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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. hkpm

    hkpm Senior member

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    You should contact Tassels in HK. (just search it in Google)
     
  2. seer

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    Are you kidding! They are a great looking boot!
     
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    Mac is an accountant? An accountant is the footware guru for a bunch of Brooklyn-based hipsters? :slayer:
     
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    What are those chino BTW?
    nice outfit with a nice boots,FOR SURE
     
  5. P. Bateman

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    Alden SF has them.
     
  6. booke3c

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    I wear Indy Boots 4057 in US9.5D .

    and i want to get a shell-corduvan #8 long wing blucher, but there's no Long wing blucher(#975) in the store ,they just got Plain Toe blucher (#990) there , and they got only US10............ so i tried them in us10 , it was okay but felt i can wear a bit smaller...

    should i just buy us9.5 directly or just ger them in us10 ???
     
  7. zippyh

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    J Gilbert is supposed to be getting some in this Spring.
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/278222/2012-pre-order-from-jgilbert#post_5020564
     
  8. PhiPsi32

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    Thanks for the leads, gents. I did look at Alden SF, but I didn't see blue suede. I'll look again.
     
  9. FrankCowperwood

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    Alden Madison Avenue also shows a blue suede PTB on it's Web site: http://aldenmadisonny.com/ALDENSUEDE2.html. Might give them a call too.
     
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    Alden SF doesn't put everything on the website. They've definitely had the PTB in the past (and it wasn't on the website)
     
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    Now that this thread is nearing 25,000 posts, maybe it's time for a FAQ that could be reposted periodically or stickied or something. Actually, the whole thread should be stickied but that's a different story. Awhile ago (pre-new forum software) I compiled a list of online shops with links, and Jet put that into his first post.

    Some basic topics that come up are:
    1) Sizing. The great image posted with all of the lasts could be supplemented with user's experiences.
    2) Break-in procedure
    3) Caring for shell cordovan
    4) Observations about the different types of soles (double leather, waterloc, crepe)
    5) Variations on the Indy boot
    6) Variations in color within the same shell color

    Worthwhile? I could help compile stuff or if someone else wants to step up go for it (Namor? NYRanger?)

    I know a lot of this is already scattered throughout the thread and on various websites but it would be nice to have it all in one place.:teach:
     
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  12. closerlook

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    PLAZA LAST question

    do you guys take the plaza last in your normal size or do you size down?
     
  13. SuitedDx

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    I typically wear 7 D/E on shoes (6.5D on Barrie) so same size but but I had to go with an E on the Plaza. I could probably size down th 6.5 because it does have a fair amount of toe room but then I might have to search for a 6.5EE (which is too much of a hassle).
     
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    +1. The last two shoes I've ordered from them are models they don't have listed on the site.
     
  15. P. Bateman

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    As of last weekend, they were in the store on the shelf.
     
  16. PhiPsi32

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    Ah, I see it a PTB and a chukka. Thanks. I may be in the area of Leather Soul Beverly Hills this weekend to check sizing. And my thanks again, the info will help stay aware of upcoming releases too.

    Oh, and a FAQ would awesome.
     
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  17. wesmamyke

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    I have some last and sizing questions. I ordered a pair or boots from Moulded shoe in NY, who grossy overcharges for shipping I might add. They are on the modified last, one that fits large I was told so I sized down to a 9D.

    Now these things are just huge! At least a whole size too big I think. What the heck is going on with my feet? It seems unlikely I would be an 8 1/2 or 8D.

    For reference I'm usually a 10 or 10 1/2 in athletic shoes. Usually 9D in other boots, Wolverine, Chippewa etc. Presumably a 9 1/2 in dress shoes, I don't actually own any but that's what my feet actually measure out to.

    I called to ask about returning them and was told I should go to an Alden dealer and get sized because " Alden's are sized completely different than any other shoe"?? I read A LOT about the sizing on these things before ordering, so felt I was making an informed decision.

    Are there any stores in Massachusetts that carry Alden boots, not just shoes?
     
  18. plato

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    For a comparison, I wear a 10 in running shoes and Converse Jack Purcells, but my foot measures as a 9d on the regular device at shoe shops. My Red Wing boots are 9d. When I recently ordered my first pair from Alden through a local store, SW cordovan shoes on the Tremont last (which is narrower than the barrie last and others), I had to send back the 9d that was originally ordered for an 8.5. Still waiting a couple more days to pick them up and do a final double check on the fit, but thought my experience might be fair comparanda for you. Sizing just really seems to vary between brands of shoes.

     
  19. Joenobody0

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    I wear an 8.5 in New Balance running shoes and a 7 in the Alden Barrie last. The Barrie is considered to be a "size down .5" last as well. It's not impossible to think that you might take 8.5 if you wear a 10 in some sneakers.

    You're experiencing the downside of remote shoe purchasing. I hope you get it worked out.
     
  20. Dayman

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    I had my first order from Leather Soul today. Great customer service when I called and ordered the Alden chromexcel Tanker boot that came in yesterday. I got a call back about an hour later saying they had noticed a small dent in the leather they couldn't buff out of the boot and wanted to know if i wanted to cancel, get the boot from their other store or get a free pair of shoe trees. They sent me an email with pictures of the dent and it was barely noticeable. So, I took the shoe trees! Great service and attention to detail. [​IMG]
     
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