***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. CharlesT44

    CharlesT44 Well-Known Member

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    I have these in black and love them. I wear them with my black suit once a week. I think the cigar would be a good second pair to go with grey and other colors of suits.
     


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    HorseHide Senior member

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    A couple of comments:

    1. Cigar is not too casual for a cap toe (balmoral or blucher)
    2. As has been posted/discussed at length on this thread, there is signficant variation in the colors of different lots of shoes so the actual shoe you receive may not be this color at all (the Shoemart picture is a stock picture)
    3. I personally prefer the blucher to the balmoral and I believe that Alden SF has the cigar in stock (several retailers carry the Color 8)
    4. As much as I like cigar, I think a dress shoe in Color 8 is one of those "foundational" type items for your wardrobe so if you don't have one already, I would go with the Color 8.

    My two cents...
     


  3. hermano

    hermano Active Member

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    apologies, these are size 11.5D, Barrie last. original post edited.
    best,
    Scott
     
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    blue collar Senior member

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    Hey man, going to pull the trigger on those chukkas? I returned your pm last week. not sure if you got it.
     


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    sfactor23 Senior member

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    Not at all!
    However, it will be unhealthy for your wallet when you discover how comfortable the Indys are, and your first instinct is to want to buy more of them :)
     


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    I guess it just depends on how wide your feet are. If you have a narrow foot (not necessarily a narrow size) that would be fine. It also depends how you wear your shoes as well, I see some guys here seem to barely lace their shoes, while others (like me) like to tie em nice and snug...shoe sizing is so dependent on so many variables. Thats why I hate "sizing" questions unless people can say, "I fit well in a size X" in a shoe I know well.
     


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    I never would have guessed those were color #8 based on the image. That said, it illustrates the variability of color #8's appearance in different light conditions. Makes me want to say, "What the hell," as well. Great image and love the edge trim. Looks fantastic! Who makes that configuration?
     


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    ^ Yes, the color is wacky in the pic... I blame the compact fluorescent bulbs in my bedroom. ;)

    Leffot makes the Color 8 with antique edge... Seems a lot of folks don't like it, I was pretty drawn to it for whatever reason. I think it works really well as a casual shoe, with jeans or some khakis.

    "It's casual!" ;)
     


  9. LynahFaithful

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    I would keep your width at "C" and then size down one-half size in length. That works for me with my Indy's on the Trubalance. I'm 12A and 11.5A works well. I have found that I have to size down a full size with the Barrie.
     


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    mcarthur Senior member

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    black tassel
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    Unlined #8 PTB on the Flexwelt
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    Tom just received a restock, here's mine with a few miles on them.
     


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    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Thank you, interlockingny

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    Cigar PTB on crepe by Winn Perry. My first crepe soled Aldens.
     


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    marroyo Active Member

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    Natural CXL Indy to end the work week.

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    Glad they worked out for you.

    Enjoy wearing.
     


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