***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. ElDave

    ElDave Senior member

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    Very interesting. Do you have a low, normal, or high instep? I have both a wide foot and a high instep, so perhaps the overall volume I need is the difference between your experience and mine.



    I have the unlined Brooks Bros loafers and they bulge only very slightly. They are the first pair of loafers I've tried on that fit well.
     


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    Taupe is the right choice.
     


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    OF COURSE THE FIRST DAY I WEAR MY NEW CIGAR LONGWINGS IT WOULD RAIN.

    Luckily, just a few minor water spots on the vamp... but still, do those ever come out?!
     


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    i have Alden x Leffot Blue Suede Tassel loafs. i love them. compliments every time i wear them.
     


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    just wipe them down with a wet rug and brush 'em. they should be fine.
     


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    they will with time. A little renovateur seems to help too.
     


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    Get the Alden rain protector spray for $15 (forgot the proper name.... Alden of DC sells it). I found the spots are a lot less pronounced after being in the rain once you apply.

    Not 100% protection but it does help.

    Of course, i looked outside this morn and said "naaaaah, i dont need my rubbers." By the time i got to NYC the rain was coming down nicely and my Cigar too has taken its lumps for the day. :fu:
     


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    I am the exact same size (true 9.5E in Barrie). I have shell boots in 9.5 E that fit like a glove. Unfortunately many retailers don't carry E sizes. So I bought the jcrew cap toe boots in 9.5D and had them stretched by my cobbler. The fit almost as well as 9.5Es.
     


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    Always a dangerous thought.
     


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    Bummer....

    Moulded shoes in NY may have the #8 cap toe boots, but in Modified last.
    Should also consider the BB C&J #8 boots. Real nice. They retail for $998, but will be close to 50% off during the Thanksgiving Sale.
     


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    Wigglr, I have both & the taupe looks better with cigar.
     


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    REguy, are the natty tassels that Chorizo posted the same as the ones you scored off the SM seconds list?
    If so, I'm even more jealous
     
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    Thanks! (You too, ElDave)
     


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