***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. mexicutioner

    mexicutioner Senior member

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    ^ i'm still on the fence, i'll need to see em on namor's blog before i decide if i got wood or not.
     
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    thanks guys. I took the same size in barrie because I cant live with creasing - id die. I once owned this shoe in black shell, size 12 and it creased too much for me. The shoe is tight now but from experience should loosen up. Posted a few more pics in my tumblr
     
  3. ThArtOfWardrobe

    ThArtOfWardrobe Senior member

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    Great shoes man. Do you size down a half or whole size on barrie?
     
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    I agree! I wish my lifestyle suited Bals a lot more.

    Very very nice.
     
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    blue collar Senior member

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    Are they Plaza? Soft quare toe going on...
     
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    Can anyone comment on Plaza and/or Hampton last sizing relative to Barrie and/or AE 5?
     
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    Interesting ......

    I am surprised you took the same size in this shoe (M-75 Last) as the barrie. In fact, I once tried on this shoe in my Barrie size and my foot was stuffed in the shoe like a sausage. It was actually painful. My barrie size is 9D, TTS 9.5D, and in this shoe I have 10C. The M-75 last is somewhat like the Plaza, but it is, in my experience, smaller/tighter than the Plaza.

    I guess we all have unique feet .....
     
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    I have a question... J Crew advertises their 405s Indy as CXL; however, the shoemart has the 403 as CXL. Is the J.Crew one misrepresented?
     
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    Barrie - 9D
    AE 5 - 9D
    Plaza - 9.5D (sometimes 9D as the plaza has a roomy toe box)
    Hampton - 9.5D
     
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    The JCrews are CXL. I believe they just misrepresent the number.



    Interesting - you do not size down on the Barrie from your AE 5 size? I might just have to take a leap of faith on this one.
     
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    I take the Plaza/Hampton AE #5 TTS. I have not found the Plaza toe box to be roomy. It's snug but loosens up a little bit with wear.
     
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    The J Crew Indy boots are indeed chromexcel - they just mislabel the shoe number. On a somewhat related note, J Crew has claimed that two of their longwing models (tobacco and dark brown) are "chromexcel" - it is believed that J Crew is misrepresenting that (they are more likely normal calfskin), but I haven't seen it definitely confirmed.
     
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    Some people size down for the 5 last because it feels longer than other AE shoes. I personally don't. I take my TTS (9) in AE 5, 7, 8, and 800 lasts. I don't have any Aldens yet.
     
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    I don't, but some do.

    The 5 is AE's longest last. Also, I always wear thin dress socks with my 5-lasted shoes (e.g., dark brown shell Strand).
     
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