***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. tv2177

    tv2177 Senior member

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    I have medium width feet, so I guess either full or split toe won't matter right?
     


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    Thanks for the heads-up on the shoe trees! Just grabbed 3!
     


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    sazon Senior member

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    I have been in-love with the PTB style since I first bought J. Crew’s version back in 2001.
    Last week I could no longer take the voices inside my head, and I added the Cigar to my rotation.

    Today is their first outing. Carpet only, as directed by the Mac break in procedure.

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    Sazon will you please post a pic of you Ravello wing tip boots in today's time?
     
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    Thank you so much for posting that! As much as I'd like the trees to match my shoes, I'm not passing up this deal.
     


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    Really beautiful. The contrast between cigar and the welt/sole is amazing.
     


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    anyone have pictures of a cigar lwb in a flex sole and double waterloc sole?

    can't really see what the difference is by just looking...
     


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    theRendition: Thank you.

    dmash: I have two pics of my Ravello WT boots before they were ever worn. I will post them.
     


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    sazon Senior member

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    Here they are Dmash - right out of the box. From The Shoe Mart. I was on the waiting list for the Brixton edition from Epaulet (all eyelets, no speedhooks) but Alden kept delaying so I jumped on these.
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    Those look great. And nicely matched with the suit. Congrats.

    I'm familiar with the Mac Method, but what is the Mac Break-In Procedure?

    Thanks
     


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    I've talked to Leffot a little while back about doing pre-orders, telling them the same thing I posted previously. Steven said he'd consider it, but in the meantime only medium (D) widths will be run for his collaborations. It'd be awesome if he created an email list for interested clients for upcoming Alden collaborations. I'm not sure why it's not practiced by the independent Alden shops more regularly. I know LSW will give you a heads up if you have a decent relationship with one of their reps, but outside of that pre-ordering seems tough to come by.


    Yeah, with the narrower lasts, Steven chose to stock them mostly in E width as that would equate to a more typical D width foot. He said that he restocked his Snuff Chukkas mostly in E sizes this time around when I asked about them recently...makes sense.

    Hopefully, I can get myself on the order form next time he does something with Cigar or Ravello shell. A LWB would be a fantastic!
     


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    Mac's break in procedures dictate that you should first wear the shoes 2-3x on carpet before you bring them out into the real world.

    This ensures you have a proper fit and also helps with the shell's break in period.

    I have found this to be very helpful.
     


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    Can you show us photos of the socks? Exactly how thick are they? For reference, I like these and find they improve the fit of the roomy Indy boot. My Indys are 1/2 size down.

    http://www.foxsox.com/catalog/produ...rder=stylenumber&code=HIKE&selectedstyle=2099

    Keep in mind that the fore part of the shoe is going to be wide but the heel should not be sloppy. Are you experiencing the normal heel slip or very, very sloppy heel?

     


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    gorgeous! [​IMG]
     
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    Darn. I just bought the navy shortwings from Leffot a few weeks ago but now I really want these longwings too. Anybody interested in a pair of navy shortwings in 7.5D, worn 1 time? :embar:
     


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