***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. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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    Are the J.Crew bluchers 'distressed' at all?

    No

    Regarding the J Crew Longwings, do they run a half size big?

    Yes
     


  2. Ahab

    Ahab Senior member

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    Please help me decide which Aldens to get. I saw the plain toe #8 is person today and now understand what all the fuss is about! They were shoes of beauty, for sure! I'm also interested in the longwings, but am not able to check out a pair in person. I just received a pair of AE strands in walnut, and have a pair of Park Ave's on order. After seeing the plain toes, I'm considering canceling my Park Ave order and jumping up to some Aldens. I would very happy w/ the plain toes, but am intrigued by the longwings, too! Is one model better than the other in cordovan?
    #8 Longwing. There are no situations I would wear a plain toe in that I would not wear a longwing in but there are situations I would wear a longwing in that I would not wear a plain toe in.

    Both would be great but being partial to wingtips I definately would prefer a longwing in either #8 or cigar. Shoemart has the cigar now depending on your size.
     


  3. Ahab

    Ahab Senior member

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    Regarding the J Crew Longwings, do they run a half size big?
    You need to know the Alden lasts and your sizing in them.

    gnatty8's longwings are perfection. I love those.

    Also if Tom does the suede longwing again I am getting a pair.
     


  4. nakedundermyclothes

    nakedundermyclothes Senior member

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    Right, I just didn't know because I didn't think J Crew specified the last.
     


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    racknac Senior member

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    I might buy a pair of J.Crew Aldens just to see what Aldens are all about, then if I like them get some real cordovan leather ones.
     


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    Ahab Senior member

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    Right, I just didn't know because I didn't think J Crew specified the last.
    They don't. [​IMG] Usually a quick search will reveal this but I have not found it in 10 minutes. I would email Alden and ask. I would be hesitant to believe anything a J.Crew salesperson told me.
     


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    jasonfoote303 Senior member

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    Right, I just didn't know because I didn't think J Crew specified the last.

    The longwings are on the Barrie last which is the one that runs big for most people.
    (I'm 99% sure)
     


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    What do you guys think of these for a clean and simple boot? http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/index...h_Boot_213.htm

    They are on the Leydon last, which I have no experience with. Thoughts?


    I find the Leydon to run a little on the short side. For example, I wear a 10.5 in the Barrie but am an 11 in the Leydon. Width seems to be about the same. YMMV.
     


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    djh Senior member

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    ^Yep, I'm the same sizes. Though I'd say Barrie runs half size large and the Leydon is TTS.
     


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    That does look like a good, simple boot. The leydon looks a bit sleeker than the barrie if thats what you're after. And the dark brown calf is v. nice...I saw this color for the first time at the Alden Shop yesterday and I was impressed.
     


  12. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    The brown calf in those photos looks quite boring, hopefully they're nicer in person.
     


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    Ahab Senior member

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    The brown calf in those photos looks quite boring, hopefully they're nicer in person.
    I agree. With all of the great choices out there I would be looking to drop $425 elsewhere. I think my Darlton Wingtips cost less. For a boot on of the chromexcel Indys or Roy boot should be better.
     


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    coming close to completing my Alden collection are two more #8 shell purchases:

    Leather Soul 5th Anniversary chukkas:

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    Barrie Last Longwings:

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    happy Superbowl Sunday!
     


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    Right, they are calling them waxed calf.. As was mentioned in the J Crew thread, these are much darker, and richer in color IRL than on the website pictures.. These ones are 10 1/2D, and I should have sized down, but I ordered a 10 also, and will keep the 10 1/2D for wear with a heavier sock, since they feel fine, but a bit roomy in the heel.

    So do the photos you posted represent the actual shade and color of the J.Crew longwings?
     


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