***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. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    I find that the regular fit BB shirts are intended for larger body types, and that the slim fit is for people of healthy proportions . I'm a slim guy so I swim in the regular fit, and will only buy slim from now on. I have even thought of going extra-slim or whatever they call it.

    If you think about it, it makes sense. Not like they have a cut called extra-wide, they just call it "regular".
     


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    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    Was this posted on their website? I checked and didn't see anything. Or do you just have to call or email?
     


  3. AldenLuver

    AldenLuver Senior member

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    nephew,
    looking nice, wearing in good health
     


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    mcarthur Senior member

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    overshoes will allow you to wear any shoe in your wardrobe
     


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    mcarthur Senior member

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    wear in good health
     


  7. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    i agree dry cloth
     


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    mcarthur Senior member

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    [​IMG]
    #8 chukkas
    argyles otc
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    IMO, the LWB is dressier than the NST.
    I don't wear NSTs with suits, but some do. I wear some of my LWBs with suits - but never whiskey (I have the shell rainbow in LWBs).
    I easily prefer the NST on the Barrie last over the Aberdeen Last (and I have both).
    You've identified a number of models in a number of different colors. All can be worn with khakis. Very few of those identified, IMO, can be worn with suits.
    If you already have 4 LWBs and 2 PTBs, try something different (the whiskey NST on the Barrie - offered at TSM - would be a good choice). :nodding:
     


  10. AldenLuver

    AldenLuver Senior member

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    Much thanks 7fold...
     


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    Very nice.

    Wore mine on Monday with navy gabardines and navy argyles (not OTC).
     


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    I can't decide whether to be relieved or sad that they all have speedhooks. I'm sorely tempted even though I prefer all eyelets. Both captoes are sweet.
     


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    sqroot3 Senior member

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    Does anyone here use standard Allen Edmonds waxed laces for their Aldens? I'm tempted to try them...after relacing my Alden nst several times using the stock laces, the laces are starting to "fray," if you will, immediately adjacent to the plastic crimp.
     


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    My exact rection. Ive wanted a pair since seeing Srivats FS thread years ago.
     


  15. monologuist

    monologuist Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone weigh in on the fit of the NST/Tanker boots on Barrie last, perhaps in comparison to other Barrie lasted boots (wingtip, plain toe, cap toe, etc)?

    I'm thinking the Tanker may be a touch too small for me in my usual Barrie size: LWB's fit me perfectly in a D-width...but Barrie Wingtip boots seem to run just a bit more narrow and tight across the instep, so I've wondered if this is true of Barrie-lasted boots in general. Also, without having compared them side by side, the Tanker boot looks like it may even be narrower than either the Barrie wingtip boot, plain toe boot, or cap-toe boot, Should I maybe bump up 1/2 size and stay in a D-width for Tankers if I want them to fit more like my normal size for LWB's?
     


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