***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. zissou

    zissou Senior member

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    Renalan- that dimple wouldn't bug me because it might disappear when it starts creasing. But, that dye mess on the right tongue would drive me crazy!
     


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    I went.

    The Trunk show starts tomorrow, when I was there at about 3pm they had one suede brogue in, but were waiting on 3 pairs of boots that didn't make the shipment, Bryan was freaking out to say the least. The VP of Alden was en route, I wasn't able to meet him, but I hope for LSBH's sake all the shoes come in by tomorrow.
     


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    MIKE_JE Senior member

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    You're a lucky man, Moo (Loden Unionmade Indy's). I saw those in person last weekend and they are easily the nicest Indy's I've ever come across. They were out of my size, so I couldn't buy. Enjoy.
     
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  4. ambivalence

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    Anyone??
     


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    I happen to wear the exact same size in the Trubalance (like your 405's) and Barrie (which I assume your long wings will be) lasts. If your 405's fit with enough room for boot socks, the 7.5D long wings should work for you.
     


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    I wear 8D in the Trubalance and 8.5D in the Barrie.
     


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    Agreed. The majority of people wear the same size in the Trubalance as in the Barrie.
     


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    Hey REguy,

    Never did get a chance to say "Thanks" for this simple yet effective advice.

    My wife though I was nuts when we went into the local Lowe's and I bought a few pads.

    Using these with Mac's Method make buffing shell a breeze.

    Thanks again.

    JD
     


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    thanks man.. cause i know some people wear the same size on the barrie last and some upsize... so just checking with the rest... im planning to get the #8 lws...
    im wearing my alden indy with my uniqlo socks... think it will fit alright for the 7.5d for the barrie then..:)
    thanks guys
     


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    I disagree. Even if it is a natural imperfection of the shell, that imperfect portion should not have been placed front and center on the vamp - I have never seen such a thing on any shell shoe I have purchased, tried on or seen on display. That just reflects shoddy selection of materials, or possibly a post-manufacturing incident. You can easily get another pair of color 8 LWB's with no wait, so I would send them back. There is no reason to accept such a glaring flaw at the price you paid.
     


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    I would send back yesterday
     


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    Hmmm... Alden's color 8 shoes tend to have the most issues (the sitching on my longwings is already coming out) given its one of their highest volumes. I would say send it back, there always seems to be #8 longings readily available in your size. If it were something like a ravello or cigar longwing, I would maybe say live with it
     


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    These are beautiful! Enjoy them!
     


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    I'm having second thoughts about my #8 chukkas. I put them on this morning and either the way the style fits or inconsistency in sizing, but I feel like it was far too big and just doesn't feel right! Should I try to lace them a little tighter? Thicker socks? Or just unload them (brand new, only worn on carpet, not creased - "break-in procedure" only) and get a cigar dress shoe instead?
     


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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    I hope Tom doesn't mind a potentially premature release on these, but I believe these will be available in store today. I pre-ordered them in my (impossible to get otherwise narrow) size around 18 months ago.

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