***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. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Senior member

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    I only ask as it is perhaps a half size larger than I usually wear (11E in AE, 11D in C&J 325 last), these are 11Ds on the barrie. They are ~1 year old. In need of some renovateur?
     
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    Roguls Senior member

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    I have to nit-pick. Those are not the JC Indy. Those have machine stitching and regular eyelets; JC is hand stitched at the toe with blind eyes and commando soles. Those look like the Alden on Madison versions with a Topy (what I've got).
     
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    Hallelujah! [​IMG] Perhaps I can still kop those yet, from Alden on Madison. You appear to be correct about the blind vs. agatine eyelets, the Alden x Leffot ones are blind:

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    Anyone kop those natty cxl ptboots from leather soul?
     
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    blue collar Senior member

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    It's a little more than normal. Do you use shoe trees? This would help maintain the shape of the shoe.
     
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    VRaivio Senior member

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    I know the Plaza last is a bit sleeker, but how does it fit when used on boots? Alden's boot are a bit bigger in general, right?
     
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    Pretty sure that the 25% off will not apply to shell cordovan, at least that's what the SA told me last weekend. The only thing that applies to shell is the 15% you get if you open a new line of credit.

    I recall in previous years they would simply remove the shell shoes from the online site during the FF sale
     
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    beowolf Senior member

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    I just ordered another pair of Long Wings in the right size for me. I am trying to sell my ol' Cordovan Long Wings 11.5 to help pay for these. :D

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    Indeed.

    The page for last fall's F&F is still up.
    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/friends/friends_landing.tem
     
  10. blue collar

    blue collar Senior member

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    It'll fit the same as the shoe, until it becomes a boot, if they are on the same last. Thats the whole reason for the last. You can obviosly lace a boot above your ankle (thats not possible with a shoe) to give you a more 'locked-in' feeling.

    The notion of Aldens fitting bigger in general is not totally true, it's all relative to the last.

    see chart

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    VRaivio Senior member

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    blue collar: many thanks. There's this special model I've my eyes on, but I've never tried Plaza before. My size is 9C, but I can take a 9D or 8½E and so on. Plaza, however, would most likely not fit me in size 8D although this special pair is a boot. Damnit.
     
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    furo Senior member

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    PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN
     
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    Add them to your cart before the sale starts, should get you the 25% off


    It happens when the length is a bit longer than it should be, looks fine
     
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    Those boots look great. I am tempted as I don't own a plain toe high boot at this time...

    BTW, the crepe sole on this shoe looks great, chalk up another model where crepe works
     
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    Aldens at Roden Gray are 25% off. Must resist the blue suede somebody cop my size before I cave :embar:
     
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