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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. NAMOR

    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    thanks. they can be handful. especially if they are both in the same room with me :facepalm:
     


  2. furo

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    does anyone have some pics of Alden shell in Color #6 next to Cigar?

    wondering what kind of difference there is, #6 is probably closer in color to ravello?....
     
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  3. bdeuce22

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    I've signed up for the shoemart but never get an email. I just call the customer service and ask of they have something in stock.
     


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    Fyi Captoe Boots are still in the B&S thread, now for 450.00 shipped, also a pair of Alpine longwing Jcrew model.... For 300.00. Just giving everyone the heads up.
     


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    I've never seen #6 cordo in Alden. Ron Rider has some though.
     


  6. phototristan

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    Because it comes up so often here, I'd like to remind everyone of the fit guidelines from Alden:


    1. Put both shoes on. If they are lace oxfords, tie them both as you normally would.
    2. Stand up and, with your feet about 8-12" apart, have the sales person check the
    position of your feet in the shoes. The balls of your feet should be at the widest
    part of the shoes.
    3. Wiggle your toes; they should have real freedom of movement throughout the
    forepart of the shoe.
    4. Backpart fit should be snug but not over tight. As the outsoles flex and "break-in",
    small initial amounts of slipping at the heel should disappear. Going to a smaller
    size to eliminate ALL initial heel slipping can result in a fit that is just too tight,
    especially in slip-on models.

    Try not to depend upon breaking in to loosen up a tight feel. Goodyear welt
    construction and quality selection of leathers result in a very strong shoe. Try for
    a size that feels good right from the start.



    from: http://aldenshoe.com/q1.htm
     


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    phototristan Distinguished Member

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  8. chantheman

    chantheman Senior Member

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    looking for a black shoe to wear with suits. any suggestions. im thinking black shell balmoral captoes on aberdeen?
     


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    Roggie Rog Well-Known Member

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    Thats an awesome comment! So funny, yet pretty understandable. Alden needs to make a "Mac" makeup.

    No homo.
     
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    Roggie Rog Well-Known Member

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    Thats an awesome comment! So funny, yet pretty understandable. Alden needs to make a "Mac" makeup.

    No homo.
     
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  13. phototristan

    phototristan Distinguished Member

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    I don't believe it's a crepe sole per se. It's some sort of rubber sole though.
     


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    I never liked the extra room at the toe box but Alden and Red Wing kept on telling me this. While I followed their suggestion and was okay with it, if I like snug fit, can I size down extra half on everything?
     
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  15. makewayhomer

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    no, it's just different, #6 is more in the red family (not as dark as #8, not as red as #4) than the brown (cigar/ravello) family.
     


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