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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    Finally wore my #4's today. Creases formed pretty well, really wish they made this boot in an E width though

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  2. mcarthur

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    looking good! enjoy wearing
     


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    mcarthur Senior member

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    ravello nst
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    I suspect that in the Alden world, you hear longwing/shortwing more since the Alden longwing is their signature wingtip style so that
    the shortwing nomenclature is also used.

    "Wingtip" is the most general nomenclature for the scallopy pattern on the toe.
    There are also wingtips with no brogueing.
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    AldenLuver Senior member

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    No offense but I am not a big fan of the snuff suede, and love the sand. The snuff is just a bit too dark for me, but that's just me. When I have seen the snuff first hand, i didn't care for it. But, if your gut says snuff, I'd go with the snuff. Can't go wrong either way.

    The belt is a little tricky for either, but when I wear my suede (sand-colored) bucks I wear a dark brown belt with white stitching. It matches edging/welt perfectly and looks pretty good.
     


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    I concur. The snuff suede chukkas didn't do it for me. It actually seemed to be too light. I was expecting it be medium brown. That's not what it looked like.
     


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    Yes. You and me both. We are very excited and will probably start with 3 styles for fall. Info of what we'll be ordering coming soon.

    J.
     


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    Last week there was a discussion about stretching shoes/boots. I purchased a pair of the jcrew cap toe boots in 9.5D. They don't sell E widths which I really need in Barrie. So the boots have caused a lot of pain and i was about to sell them when I saw the discussion. I figured it was worth a try. Well I got them back from the cobbler today and they fit great! Just like my 9.5E boots.

    That all said, perhaps you could try stretching these.
     


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    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    The amount of stretch depends on the type of leather. I broke down and bought a shoe stretcher from Cedarville to try on an older pair of too tight shoes I have (I used the SF coupon code). I'm not holding my breath though.
     


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    i have learned it is easier to stretch a specific trouble spot than it is to stretch a whole shoe, at least in my experience.
     


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    +1
     


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    Interesting that you, as well as many others, have said that the shortwing seems more formal. That never really crossed my mind. That may be due to the fact that my shortwings are pebbled calf on a micro sole, however.
     


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    I agree, I will be abusing the bunion plate to open the outside.
     


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    I think it has more to do with the last. IMO, the hampton last and the tremont last are the nicest and dressiest Alden has to offer.
     


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    Yeah I have pretty wide feet so my optimal size would probably be 10E, although I haven't been able to find one to try on in that size. In boots on tru-balance, modified and barrie I got 10.5D, which fits good in width (except barrie where my pinky toes are rubbing against shoe), but are all a bit too long. Fitwise it's not an issue but I get a few extra creases which I'd like to avoid in the future. Passing on the #8 LS Jumper preorder that's out right now since they didn't order E. Really wish I could have gotten in on the initial preorder and got the 10E.


    Thanks Uncle!

    Black BBBF LWB out to dinner tonight:
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