***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. scb

    scb Senior member

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    just tried a pair of captoe boots on the grant. same size as my barrie/trubalance size is a little snug in the width. next half size up is too long. wider is not an option. wondering if I should try it out and hope for stretch or if the grant just won't work for me
     


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    my wallet doesnt like hearing this...must resist
     


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    haha...I must admit I am terrified that wifey will log into our bank account and see the charge...I didn't tell her about the pre-order. Working on making up an excuse right now and seeing if I can redirect the fedex shipment to my work address so I can keep them here. :D
     


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    awesome boot but I decided to go with the Lindrick over this. it's too bad Alden doesn't use dainite..their only winter appropriate sole is commando which a lot of people don't like
     


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    Good point, hadn't really thought of it. My plan was waiting until I was ready to send them back to Alden's for the restoration, then have the commando put on, as well as the possibility of relasting on a better fitting last.

    The Hampton Last is by far my favorite, just fits like a glove. Dann-online.com is the only site I've found with a decent selection on this last. theshoemart.com has a few too, but no direct shipping to Canada. Second favorite is the trubalance, so future boots will probably be more indy's. Black shell as well as ravello shell.
     


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    Salesman at Alden SF told me to not expect Shell Cordovan to stretch, probably not worth it.
     


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    scb Senior member

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    the opposite of what the guy at Citishoes said this afternoon
     


  9. jasonfoote303

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    I agree that shell doesn't stretch much
     
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  10. FrankCowperwood

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    I did get a pair of Barrie wing tip boots to stretch a little from 10.5d. So you may get something to work with. Depends on what you need.
     


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    Just got these today...Alden for Epaulet Brixton Boot in #8. The light sole was pretty polarizing, some loved it and some hated it. I personally love it!

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    Very sharp, edge trim included. Love them with the light grey trousers. Enjoy.
     


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    Perhaps a variation on the F***, marry, kill game (or maybe not that similar)-- but if you had to choose 3 of the 5 shoes below to take with you, which would you take (excluding harsh weather)?

    I'm going to live overseas for ~1+ years and with the airline weight and bag restrictions I can only conceive of taking 3 of my very small Alden collection.

    Ravello LW leather
    Color 8 PTB leather
    BLK cordovan boot Barrie Commando
    Cigar Indy leather
    Indy boot
     


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    Loving my Leather Soul Monks...

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    Ravello longwing
    Color 8 PTB
    Indy boot or Cigar Indy (pick the more rugged sole)
     


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