***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. shorabi

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    those are beautiful!
     
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    PSA: Someone has listed these on eBay in size 9D on the Barrie last. They were a limited run of only 50 pairs for J.Crew. Obviously, they've since sold out. I have a pair myself and love them. Somebody pick these up!

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    wowowowow, amazing
     
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    nephew,
    thank you
     
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    Thank you.

    Cigar PTB for your entertainment. Please excuse the iPhone pic.

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    I've set my eyes on this 'cordovan perforated captoe' model from BB:

    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCat...LACK&sort_by=&sectioncolor=&sectionsize=#null

    Trouble is, some customers on BB's site have written that this runs wider than usual and one states this is more narrow. In addition, Alden does not list a last named 'snap' which one user lists.

    Someone must know: which last is this pair made on and how do they fit?
     
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    Not going to help you, but I have read that Alden does have a last that may only be used for Brooks Brothers, but I thought it was called the M51 last or something to that effect.
     
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    Yeah M58 last is used on the BB PTB Alden, nice last, for me, fits like Barrie.. Problem is, each different BB Alden model is on a different last.
     
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    Thanks for the correction. I knew I was in the right region for the number, but didn't remember the exact number.
     
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    NRO has now delayed my order multiple times, made no effort to contact me regarding any of the delays, and has now been sitting on my boots for almost a week.

    I cannot recommend anybody purchase from them. They make no effort to comply with any of their advertised policies regarding customer service and I've now taken the issue to the BBB.
     
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    Anyone know of a good-great cobbler in Seattle? PM please. Thanks.
     
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    I will repeat here what I said there:

    My experience with the width is quite different from other reviewers, however. I typically take a medium (D) width in Alden, but sometimes a C width. In light of the reviews (that this shoe runs wider than normal) I tried a B, C, and D width, all in the same size. I went with the D width. I also compared this shoe in D width against Alden's factory version of this shoe - model 9016 - in D width. Model 9016 in D width was considerably wider (indeed, too wide for me). Model 9016 is on the Hampton Last; this shoe is on the Snap Last.

    In summary, I would put this shoe's width either at "normal" or perhaps slightly more narrow than normal.


    The snap last is one of my favorite Alden lasts. Also, as pointed out in a previous post by me on thie thread, BB also uses the M-75 (like Plaza) for its shell shortwing balmoral and the M-58 (like Barrie) for its shell PTB. I have every last Alden makes for BB and find none of them objectionable.
     
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    Can anyone recommend a belt to buy to wear with my Alden Indy Boots 403's?
     
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