***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

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  1. Burton

    Burton Senior member

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    As to AE - I think the closest last is their 4 - which is a larger volume last. The MacNeil, Leeds and Bradley are all on the 1 which is a very different last than Barrie. It is a much lower volume last and is very TTS. I have no knowledge of the Florsheim lasts.
     


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    This is very decent advice as to AE's 4 vs. Barrie (the 4 probably being AE's most voluminous).

    Incidentally, AE almost never uses the 4 and Alden all the time uses the Barrie. Personally I stay TTS (9.5D) for AE's 4 last, whereas Barrie I go 1/2 size down (9D).

    AE's 1 last, as the Gent points out, is a different ballgame altogether. I actually go up 1/2 size in AE's 1 last - to 10C or 10D (Leeds, Bradley) , and it is a very comfortable last. I also go up 1/2 size in AE's 7 last - 10D (MacNeil).

    The moral of the story: try them on first if possible; if not, order two sizes and send one back..
     


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    This is my experience. 10.5E works for me and if not available I go 11D.
     
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    That's interesting.

    I have the #8 wingtip boot from TSM and #8 cap toe boot from J Crew.

    Both on the Barrie, both size 11, and they both work fine for me.

    But as stated previously the general rule of thumb may work for most, but not for everybody.


    Besides that's why it's always best to work with soimeone that will take returns when necessary.
     


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    nephew,
    i would sell
     


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    very nice present, wear in good health
     


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    just tossing it out there - if anyone has a pair of the LS cognac flex plain toe boot in size 8D that you're not getting any use out of, please let me know...

    Merry Xmas to all.
     


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    LS #4 4x4
     
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    nephew,
    from my experience, the two eyelet chukkas i never felt totally comfortable; accordingly, i have sold all my two eyelet chukkas and i have found the six eyelet chukkas work very well for me
     


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    nephew,
    +1 for #4 and argyles
     


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    Thanks, Uncle Mac. I can understand - I have the Cigar Indies (Barrie) and they work real well but the bluchers really don't. I think the 6 eyelet chukka might be a fit.
     


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    Ok guys one more question. I been eye balling these also and wanted your thoughts. I never had a cromexcel leather before but like the looks here
     


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    re: Anatomica website.

    I am unable to access their Alden selection when I get there.

    Do they have a different website that is more user friendly for those of us who might like to look at their selection and perhaps order a pair?

    thanks
    Todd
     


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