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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Senior member

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    You guys know more than me on this subject, but with this reasoning, wouldn't medium brown, as opposed to light brown, be the correct choice for dark brown shoes? I guess I don't understand why you would go all the way down to light brown for dark brown shoes.
     
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  2. ReppTiePrepster

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    Color 8 LWB should absolutely be your next purchase, IMHO! It's funny how similar your collection is to mine. Without J Crew I'm not sure I would have discovered Alden. The following is the order of my purchases.

    Florsheim Pebble Grain LWB (crap), Cole Haan Jayhawk - brown pebble grain (even crappier), J Crew Tobacco LWB, J Crew Dark Brown LWB, Black Shell LWB, Cigar LWB, Color 8 LWB, Ravello LWB, and Color 8 PTB.

    Wish I had never spent the $ on the Florsheim and Cole Haan LWBs. They look pretty good but are terribly uncomfortable and won't last very long if worn regularly. The $400 could have gone to my next shell purchase! I suppose I've learned a valuable lesson.
     


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    Color 8 LWB for sure, its the cornerstone of any Alden collection.
     


  4. Spaghettimatt

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    For Indy boot owners: where do your/big toe end in relation to the white stitching on the Indy boot? Mine hit right at the beginning/bottom of the white stitching and I'm worried I should have gone down another size.
     


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    This is the Aberdeen last model - shows as out of stock online and I confirmed over the phone (in 9.5D).
     


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    Mine hits just past the stitching and I consider them a perfect fit. How's the width and is there any heel slip?
     


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    I go to where my pinky toe is super tight and if the ball of my foot is at the widest point of the shoe
     


  9. Spaghettimatt

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    I already know that I bought a size too wide (6E; should have gone 6D I think), and there is definitely heel slippage. I'm planning on selling them and buying another pair, but I'm a bit worried that my problem will not be solved by going to a 6D or C. Given that Alden does not make a 5.5, I might just be shit out of luck.

    To be fair, I have a pair of Alden #8 LWBs in 6D (Barrie) and they fit pretty snug.

    Any insights?
     


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    Ah OK. they have four in my size... kind of on the fence. The price is about $80 higher than when they first were on the site.

    Does anyone know when the next 10% alden sale is at the Shoe Mart?
     


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    I would suggest a 6D. The toe is not so much the issue, but the heel slippage. Most people wear the same in Barrie and Trubalance.
     


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    Funny - I called The Shoe Mart about that exact shoe on Monday of last week. The sales girl said it was out of stock and they had no intention of reordering. I purchased the Ravello NST oxford instead. I recieved that but it was fit like it was a 9.5 E instead of a D so I sent it back. I love the Alden NST but Alden can be a truly frustrating company. I really was set on some Ravellow shell in that style. I will call again about the boot.
     
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    Here are a few shots of my travel collection, taken during a business trip. The J. Gilbert boots are new, the others have a few miles on them. By the way, these J. Gilbert boots are my first on the Plaza last, and I really like them. Of course Yenni was great to deal with. Though I had some trepidation due to only having experienced the Trubalance and Barrie lasts before, the Plaza fits fine and looks great. I'm really happy with them.

    Clockwise, from eleven o'clock: Alden for Epaulet Officer Indy (brown CXL); J. Gilbert #8 wingtip boot, Plaza last; Alden SF ravello PTB; MOTO Long Chukka (black CXL).


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    From left: MOTO Long Chukka, black CXL; Alden for Epaulet Officer Indy; J. Gilbert #8 wingtip boot, Plaza last; Alden SF ravello PTB.


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    Beautiful. Just beautiful.
     


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    Wow I'm very impressed!
     


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