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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. NAMOR

    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    For FedEx?
     
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    Good point. Thanks. I do fill a trubalance pretty fully I think. I'll check again tonight.

    Or maybe I should get to a store to try on some Barrie last. I just really want a pair of LWBs!
     


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    Boots were assessed at a value of $722. My experience with these things is limited to this one instance, but my guess is that the variation in totals will depend on how much of a brokerage fee a carrier charges and what the duty rate is for a given item. The duty rate is most likely different for different goods.

    Still waiting for Linda from UPS to call me back... must have one person dealing with this. :cloud:
     
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    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    What did you get? Frans Boone has sick make ups. The Ravello Indy on plaza last is great
     


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    Mine are the Grant last captoe parajumpers in #8. Really like the shape and the bright brass eyelets/speed hooks.
     


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    Sorry for bad photos but trying to show the cracking between the welt and sole. Seems to happen on each pair of my Aldens. Anyone else experience this? Is this a defect and can it be fixed? (I know . . . . shoes need the method).
     


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    does anybody know how to figure out what last BB shoes are on? specifically, straight captoe blucher, model 2161. the pair in question is marked 9.5D. i'm a 9.5D in alden barrie, but i don't know what that translates to in that particular BB model.

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    the toe looks a bit pointed, does that suggest Hampton/Aberdeen more than Barrie?
     
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    Try them on later in the day after walking. My Barrie shoes fit well at 7am...poorly at 3pm.
     


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    The 2161 is on the Aberdeen:
    http://www.aldenshop.com/Store/DrawProducts.aspx?CategoryID=107&ParentID=94&PageID=&Action=

    I wonder if this is a factory version or a BB version.

    Typically, Alden for BB models do not have the same model numbers as factory models (I have many BB models). Furthermore, BB models typically don't have the two-part designation of B/D; rather, they would only list D. Interesting .....
     


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    There has been discussion on here before that some of the BB shoes made by Alden are on non-standard lasts.
     
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    Yes, but these appear to be completely standard 2161's, not a special BB-only model.
     


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    thanks fellas. i doubt these would fit me, as i have trouble fitting into shoes with a narrow toe box. :violin:
     


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    Did you order from Frans Boone?



    I just ordered from Frans Boone and don't want to get hit with this fee. I already paid a conversion fee for foreign transaction a total of over a $100 premium..:angry: Whatshould we suggest to Frans? Frank I just copied your post and email him.
     


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    out of curiosity, what do the soles look like? is the stitching worn through-and-through on the sole side of things?
     


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    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    Keep us posted. How did you get hit with a $100 foreign transaction fee? That's rediculous
     


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