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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. grendel

    grendel Distinguished Member

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    Which hue are those? Seems pretty balanced between red and olive.
     


  2. mtc2000

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    Yes, I had good services from the Zapatka's (Ed, Vicky). Mark W. was so so. He did manage to screw up an order by sending me a single right boot, instead of the left + right pair.
     


  3. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Throwing this out to the group but this is more of a question for Sevenfold,
    I have the Alden for BB shell blucher on the Snap last - 9.5D.
    I wear a 9D in Barrie and have a number of those.
    I have a pair of NST's on the Aberdeen in 9.5D
    I purchased a pair of medallion toe Blucher's, also on the Aberdeen in 9.5D, and they are too big.
    My first question, has anyone seen this variability on shoes made on the same last? (NST and Blucher)
    My second, the Snap last appears to have a wider toe box and a wider heel, am I correct in this assumption? Does an "E" width Aberdeen fit like a "D" width Snap?[/
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    First question: yes; indeed I have seen (and experienced) variation in the same model on the same last. Advice: try another medallion toe Blucher on the Aberdeen in 9.5D.

    Second question: For my foot shape, the Snap last and Aberdeen fit very similar. However, I can wear - and have worn - an Aberdeen lasted shoe in 9.5C, whereas a 9.5C in the Snap is too snug.
     


  4. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Getting just one boot is never good. :D
     


  5. Eleganza

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    I now must go and cop a pair of red socks!! [​IMG] Simply beautiful with the cigar and denim!
     


  6. OfficeLinebacke

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    Oh, man I am an idiot. So I actually ended up bidding on and winning a pair of tassel mocs off eBay and didn't pay attention to the width, just the size. I just tried them on and I'm like WTH, I can barely get my feet into these...turns out they are 9.5 A/C width and not D. No way these are going to stretch (or can be stretched), right? They are very well used.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/330833361816?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
     


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    Thanks!
     


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    Whiskey LWB
     


  9. REguy

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    I've had a number of sizing discrepancies over the years with the Aberdeen being the worst. I have pairs that run from 9.5D to 10.5D and they all fit the same. I also got a pair of PTBs once on the Barrie that were insanely big for their size. Long story short, best to always try them on and not trust the size.
     


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    ^^^ All these all shell cordovan? Or different materials?
     


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    #8 PTBs today.
     


  12. MrDV

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    Just beautiful
     


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    Absolutely gorgeous!
     


  14. sevenfoldtieguy

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    A classic. Wonderful.
     


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    I have to side with mexicutioner on this one. You are asking for an opinion on shade, which is subjective. Two people could have differing opinions on this issue. Something like "color name" or "last name" or "size" falls under the realm of objective. While I'm not defending AoC in any way, this isn't a binary question you're asking.
     


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