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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. phototristan

    phototristan Distinguished Member

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    Nice, Ravello?
     


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    Yep!

    My ultimate would be a Ravello Atom, or a Shortwing. Basically what mcarthur just posted above (sigh).

    I'd also like to see Alden offer a two tone wingtip in Ravello or #4, and black.
     
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    Thanks to all who responded. I do indeed have a high instep, and that may well be the source of my fit problems with the LHS. In any case, I think that I will avoid the Van last for now. Although I really liked those cigar loafers. I'll just have to keep looking. Perhaps C&J is the way to go.

    As I mentioned, the sales guy in NYC did give me a pitch about how I would have to endure a little discomfort at first, but that if I had faith and persevered, the shoes would in time become very comfortable. It was hard to challenge him, since he has much more experience than I do. But the shoes are too expensive to take that chance. This approach didn't seem right to me, and I didn't think that shell could stretch that much.
     


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    Consider the unlined BB version. It's much easier on the instep.
     


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    so I just found out I'm the same size as macarthur. a fact that will probably cost me a lot of money.
     


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    thirdeded. at least the 2 eyelet chukka in Barrie. I'm pretty sure I had the right size on, it's just that it fit so loose around the ankle
     


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    +4. I generally like the Barrie (have 2 boots and a #8 PTB) but never liked the fit of my #8 Chukkas so sold them on eBay.
     


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    What size is that? I notice he sells different sizes at times.
     


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    Damn, you guys are making me re-think my decision now.
    What's wrong with them if I can ask? Are they a sloppy fitting boot?
    Was hoping to get a pair for the winter.
     


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    I mean plenty of people love them. just best to try them on first, or buy from somewhere witha good return policy.

    to me they were just very sloppy fitting b/c you only have 2 eyelets, and they are kind of in no mans land, so I couldn't get my foot/ankle secure
     


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    Thanks for all the help... I forgot to mention that I have a pair of cap toe balmorals and a long wing blucher I'm working with... not Aldens, but nice enough.

    Are these dressy enough to wear with a suit but also suitable for jeans?

    http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-me...s-13750_ald_m_chukka_boot_shell_cordovan.html

    I've never really been into chukkas but they are pretty deluxe.

    What I would ideally like to find are a pair of these... http://www.arichinnerlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/2011-05-163.jpg
    but can't seem to locate them.

    Thanks!
    Dave
     


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    At the risk of starting a new thread, I figured I throw this hear first and get a concentrated opinion.

    What is the recommended approach to getting rid of the scuffs and dimples on the leather of my Indys and Roys?

    I have neatsfoot oil and mink oil, but every time I oil the boots the scuffing comes back within a day or so. It's almost like the leather finish is gone. I can't imagine that's the case with chromexcel though.

    Thanks for the help. [​IMG]
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    They are the epitome of a sloppy fitting shoe. It's not that I don't like the fit of chukkas in general either, my 3 eyelet Shell C&J chukka fits great.
     


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