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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. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

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    Not the last time you'll shell out for Aldens. Mark my words.
     
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    That's funny, after I posted that I got so concered I called Alden DC and the lady there (not Kathy, the other one with the kind of exotic name, she's mentioned many times in this thread) said they haven't heard anything about price increases and it's not necessarily every year.
     
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    These are awesome. I would have grabbed a pair but no 11.5 in the run
     
  4. Burton

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    Uncle, Thanks you!
     
  5. Teger

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    can you all PLEASE stop with the uncle/nephew shit.. so unsettling
     
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  6. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    che
     
  7. PhiPsi32

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    ^^^ Che is awesome to work with!
     
  8. thebeebs

    thebeebs Senior member

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    +1. (I realize I may be in the minority here)
     
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    Can you please use more gentlemanly language in this thread?

    And no we can't. Uncle Mac has earned our respect and shall receive it.
     
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    Stop, Teger. If it bothers you then please, by all means, don't use it. You are being way too sensitive here. Its Mac's way and it is harmless. This is generally one of the most pleasant and least controversial threads on SF.
     
  12. jet

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    lol @ gentlemanly
     
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    Cousin,

    No.
     
  14. Gauss17

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    Which last has a narrower/smaller heel? The barrie or the trubalance?
     
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    Got the tobacco lwb from J. Crew today, they are going back. Color seems like it wants to be orange but is not fully there and it's not really a brown neither. Plus my student who always comments on my shoes that I get in said these felt like "cheap leather" :butbut: compared to the other shoes I've gotten before. It's not cheap but color to me definitely looks off.
    Color on mine is pretty close to this photo:
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  16. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    The Barrie and the Truebalance are both pretty big all around. Without measuring, my impression is that the Barrie is a bit smaller.
     
  17. 0ShinAkuma0

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    2nd cousins and other family members, I got a question. I mostly have AE shoes and have no idea how Alden shoes fit in general. I'm fairly close to buying the Alden Shell cap toe boot, color #8. Does anyone have any personal experience to whether it runs long or short, wide or narrow. Is it true to size?
    I'm usually in a weird position, I normally wear 13 D, but my AE's in 13 are slightly too big (but still comfortable and not too much of a problem, I just double sock) and the 12's are, of course, slightly too small. As expected, many shoe models don't have a 12.5.

    Thanks
     
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  18. PhiPsi32

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    Cous' you will like Alden. Which shell cap toe are you considering? Can you provide a link? Or do you know which last it is on?
     
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  20. PhiPsi32

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    The Alden website lists the "standard" shoes. These are the models that Alden routinely stocks. The other models you see on The Shoe Mart and elsehwere are make ups that are requested by the vendor. Hence, the selection will vary from vendor to vendor.

    I have not tried any Grant last shoes; so I don't think I can be of any more assistance.

    Try looking at the Alden FAQ here:

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/85589/the-official-alden-thread/25050#post_5279256
     
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