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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. furo

    furo Senior member

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    Much prefer the 270 welt to the 360

    Agree, and it's not just boots. There's a high demand for shoes that are styled in the likes of EG, JL, G&G, without the hefty price tag. If someone could give me some capital, I'd start my own company :slayer:
     
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    Leffot!

    I swung by to see Steven and Colin last night and am SO happy with the results. I picked up one of the most oustanding/unique make-ups I've seen yet.....

    Pics to come soon...
     
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    For me they are TTS. I'm a 8.5D Barrie and these are a 9 D in the Grant. I might have been able to fit a 8.5 D on Grant but got these off of B&S so didn't have a chance to try.
     


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    Zippyh, that's a great looking boot & thanks for sharing. The close heel is fine with me it balances the boot out, it's the storm welt that may bug me. I'm anxiously awaiting the pics to be posted when fellow SF'ers receive them to see how the welt looks. A whiskey Indy doesn't come around everyday and I'm locked & loaded on my purchase.
     


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    sure i;m going to regret it, but i passed on the whiskey indy's. there is a 9.5 available if anyone is interested...
     


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    I know what you are talking about & almost picked them up as well but.....Still think I will pull the trigger!
     


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    So that would mean they are a bit roomy? I have a pair on order is why I ask...
     


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    Come on guys! Don't hold out on us.

    *coughPM-MEcough*
     


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    shall i hop on the train? care to give a hint??? i got some monies burning a hole in my pocket after passing on the indy's
     


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    So... I expect every one will explain all the ways I am messed up for holding the opinion that I am about to reveal, but: I've never liked brogueing. There I said it. It's not that I judge people who wear brogued shoes (I don't! I even think they look sharp!) but when I look down at my own feet, and I see a bunch of decorative punches I feel excessive. I love a nice clean cap toe. I love a beat-up plain toe. I even get on board with the indy stitch (though I start to get that 'excessive itch' with the tanker). This is my own personal opinion for my own personal shoes, and I'm probably wrong, but it is what it is. My one and only true regret about this personal quirk is my lack of wing-tips in my collection.

    Which brings me to my actual question. Has Alden ever made a brogueless shortwing? Something roughly like this:[​IMG]

    I'm not fond of the dark stitching, and you might say I'm crazy for wanting the 'decorative cut' of the shortwing without the brogueing... but I ask all the same. Now, please tell my why this would be such an abomination. Should be educational.
     


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    Not really although my guess is I could probably fit in a 8.5D Grant too. I find the 8.5D Barrie to be roomy and comfortable in the forefoot for me. The Grant has a narrower toe box so it took getting use to. Not sure if this helps.
     


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    Hi everyone,
    I know Alden's website details their Foot Balance System lasts fairly well, but is there a resource that details all of their current lasts in equal depth? Also, is there a resource that visually compares the various lasts, showing the dimensions and shapes of the lasts? I know that's a tall order, but that would surely help a consumer understand what to look for when shopping for a pair of Aldens. I know Alden Shoes of Carmel has a high level explanation of the size variations of the lasts on their site, but other than that, I'm somewhat uneducated on matter. I was hoping to learn more on this subject outside of going to a shop and trying on various models.

    Thanks in advance.
     


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    [​IMG]
    ravello wt
    argyles otc
     


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    For Grant, I sized down 1/2. Tried TTS but it was just too roomy in the toe. Only problem ive had sizing down is slight discomfort with my left foot. Its slightly wider than the right so after 12 hours in this boot, my left foot is happy to be free. Ideally, I would have an E width on the left and a D on the right.
     
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