***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

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  1. Racing Green

    Racing Green Senior member

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    Need some sizing help.
    Wear the following sizes:
    9 in Nikes
    7.5/8 in Cole Haans depending on style
    40 in Buttero work boots
    8 in Chucks (can we a 7.5 but kinda tight)

    What size would I take in the Indy boots or unlined Chukka boots?

    Any insight is greatly appreciated.


    Just took delivery of the unlined Chukkas from Epaulet and apart from completely loving them I can confirm that they fit totally true to size.
     
  2. Ahab

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    Need some sizing help.
    Wear the following sizes:
    9 in Nikes
    7.5/8 in Cole Haans depending on style
    40 in Buttero work boots
    8 in Chucks (can we a 7.5 but kinda tight)

    What size would I take in the Indy boots or unlined Chukka boots?

    Any insight is greatly appreciated.

    Chuck's are not a good reference so just forget about them.

    The Nikes may help and by impulse I would say you would wear an 8.5 in the Turbulence and Barrie lasts. You should go to a shoe store and get measured and size a half size down from that. Do not tell them what size you wear. If they measure you at a 9 I am pretty confident that you can use this linked guide from Alden of Carmel to figure your different sizes on the different Alden Lasts.

    http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/index.cfm/fitting.htm
     
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    I just got the "jumper boots" in black shell from LS and all I can say is WOW! They are my favorite Aldens. Forget patina, forget aging, these things are badass straight out of the box. If there was ever a boot that was better in black this has to be a contender. Think Grandpa meets Alex in A Clockwork Orange. Pics to follow. Thanks again Tom![​IMG]
     
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    I just got the "jumper boots" in black shell from LS and all I can say is WOW! They are my favorite Aldens. Forget patina, forget aging, these things are badass straight out of the box. If there was ever a boot that was better in black this has to be a contender. Think Grandpa meets Alex in A Clockwork Orange. Pics to follow. Thanks again Tom![​IMG]

    Lucky... WTB those pics
     
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    Picked up my first pair of new Aldens from The Shoemart - it was a great experience! I think they look even better in person than they did on the site photos. I believe they are a Shoemart exclusive design and they are on sale for quite a deal, hard to resist!
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    ^holy shit those are awesome what last is that on?
     
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    The shoemart site says they are brown but the description is more correct in "tangerine pebbled calfskin".
     
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    jet Persian Bro

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    excellent excellent pickup, the lines are perfect and so is the calf color/texture
     
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    more important than the shoe is the last it's on. I think you want to get a baseline of some standard US dress shoe, then work off that with the below information. your Cole Haan dress shoe is probably your best bet, closest to 'standard US size"

    I algree, you are probably a 7/7.5 in the Barrie last, but try on a pair of allen emonds at the mall to get a better idea. You can just size down .5 from however those fit.

    The Nikes may help and by impulse I would say you would wear an 8.5 in the Turbulence and Barrie lasts. You should go to a shoe store and get measured and size a half size down from that.

    I think an 8.5 would be far too big. Getting measured would be a good start.
     
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    What is the best way to determine the correct Alden size for your feet in the absence of visiting an Alden dealer in person? Would LeatherSoul or another Alden retailer be able to tell sizing from measurements like White's boots?
    Anybody? Surely there is a better method than "I wear X in size 10, Y in size 9.5, Z in size 10.5, what size am I in Alden?". I'm pretty sure that I would take a 9E (a D might be too narrow) in the Barrie, but it would be nice to verify so I order the correct size.

    Also, are there any brown calfskin boots with a leather or commando sole currently available?

    I was considering
    • Epaulet Officer Indy
    • Winn Perry Straight Tip Boots
    • Leather Soul Vintage Indy (I like the nubuck)

    Unfortunatley, these are all long gone or nonexistent in my size. The other options don't appeal to me:

    • Context Roy boot (not a fan)
    • AF88 (would prefer Barrie or TrueBalance last)
    • 403 Indy (don't want a rubber sole)
    • Orvis Aviator (rubber sole)

    Are there any other options?
     
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    Hey PeterParker, take a look at Alden of Carmel's site, they have a couple brown boots to choose from:

    http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/index...h_Boot_213.htm

    As far as sizing, you can try physically measuring your foot and talking to a dealer. I have purchased shoes from both Alden of Carmel and The Shoe Mart and can say that they both have great customer service.
     
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    What do your feet measure on the brannock scale?
     
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    Are there any current discount codes for The Shoe Mart and Sherman Brothers?
     
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    I believe Sherman Brothers always has a 10% off coupon. I think it is easier to get if you give them a call to order.
     
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    sherman brotheres coupon was "Janelle" as of 1/19
     
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