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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. sunman42000

    sunman42000 Senior member

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    I have a pair of Trubalance Last Indy Boots in natural CXL.
    However, my questions is - they are marked "9 B/D". What does B/D mean? I assume they are D width because that is what I ordered, but what is the "B" part?

    any help would be great
     
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    EDIT-see below
     
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    If I'm not mistaken, B refers to the width of the heel, while D refers to the width of the front of the shoe. Can anyone corroborate this?
     
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    Rendition upon some googling you're totally right! A 2 letter drop is quite common, most shoemakers just don't list it. Hence C/E for the wide width models.
     
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    Thanks for the tip. I guess having a pair stashed in the briefcase would be handy for those sudden showers.
     
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    I have 2 pairs of 8.5D Kenwoods (India not USA), a LWB in 8D (Barrie) and Indy in 8D. They all fit very similar, but the Indy has the room for hiking socks, while the other are ideal of the usual dress sock.
     
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    There were multiple replies, but the B/D refers to the "combination last" meaning the toe box is a "D" and the hell is a "B". I've found Aldens to have a superior fit which I attribute to the use of the combination last.
     
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    This is precisely why I suggest avoiding shell if/when rain is in the forecast. Letting droplets linger on the shoe is exactly why I prefer calf, because I don't need to worry. At all. I don't need to think about it. At all.

    Why even go through the hassle of having to dry off your shell right after they get the slightest amount of rain drops on them?
     
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    Oh great. Thanks for being an enabler. :)
    Very nice. I have a pair of these very LBWs, nominally first quality, and there's definitely a splotch of something on the vamp of one shoe. Don't worry about any of it. You will enjoy wearing these and they will just look nicer an nicer as you do. And they smell pretty good, right?
     
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    Thank you Uncle. Thank you indeed.
     
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    New Suede Loafers Thanks to Tom

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    Partially lined?
     
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    Yes they are. They are very comfortable.
     
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    Thought so. They appear very comfortable. Enjoy wearing!
     
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