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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. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Well-Known Member

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    Pics?
     
  2. MrGuy

    MrGuy Active Member

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    Pics to follow, being shipped. Only had left shoe in my size. They couldn't find righty. If anyone needs an extra left footed natty cxl tassel 9.5D I bet BB in Philly has one on sale...
     
  3. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Well-Known Member

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    Yes. I own the belt, and some Alden snuff suede.
     
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  4. mr chorizo

    mr chorizo Well-Known Member

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    So where are these from? Never saw a reply but these are flawless
     
  5. aldenwear

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    Obviously hit by a one-legged shoe thief. Either that or a fetishist.
     
  6. aldenwear

    aldenwear Well-Known Member

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    There was a reply: from ShoeMart irregular list.
     
  7. mdubs

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    They are from TheShoeMart. They are factory seconds. I have yet to find their flaw.
     
  8. mdubs

    mdubs Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the help! :)
     
  9. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,
    thank you
     
  10. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    cigar lhs
    sans socks
    [​IMG]
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    Those are quite nice!!! Making me want some LHS'es. I am on a list for some Ravello ones. Waiting patiently.
     
  12. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,
    thank you
     
  13. mdubs

    mdubs Well-Known Member

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    HaHa. I saw an Alden shoe on eBay that was just one foot just the other day. Thought that was quite funny.
     
  14. kwhitelaw

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    I don't think I could ever get my AE brown shell patriots to shine like those cigars up above. my arm would fall off
     
  15. rcb35

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    When trying on new shells how do you judge fit without walking and creating creases? I have a new pair of #8 lwb and I just put them on to watch tv and they are a bit snug in the width. Should they be absolutely perfect when you first put them on, from what I read cordovan doesn't stretch that much. This is totally frustrating because I didn't feel any tightness in the store when I tried on a pair in the same size just different color.
     
  16. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Well-Known Member

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    Your feet change size (swell and shrink). So they could certainly fit fine in the store and seem tight another time. Snug is OK. Tight is bad. It's mostly your perception of the fit. You should also watch the lacing. Make sure you're not tightening the laces more than usual.
     
  17. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Well-Known Member

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    For the most part, you don't.

    Ahhh .... the joys of the no-crease retailer. For many (especially newcomers), a guessing game. And a guessing game that can prove quite expensive.
     
  18. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Well-Known Member

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    I was duck walking some .5 size down ravello LWBs from jcrew last month, trying everything to convince myself I could get them to work, without creasing..

    sadly, sockless was the only way I fathom they'd work, so back they went
     
  19. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,
    thank you
     
  20. rcb35

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    Expensive is right and I am leaning towards returning and giving up on Cordovan shoes. I never have these fit issues with calf shoes
     
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