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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. furo

    furo Senior member

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    this

    Probably one of the best on the market.
     
  2. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    thank you
     
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    thank you
     
  4. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    looking good!
     
  5. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    thank you
     
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    I'm a bit tardy with my Cigar Cap Toe boots. These are with the Comando Soles and are from Alden DC . I am generally 10D TTS but wear 9.5D in the Barrie last. For these Cap Toes in the Grant last, I sized up to 10D on Kathy's recommendation. I love how they fit, generally slimmer, narrrower in the toe box but a bit longer. Really, whether to size up or not depends on how roomy the Barrie is for you; those that find the Barrie is slightly roomy could probably take the same size in the Grant. If the Barrie is fairly snug, then size up.
     
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    These are sensational Uncle Mac. And I love the way you have laced them. Perfection as always.
     
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    Your Colour # 8's look terrific.
     
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    Uncle Mac, somehow your "special" shell colours always look that bit more special. That is such a beautiful colour.
     
  10. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    i like your cigar and argyles
     
  11. mcarthur

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    thank you
     
  12. mcarthur

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    thank you
    i like your cigar and remember to use the method
     
  13. onestar

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    Actually I felt a bit ashamed posting that image (taken a few weeks ago before I had put "the method" into my routine). Now my shoes are never put away into their trees and bags without a thorough brushing. Very happy with them now. Love my Cigars....
     
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    Thank you gents.
     
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    Yes! What every reader secretly longs for . . . Mac's approval. I'm so proud.
    Thanks Uncle!
     
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    Thank you gents.
     
  17. gentpax

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    Alden quality control strikes again... but this time it didn't really hurt.

    My marble suede Indy's came from Leffot this evening. Went through typical Alden unboxing:

    - Open box.
    - Inspect for blemishes.
    - Make sure shoes are right size.

    Both shoes are marked half a size larger than the box which had size I actually ordered. Oops.

    - Break out ruler, compare outsole to other True Balance lasted boot (a Tanker, which was just approximate)
    - Lace-up and try on with thin socks. For some folks this would be the obvious first step, but lacing suede leaves marks, so why bother killing the mint condition if the size wasn't even ballpark? It was.
    - Shoes fit well.
    - Try on Tankers for immediate comparison so I know I'm not suffering from wishful thinking.

    Long story short, size on shoe appears to be wrong. Box appears to be right. I will say that the off-white suede makes the shoe look bigger than a dark shoe of similar size. Have had worse issues with Aldens out of the box -- a pair of polish-stained shoes, one with loose threads and another with a gash in the side of a sole. At least they don't have to go back with no stock in my size to exchange for...
     
  18. Worwell

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    Alden refuses to do a MTO Whiskey LWB in Toddler 6 for my son. Does anyone else find this to be outrageous? What happened to the customer always being right? The boy needs shell, Alden.
     
  19. ambivalence

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    Anyone have any idea where to get those cigar captoe boots in size 8d?
     
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    I don't see the point... he's going to outgrow the shoe in a year or two. Why not wait until he's an adult and then buy him a pair that will last him 20+ years?
     
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