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

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

    Messages:
    1,840
    Likes Received:
    138
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2010
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    Fit question -

    How does the Alden Chukka (Barrie last) fit compare to the LWB (also Barrie)?

    Should I expect the chukka to fit about the same?
     


  2. furo

    furo Senior member

    Messages:
    6,192
    Likes Received:
    231
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    

    Nice... looks like you're breakin em in just like me... how many times worn?

    And that camera must be decent... what kind of camera were these taken with?
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2012


  3. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

    Messages:
    17,378
    Likes Received:
    11,880
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2008
    Location:
    Bay Area, CA


  4. blue collar

    blue collar Senior member

    Messages:
    1,186
    Likes Received:
    508
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Location:
    Toronto
    

    Sh*t those look killer. and the photo is super crisp and the DOF is spot on.

    one of the best pics for a long time.:slayer:
     


  5. blue collar

    blue collar Senior member

    Messages:
    1,186
    Likes Received:
    508
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Location:
    Toronto
    

    I have a shell LWB and a chromexcel chukka ( both barrie-r) . The LWB is snug in all aspects of fit. The chukka on the otherhand is a little more roomy. I'm not talking more heel slip or anything like that, just a little more freedom in the toe box. Probably becaus there is no lacing across the vamp. You dont feel as "locked in" in the chukka.
    However it's not drastic enough to change your sizing from the LWB to the Chukka if they are both barrie...hope that helps.
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2012


  6. blue collar

    blue collar Senior member

    Messages:
    1,186
    Likes Received:
    508
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Location:
    Toronto
    

    2nd that
     


  7. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

    Messages:
    1,840
    Likes Received:
    138
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2010
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    

    Thanks, that makes sense.
     


  8. sazon

    sazon Senior member

    Messages:
    3,084
    Likes Received:
    1,759
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2006
    Location:
    NYC/NJ
    

    Agree. These look killer. Superb.
     


  9. kippy

    kippy Senior member

    Messages:
    316
    Likes Received:
    24
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Location:
    Bay Area
    

    I have both LWBs and Chukkas and agree. I would also add that the Chukka's feel more roomy because there are less lace holes holding your foot in place in the Chukka. I usually tie my Chukka's a bit more tightly as a result - this is where getting the right size on the Barrie makes a huge difference in fit and amount of creasing with cordovan.
     


  10. sfactor23

    sfactor23 Senior member

    Messages:
    200
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2011
    Location:
    Staten Island, NY

    famous last words [​IMG]
     


  11. doinitok

    doinitok Active Member

    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Pimp my Aldens?

    I own the Cordovan #8 Indy Boot seen here...

    http://www.theshoemart.com/cgi-bin/...ALD_m_INDY_BOOT_SHELL_CORDOVAN&color=Color 8#

    But I want to sand down the sides of the wood slips in the heel so that they are not blacked out and look more like they do in the Alden Whiskey Shell Cordovan Indy Boot seen here.... (check out the side view to see what I'm talking about)....

    http://www.theshoemart.com/cgi-bin/...tem_image&sku=ALD_m_40566C&color=Cigar Shell#

    Is this possible? Risky? Crazy? Bold? Or is it simply genius....

    Debate.
     


  12. kippy

    kippy Senior member

    Messages:
    316
    Likes Received:
    24
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Location:
    Bay Area
    

    I admire your moxie and love the look of antique edge trim. Makes the shoe/boot.

    The thing is that the welt will still be a much darker color and the shoe will look unbalanced as a result. That would certainly be a bold look but would ruin the flow of the boot for me.

    Having said that, we all have different tastes and come from differing perspectives. If it appeals to you and you have considered the visual drawbacks, go forth and provide pics to the thread if you can.
     


  13. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

    Messages:
    6,453
    Likes Received:
    2,956
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Location:
    Seattle-ish
    

    Kippy already noted the obvious drawback of not changing the welt. Of course sometimes Alden does that themselves. http://www.stitchedandstitched.com/?p=1856

    Anyway, here goes http://www.styleforum.net/t/247209/diy-cobbler-ing-changing-sole-edge-color

    Namor had some step-by-step of what he did somewhere or other.
    Here are the results
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/268417/...rran-lindrick-mccallum-rhett/375#post_4933791

    I personally would have a pro do it and also change out the welt.
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2012


  14. doinitok

    doinitok Active Member

    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Thanks kippy for the informed response.

    If I sanded all the way around, are you saying that I couldn't get it to look like this....?

    http://leffot.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/DSC_0106.jpg

    What material is the very top layer made of? The one that the welted leather is stitched to?

    I'm very tempted to do this, but I wanna be informed first...
     


  15. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

    Messages:
    1,840
    Likes Received:
    138
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2010
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    

    I prefer the edging be black on a color 8 shoe personally. It tends to look 'unfinished' otherwise and doesn't seem to blend in as well as antique edging on other colors.
     


Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by