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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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    If you want it just get it, highly unlikely you get one in your size / color. You are picking up footwear to last you decades, a few extra dollars invested now is trivial over the long term. You might be able to find a pair of B&S / eBay as well that will probably be a bit cheaper
     


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    PSA: looks like TSM did a restock of natty CXL Indy boots
     
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    as an aside, i have been watching the corporate sales closely and you have to be very lucky to get any cordovan from bb at 30% off during them...bb takes shell off of their website when the sales hit, and the one time i had some shell saved in my cart, my cart magically emptied after the sale began.
     


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    I have been told by BB that sales/promotions do not apply to Alden shell, and every description I have read (the fine print) excludes "cordovan shoes" which is also to include things like the Peal & Co. (C&J) boots at $998. Every now and then a guy can get lucky, if, for example, they are left on the website during a sale. I got lucky with the C&J boots (25% off) during the last sale but ultimately returned them anyhow for fit issues. They were removed from the site shortly after I ordered.
     


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    Good recommendation.

    My two favorite Alden PTBs are my color 8 Alden for BB's and my ravello's.
     


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    Grant last cap toes
     


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    Really? 1.5 sizes down?
     


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    I wear 12 in Nike but 10/10.5 in Alden. Sneaker sizing is different to dress shoes.
     


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    Between 1 and 1.5 sizes, respectively. I am a right between a 9.5 and 10D on the 5 last, and I was advised to go 8.5D to 9D for the Barrie. Retarded if you ask me, now I have to go somewhere first to try them on before I take the risk of getting a boot that is way off.
     


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    I wear 9D in AE's 5 last and Alden's Barrie last.
     


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    Interesting... i've been told by many that have had experience with both lasts that the Barrie is at least a size off from the 5. Regardless, I'll get fitted first before hitting up the shoemart.
     


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