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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. WhoKnewI

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    cant answer 1, but for number 2, i find the leydon last to be incredibly narrow and have to go up half a size and width to get a comfortable fit.
     


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    Thanks for the quick reply. I thought it may work because the lower cut Aldens I have in Modified and TruBalance require tongue pads for proper fitting. I always get heal slip without the pads.
     


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    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    +1. I find most alden lasts a touch wide but took an e width in Leydon
     
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    Somebody choose for me, I can't decide. Should I leap the extra 140 and grab some color 8 indys, or should i just get the cxl version.
     


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    i vote for color 8.....
     


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    They're both Indy boots, yes, but a completely different look really. Difficult to give any advice without knowing your plans for the boots. But, if it were me, I'd go for the color 8!
     


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    Sorry for the Alden-noob-question, but which last/model/leather/sole type are these?
    (I don't know what #4 (colour?) WTB means :embar:.)
     


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    Love the Tre. My #4 WTB are on it and they are GREAT! Fit is nice TTS as well.


    Question 2, I'd go up the half size. Rather be a touch too big than a touch too small...can always insert pads.


    These were a special Leffot makeup Tremont last, single leather. #4 is a color, reddish in hue but much lighter than the #8, which is more burgundy. Wing Tip Blucher (WTB). LWB (Long Wing Blucher). Nice to see you over here! Must be enjoying those chukkas!
     
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    Thanks, NYR! : ) Yes, I like them.

    I was thinking about a winter (snow) boot, and those look really nice. A (high) WTB in that colour, but with some kind of rubber sole might be ideal for that purpose. The #'s refer to cordovan leather only or also calf?
     


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    Rob, are you 9.5 TTS? If so, any chance I can talk you into selling me those navy suede LWBs of yours? [​IMG]
    They've been reordered recently, but in a remarkable turn of events I wasn't able to grab them. Sigh. I love them so much more than blind-eyelet versions.
     


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    That's a novel approach, do you have any pictures of the final results?
     


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    I
    m pretty sure they just use the numbers for cordo. #8 ~ burgundy in calf, not sure about #4 or if they even make a leather thats similar in calf skin. Alden doesn't have too many rubber sole models (if any actually) but do offer a commando sole and a Crepe.



    I am 9.5. I can think about it, but I do love them...they were done two years in a row at Leffot (maybe even more) so its only one summer to wait...
     


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    I'm the same way, I love boots but find they just don't get much wear after about the end of April, early May. It sometimes makes me wish I lived somewhere colder year round :) I always get excited as fall approaches as there are just so many more apparel options for me in cooler/cold weather. The only exception is my Alden suede chukkas.
     


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    Well, if they're doing it again next year, maybe it's for the better. I've been on a shopping spree this year...
     


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