***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. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    Yes. I went down .5 size when I lost about 70 lbs 3 or so years back.
     


  2. Morgan

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    I know women's feet often change sizes with pregnancy, so I'm not surprised it can happen to dudes who gain or lose a lot of weight. My secretary went up a shoe size with her last pregnancy, and suddenly found herself unable to wear a good chunk of her fabulous size 6 shoe wardrobe. My wife is a 6, so she was the lucky recipient of about $10,000 worth of barely worn Louboutin, Fendi, and Chanel shoes.

    Moral of the story: be nice to your secretary and compliment her style. Her husband may be a lot richer than you, and the local consignment shop's loss may be your wife's gain.
     


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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Pregnant women frequently can't fit their shoes bc of water retention, not so much the weight gain. After your secretary has her baby she will most likely be able to fit her nice shoes again, even if she can't lose all of the weight gained from the pregnancy.
     


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    I lost about 50 pounds a few years back and my shoe size went down half of a size.
     


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    chanakit Well-Known Member

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    Hi i have a question

    My Alden shoes are size 8D. so i have to buy Shoes tree in size S or M.
     


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    pikachoo Senior member

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    S: 6W-8M

    M: 8W-10M

    L: 10W-12M
     


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    Get a medium. If you are in between size go up. Otherwise your trees may be useless. Too often I see alden with trees in them and yet they are still wrinkly. The tree should fill out the vamp and toe
     


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    ^ Morgan, what drew you to this particular makeup. It's rather unusual
     


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    Morgan Senior member

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    Namor, my sand suede chukkas on the Leydon last with a single oiled leather sole are great, but they seem a little dainty sometimes, especially with heavy denim and sweaters. I wanted a chunkier look in a darker color, and I find the crepe sole really, really comfortable.
     


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    Suede chukka boots on crepe are a pretty common makeup (Church's makes one, for example)
     
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    Agreed - and I suspect the owner, if using Alden trees, went by the Alden size recommendations (and why wouldn't you, right).

    Sometimes I wonder if Alden shouldn't tweak their recommendations on tree sizing. For example, 9.5D and up, IMO, can easily go with a large.
     


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    yeah, seems like it's always better to go up with the trees, especially on Barrie and Trubalance. I have a pair of 403's in a 12C, so technically I should use a size Large shoe tree, since it's a narrow size 12. But, I find the XL works much better for my shoes.
     


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    Guys, looking for strategic advice. I've just ordered a cigar LWB from Alden SF. If I need something just a bit dressier (and by that I don't even mean a suit, just some trousers and an OCBD), will a #8 PTB stand up to the task? My reasoning is that it's good to have something in #8, and also in a different style. I only have a natural chromexcel LWB, and I don't plan on having 10+ pairs. Ok, I know what you're thinking [​IMG], but I really don't. So I need maximum coverage with minimum pairs.

    Also, is there such thing as a #8 PTB on a commando sole? EDIT: of course, I went to Alden of Carmel for that, but they only seem to have it in black.
     
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    Got it. I see where you are coming from. Unlined suede / flex is great in the summer with lightweight chino. Looking forward to fit pics
     


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