***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. ClassyCanuck

    ClassyCanuck Senior member

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    Sorry, my third pair still doesn't put me in the shell club. Maybe the next pair. Can't wait for the weather here in Toronto to clear up a little to be able to wear these.
    Love the contrasts here.
    Sorry for the bad pic.

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  2. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Uncle, as they say "no brown in town" but if that was a way to get off work early... :satisfied:

    Hope you are well.
     


  3. Renton

    Renton Senior member

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    I've got five pairs of shoes on the barrie and one pair of boots. They fit largely the same, but it did seem that the cordovan bluchers were initially a little loser than the suede boot. After a few wearings, they're all perfectly comfortable but the suede was a bit tight the first three or four times.
     


  4. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    The suede make ups start a little tight but loosen up after a few wears.
     


  5. violethour1951

    violethour1951 Senior member

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    Keep in mind also that the sole breaks in after some wear, which reduces heel slip.
     


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    stanford88 Senior member

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    I never understood the sole breaking in until my 3rd pair, and there is a noticeable difference afterwards. Heel slippage in the beginning is normal, and some people say it is necessary for correct fit.
     


  7. alex4nder

    alex4nder Well-Known Member

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    So, this is strange. This past week I got two pairs of Aldens: 1) Alden x Epaulet Brixton in #8 Shell and 2) the Alden x J.Crew LWB in ravello with brass eyelets that were just put up for sale from the Ludlow shop. Both are marked 9 1/2D, and I thought they were both on the Barrie last. I'm totally confused, because the Brixton is shorter and narrower than the LWB.

    Did I miss the memo, and these aren't both supposed to be Barrie?

    Here are the markings from the shoes:

    Alden x J.Crew Ravello LWB 9.5D
    3.5" at the wide part of the heel
    12 3/4" Long

    9 1/2 B/D 2H26X025 10
    97504

    Alden x Epaulet Brixton 9.5D
    3.25" at the wide part of the heel
    12 1/2" Long

    9 1/2 B/D 2?14 026 10
    44663
     


  8. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    Heel slip is a relative concept. You can certainly have too much. Use caution.
     


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    Organika Senior member

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    When you put them on, the LWB fits wider and longer also?
     


  10. alex4nder

    alex4nder Well-Known Member

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    Yes. I only measured when I noticed the new LWBs were much less snug.
     


  11. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Did you try an 8D? When you went from D to E width, you also went from B to C in heel width.

    I am 9D in basically all of my Barrie's - shoes and boots, shell and calf and suede, lined and unlined. My unlined suede PTB's on the flex sole are easily the most snug of the bunch. My shell PTBs and shell 2-eyelet chukkas fit more or less the same and my shell LWBs are ever so slightly roomier than the shell PTBs/chukkas. My 2 eyelet chukkas fit just as well as my PTBs and neither have heel slippage.

    My favorite shell chukka is cigar.
     
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    Wearing my cigar cordovan boots for the first time today. The Grant last is great... Glad that I went 0.5 size larger then my Tru-Balance Indy's.
     


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    These reverse chamois were perfect for some Bourbon St fun last weekend...
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    Wow! Nice stuff my friend! Was that the Lost and Found pre order you told me about?
     
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  15. Alcibiades

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    Many people have reported that Barrie lasted boots are often shorter and narrower than Barrie lasted longwings. I have found this myself with Barrie captoe boots, and have subsequently sold all of mine (for boots, I need an E width). It seems to me that Barrie longwings tend to be longer and wider than most Barrie shoes in the same size.
     


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