***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. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    +1

    Alden cordovan chukkas are excellent
     


  2. thebeebs

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    +1, i have a pair of shell chukkas, but at the same time, unless you plan on buying the whole Alden rainbow, i'd be somewhat judicious about your choice in colors. i ended up getting whiskey since it's a pretty casual color that lends itself well to this shoe type, and since the simplicity of the design best shows "rich" colors like whiskey/ravello and perhaps cigar. I'd personally shy away from this shoe in black and #8. But that's just my opinion...
     


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    I'd go for the exotic colors in the chukka before 8 and black, but I wouldn't shy away from 8 and black. Another theory that can be utilized in an effort to be judicious about Alden shell selections is to not double-up on the same shell color in the PTB and chukka. Go with one or the other. With trouser leg down they present almost the exact same look. Although I will say there is a decided difference in appearance between the ravello chukka (antique edging) and the ravello PTB (dark edging). The other 4 colors, when comparing chukka vs. PTB, will provide a very similar look.

    But it's just a theory. Double up if you must. :D
     


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    The Tarlow (Alden) and Horween (duh) families concur.
     


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    Leather Soul black shortwings...a la casual.

    These hit the spot for what I was going for...a dressy black shoe that not only serves the obvious business purpose but that can also elevate and anchor a more casual look.

    French blue slim trousers today

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    EDIT: excuse the granny knots.
     
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    Saw these brown LWB at Alden DC. Seemed as if they had just gotten them, so size selection should be good. Give them a call.
     




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    These are great.
     


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    There seems to be some problems in the quality check.
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    i know it isnt a big issue, and i am not the only one, i will write alden a mail. Unfortunately, no brand of controller is attached, like red wing is doing this. so i can´t kick him in the ass :censored:
     
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  9. WhoKnewI

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    as much as id love to snag a pair, going to have to refrain until some of my other stuff sells. where did I learn this self restraint?
     


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    Does everybody size down a half for the Barrie last? I have the unlined Brooks Cordovan Penny Van last (9.D) and my toes are at the end, okay for a loafer but I like some room between my toes and the end of a Blucher. Me = US 9.5E or 9.5D. Ordering the Longwing and don't want to be banging my toes up against the ends. Yes, I've read volumes on this but still uncertain. Thanks for input, I need Whiskey now please....
     


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    i wear the same size in van and barrie. the barrie fits a hair bigger anyway and the laces will pull your foot back in the shoe. I wear 11d in both and the 11.5 feels massive to me in barrie.
     
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  12. Alcibiades

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    Great look
     


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    Does it normally take NRO a week to "assemble" an Alden order? Am I being picky after being spoiled from Amazon.com orders?
     


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    Are those Alden's or Red Wings? They look like Red Wing Beckman 9016, but I don't quite understand what you are saying in your post.
     


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