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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. Burton

    Burton Senior member

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    As everyone above said - limited selcetion. Hanig's also have a limited selection.
     
  2. kwhitelaw

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    yea seems mainly stock offerings from what I'm seeing online from hanig's. was hoping for more retailer specific custom makeups etc.

    guess I'll head to Independence and look for some oakstreets
     
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    Anyone with more experience know what kind of a shoe town Chicago is? Live in the area, but can't say I know it very well. Definitely doesn't seem to cater to the Alden enthusiast, as we are seeing.
     
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    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    Dude, this video is just plain awkward. [​IMG] The guy keeps rubbing his crotch while feeling his shoes and stroking his legs. I'm gonna have nightmares tonight...
     
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    and that was quite possibly one of the most disturbing things I have ever seen, those shoes are being abused I'm calling SVU...
     
  6. Burton

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    Anyone with more experience know what kind of a shoe town Chicago is? Live in the area, but can't say I know it very well. Definitely doesn't seem to cater to the Alden enthusiast, as we are seeing.

    Chicago is specifically not a shoe town. There are several AE stores and the few mentioned above which stock Alden. You have several good BBs (the Rookery and MI Ave), Paul Stuart and a few other retailers (Neiman's, POLO), etc. The hidden/unknown gem is MorrisandSons. They sell John Lobb and Edward Green and have other good stuff.
     
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    Unionmade ravello cap toe boots maiden voyage. Only noticed tonight that the tongue has a partial Horween stamp.

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    score!!!
     
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    I assume this also includes the TB last. If so, this is terrifically rare. Now if we only had Mac's feet we wouldn't have to care about lasts. :D

    Mac: You have posted before about the Aberdeen last and that you thought it - above all others - was a difficult fitting last (I'm paraphrasing but think I have it right). I'm curious as to why you think this?
     
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    I actually wear 9.5D on all Alden's lasts. I have extremely flat feet. Plus, my left foot is slightly bigger than my right foot and it causes me some discomfort to wear 9 D.
     
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    Interesting....I too have extremely flat feet. I size down a 1/2 for Barrie and TB, and I'm TTS for the Plaza. Because of my orthotics, Hampton and Aberdeen are no-go's.
     
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    I was interested in getting Alden 974 which is in Hampton last I believe. I tried on 9.5 E and it fitted me fine but he shape of the shoes no longer look as good as 9.5 D and I had to gave up.
     
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    OG skinhead style.
     
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    For me, Aberdeen in 10E is the best fitting last.

    Cigar NST on Aberdeen from Alden NYC

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    974 is on the TREMONT.
     
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    I chuckled as I read this. :D

    But in all seriousness, there is no cross-examination intended (in spite of the lawyer inside me); rather, an honest inquiry. And I rather like the Aberdeen, too.

    Happy New Year to one and all. :nodding:
     
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    Thanks for correcting me. I need 9.5 E for both 974 and 9071 is what I want to say.
     
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    Going up a width does take away some of the sleekness of the Tremont last... I find that Grant and Aberdeen have more of a tapered look in E than Tremont, which is a plus for those styles. Nevertheless I still like my whiskey balmoral wingtips in 10E.
     
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