poured from a beer engine. Makes for a very pleasant block. Sort of making me wish I could go buy some #8 Indys there. Right now.
     
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    To point 2: Agree. I would like to try something that's not Barrie myself. Guess sizing is the trick. Will have to take a little field trip to experiment. Fortunately the is a local purveyor or two,, though I'm not sure how exotic the selection will be. And then there's the ~10% sales tax..
     
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    Just ordered my first pair of Indys and I decided to go with the 404 (kudu). Is there anyone that has the kudu Indy that can post pictures of a well-worn pair? I'm looking forward to receiving my pair.
     
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    Anyone else here wear Barrie and other bigger lasts with suits? I know some hate the look, but I don't think it's a bad look at all :-/
     
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    ive worn barrie lasted boots with winter weight suits like tweed or heavy wool but never with an interview type suit
     
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    Namor:

    What brands would you suggest for sleeker last shoes that are on the same price tier as Aldens? I think I'm going to slowly work on buying balmorals now.
     
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    Also how do you usually size sleeker shoes like John Lobb? Just .5 size bigger? I guess I'm not done after all, haha.
     
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