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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. ReppTiePrepster

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  2. Alcibiades

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    9.5E. I can wear 10D in some models (longwings, PTB, chukka) but am uncomfortable in others (captoe boots)
     
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    +1 for the Aberdeen. And +1 for people asking and answering questions in this thread politely. It makes it so much more enjoyable to read. Definitely not the case in some of the other few threads I browse. Happy New Year to all.

    My Cigar NSTs from Alden DC. I went with 11.5D instead of 11E, since that's what they had in stock.

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    Can someone reply to my posts so I know they are showing up? I have tried to leave a few posts and it continually tells me they are in moderation. Thanks.
     
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    wear in good health
     
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    nephew,
    the narrowness of the toe box i.e. width
     
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    if a knew the answer, then i would be able to solve the dilemma of the fiscal cliff
     
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    nephew,
    FYI-i call it the way i see it. it is always good to have smart around asking the questions
     
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    nephew,
    good looking cigar nst
     
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    nephew,
    wear in good health
    how is the fit for you going from 11 E to 11.5 D
     
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    #8 wt boot
    argyles otc
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    Thanks, Uncle.

    It works for me, with a firm, comfortable fit from heel through the ball of the foot. Perhaps I might have different creasing in the E width. I haven't had the opportunity to wear the Aberdeen in 11E yet, so ultimately, I'm not sure how big of a difference it would make. I equate it to owning Barrie shoes in both 11D and 10.5E. It seems they can both work for me and it then depends on what's available in a givemn makeup and whether I absolutely have to have it.
     
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    ^ I've been thinking of giving this sizing technique a try. I have snuff suede chukkas on the Leydon in a 12.5C that fit great. I've been wanting to get the navy suede chukka from Alden Madison Ave, which is also on the Leydon but I doubt they will stock a 12.5C. Thinking of trying it in 12D to see if that fits similarly.
     
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    here are my Indys ( a bit beat up) with J. Crew's blue boot laces. Wishing all a safe, happy, prosperous and healthy 2013 !

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    nephew,
    good to hear
     
  17. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    it could for you. remember to use the break in method
     
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    Why does it seem like its impossible to find Alden's captoe boot in either Ravello or Cigar for sale anywhere in a size 9d? Any ideas? Those Unionmade ones that were posted are pretty sweet. Congrats to whoever owns them.
     
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    Well, I'd say that there are fewer make-ups in Ravello and Cigar. And the stockists are placing small orders. And 9D is probably a very common size. So the odds are not in your favor.
     
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    Ancient mathematicians were stumped by the problem of trying to square the circle - we have Alden lasts and sizing to keep us busy. I fear that the answer to both questions is the same.

    I was hopeful my shell monks would arrive today, but, alas, I fear not.

    Happy New Year everyone.
     
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