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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. Edgein

    Edgein Senior member

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    From my limited experience, The Barrie and TB lasts for boots in particular are made for heavier socks, so they have a more generous fit. Depending on your choice for sock, you may want to adjust your size accordingly. For example, I went TTS on my Barrie plain toe calf boots and they fit very nicely. I do have a wider foot, but the D width is good. For a narrow foot, a smaller size may work better. As previously stated, the best advice is to try on in the afternoon with the socks you plan on wearing and there you have it.
     


  2. WhoKnewI

    WhoKnewI Senior member

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    anyone else here a fan of the tremont last? Tried it on this weekend and think it looks particularly elegant.
     


  3. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    thank you
     


  4. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    Whiskey LHS

    good looking whiskey
     


  5. closerlook

    closerlook Senior member

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    Is it in any way possible to change black shell to a different color? can the black be removed?
     


  6. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    I have seen black shell on display and showed signs of fading to the point that the shell turned brown so I guess the black dye can be removed. However, dyeing shell is extremely complex.
     


  7. closerlook

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    even black shell will turn brown on display?? fascinating. are you sure it was black to begin with. that would be good, as I could just leave the black pair in the window for several months. that would get the job done.
     


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    What's wrong with black shell?
     


  9. WhoKnewI

    WhoKnewI Senior member

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    black shell is gorgeous. I'd be very sad if overtime it changed colors. Unlike #8, i dont want patina on my black shell.
     


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    dredey Well-Known Member

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    Does #8 Shell LWB go good with chinos? Tan/khaki?
     


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    yes
     


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    well, i will outline the whole scenario. maybe you guys can weigh in.

    the unlined lhs is not especially easy to fit because it is rather formless. I have a pair in my usual LHS size that while snug in some spots is pretty loose in others.
    i can size down by a half size but then my bigger foot gets a little cramped, though its not so bad.. i have acquired a pair in the half size down but its black, and burgundy is currently unavailable in the unlined in this size in the entire brooks bros company. I anticipate this black pair will become pretty much an every other day shoe for the ease of it and the versatility of the loafer for my purposes. but black is really no good as a regular shoe. I much prefer the color8 for this.

    I've tried sizing down in the lined LHS but it hurts my bigger foot, what with the stiffer construction.
     


  13. El Argentino

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    My #8 Shortwings are on the Tremont, and I think the fit is really great. It's still rounded, but definitely more proper than the rounder Alden lasts.
     


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    Personally I would argue against it. Although it will fade, the result might be even. Also, if there are any imperfections to the shell, those otherwise unseen may become apparent after exposure. It's very risky...
     


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    Two questions for you gents:

    1. does anyone have white suede or nubuck? If so, how do they look after some wear?

    2. does anyone stay the same size for the Leydon last as the Trubalance, Modified, Barrie?
     


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