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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. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Chukkas in shell are wonderful - I have them in whiskey, cigar, black. The patina on the whiskey and cigar is very nice. With pant leg down, they have damn near the exact appearance of a PTB.

    I have no opinion on the suede chukka.
     


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    Here's my chukka collection…
    [​IMG]
    Maybe I should add a unlined suede chukka to the rotation.
     


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    0waterbouys Senior member

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    For those of you who have worn the Aberdeen last, what sizing do you recommend? I normally wear a 9D in the Barrie and Trubalance and a 9.5D in the Plaza. Would I properly fit a 10D in the Aberdeen?
     


  4. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    9.5D
     


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    mexicutioner Senior member

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    holy crap. is that the entire shell rainbow? (can't tell if back left is #8 or brown CXL)
     
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    marmottan Well-Known Member

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    Nice family. Irrefutable argument.
    Enjoy them.
     


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    phototristan Senior member

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    Also, why does ShoeMart send out their seconds list like 2 minutes before they close for the day? Sigh...
     
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    CTYGGG Senior member

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    Thanks. From L to R is whiskey, cigar, ravello (when ravello was a mid brown, not a red brown as it is now). Back row is AoC AF32 in Brown calf followed by black shell six eyelet with a close heel. I like the chukka & I like them in all flavors.
     


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    Thank you for that detailed reply to my query. Answers such as these, and the effort that you made, make SF worthwhile and an outstanding community.
     
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    The same reason bad news is delivered and people get laid off on a Friday afternoon at 4:45, right?
     


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    My experience has been varied. I wear a 9.5D Barrie, and I love this last for my feet. I couldn't fit properly into ANY Aberdeen last in a full-strap loafer (I tried 9.5D, 9.5E, 10C and 10D), but I fit very well into the Aberdeen monk (9.5E). To some extent, it varies on the model shoe, and of course your foot's dimensions. Because the last is very narrow in the toe, I don't think there's a ready formula like there is with some other lasts, and you prob need to actually try on the actual shoe to know for sure. Remember Barrie and Aberdeen are at 2 opposite ends of the last spectrum.

    Which model are you exploring for the Aberdeen?
     


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    Does anybody here have any experience with the 379X last? Is it true to size, or do I need to size down? also, how is the width (narrow, true to size, or wide like the Trublance last )?
    Thanks -
     


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    My Rancourt Ranger Mocs in snuff while waiting for my daughter to get a streak put in her hair *sigh*.

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    That is fantastic, and I don't know if you get enough credit for that rug. It's great.
     


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    anybody got the lists for 7d and 7e? i got the emails for 7.5 d/e and 8d/e if anyone needs those.
     


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