***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. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    You picked up a pair of classics there. Enjoy wearing those. And I like that card case as well.

    I think the Messrs Amore may get a few emails after seeing the prices. Tempted to check on a pair of 974s after the recent discussions here. Anyone want to facilitate by offering thoughts on whether I should go 10.5E or 11D in Tremont if 10.5E Barrie is my size?
     
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    For the Tremont: some say same size as Barrie (including some retailers); some say TTS.

    My standard Barrie size is 9D. My 974s are 9D.

    The Barrie overall is slightly bigger, IMO.
     
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    Thanks for the PSA. :nodding:
     
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    If you have issues like a wide foot or a high instep, I would go one size up in Tremont - I wear 9.5E/10D in Barrie and wear 10E in Tremont. I had to sell my #4 Atoms in Tremont because they were too small (I got them in 10D). My 10E whiskey wingtips feel great.
     
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    Nice post and good shoes.
     
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    Wow, thanks for sharing this. Those LWB and LHS look great. How much was that card holder?

    Any info on the return policy? UPDATE: I asked, Robert said they offer store credit for returns.
     
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    Okay, if I want to get in on the pre-order game for future ravello or cigar makeups, who should I contact? Looks like my first Alden boot is gonna have to be #8 since that's all I can actually order without waiting a year.
     
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    or black shell
     
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    there is absolutely nothing wrong with a color 8 boot. color 8 is still the king, IMHO. i recommend a color 8 indy. much sleeker in cordo and easily dressed up for business casual (don't recommend for a suit).
     
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    True statement.
     
  12. FrankCowperwood

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    I agree that color 8 is an excellent idea and there are lots of nice boots with leather or commando soles in it that are more or less ready to go. You aren't settling here, you are getting a staple.
     
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    I don't really wear black much at all.

    Dunno, the Indy's look clunky to me compared with the wingtip boots or even the captoes.

    Understood. The ravello is just damned sexy. [​IMG]
     
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    I love my ravello, but it's not particularly useful in my wardrobe.
     
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    In pictures yes. Real life, not so much. I have a grant captoe boot. Sleeker, yes, but a completely different animal. What do you plan on wearing with the boots? Slimmer euro stuff means a slimmer last. I'm wearing navy bb Milano chinos and whiskey indys right now. Stellar combo.
     
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