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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. Dbear

    Dbear Senior member

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    That looks really red on my monitor--very close to color 8.
     
  2. Michigan Planner

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    I have these in the color #8. I was lucky enough to get mine through the irregulars list when they had my size and width about two years ago (I could not find what the problem was on them). Of all the shoes that I own, these probably get the most wear. They go with just about everything I wear.
     
  3. kwhitelaw

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    I think its just the pic. here's a shitty pic with no direct sunlight. definitely more medium brown imo


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  4. PartagasIV

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    I will retake one later, it's pouring rain and no natural light.
     
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    Just picked up these spectators Natural CXL/Brown CXL
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  6. grendel

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    I also wear the same size in the 5 last and Barrie
     
  7. El Argentino

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    This thread is expanding faster than the universe. 100 posts every day or thereabouts...

    FWIW, 12 in Nikes (Tiempo, FR3, Flyknit Ts). 11.5D in Tru/Barrie (could probably go down to 11E). 11.5D in Tremont (perfect), and a 12D in Plaza (a bit long, but width fine).
     
  8. Dbear

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    ^ It's #3 all time in views with 3,000,000+ (WAYWT and old WAYWT are #1 and #2, respectively).

    and #4 all time in replies with 37,500, with random fashion thoughts squeezing into the top 3.

    either way, it's #1 (by far) product based thread.
     
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  9. Don L

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    Just scored a pair of 10D Cigar Cap toes from Kathy
     
  10. Coldsnap

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    I dream of a day where all i wear is Aldens. I think it is possible with my cap toe #8 boot and the roy boots in my closet + PTB Black + LWB Brown + Suede Boot
     
  11. Winterbourne

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    Folks, I'm in a bit of a bind here and could use your advice.

    I ordered a pair of size 10 aldens on a truebalance last for J. Crew because I thought I wore an 11 in Nike and an 11 in redwing Beckman chukkas (though they are a little big on me), 12 in Bed Stu, 11 and an 11 in Timberland.

    Well my surmising I wore an 11 in Nikes was wrong and they are actually all 12s. Panicked that I ordered too small of a pair of Aldens I tried to cancel the order quickly to reorder a bigger size. Well the order had already been processed but customer support suggested I just order my new pair and return the other ones.

    I was indecisive about whether to go with an 11 or a 10.5, but I chose the former. Now I'm wondering how strict their return policy is. Are Aldens packaged in such a way that it'd be evident if I tried one on? Is there a particular one I should try my luck with first in the scenario they only accept untouched shoes - again this is contingent on how Aldens are packaged. More and more I'm wondering if I should've just went with the 10.5.
     
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  12. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Senior member

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    You can return Aldens from J Crew just fine. Just only wear them on carpet.
     
  13. gforce

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    I wear 12 in Nike and 9.5 D or 10C in Truebalance and Barrie. 10D in Plaza........................crazy, but I size my Nikes with enough toe room for running. They are Nike air by the way. I think you might be surprised that 10 is just right................
     
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    Thanks for the encouraging and prompt replies!
     
  15. Papa Doble

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    Once you know your size in a dress shoe, it's going to be much easier for people here to give you sizing advice. Also, having more shoes to try on is a good thing. Just use a shoe horn, walk on carpet when trying on, and return the pair(s) that don't fit.
     
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    My experience is the same as sevenfoldtieguy and Grendel --- same size in the AE 5 last and Barrie.
     
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    Appreciate the laces - where from? That forum affiliate (Can't think of the name offhand)?
     
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    Actually, they're my old Newton laces from my running shoes.
     
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    double post
     
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