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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. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    alden suede unlined chukka--

    my damn heels keep sliding across tiled floors. everywhere i step or take a sharp turn i slip a little, making my steps feel unsure. i'm not sure if alden hammered in the nails deep enough. the bottoms of the shoes are pretty worn in now-- it's been a good four days of walking in them.

    should this go away or do i need to take this back to the dc store?


    I've got two pairs of unlined chukkas and don't really have this problem.

    I have almost killed myself a couple times with this pair though.
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  2. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    It does not compute that the BB LHS would run bigger than the Alden LHS (it does) if it is on the Copley. A Copley-lasted loafer should fit more like an Aberdeen-lasted loafer (the full strap).

    You're entitled to your opinion. I'm simply sharing my experience. I would say my Alden for BB loafers fit exactly like the full strap loafer with a fuller toe.
     
  3. jerrybrowne

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    I've got two pairs of unlined chukkas and don't really have this problem.

    I have almost killed myself a couple times with this pair though.
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    Those are worth the risk. Very nice.
     
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    I need your feedback guys. I'm having trouble deciding between the kudu chukka and the snuff suede chukka. They'd be worn with jeans or chinos. One concern is care and durability of the suede. What say you, gentlemen?
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    I have the snuff suede chukkas- great shoes. I wear them all the time. I do have to say that dark jeans tend to discolor the suede, if that is a concern. Also, they have stretched alot; probably half a size.
     
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    Just saw these pics on the GQ website. Anyone know where to score the brown longwings and boots? The cap toes with the storm welt look awesome too.

    http://www.gq.com/style/street-style...-paris#slide=6
    http://www.gq.com/style/street-style...-paris#slide=7



    These are the pics in the above links:

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    I think they are the usual #8 shell shoes and boots, not brown (ie cogar or ravello). It is just the lighting that is making you think they are brown. FYI, #8 fades to a beautifully mellow brown color with time.
     
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    +1. They look like #8 to me too.

    I just noticed the laces on the chukkas. Cool.
     
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    The boots are available at the shoe mart in color 8 and ravello. they're wingtips (not longwing).

    I take that back. They're not the shoemart version. I still think they're wingtips but possibly a collab.
     
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    Question-

    If I wear a D width on the Barrie last, is it likely that I would want an E width on the Leydon last?
     
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    zippyh Senior member

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    Question-

    If I wear a D width on the Barrie last, is it likely that I would want an E width on the Leydon last?


    No. I wear the same width but with 1/2 size difference.
     
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  15. Thor

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    No. I wear the same width but with 1/2 size difference.

    I assume you mean a size up?

    Wouldn't that be about the same thing?

    I was actually fitted at Alden-SF on Barrie in a EE in a half size smaller than what I have...which did seem like a better fit but you never see that in the special boot make-ups that I prefer...So, I would be hesitant to go up another half size
     
  16. zippyh

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    I assume you mean a size up?

    Wouldn't that be about the same thing?

    I was actually fitted at Alden-SF on Barrie in a EE in a half size smaller than what I have...which did seem like a better fit but you never see that in the special boot make-ups that I prefer...So, I would be hesitant to go up another half size


    I mean I wear a 10.5D Barrie and an 11D Leydon.
     
  17. Thor

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    I mean I wear a 10.5D Barrie and an 11D Leydon.

    I understand that...and you do not find it too long?

    Did you try a 10.5 E in Leydon?

    As I mentioned- I really could wear a half size smaller in Barrie size and worry that going a full size larger in length on Leydon would be too much/long..

    Thanks for your input!
     
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    I understand that...and you do not find it too long?

    Did you try a 10.5 E in Leydon?

    As I mentioned- I really could wear a half size smaller in Barrie size and worry that going a full size larger in length on Leydon would be too much/long..

    Thanks for your input!


    I tried on the 11D Leydon and it fit so no need to try an E.
     
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    These are the pics in the above links:

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    I think they are the usual #8 shell shoes and boots, not brown (ie cogar or ravello). It is just the lighting that is making you think they are brown. FYI, #8 fades to a beautifully mellow brown color with time.

    It looks like the PTB has white eyelets. I am not sure if I would have the balls to buy a pair like that but they look very nice in the pictures!
     
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