***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. keithp3521

    keithp3521 Senior member

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    Wait. Is "sprezzamericana" a good thing?
     


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    Happy to post some pics...here they are from a few different angles and in different lights.

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    I'm an 8.5D in Barrie, too. In Leydon, I own a pair of 9.5C suede chukkas and they fit me just as perfectly as the Barrie shoes I own. I suspect a 9D in Leydon would be equally comfortable.
     


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    Any Alden retailer worth their salt knows the demand for rare shells. (and the shoemart certainly does)

    Why they order full size runs of all of their cigar, ravello, whiskey, but not #4 is beyond me...

    my frustration is compounded by the fact they know my size, told me about the imminent arrival of #4's yet didn't mention the lack of larger sizes until I asked them where the 11.5s were. :fu:
     


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    If I may cross post with the MTO thread, there are two proposals out for an Alden make up. sfactor has suggested a black cap toe combat boot. Mr. Chorizo is stumping for a black long wing in a combo of pebble grain and shell. Both are interesting ideas for black shoes. Both make ups have 4-5 people ready to commit. If anyone is interested in joining the MTO list, please come on over.

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/248010/alden-mto-forum-group-buy/855




     
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    Hopefully things will change. Although the customer service is generally excellent with TSM, it takes luck to catch them prior to an order and maybe get size in with their special make-ups.
     


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    If you had the choice between Ravello or Cigar LWB which would you choose?
     


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    Cigar with light trim is a pretty unstoppable shoe.
     


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    If I still had my stable of calf shoes, then ravello. Although cigar is a great color, it is a shade of brown which calf can be used to supplement. Ravello is just a very unique color that is hard to come by.
     


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    agreed also you can always get cigar from other brands like C&J for RL

    go ravello ... its a much more rich/unique shade :)
     


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    I really want a pair of #8 LWB. Where's the best/cheapest place to order? The ones on Jcrew aren't shell right?

    Also if I wear a size 8.5 Indy boot what size would I need considering the width of the Indy boot is just right for me.
     


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    J crew does make a shell cordo LWB, but make sure it says "shell cordovan."
     


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    I wear 8.5 d in the Barrie and bought a 9d Leydon, which is too snug. I wish I went with a 9e or 9.5d.
     


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    Soylent, may I ask which shoe you purchased on the Leydon last? Boot or shoe? Calf, shell, or suede?

    Thank you!
     


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    Is it possible to order a B/E width shoe?
     


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