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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. brooklyn

    brooklyn Senior member

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    I have a fit question on a pair of lwb #8. I tried on a pair of 7.5 and 8. The 7.5 was a bit snug in the width but fine in the length. The 8 felt fine but maybe to big. The salesperson measured my foot and told me that the 7.5 would be my size and i also did not need a wide fit. If I go with the 7.5 will they eventually stretch? I have read cordovan does not stretch like calf. If i go with the 8 i am worried about excessive creasing because they maybe to big.
     
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    phototristan Senior member

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    It won't stretch per se, but will loosen up, which does tend to make it feel a bit larger over time.
     
  3. rydenfan

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    how thick of a sock were you wearing? I am always amazed at how much the feel of the fit changes based off the sock I am wearing. I do match up particular thicknesses to particular pairs...
     
  4. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Senior member

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    I've never received an email from the Alden DC "special make up" list either, other than the initial confirmation.
     
  5. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    How snug? is the question?

    And where are they snug? What part of your foot?
     
  6. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    Agree. I can literally wear either an 8D or 8.5D LWB equally well, depending on the thickness of the socks I'm wearing.
     
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    It is astounding how many people buy really nice shoes and wear cheap cotton socks. They also don't account for how much their feet expand during the day. Merino wool or cashmere/silk over-the-calf socks aren't a large expense after one pays over $700 for some Alden shell cordovan shoes.
     
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    Uniqlo 4 pair for $10 is better for me in terms of everything than any other socks I've worn like sozzi or panthrella however you spell it.
     
  9. Hermitedge

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    I LOVE those socks, actually I'm a fan of all their socks I've tried so far.
     
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    phototristan Senior member

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    Which ones are they? Or is it any of them? Looks like they have several choices:

    http://www.uniqlo.com/us/search/socks
     
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    Yeah I think I bought 10 pairs of the same 3 colors of the marls, pretty much all their socks are nice and have lasted me forever, have ones from like 2 years ago with no holes yet. Granted I do have like 40 random pairs but one does get lazy and wear the ones you just washed
     
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    Thanks. I think I'll order some. Shipping is $7.00 so probably order a few sets.
     
  14. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    Also, what color socks go best with Color 8 and jeans?
     
  15. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    Coming Soon: Phototristan Youtube video about Uniqlo Socks. [​IMG]

    (Respectfully jestful, of course) [​IMG]
     
  16. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    Anything's possible.
     
  17. closerlook

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    agreed that its a stellar model

    if it is not yet confirmed by alden, does she still require the deposit at this time or only after it is confirmed. I'm fine giving the deposit but only if the shoe has been confirmed by alden, as deposits are non-refundable.
     
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    A couple moths ago Kathy told me that Alden corporate would not allow the mailing list. They killed it. Done. Dead. Sad. Frustrating.

     
  19. rydenfan

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    Nope, no payment till confirmed. It is just a list at this point
     
  20. SuitedDx

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    After owning Whiskey for some time and noticing the darkening, I wonder how pragmatic it is to get newer ones (assuming they become available); in time they start turning more of a "mocha" color.
     
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