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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. blue collar

    blue collar Senior member

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    JEBUS! Talk about throwing a wrench in the gears when it comes to "The Alden Last Rules". God speed new-comers.
     
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  2. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    I was addressing his question about the natural cxl PTB above, he is specifically asking about natural edge dressing.
     
  3. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Are you saying I did not add clarity to the situation? :D

    I have been reluctant to share my sizing/last experience on the forum for fear many would punch their computer monitors or throw down in disgust their tablets/cell phones. :brick:
     
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  4. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    your post was very helpful
    everyone should be aware that there are the general rules in regard to the various alden lasts and the numerous exceptions to the general rules because our feet are not perfect. trial and error will get to the correct fit
     
  5. bespoken pa

    bespoken pa Senior member

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    Additionally uncle, one man's tight is another man's snug etc. Also there is the length of toes etc an 8d may fit two people with the same foot length differently. I think we discuss fit as a general guide vs established rules.
     
  6. jvc44

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    Just like to complement Matt at epaulet for great customer service and care ! Really a pleasure to deal with ! Thanks Matt!
     
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    Also received great service from Leffot great people there! Thanks
     
  8. jvc44

    jvc44 Senior member

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    Naval boots are killer!
     
  9. aldenwear

    aldenwear Senior member

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    amazing. A gold star -- and, obviously, well-fitting Aldens -- to you for perseverance.
     
  10. green garden

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    Interesting I thought E was as popular as D. I wear a C width and I can't even get a #8 NST. I've been in pre-order purgatory for so long it feels like hell.
     
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    Tan Suede chukka day today:

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  12. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    E widths are becoming increasingly popular (Leffot has helped with this) but key retailers like Unionmade, Epaulet, Need Supply, etc only order D. The Alden branded stores generally do a good job with E widths, but sometimes they can't get enough shoes (the Alden NYC ravello PTBs are only available in D for preorder for example)
     
  13. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    Nice shoes and nice photo!
     
  14. Burton

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    I agree. I cannot where the shell slip ons as I have a very wide fore foot and narrow heel--the shell loafers create too much heel slip. A good rule of thumb is one half size longer for Aberdeen than Barrie.
     
  15. itsmejson

    itsmejson Senior member

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    I guys - I'm planning to make my first purchase into Alden.
    I was unable to get the AE Snuff Suede Amok So I plan to
    order a pair of the Snuff Suede Chukkas.

    Does anyone have any advice for sizing?
    - I've read that they run TTS and Narrow & that sizing up in
    length and width is usually the way to go.

    They only sizing I know is AE sizing, which I am usually
    a 9.5E in strands & 10D in daltons. I'm know this might
    be hard to give advice for sizing but if anyone has any
    input I'd really appreciate it.

    Thx
     
  16. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Senior member

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    Assuming you are looking at the leydon last chukkas, they run fairly true to size, so I'll guess you are a 10D. However, what I would do is order both sizes, then keep the one you like best and return the other.
     
  17. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    if I were to buy another pair, not only would they be TTS, but I'd probably attempt to go one width out
     
  18. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Thank you, sir. It's a relentless pursuit for shoes and boots that fit spot on - everytime.
     
  19. sevenfoldtieguy

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    It seems there are 3 schools of thought on the Leydon last: 1. tts (say, 10D) 2. tts plus one width (10E) 3. tts plus half size in length (10.5D) If you get a 10D and 10E, I suspect one of them will be right.
     
  20. sevenfoldtieguy

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    This is a good point. The Leydon last is the only last - of any maker (literally) - where, for me, the thought of going beyond D (or medium) width is even within the realm of possibility. Should I order another Leydon lasted shoe or boot - not terribly likely - my plan will be to order tts and tts plus one width (and possibly even tts plus 1/2 size). As I recall, Leffot, at least sometimes, when carrying Leydon lasted models, only stocks E widths - the theory being that an E width in Leydon is more or less equal to a D width in most other lasts.
     
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