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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. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    Thank you sir. I am but a knave to your sartorial splendidness. I'm also very jealous of your shell collection.
     
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    Sir, we always endeavor to do better.
     
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  3. Rishi Kakar

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    Thank you very much for your advice. Much Appreciate! BTW my current collection has a LWB in color 8 and ravello, a cigar NST and a black shell perf cap toe.
     
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    You are welcome.

    IMO the 2145 is a better option for you than the 2146, but they are each fine models, and neither is a bad choice. I suspect one day you may own them both. :fistbump:
     
  5. phototristan

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    bit the bullet on these and wearing today. unlined snuff suede chukkas (leydon last):


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    fit is tts, but did anyone else find they had to also size up in width?
     
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  6. Michigan Planner

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    One of my favorites this time of year. And yes, I definitely needed an "E" width. I think that's a pretty common finding on these. So much so that Leffot normally stocks more in an "E" width than they do in the standard "D" width.
     
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    yeah, the store i got them from said they don't even stock D widths in these because the E fits more like a D apparently.
     
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    I'm a bit worried now since my incoming 9D Laydon last unlined 1494 might be too narrow.. Anyone wears 9D in these or majority wears only E width in 1494? As I mentioned in my previous posts, I wear 8.5D in Barrie and I have a bit of room in the width.
     
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    seems difficult to say; if your feet are on the narrow side, you should be fine.

    one way to tell with this shoe is if your small toe is over the welt or not, when standing, which it should not really be.
     
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    I'm a 10d on the Barrie and went with 10.5d in the Leydon last suede chukka. I probably could've gone with an e width, as my feet are somewhat wider than normal. That said, the chukkas fit like gloves -- both in length and width -- and I think that, because they are unlined and super soft, a closer fit isn't bad. I've already walked a couple of miles in mine and had no problems.
     
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    thanks for your feedback.
     
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    I had to sell off all my alden chukkas. there is just some abnormal pinching on the medial side from the stitching on every pair that I've owned. I tried d and e widths with no improvement in feel. They look great though.
     
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    I went 10E on these, up a length from my 9.5E in Barrie. I could have even gone 10EE, but those aren't available. I will have a bit of stretch on these from my small toe, but it is what it is, the shoe looks great anyway.
     
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    Anyone aware of any retailers with LWBs in colors other than color 8 or black? I've searched the most common places without success. I know they're rare and coveted.
     
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    black fleece in the wild

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    someone mentioned in the last couple days that there were whiskey LWB at a retailer in select sizes.
     
  17. phototristan

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    the shoe is so comfortable and the suede so pliable that i think it could actually be fine for most in a few different sizes.
     
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    Don't know how you feel about ebay, but there are a few pairs there.
     
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    I've heard that David Backham sports these... :nest:
     
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    Great pants man, where from?
     
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