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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. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Distinguished Member

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    People have used brown shoe polish to change the color over time.
     


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    That is what I was thinking, or brown shoe dye. Perhaps I'm not the only one that doesn't like the white stitching. There was a great pair of loden colored boots at Unionmade - but size 10 is already out!
     


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    I have a question about special edition shoes:

    Anyone know of companies/retailers that would take orders of specific sizes/widths when they send their orders to Alden? Most of the shoes are D widths or start with size 7. Unfortunately, I wear a 6E on Barrie and I would like information if retailers (e.g., LS, ShoeMart, UnionMade, etc.) would take this type of request. Thanks!
     


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    K Thanks you just bought what was going to be my pair :censored:
     
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    For what it's worth I think you did a great job on the Hallecks - I love the light antique edge and the lack of speed hooks. The boot looks almost cigar in the pics though.
     


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    All 11.5d....lol
     


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    I finally pulled the trigger, got the Alden # 8 cap toe, and the plain toe, and the tobacco long wing(25%) off and the indy, also the chukka.... I just had to with the 30% off..... what a steal. Got to love Jcrew.... Oh and the Snuff suede plain toe.

    11.5d...lol
     


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    jcrew site isnt letting me put in a zip code so i cannot check out!
     


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    you bought 6 Aldens at once? That's a pretty epic haul I must say :slayer:
     


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    Yes, feel free to unload any of those 11.5's you don't want on B&S. :smarmy:
     


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    Sick service. I called late Wednesday evening, shoes arrived in New York today. Kathy threw in Alden brown paste wax, an extra pair of laces and a shoe horn.

    I like these boots a lot. Few comments

    1) The new cigar batches are coming out a lot darker than they used to (they are closer to #8 than the Ralph Lauren "dark brown" cordovan, for example)

    2) I got 10E in this Grant lasted boot. Grant 10E essentially fits like Barrie 10D. I may have been able to get away with a Grant 10D with thinner stocks, but I intend to wear thicker argyles with this boot the next few months.

    3) I feel like I can wear this with wool pants, suit pants, jeans, khakis, etc; very versatile.

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    cyc wid it Stylish Dinosaur

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    Wish more stores would invest in decent websites... IMO they would pay for themselves rather quickly.
     


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    I take a 10 D on the Barrie, but I went with the 10.5 D on the Grant since you purchased the 10 E she had. Can't wait to get them. First time trying the Grant and wanted a sleeker looking boot. Hopefully the half size up from the Barrie don't leave my foot with too much wiggle room.

    Does the 10 E on the Grand look as wide as the Barrie in D width?
     


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    I would say the 10E is very slightly more sleek than a Barrie 10D longwing. I wear a 10D in a Tremont wingtip, but cordovan boots fit a bit tighter than shoes (from what people have been saying here), so going up a size (either in width or length) seems to work. I think you will like your 10.5D as it will likely be a bit narrower (sleeker) than my pair
     


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