***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. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Return then and ask the Shoe Mart (or another retailer) for another pair, black shell loafers are readily available
     
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    If the guys with the two largest Alden collections on this thread don't agree on this, then perhaps I won't sweat the decision too much, but I've been going back and forth between ravello LHS and whiskey PTB versus whiskey LHS and ravello PTB.


    These look great.
     
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    Thanks, I agree.


    Finding the tassel in 8.5EEE on Aberdeen has been hard. Any suggestions you guys have would be welcome.


    What's weird is the black shell NST was sliding off my foot. It fit wider than the non-NST. And I have the NST loafer on grant in #8 and it's my favorite shoe. Alden's so inconsistent.
     
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    EEE is hard, but Alden Madison seems to stock EE pretty readily - try a 9EE maybe?
     
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    The problem for me is width. 9EE on the Aberdeen would be too long. But Madison is a good suggestion - they have been able to fit me there in the past.
     
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    If anyone is interested I have a Jcrew (Alden Natural WT Boot in 11.5D) Brand New . Also know as a Brixton boot, the one that Epaulet sells only this has the mini lug sole from Alden.
     
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    +1. Dude needs new jeans to go with those 600 dollar shoes.
     
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    Epaulet version. Creme de la creme.
     
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    I have experienced the same problem with loafers I have received as well and ended up returning them. A quarter inch is a huge difference on a shoe and as the owner, your eye always goes right to it and becomes quite annoying.
     
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    I stopped by the J.crew Ludlow Shop in Tribeca, NY today and saw an absolute amazing make-up Ravello LWB with gold eyelet. It is really good looking. I should have taken a picture for the forum.
     
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    nephew,
    thank you
     
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    So a good few pages back we debated whether these are palza or tremont. Well, I thought the only way to settle the debate was buy a pair. Thanks to the good folks at Pelle LIne you can now the see the Alden Shell Cordovan Wing Tip - 96080 - Dark Burgundy in the wild.

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    Definitely Plaza last and definitely in need of a little Mac method care.
     
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    I've got a sizing question.......if I'm a size 11B on a Brannock Device (and 11B in Allen Edmonds 5 last), how does that translate into the various Alden lasts? I know that narrows are few and far between, and from what I've read it's smart to size down .5 in most cases. Is this accurate?
     
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    nephew,
    thank you
    i like both make up and i have no perference. i presently do not own the bb make up
     
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