***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. shaunw

    shaunw Senior member

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    I bet a 10D on the barrie or trubalance last would fit nicely
     


  2. tmw

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    Something about the absurdity of posting pics of my shoes in mid-day is immensely appealing.

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    #8 Wingtip Boot Plaza Last Commando sole from Yenni
     
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  3. BootSpell

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    The more I see and hear about the Plaza last the more I like it. I want to try that last next but also want to give the Grant last a shot. The Modified last is my best fit although I have some Barrie-lasted boots as well. Looks wise, I prefer Modified boots to Barrie boots but from the pics, the Plaza would seem like it would be my favorite. If only it will fit me as well as the Modified does.

    Other preferences that have changed over time --- I used to lean towards storm/reverse welts because I liked the look. I still like the look but many of the boots with storm welts end up looking too wide and big so I now lean towards a plain flat welt. I also like the smooth look of 360 welting but have found that I actually prefer the close heel at 270 because it makes for a sleeker looking heel that is not so wide. Anyway, just some random thoughts I was having...
     
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  4. Eleganza

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    Why is this thread in the streetwear and denim section? I'd think that this thread would be better suited for the other section, classic menswear.
     
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  5. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    I have a pair of suede in Plaza and Leydon. They are nice lasts. I particularly like the chisel toe on the Plaza. Unfortunately, they are a pain to fit (for me at least). The suede make-ups are OK as they have quite a bit of give to them. Certainly, though, I take a narrow width on these lasts which are difficult to get unless you pre-order.

    Have you seen the Milk Shake Indy? SWD for sure.
     


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    1) A lot of buyers on the thread seem to look to Alden almost exclusively for boots to wear with denim and maybe thicker chinos
    2) Some of the customers on the thread focus more on shoes to wear with wool trousers, suits, and chinos, with occasional casual wear
    3) Some mix and match both (I would put myself in this category)

    Honestly it would fit well with both. There is an Alden thread on Superfuture and an Alden thread on the Trad forum in Ask Andy. The brand can go a lot of different ways
     
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    For what it's worth, I wear 9.5UK in 4444, 4497, and 325. I take 10.5D in Barrie and Grant.
     


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    nephew,
    looking good in your cigar
     


  9. mcarthur

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    looking good in your wt boot
     


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    Does this seem normal or would you guys return them? Looks like excess dye or water, not sure if it would go away with wear.

    Paid retail at J Crew.

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  11. kwhitelaw

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    if I paid retail, I'd return them.
     


  12. MoneyWellSpent

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    Absolutely a return in my opinion.
     


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    Plaza last is looking great !
     


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    Return for sure.
     


  15. mcarthur

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    i would return!
     


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