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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. CTYGGG

    CTYGGG Senior member

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    Here's my pair of Dover Unlined PTBs.
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  2. CTYGGG

    CTYGGG Senior member

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    This isn't a thread for frugality. Ha! Do you own any ravello or #8? If you like the cigar chukka go for it.
     


  3. HorseHide

    HorseHide Senior member

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    How are you in touch with the folks at Tassels - exchanging emails? I check their website from time to time and I still get the message that they will be closed for the Chinese New Year (which is nice but suggests that they aren't doing a lot to keep that up to date). I really like that shop but the added duties/costs (let alone carbon footprint) for a shoe to travel from Massachusetts to Hong Kong back to the US make it impractical for most make-ups (I have made exceptions however... :embar:)
     


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    Mainly by e-mail. I expressed interest in the dover months back
     


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    :satisfied: I got the same email but with the extra satisfaction of Cigar Indys. Five months is the fastest Alden pre-order I've ever had.
     


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    Hey since you guys seem to own a bunch of shell, in the same shade and lasts - can you chime in on the question I had earlier about the fit of the same last between different styles?
     


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    That sounds like a pretty good looking make up. I anxiously await the photos...
     


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    What last are those Cigar Indys on? Trubalance?
     


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    Like others have said, I think it varies - cordovan chukkas seem to fit a bit looer than longwings in the same last, but not by too much. Longwings seem to fit similar across materials. I have a cordovan PTB that definitely fits snugger than my other barrie shoes, but that may just be an issue of that particular shoe. I have three trubalance (calfskin, suede, cordovan), and all three seem to fit pretty similar.
     


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    I noticed that as well. When comparing my longwings to the shortwings, the Shortwings seem more sleek and narrow. Both are size 9.5D on the Barrie last. See below

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    Longwings on left , shortwings on right

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    Longwings on top, shortwings on bottom

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  11. Beatlegeuse

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    I debated getting Epaulet's Cigar Brixton, but they just looked too similar to my #8 Brixtons for me to justify the purchase. Wore my #8's today:

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    Do they both have the same welt? I had a few Barrie lasted shoes/boots in the same size and the one with the regular welt looked sleeker than the one with the storm welt
     


  13. mexicutioner

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    one minor detail: the picture is taken directly above the shortwing, and off-center relative to the longwing, so parallax is giving a distorted comparison between the two.

    notice how you can see both sides of the shortwing shoe, but can't see the "bottom" side of the longwing.
     
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    I find that the SWB has more room across the vamp than my LWB. The rest of the shoe is not much different.
     


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    With all the craziness on Ravello and some rare shades let us show some suede love here. Let us see some Suede pics.

    I just checked Shoemart site and they completely closed all the wingtip shell.:embar:
     


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