***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. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    Here's some pictures of the chromexcel 405s.. color is so much richer IRL:

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    I'm a fashion noob, and looking to buy either a pair of AE or Alden shoes, just wondering if anyone can recommend me a pair of casual shoes to buy?

    Thanks
     
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    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.

    The brown calf on that boot looks much better in person. The Roy Boot with the pull up leather would be a nicer boot and of better value, imo, but some don't like the eyelets or the wide Barrie last. I like both (and am waiting for a Roy). But the Carmel boot on the leydon is a dressier alternative for a plain toe boot.
     
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    So do the photos you posted represent the actual shade and color of the J.Crew longwings?

    Yes, darker than the pictures on the website.
     
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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!

    Those are beautiful!! I'm deciding whether or not to buy the longwings vs. plain toe, and I think your photos have helped me make my decision!
    Would you guys wear these with a suit?
     
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    Those are beautiful!! I'm deciding whether or not to buy the longwings vs. plain toe, and I think your photos have helped me make my decision!
    Would you guys wear these with a suit?

    Yes.
     
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    Oh dude, so nice! I'm dying for a pair of #8 chukkas! Well done.

    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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    OK, so many of the of the discussions in this (and other) forums take Clark DB's as a point of reference. While I like Clark's, I find them too narrow so have never owned a pair, thus I don't my DB size. I'm looking to pick up a pair of of longwings, and I'm wondering if you all can help. I'm a 10 Nike, a 42 in Paul Smith, and a 9 in certain Red Wings (the Wabasha line). Should I buy a 9 for the Barrie last?

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

    I tried these on at the J Crew Men's shop today. Def run 1/2 size big.
     
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    I tried these on at the J Crew Men's shop today. Def run 1/2 size big.

    I am almost surprised at the awful picture they have at the website, the color isn't even close to TTL.
     
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    gnatty, is chromexel from JCrew? I am really considering the JCrew Indys.

    Also, does anyone know what the "H" means on the sizing? JCrew has some sizes in 9 or 9H but I am not sure if that means wide or narrow.
     
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    J Crew is chromexcel.

    H = half size
     
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    gnatty, is chromexel from JCrew? I am really considering the JCrew Indys.

    Also, does anyone know what the "H" means on the sizing? JCrew has some sizes in 9 or 9H but I am not sure if that means wide or narrow.


    I think J. Crew only carries D widths so the H means it's a half size.
     
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    Thanks, that makes sense.
     
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