***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. pikachoo

    pikachoo Senior member

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    uncle mac, how does your ravello look so light in this picture? is this due to the aging process? I would love for mine to look like that
     
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    Just buy whiskey...
     
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    I figured this was as good a time as any to stop lurking and start posting...


    I just took delivery on these and they sure look and feel like Barrie, even from the top-down photos on the J. Crew site compared with the roughed out chukka. I haven't been able to wear them outside yet, but I was able to get my feet into them comfortably, which was nearly impossible on the stock 1493. I'm a 13D on the Barrie and I need all the extra space, so for Leydon I'd probably need a 14D. I squished into a 13 E or EE at Madison Ave. once but it was a no go... I asked them about ordering special sizes on stock shoes and they looked at me like I had five heads. Anyone have any experience at any stores getting non-stock sizes on stock shoes (not really MTO)?


    I have what I believe to be those very same shoes, from Madison Ave. Although the saddle looks black there whereas mine are definitely #8. I can't recommend the shoe enough. While there's really no getting around my aforementioned big blobby feet, I feel as if shoes in particular are the sleekest of my Barrie-lasted shoes. I think it has to do with the welt and the balmoral front... much different than the LWB in the same size/last combination.

    Leffot's saddles are badass too, Steven had them on last time I was there.
     
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    Curious if you've considered having the work done by Shoe Healer.
    Anyway, I like how they turned out.
     
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    I wouldn't mind finding a really good cobbler in the San Francisco Bay Area if anyone has any recommendations, I'd appreciate it.
     
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    Really nice looking whiskey chukkas. They look great with those jeans. Which jeans are those. Like the fit.
     
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    Thanks. Jeans are Imogene + Willie Bartons. Shot not really designed to highlight them, though. They are slim and straight. That's for sure. Nice shop, too. Visited when I was in Nashville in the fall. No Aldens there....
     
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    nick is the best
     
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    picked up the black shell since I had gilt credits.

    p.s. hello alden thread
     
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    nephew,
    go to see your post.
    post picture of new acquisition
     
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    indoor lighting-darker than the picture and they will turn lighter in the future
     
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    Sorry, a little late to the Alden Show and Tell circle today. Showing love to my AE's as well.

    From L to R: Context #8 Tanker, J Crew Indy, ShoeMart #8 WTB, J Crew #8 Captoe

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    #8 PTB, #8 NST
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    AE Park Ave Brown Calf, Cigar LWB, Epaulet Cigar Indy, AE Dark Brown Shell Strand
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    Whiskey NST, Epaulet Natural CXL Tanker, AE Walnut Shell Strand
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    Ravello PTB, AE Park Ave Black Calf, Ravello Medallion Captoe
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    Huh, thought they looked like they could be shell, but since other colors were clearly calf and were still $300 I was thrown off. Guess they're just marking up the calf to match the shell, eh?
     
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    my J. Crew Indy's back in after a long day's work.

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