***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. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    When I wear mine, the felt from the inside sheds and sticks to the thread of the stitching. Does that happen to anyone else?
     
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    Originally Posted by Alcibiades [​IMG]

    I didn't submit a top 3, but these would likely be in mine:

    1. Color 8 PTB
    2. Ravello LWB
    3. Natural Indy Chromexcel (low)
     
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    [​IMG][/quote]

    I have an identical pair (well the colors of my right and left are a few shades different) and they have become my favorites! Great picture.
     
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    I'm doing the same thing and expecting the larger size today. All of my shells have been shoes up until this point and fit fairly snug, so I figured I'd try a larger size in the boot to have the option of wearing thicker socks. I think someone posted a comment about shell warming up throughout the day which accommodates the initial tight feel. I agree with that and prefer the secure feel of a snug fit. I don't care for my feet sloshing around in the toe box...fingers crossed on the new size.
     
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    nice.......from Frans? I'm wearing mine today. Are yours on the darker end of the cigar spectrum?
     
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    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Yes and it is on the lighter side:)
     
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    1. Shell creases differently than calf creases. With shell the hairline creasing is absent. A shell shoe with literally no creasing = an unworn shell shoe.

    2. Beef rolls can be indicative of poor sizing (length or width, or both), but obviously not always.

    3. I personally have never met (or spoken to, or corresponded with) a shell shoe wearer who is anti-creasing.

    4. One with a trained eye can differentiate between shell and calf quite easily. But admittedly those with a trained eye in this regard are few and far between.

    5. A Merry Christmas to one and all.
     
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    Yeah, that's a pretty severe case... That said, a Google image search of alden cordovan chukka along with a search of this thread shows that the majority of chukkas have at least a moderate amount of rolling. It comes with the territory with the model.
     
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    :nest: Nice shade of Cigar!
     
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    How much room do you guys give your big toe in cordovan shoes?

    The store I was in recommended 1-2mm distance, however the shoes I tried on were way too uncomfortable. Think the guy was trying to sell me an ill fitting shoe. :/
     
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    1-2 cm maybe, more if you have a long arch length.
     
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