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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. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    While some insist it is the #8 LWB, I contend that the #8 LHS is the quintessential Alden.
    I'm surprised that they aren't concerned about the sun fading the pigment.
     
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  2. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Senior member

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    I think many would agree with you. I'm definitely considering a pair.

    They might not be as natural as whiskey, ravello, or cigar when worn sockless with shorts, if that is a consideration for some.
     
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  3. Profligate47

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    exactly what I wore today expect red marled socks instead of blue.
     


  5. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Beautiful... those four models may be the standard for the Alden rotation. Tough to exclude the tassel moc though.
     


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    well, I'm going to buy my first pair of Alden Indy shoes from TSM... I went to a specialty clothier here in town and tried on the 11's... .way too small... my normal sneaker size is a 12. I am wondering if I should order the 11.5D or the 12D, as I see with the Indy sole they tend to run a 1/2 size large...
     
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  7. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    typically half size down from normal dress shoe sz
     


  8. stevent

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    Not to hate on either but a lot of it depends on preference. I never wear loafers, so LHS is not every considered when I'm wearing / buying shoes. Thought about either a cigar or C&J for RL one but passed a few times.Then I also don't like #8 and I'm probably a good bit younger than most posters here (22)


    Standard CXL, this is not defective in any way. Previous wearer could have had his feet bent a direction, packed shoes tightly in box, or a multitude of other ways. You pant hem covers most of it and CXL is casual so I wouldn't worry about it.
     


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    Having a pair of cigar PTB on the aberdeen last shipped....loved the sleek look of the toe box....how does sizing compare to the barrie which is my only reference point....thanks!

    [​IMG]
     


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    you already ordered a pair of these, but are now asking how the aberdeen fits? see here
     
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    J Crew must've noticed that the latest sale code worked on a couple pairs of their Aldens. When you click on them, it redirects you to the home screen. Since neither pair was expected to ship until 12/4, it'll be interesting to see if they cancel my order.
     


  12. stevent

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    Tried the pen trick today, creasing actually came out really nice although it's on a pair of captoe boots, so not sure if it woulda creased the same anyways
    [​IMG]

    Mixed feelings on this almost grail boot for me (speedhooks vs all eyelets). Just seems a bit too blobbly compared to wingtips. Commando sole is nice though and they will be getting a lot of wear, just wish it was more dressy
     


  13. sqroot3

    sqroot3 Senior member

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    agree...

    [​IMG]

    i have wide feet, and i am 9.5e on aberdeen, 9.5d on barrie...although i may be in the minority because i feel most size down a half in the barrie
     


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    Great creasing! yeah, captoes always seem to crease well...until you get a nagging crease in the cap...annoying.
     


  15. thebeebs

    thebeebs Senior member

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    which captoe boot is this, and from which store?
     


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