***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. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Earlier this year, several makeups that I was looking for came available within about a 2 month span. Whiskey chukka, whiskey Indy, ravello lwb, cigar lwb, cigar ptb, not to mention several suede makups ups and one cxl makeup. I bought them all. You have to be opportunistic when purchasing Alden shoes.
     


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    Now that is a big haul. Alden NY must have loved you! :)
     


  3. Alcibiades

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    Hah, only one was from Alden NY... Others were from Leffot, Alden of Carmel, Alden DC, Leather Soul, etc
     


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    hi,

    I would like to ask if someone can give a tip about the size.
    I had already a pair roy boots in 10.5D, the length was fine, but the heel was swimming, I had to sell them unfortunately.

    Actually leather souls has some nice boots for sale with barrie last in with D. According to the pictogram the barrie should be less roomy, or should i order
    a pair indys in 10.5B ?

    please help me, i want this badass boot
     


  5. Coldsnap

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    Thinking I need a pair of Indys in my life. Right now I just have a cap toe in #8. So something a bit of a departure from that.. maybe chromoxel? Hmm i dunno! What companies put out nice indys? Jcrew look sok
     
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    If it helps at all, I go a half size down on the Barrie last and a full size down on the Trubalance last (the last on which the Indy is shaped).
     


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    Eclecticism at its best. I Alden of DC is the only place I have yet to order from. Maybe cigar cap toe on the Grant... :)
     


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    Such clarity in that color. Looks great!
     


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    Does anybody own a pair of Epaulet's Natural CXL Brixton boots? I'm considering a purchase but wanted to see a worn pair first.
     


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    RWL, please take the above with a huge grain of salt (no disrespect meant to Therendition). I often hear people suggesting sizing down on shoes, but that has always seemed crazy to me and a sure fire recipe for disaster. Aldens are not that rare, you would be best served just trying a few on. Even if you have to abuse the mail-order returns of an online shoe store like Zappos or Endless, you should really try some on yourself.
     


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    Definitely agree with this. But just so you're aware, my Indy boots, which are a full size down, are mounds more comfortable than my Barrie-lasted shoes, which are a half size down. But of course, the best thing to do would be to try on a bunch of pairs to see what really fits you.
     


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    Eh, choose your online retailers carefully. Alden of SF won't take my orders anymore because of my "history of returns". Of course, I went on to buy four pairs of Aldens from Leather Soul. So I'm not broken up about it.
     


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    Yeah J. Crew is probably your best bet, maybe you can get your size, return, then buy from one of the outlet resellers
     


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