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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. Ahab

    Ahab Distinguished Member

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    yeah, but not with those soles.. [​IMG]
    [​IMG] You're my hero!

    So hidden eyelets or not? pebble grain for the leather or not?
     


  2. gnatty8

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    [​IMG] You're my hero!

    So hidden eyelets or not? pebble grain for the leather or not?


    I dunno man, I think the eyelets give it a sort of retro look that seems to work well with the heavier red sole.

    I do like the pebble grain cordovan idea though, I hadn't thought of that..
     


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    I dunno man, I think the eyelets give it a sort of retro look that seems to work well with the heavier red sole.

    I do like the pebble grain cordovan idea though, I hadn't thought of that..

    Many people think pebble grain cordovan is too shiny. I have no opinion either way. I am thinking something like this:

    [​IMG]
     


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    Cannot wait to kop them in the plaza last ^
     


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    Cannot wait to kop them in the plaza last ^
    Yeah, if that is in calf I can grab it in plaza. My pinky toe has to stretch out the leather on my right foot. I think the plaza would make that supernova.
     


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    Was referring to the #8 boots dude.

    Cannot wait for the restock.
     


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    Was referring to the #8 boots dude.

    Cannot wait for the restock.

    D'OH! Yeah, Tom's Plaza cap toes are fantastic. I appreciate them much more after seeing the same boot on the modified last.
     


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    It's just the #1494 that everyone loves but on the Barrie. I just ordered it because a few of my customers needed wider sizes like EE and EEEs which aren't available on the Leydon.

    Tom, sent you a PM on this... looking for more info (pics/pricing)
     


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    nice boots Ahab. do you like eyelets vs speedhooks?
     


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    bananananana In Time Out

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    Anyone know how the 379x last fits or what it's comparable to? I know it was made for the japanese market but couldn't find anything on search.
     


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    might buy these but i have a question are they to dark to be year round? or would you wear them year round? i am worried there to dark for summer.


    [​IMG]
     


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    Finally received my pair of suede unlined chukkas from theshoemart - size 11.5 B/D, but they fit narrow. Has anyone else experienced the same? Do they stretch much? My Barrie lasted shell chukkas fit great in size 11 B/D.

    I go up both half a number size and from D to E from my shoes on the Barrie last to my Leydon last suede chukkas. Going up just half a number size without also increasing the width was not comfortable to me.
     


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    Finally received my pair of suede unlined chukkas from theshoemart - size 11.5 B/D, but they fit narrow. Has anyone else experienced the same? Do they stretch much? My Barrie lasted shell chukkas fit great in size 11 B/D.
    I just got back from a trip for work and was greeted by pair of the tan unlined chukkas. Sized up a half size from barrie and they are way too narrow for me. Not sure if I should try to send them back and get a wider width, or just go with the barrie from Tom. Also I think the steel shank is looks since there's a weird clicking sometimes when I walk.
     


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    Anyone know how the 379x last fits or what it's comparable to? I know it was made for the japanese market but couldn't find anything on search.

    I asked Alden once and they said the Barrie is most similar in sizing. I think the 379x is for the Japanese market.
     


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    I asked Alden once and they said the Barrie is most similar in sizing. I think the 379x is for the Japanese market.

    yes, found some introduction on 379X from japanese site [​IMG] [​IMG]

    http://www.lakota.co.jp/alden_last.htm
     


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