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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. violethour1951

    violethour1951 Senior Member

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    Depends on the last. Most Alden boots are on the Trubalance/Barrie last and the common experience has been to size down 1/2. Some boots are on the Grant last which is supposed to be true to size.
     


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    fit question for the loafer wearers....picked these up 2nd hand and like the look....they are on the Grant last and I went TTS / 1/2 size up from my Barrie chukkas....the are quite loose and there is significant heel slippage....is this normal?
     


  3. Thor

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    Moi Aussi...I had strict weight limits for the next stop on the itinerary but had to bring the Indys- wore them on the plane...

    Was so glad I had them in Paris - perfect combo of sturdy walking yet stylish looking...didn't feel like too much of a dolt of a touron...

    Felt pretty "dope" as I flashed them to general public as I sat at a cafe (or 5) and tried to look sophisticated ( I am sure I failed at that as I didn't smoke)

    I even proudly wore them into the Edward Green shop I passed :D
     


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    fredmull Well-Known Member

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    Didn't feel like searching. Was wondering what brand of suede cleaner you all use? Time to put the unlined away for the season. Thanks.
     


  5. pistolero

    pistolero Senior Member

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    Anyone have any suggestions for non-Alden replacement laces? My blank Indy's keep breaking the standard Alden laces, so I'd like to find something a little stronger.
     


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    In NYC with no power. Trying to safeguard my ravello LWB's in case of looting.
     


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    Man with Apple Senior Member

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    I felt like I was in the same boat when I purchased the ravello cap toe bluchers on the plaza, which is why I have listed my ravello ptb's.
     


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    You can get heel slippage from new loafers as you wait for the sole to become more flexible. Would think that on a second hand pair this should not happen. Sounds like they are too big. Not every last works for every foot.
     


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    Buying loafers second hand can be a risky proposition. Consider going down one width to account for stretching. :nodding:
     


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    djwoblely Senior Member

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    @thor How do you keep your indy cxl's so shiny?
     


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    I do not know what kind they are...but I went into the Alden SF store with the same complaint/request and they gave me some round nylon ( i think) laces that are awesome on in my Indys- super tough...perhaps call them and see what they are using...
     


  13. Thor

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    easy...they are not CXL...they are #8 and not that shiny considering :D

    I did give them a dash of polish and significant elbow grease (Mac method) prior to departure...but after several days of travel and traipsing they were not that shiny if you saw them up close..
     


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    Wearing out for the first time today a "new" pair. J.Gilbert Cap-toe #8 boots w/ commando sole (recently aquired from Namor). This is my grail boot. Could not be happier.

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    I'm so happy for you!

    I wear a lot of denim being a college student and I was weary of #8s.

    You may have sold me on them. Damn you! (says my wallet)

    Thanks for a great picture
     


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