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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. CalceoAdamator

    CalceoAdamator Senior member

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    Looking smart in your LHSs Uncle...
     
  2. ReppTiePrepster

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    +1,000
     
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  4. BeSpiffington

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    Alden x Leffot Naval Boots arrived today.[​IMG] Did anyone else who got these boots buy them in their tts and not their barrie size? I went barrie size, 11D, and it seems on first fitting that I should've gone with my tts of 11.5D like I had to with my Alden x J Crew perf cap toes. Could be just stiff new boots. Anyway, I will be employing a more extensive use of the Mac break-in Method thru the weekend with better pics to come.
     
  5. Alcibiades

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    I think the rule with all Barrie lasted high boots is to at least consider going up either a length or width from your Barrie size in shoes. All of my Barrie boots fit snugger than my Barrie shoes - that said, I don't need a bigger size, while some may.
     
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    ^^^ Alcibiades, thanks for relieving some of my anxiety with your knowledge and experience.^^^
     
  7. sevenfoldtieguy

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    The LHS is literally the only Alden model where whiskey is my first choice. After that, probably a toss-up between color 8/cigar/ravello. And of course they are all nice.
     
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    9D Brannock and my 8.5D LWBs fit great. Otoh, the one pair of 8.5D Barrie boots I had were too small; I felt they ran short. If/when I get another Barrie boot, I'd def. consider going TTS 9D rather than up a width to an 8.5E.
     
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  9. Alcibiades

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    Color 8 full straps with Brooks Brothers blue socks on a steamy Friday

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  10. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    thank you
     
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    Fantastic shot for the summer! It's your LHS images that have me strongly considering adding the LHS to my rotation. I think they look particularly nice in the lighter shell colors as pictured above.
     
  12. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    thank you
    this is one of alden best models and it would be nice to have the rainbow. I would take cigar over ravello. remember #8 is the king
     
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    I completely agree. I think my most worn Alden is actually the 986. I know it gets over looked for more rare models but when I cannot decide which shoe to wear to a meeting, out to dinner, etc. I simply go with the 986. I think it is such a versatile shoe. I also love what Tom at LS did recently having it re-soled with a natural welt and a red Dainite sole.
    I would love to add a cigar version to my collection.
     
  14. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    I hope the break in method will provide the results you are looking for.
     
  15. Papa Doble

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    Nothing wrong with a #8 LHS, but I agree that the LHS is especially nice in cigar, ravello, or whiskey.
     
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  16. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    I like your full straps
     
  17. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    the lhs is one of the best alden models and it should be everyone wardrobe. it was my first shell shoe
     
  18. Papa Doble

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    Whiskey Indy and Cigar CT Boot.
     
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    Tan suede chukkas for casual Friday today

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  20. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    looking good
     
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