***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. blake3030

    blake3030 Senior member

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    So I can get some Indys shipped to Australia relatively cheap, but the place only has sizes 10 and 11. I'm usually an 11 in most things (perfect 11 in Quoddy, McNairy) so I would assume the perfect size for me in an Alden trubalance shoe (with size E width) would be a 10.5.

    If I was to get a 10, would this definitely be too small? If I was to get the 11, would it really be that big on me?? Am I just desperate?
     


  2. Islander

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    :lol: easy big fella, west coast vancouver islander
     


  3. dahl5yankees

    dahl5yankees Senior member

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    love Alden boots
     
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    rosenkruez Senior member

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    I've got the same problem with my indy 405.. if the left shoe loosens up a bit, that would be golden. if not, gotta up 1/2 size..
     


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    It's an increased liability shipping overseas and the customs are a bitch to deal with. Try shipping internationally a few times and youll know what Im talking about
     


  6. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

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    I typically have no problem with it at all - though I deal only with ebay people with legit great feedback or known SF'ers. using Paypal label printing + usps express it's nearly identical to shipping domestic

    though I could see how it could be increased risk with randos, which is why I don't do it.
     
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    yulun405 Well-Known Member

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    I thought Shoemart and J. Crew do ship internationally, although the lists of countries are still limited. (especially J. Crew)
     


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    Go Habs!

    How do you like so far, Ranger? :D
     
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    You mean in any color other than standard Florida white?
     


  10. mcarthur

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    [​IMG]
    color 8 ptb
    argyles otc
     


  11. Michigan Planner

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    I was wearing my Berried lasted PTBs with a suit all day today. I think they look great with a suit, especially if you are not wearing some sort of ultra-slim skinny suit or if you are not a super thin guy. I think it comes down to a personal preference and what your own individual style is.
     


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    Uncle, an amazing shine and beautiful shoes. I notice they have a commando sole. May I ask where you got them? I've been looking for just such a pair.
     


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    ^ Those look so nice -- which last is that?
     


  14. Chien

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    There are some parts on my J.Crew #8 captoe I realized that are not normal.
    It is slightly rougher when I rub my fingers across them.

    They look like this

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    and the crease on the boot on the left side of the picture inbetween the captoe and the laces.

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    is this normal? I'm under the impression that cordovan will be smoooooooth throughout

    Also, through my wears I have accumulated some scars on them. It isnt the regular scruffs but a short thin cut through the leather. Is there anyway to fix this? will polishing help?
     


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    ^I have a rough area on my #8 captoes as well, but they aren't from J. Crew and the area is around the toe box. It is also hazy in appearance. I have thin scratches throughout the shoes that aren't really visible unless you're extremely close to the shoes. I do my best to keep it in a good shape by brushing. But at the end of the day, they're shoes....they're not going to stay flawless forever. You bought them, enjoy wearing them.
     


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