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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. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    It's looks great when you get your hands on it. It exceeded my expectations.
     
  2. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    From left to right (sorry for phone photo):

    10E, Aberdeen
    10E, Tremont
    9.5E, Barrie
    10E, Grant
    10D, Barrie
    9.5E, Trubalance

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    I am a "true to size" 10E. All of these shoes fit very well in my opinion. The "longest" is probably the 10D barrie, and the "shortest" is the 10E Aberdeen (though I think the aberdeen is the best fitting for me). The "widest" is the probably the 10E Tremont with the Trubalance right behind it (I tried a 10D Tremont before, which simply didn't work) with the Grant and Aberdeen being tied for the narrowest at various points of the shoe. In general, I strongly suggest adjusting widths, not just lengths, to get the best Alden fit in the various lasts...
     
  3. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Also, when it comes to Barrie/Trubalance at least, any size D is very close to being the same size as the next length size down in E.


    Left: 10D in trubalance
    Right: 9.5E in trubalance

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    The left is slightly longer/narrower and the right is slightly shorter/wider, but not really enough to make a difference in the fit of the boot.
     
  4. closerlook

    closerlook Senior member

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    Question:

    Have any of you guys noticed appreciable fit difference in your shoes with weight loss and weight gain?
     
  5. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    No, but I have an associate who lost a dramatic amount of weight (~100lbs) and he went down in shoe size.
     
  6. closerlook

    closerlook Senior member

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    thank you

    i'd like to hear from more of you if you have insight into this
     
  7. pikachoo

    pikachoo Senior member

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    does anyone know why some boot models have this stitching running across the sides of the upper? e.g. jumper boots

    curious as to why other boot models don't have it.. does this serve a particular function or is it purely aesthetics?

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  8. mothball

    mothball Senior member

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    I'm down about 70 pounds, and my shoe size remained the same. YMMV, of course.
     
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    How big is the difference between a plaza last boots 8.5D and 9D?
     
  11. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    Yes. I went down .5 size when I lost about 70 lbs 3 or so years back.
     
  12. Morgan

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    I know women's feet often change sizes with pregnancy, so I'm not surprised it can happen to dudes who gain or lose a lot of weight. My secretary went up a shoe size with her last pregnancy, and suddenly found herself unable to wear a good chunk of her fabulous size 6 shoe wardrobe. My wife is a 6, so she was the lucky recipient of about $10,000 worth of barely worn Louboutin, Fendi, and Chanel shoes.

    Moral of the story: be nice to your secretary and compliment her style. Her husband may be a lot richer than you, and the local consignment shop's loss may be your wife's gain.
     
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  13. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Pregnant women frequently can't fit their shoes bc of water retention, not so much the weight gain. After your secretary has her baby she will most likely be able to fit her nice shoes again, even if she can't lose all of the weight gained from the pregnancy.
     
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    I lost about 50 pounds a few years back and my shoe size went down half of a size.
     
  15. chanakit

    chanakit Well-Known Member

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    Hi i have a question

    My Alden shoes are size 8D. so i have to buy Shoes tree in size S or M.
     
  16. pikachoo

    pikachoo Senior member

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    S: 6W-8M

    M: 8W-10M

    L: 10W-12M
     
  17. NAMOR

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    Get a medium. If you are in between size go up. Otherwise your trees may be useless. Too often I see alden with trees in them and yet they are still wrinkly. The tree should fill out the vamp and toe
     
  18. Morgan

    Morgan Senior member

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    Been looking for snuff suede chukkas on a crepe sole for a while. Finally found them at j.crew, of all places.

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    NAMOR Senior member

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    ^ Morgan, what drew you to this particular makeup. It's rather unusual
     
  20. Morgan

    Morgan Senior member

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    Namor, my sand suede chukkas on the Leydon last with a single oiled leather sole are great, but they seem a little dainty sometimes, especially with heavy denim and sweaters. I wanted a chunkier look in a darker color, and I find the crepe sole really, really comfortable.
     
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