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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. ReppTiePrepster

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    Frans Boone has done it in Ravello and Color 8...LS has done one in Color 8 a while ago
     
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    I was the one who grabbed those...one of these days I will get around to posting pics of the Plaza Ravello "Indy" next to the Ravello Aberdeen NST...also have the same pairs in Color 8
     
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    nephew
    thank you
    I do not own black presently but tomorrow the answer will be different
     
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    hmmm, something to keep in mind. Thank you.
     
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    No they originally had the Alden commando sole. I am not impressed with that sole as it is sewn on to a leather sole. If you actually use the shoes out in the wild (read anywhere other than indoors) dirt and junk gets in between the sewn on sole and the leather sole. The redo with the vibram is a much better option.
     
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    ravello nst boot
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    I see folks here posting about their "grail", that sir is mine!
     
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    Quick question on sizing [because I can't seem to find a place that stocks E widths to actually try on]; how does a 9.5E in Barrie compare to a 10D?
     
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    A ravello sort of day Uncle. Need to learn to use the camera in my Iphone better.
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    Adding to the Ravello day - NST on Aberdeen

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    I use to wear Barrie 10D and now have moved exclusively to 9.5E. As you would expect, the shoe fits a bit shorter and wider. For me it is more comfortable and ends up looking better. If you measure 10E on a Brannock, 9.5E in Barrie is a good choice. The size is readily available at many Alden retailers (Madison Ave, DC, SF, Shoe Mart, Leffot, Citi Shoes, etc).
     
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    Personally I find I can wear both 10.5e and 11d.
     
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    Has anyone kopped the chromexcel PTB from Epaulet or Need Supply? If so, any pics or thoughts to share?
     
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    Bootmaker Alpine/Color #8 saddle shoes on a rainy NYC Thursday:

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    Very nice.
     
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    Different number size but my experience on fitting has been exactly the same. The E width is just a better fit and creates a better feel. I am an 8E in the Barrie and the 8.5D is too narrow. I need to go up to a 9D and that is just a poor overall fit--way too long.
     
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    frans boone color 8 and ravello plaza boots
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