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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. g.michael

    g.michael Senior member

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    Cigar Indy by Alden for J. Gilbert:
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    The fit is perfect and they were worth the wait.:nodding:

    Next to Color 8 LHS for BB and Color 8 full strap, which is a full shade lighter than the BB:
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  2. herrmj

    herrmj Senior member

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    The perfect cigar indy makeup. I'm on the list for the next order with Yenni.
     


  3. stevent

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    That's why I'm confused...
     


  4. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    You guys should really try going up a width in Grant (and the other narrower lasts)... I wear 10D or 9.5E in Barrie, and 10E in Tremont, Aberdeen and Grant all fit me very well.
     


  5. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Meh. many barrie models (longwings, PTBS, captoe boots) go fine with finer wool suits. Trubalance may be a bit different.
     


  6. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    It's looks great when you get your hands on it. It exceeded my expectations.
     


  7. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    From left to right (sorry for phone photo):

    10E, Aberdeen
    10E, Tremont
    9.5E, Barrie
    10E, Grant
    10D, Barrie
    9.5E, Trubalance

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    I am a "true to size" 10E. All of these shoes fit very well in my opinion. The "longest" is probably the 10D barrie, and the "shortest" is the 10E Aberdeen (though I think the aberdeen is the best fitting for me). The "widest" is the probably the 10E Tremont with the Trubalance right behind it (I tried a 10D Tremont before, which simply didn't work) with the Grant and Aberdeen being tied for the narrowest at various points of the shoe. In general, I strongly suggest adjusting widths, not just lengths, to get the best Alden fit in the various lasts...
     


  8. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Also, when it comes to Barrie/Trubalance at least, any size D is very close to being the same size as the next length size down in E.


    Left: 10D in trubalance
    Right: 9.5E in trubalance

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    The left is slightly longer/narrower and the right is slightly shorter/wider, but not really enough to make a difference in the fit of the boot.
     


  9. closerlook

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    Have any of you guys noticed appreciable fit difference in your shoes with weight loss and weight gain?
     


  10. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    No, but I have an associate who lost a dramatic amount of weight (~100lbs) and he went down in shoe size.
     


  11. closerlook

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    thank you

    i'd like to hear from more of you if you have insight into this
     


  12. pikachoo

    pikachoo Senior member

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    does anyone know why some boot models have this stitching running across the sides of the upper? e.g. jumper boots

    curious as to why other boot models don't have it.. does this serve a particular function or is it purely aesthetics?

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    I'm down about 70 pounds, and my shoe size remained the same. YMMV, of course.
     


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    How big is the difference between a plaza last boots 8.5D and 9D?
     


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