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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. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    You'll probably have to try on some shoes yourself and see how it feels on your feet. Personally, if I was in between a B and C, I'd probably go with a C width, because if the shoe is too tight then it will start to hurt your feet after a while, and unless the leather stretches there's nothing you can do about it. If it's just a tad on the wide side, you can just lace them up tighter or wear some thicker socks. But again, every shoe is different - for instance in the Barrie or Trubalance last you may need to go down to a B, because those lasts are generally wider than many others.
     
  2. Beatlegeuse

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    same here...I don't understand why they did that, I never had a chance at the #4
     
  3. SuitedDx

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    I believe the sizes ordered were for more common sizes. I wonder is this was a pilot run for them to see the demand.
     
  4. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    hopefully....maybe we're on the verge of seeing a return of more #4 shoes? I'm not sure how scarcity usually works with shell colors, but I assume it's possible for the rarity of each color to change from time to time.
     
  5. Dbear

    Dbear Senior member

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    First an only pair of shell (for now), #8 lwb. Whether or not it works...I'm determined to wear these w/ every single type/pair of pants I own...

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  6. Mr. Six

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    I looked through the thread and couldn't find the answer: did the #4 wingtip boots come from TSM?
     
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  7. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    yep, and you may still be able to order them depending on your size.
     
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    wish there was a 7 for me to order. any one know if they're doing pre-orders or anything?
     
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    sazon: heavy boots with dress slacks..?
     
  10. FrankCowperwood

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    Ravello wingtip boots today.

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  11. SuitedDx

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    Capri? :D

    Awesome #8!
     
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  12. El Argentino

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    Euro man-capri's + chunky americana Alden lwbs = Sprezzamericana...
     
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    #8 long wings are, in my experience, one of the most versatile shoes. Only time I don't even consider wearing them is with black pants. Great shoes! And my contribution: 403 Indy boots at the end of their first day in the wild: [​IMG]
     
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    If I take an 8.5d in Barrie what will I be in the Leydon?
     
  15. mcarthur

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    cigar cap toe boot
    marcoliani merino wool argyles otc
     
  16. keithp3521

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    Wait. Is "sprezzamericana" a good thing?
     
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    Happy to post some pics...here they are from a few different angles and in different lights.

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    I'm an 8.5D in Barrie, too. In Leydon, I own a pair of 9.5C suede chukkas and they fit me just as perfectly as the Barrie shoes I own. I suspect a 9D in Leydon would be equally comfortable.
     
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    Any Alden retailer worth their salt knows the demand for rare shells. (and the shoemart certainly does)

    Why they order full size runs of all of their cigar, ravello, whiskey, but not #4 is beyond me...

    my frustration is compounded by the fact they know my size, told me about the imminent arrival of #4's yet didn't mention the lack of larger sizes until I asked them where the 11.5s were. :fu:
     
  20. PhiPsi32

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    If I may cross post with the MTO thread, there are two proposals out for an Alden make up. sfactor has suggested a black cap toe combat boot. Mr. Chorizo is stumping for a black long wing in a combo of pebble grain and shell. Both are interesting ideas for black shoes. Both make ups have 4-5 people ready to commit. If anyone is interested in joining the MTO list, please come on over.

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/248010/alden-mto-forum-group-buy/855




     
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