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***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. shaunw

    shaunw Senior member

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    I'm no Alden expert by any means. I don't own any chukkas just not my cup of tea I guess. I got my cigar indys from theshoemart I think they still have a few sizes in stock?
     


  2. Bateman87

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    Only size 12, sadly.
     


  3. fitchottie

    fitchottie Senior member

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    Also, can you tell by this picture if the fit of this boot is correct?

    [​IMG]
     


  4. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    From:
    http://horween.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/chromexcel®-2/




    I have the 404s and I would say it is definitely cowhide but at least 3x as oily as the CXL in the 403s
     
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  5. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    There's no way anyone can tell the fit of a shoe via a picture. Only you can tell that by how it feels when wearing it.
     


  6. jasonfoote303

    jasonfoote303 Senior member

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    that one crease that goes diagonally to a point under the quarter makes it look like those boots might be a little long but the width looks good.

    but yeah, how do they feel?
     


  7. fitchottie

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    great with the width, a tad long maybe... when I tried on the 11.5 the shoe hurt around my instep....
     


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    meego Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know any online shops that stock Alden shoe trees and other shoe care products, who would be willing to ship internationally?
     


  9. furo

    furo Senior member

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    Good to know, thanks for confirming this
     


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    Oh really? My cap toe creased this way but they fit just fine with generous toe room. How much toe room do u guys leave for boots?
     


  11. jasonfoote303

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    sounds like you could be an 11.5E in Barrie for a better fit. Try it sometime if you can
     


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    This may sound dumb to some, but IMO get a "real" Indy (either brown leather or Chromexcel) and then get another cigar boot (chukka, captoe, whatever). The Indy is probably Alden's most casual boot, it looks best in the more casual leathers IMO. The huge stitching on cordovan Indy's doesn't help. Plus, that Indy at Madison has a double leather soul, which decreases the utility of the Indy IMO.
     


  13. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Senior member

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    Noob question:

    I normally wear size 10E or 10.5D for most dress shoes. If I am to get a Barrie-lasted LWB, what size should I order?

    Thanks.
     


  14. NotClever

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    I think the reasoning there is that if the ball of your foot is too far back then the shoe will crease further up which can cause pain since the quarter is stiffer and will stab down into your toes. You can have all the extra room in the toebox you want as long as your foot is placed properly in the rest of the shoe.
     


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    I have decided to part with my NIB Jcrew x Alden Longwing Bluchers tobacco calf(10D) after much deliberations. Barrie last is just not for me it seems. I thought of tossing them over in B&S before returning..If any one you guys want them you know the drill.
     


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