***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. NotClever

    NotClever Senior member

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    I go TTS on the Aberdeen. It's a little snug on my little toes, but it only bothers me walking downhill, heh. I'd also say I'm on the wide side of D (i.e. if I get measured on a Brannock when my feet are swollen after a day of hard walking I'll come out as an E).
     
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    unclesam099 Senior member

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    I have a 12D Aberdeen loafer that is a little tight vs. I have an 11.5D Barrie PTB that is a bit loose...

    Your results may vary depending on how you want your shoes to fit.
     
  3. mcbrown

    mcbrown Senior member

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    This. I own 3 pairs of Aberdeen shoes in 3 different sizes - 10.5D, 10.5E, 10E. All "fit", though imperfectly. The 10.5D is a touch tight, but okay with thin socks. The 10.5E is a touch big in the toe box and loose in the heel, but okay with thick socks. The 10E is a touch short (4th toe on one foot occasionally rubs against the upper) but not terrible overall. Right now I feel best in the 10.5D, but last month I felt best about the 10E. YMMV. There is no substitute for wearing them for a while, I'm sorry to say.
     
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    when you say tight is that in respect to the width or length?

    And thanks to everyone who has responded. This forum is fantastic.:slayer:
     
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    I'll be sure to give this a shot. Thank you!
     
  6. marroyo

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    I really want some cigar shell in my life. Thinking cigar Indy or PTB. Any suggestions?

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    Ravello Chukka today.

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    I was thinking of picking up a pair of boots on the Leydon last.

    My best fitting lasts are Aberdeen & Hampton.

    Based on the chart it appears that both of these lasts are narrower than the Leydon. When I sent an inquiry over to Adam at AOC he advised that they Leydon maybe more narrow. Can anybody provide any insight/
     
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    Dewey Senior member

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    My sense is that not everyone can wear every last.

    I wear a 10D Barrie and had to give away a 10E Aberdeen because it was too wide at the heel. No way a 10D Aberdeen would have enough room for my toes.

    Getting the shape right is as important as getting the right size. The size only describes how the shape is scaled up and down.
     
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    I'm the guy who received a pair of whiskey shell LWBs yesterday that were not only the wrong size (even though the box was correct), but had defects that, in my opinion, should disqualify them even from being sold as "seconds." I was pretty hard on Alden, and based on that pair, deservedly so. It's only fair that I report that my replacement whiskey shell LWBs arrived today, and they're as close to perfect as I've ever had in a pair of Aldens. I'm very happy.

    If all Alden shells were made to the standard of my replacement pair, no one would be able to ding Alden for QC problems ever again. C'mon Alden, we know you *can* turn out a sublime pair of shoes. Please be more consistent in doing so.

    My new, replacement whiskey LWBs:

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    -Erik
     
  11. cloudshift

    cloudshift Senior member

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    That is a mighty fine looking pair of whiskey LWBs.
     
  12. slide13

    slide13 Senior member

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    ^ like winning the lottery right there!

    Beautiful shoes, those things just seem to glow.
     
  13. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    Agree. I'd say his standards are quite high.
     
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    great shine on your good looking ravello chukkas.
    i would go with the ptb
     
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