***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. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Yes. Last bought C&J Drummunds from them. Have also purchased Alden shells from them.

    Purchased whiskey PTBs from them some time ago only to learn a handful of days later that they didn't actually have my size in stock (as the webpage said they did).

    Decent place.
     


  2. poena

    poena Senior member

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    well I've never gotten such a thing. Or I may have tossed it.

    I think I've decided on the Jcrew Cap Toes. Shoe Mart doesn't have anything like it. A few similar items though. Still deciding.

    I'm just worried about getting the width correct.
    I fill up width wise my Indy boots. I have pretty flat feet and they are a bit wide. I wear 8.5 Indys. Would going with 8.5 for the Barrie last be good? Size up to 9 or just go to 8.5E?

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    blue collar Senior member

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    Those are beautiful. Other than a crease, what was wrong with them that caused Alden to make them 2nds?
     


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    thebeebs Senior member

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    I also got an email from Shoe Mart stating that my order for the #4 captoe boot has been cancelled due to lack of supply of upper leather.

    What other options are out there for captoe shell Alden boots in color 8? I'm aware of JCrew, any others?
     


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    lagsun Senior member

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    Sounds like 8.5D in Barrie will be fines too. Plus J.Crew has a decent return policy.


    Call Kathy at Alden of DC. I got my #8 Captoe (and Cigar as well) boots on Grant last with commando sole from her.
     


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    For what it's worth, I am normally an E width and I fill up every bit of the width in my Indy boots. I purchased a few D width Barrie-lasted shoes and, while they are fine at the beginning of the day, they are uncomfortable by the end. If you are a true E width, the D width Barrie will not work for you. I also have an E width barrie, which fits great in the forefoot but a bit poorly in the heel (unless I wear very cushioned socks).
     


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    Shoe Mart, J Gilbert.
     


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    The Shoe Mart, Alden SF, Alden DC, Alden NYC all stock color 8 captoe boots.
     


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    Alcibiades Senior member

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    I'm a pretty true E width (I measure 10 E/F on Brannock), but I can wear 10D in Barrie and Trubalance comfortably (My "true" size in these lasts is 9.5E). I can't wear a 9.5D Barrie/Trubalance or a 10D Grant/Aberdeen/Tremont comfortably, though.
     


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    Hello, first time posting pictures.
    Jack
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  11. PartagasIV

    PartagasIV Senior member

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    Is that the Leather Soul makeup, flex welt snuff suede? I have the same boots, love them.
     


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    jacksh Well-Known Member

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    Yes! Very comfortable!:D
     


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    Does anyone wear tassel loafers these days, (Uncle Mac notwithstanding)? Thinking of getting the BB cordovan tassels. I like the full strap loafer but after trying a couple different sizes, the Aberdeen last does not work for me with a vamp that low (heel slip). Thought maybe the higher vamp tassels would be a good trade. But tassels?
     


  14. Papa Doble

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    I've decided to stick to penny loafers myself, but I've seen a few non-mac posts with tassels here. Not as common as the LHS though.
     


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    Thanks for the insight.
    I'll try out the D width and see how it goes.

    I just don't want the bulge on the side of the shoes where my foot pushes the leather out. ..some cases beyond the sole.
    I've noticed it happening on a few other shoes :brick:
     


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