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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. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    wear in good health
     
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    Sizing question for those w/ experience in the Leydon Unlined Suede Chukkas.

    Last year I purchased the Epaulet Leydon LWB in a 12D. The fit is good. On the narrow side, but good and comfortable. This fall, I'm looking to pick up the Snuff Unlined Chukka on the Leydon and wanted to initially pick up the same size. However, all the e-sources, have dried up and are only stocking Es in a 12 (TSM, Leffot, etc).

    Were I to get the 12E in the chukka, how much wider of a sole am I looking at? Am I going to be sloshing around in a shoe that's far to big? Should I possibly consider a 11.5E, which seems to be readily available at both TSM and Leffot? Is there anyone out there who's undertaken a similar sizing endeavor?
     
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    I wasn't the biggest Indy fan, but you look at enough Aldens and the bug eventually gets you for at least one pair. The dark leather, brass and commando sole of the Innsbruck did it for me. The only issue I saw was the leather wasn't perfectly attached on one shoe around the heel. It seems solid enough, and I guess only those face down on the ground looking sideways would ever notice!

    Right compared to left.
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  4. mcarthur

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    nephew, I like your suede looking very comfortable
     
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  5. mcarthur

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    nephew
    looking good in your medallion cap toes
    one of alden';s best models
     
  6. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew, wear your whiskey in good health
     
  7. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    enjoy wearing your king gunboats
     
  8. mcarthur

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    cigar gunboats
    argyles otc
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    Yes, quite nervy of the missus. Imagine, interrupting a photo shoot. Thanks.


    Thank you, Uncle. This model was the very first pair of Alden shoes that I ever purchased many moons ago. I have both black and King. And yes, I agree, they are one of the best models that Alden offers. The Alt Wiens are a fabulous rendition of this model (which unfortunately, I do not own.)
     
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    Leffot just announced two more pre orders; Tanker and LWB
     
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    *Shell order to be fulfilled by 2016.
     
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    You and me both, just confirmed that the delivery date is still late 2013. Was worried when I saw the new pre order with a date of hopefully mid 2014.
     
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    I thought about jumping on the tanker they just announced, but I think I'll hold out for something on a last other than Barrie.
     
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    Your cigars are taking on lovely hues uncle. Wear in good health.
     
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    I could be wrong but I believe that the stitching on the Indy boot is purely for cosmetic purposes. It isn't true moccasin construction so the stitching wouldn't change that and I doubt the stitching is pulled tight enough to change the shape of the boot in that regard either.
     
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    Quoted to not have it lost in the shuffle. Also:

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    Could someone with well aged #8 and Cigar LHS post them side by side? My #8s have a beautiful patina and the new out of the box cigar LHS look almost identical.

    Trying to determine if the cigar LHS are worth keeping.
     
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    Ha! Say No To Toe (stitching) LOL

    I wonder what the time frame is on the LWB #8s

    ...would I be able to wear them to the 2016 Olympics? [​IMG]
     
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