***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. ghdvfddzgzdzg

    ghdvfddzgzdzg Senior member

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    not alden specifically, but we talk Horween shell colors in here a lot, and the Leffot blog just put up pics of two colors I've never seen before. (these are both Rider boots)

    Moka (like mocha?)
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    and #6
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  2. interlockingny

    interlockingny Senior member

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    The pair that Leffot had for sale (the day tripper) was on the Grant last.
     
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    And I thought I was the only d.g. thinking that


    perfection. simple perfection.
     
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    tv2177 Senior member

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    ok thanks. LHS does looks a little longer in pictures and i like it a little over the marlows. but both are good penny loafers
     
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    if your big toe is up there your feet are going to be squeezed pretty tight into your shoes

    i agree though, i'm a relative alden newb and sometimes wonder about sizing. i think the main thing is make sure the widest part of your foot matches widest part of the shoe.
     
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    An excellent choice. That antique edge trim looks great and I'm sure you've noticed the color(s) #8 develops into in the many photos here. Always room for Cigar or Ravello, next, right?:D
     
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    A good e-stalker would have found her picture by now.
     
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    greetings,
    would like to know if anyone would like to purchase these at cost before I post for sale anywhere. purchased through pre-order from LeatherSoul, brand new, never worn, in original box with shoe bags. Size 11.5D, Barrie. $595, shipped in US.

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    Alden Shoes – #8 Shortwing for Style Forum (LSW & LSBH)
    Posted by Tom

    Our latest Alden model was designed for the members of Style Forum, particularly those who post and read the official Alden thread.

    The combination of Horween color #8 shell cordovan and an antique edgetrim sounded like a great idea and now that we finally see it in the flesh, Style Forum was right.

    A double waterlock leather sole and regular welt round out the details.

    As most of our order was presold, stock is very short.

    (Barrie last, $595.00)

    please PM me if you would like.
    best,
    scott
     
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    interlockingny Senior member

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    Size?
     
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    Since I am a narrow size, I appreciate the fit options offered by the LHS and it seems to work better overall. It does have a low arch though so that strap can pinch your feet depending on foot shape so it doesn't work for everyone even if you get the length/width perfect. The "D width only" Marlow is easier on the arch but again--D width only.

    I have been fortunate enough to make both work. 11B is working in the LHS for me while the 10D Marlow, although a little short in the length, seems to fit very very well when i go sockless in the summer.

    As far as finishing goes--I like the hand sewing, the half strap, and single leather sole on the LHS better. On the Marlow, I like the 270 welt with close heel and the closely trimmed sole around the whole shoe better than the LHS.
     
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    +1 to all of the above:nodding:
     
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    How many people here sized one whole down for Trubalance? as a 8C not sure if 7.5d might be too big
     
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    I have. I'm normally a 8.5 in sneakers, went down to a 7.5 E on indy and context roy boots. The guy at leather soul was saying how they might have sized me wrong, and I'm actually a D width. I normally wear an insole anyways so a 7.5E works fine for me.
     
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    I went down a whole size - usually I'm a 10D in most shoes, Clarks Desert Kahn/Boot I'm a 9.5 and today when I went to try on some Indys, 9D felt nice and comfy.

    On another note, JUST ORDERED MY FIRST PAIR OF ALDENS - Ultimate Indys in Chromexcel from Leathersoul Beverly Hills

    Is it unhealthy how incredibly giddy/excited I am?

    Also as a side note, I saw that the Leffot 405's have burgundy laces, which I think look pretty cool. Does anyone have any alternate lace color/material ideas for the chromexcel?
     
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    I'm looking for a shell cap toe or wingtip to wear with suits. I'm torn between #8 and Cigar. The Cigar is intriguing, partly because it is uncommon. Is cigar too casual for a cap toe balmoral? Is it this dark IRL?

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