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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

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    I have Trubalance and Barrie models in the same size - 9D. Width is about the same.
     
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    tempting, thats my size too......
     
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    Plus...just noticed free shipping...even better deal. If they were my size, it would be over.
     
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    Nice day to support my Ravens with some purple argyle socks and Cigar LWBs. Could use some edge dressing. I know SevenFoldTie had suggested AE's Chili in the past, but was curious if the multiple colors in the stacked heel and double sole would be lost if chili were used?? Thanks in advance for your feedback...
     
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    Absolutely covetous.
     
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    How in the heck did you find these on ebay with that terrible item headline, "mens shoes." They didn't show up on any of my typical search items (alden 10, alden shell, shell cordovan, etc...). I am awfully tempted to give whiskey shell a first try!
     
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    ReppTie, how does your Marlow size compare to your Barrie size? For my next pair of Marlows, I may size up 1 for Barrie.

    You should grab whiskey shell if you don't have it
     
  11. ReppTiePrepster

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    I wear the same size (10D) with Marlow and the Barrie last, however the Marlow's are definitely more narrow. I have read on several SF threads that some prefer to go up a half size, but for me the Marlow in 10.5D was enormous and entirely too long. I think the comparison is similar to the sizing between BB PTB (m58 last) and Alden's 990(1). Some size up for the BB version but I couldn't do it. Hope this helps...
     
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    I forgot to mention/ask... How do you feel about buying used shoes, especially ones this nice? If the shoe has some mileage beneath them as these whiskey PTBs appear to have, doesn't the cork base mold to the previous owner's foot and interfere with proper fit and comfort, or is that a minor concern? I'm also a bit of an OCD-germ-a-phobe. I suppose some disinfectant would kill anything inside. I think I would rather pay full price and know exactly what I'm getting. Am I paranoid and just need to get over it???
     
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    FWIW, I wouldn't have much of an Alden "collection" but for buying used. As someone who doesn't have a wadload of cash to spend, buying used can be a great deal. All depends on personal preference though. I've never had comfort or real fit issues w/ the footbed b/c of a previous wearer, but that's just me.

    Really though, be smart in your buys - if it looks beat to trash, it probably is. If it's still got life, that life is just as good on your feet.
     
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    I'm not a big fan of buying used shoes. It's one thing if they have been worn a few times but beyond that I'm not interested. It just kind of creeps me out.
     
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    nt
     
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    Black Shell WT boot barrie last
    hand sanded and walnut stained sole edging[​IMG]
     
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    yea, what if someone died in them?
     
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    Certainly nothing wrong with that, when it comes to shoes or many other things.
     
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