1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

    Messages:
    3,230
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    Location:
    New Yawk
    

    My cigar LHS is my most worn single shoe since I got it. You'll get a lot of wear out of any LHS.
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2013
  2. Winterbourne

    Winterbourne Senior member

    Messages:
    107
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    Location:
    Pennyslvania
    First day breaking in my 403s. They'll be perfect for Fall/Winter boots.

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. stevent

    stevent Senior member

    Messages:
    9,555
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    

    I bought a cigar lhs in a rare 10E that was pretty much a perfect fit and let it sit about 6 months before deciding to sell. Just couldn't see myself wearing loafers yet.

    Also the RL Marlow pennys are really nice though I returned due to it being too narrow
     
  4. TactileOne

    TactileOne Senior member

    Messages:
    535
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2013
    Location:
    Atlanta area
    Guess it's living in the south, but I get a lot of wear out of my loafers. Should there be anyone with ravellos or cigar LHS in a 10.5d that wants to part with them give me a holler.
     
  5. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

    Messages:
    4,082
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2012
    Location:
    USA
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2013
  6. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

    Messages:
    2,293
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2013
  7. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

    Messages:
    4,082
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2012
    Location:
    USA
    Nothin' but love for you here my friend. I have placed the black shell PCT bals on my Alden que behind an NST. It may be a while though. Keep posting your pics!
     
  8. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

    Messages:
    4,082
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2012
    Location:
    USA
    Great looking boots my friend, but I am sweating just looking at them! I have a new pair of 403's I will break in when the temps drop below 60' Wear often and in great health...
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2013
  9. MrDV

    MrDV Senior member

    Messages:
    2,820
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012
    
    How difficult could it be for alden to make these in blue shell? Would blue shell require special shells like whiskey and ravello do? Other companies seem to manage blue shell in small quantities. I'll take these in blue shell and another pair in green shell while you're at it.
     
  10. stevent

    stevent Senior member

    Messages:
    9,555
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    

    Same, but Nate Humble said no way when I asked him about it
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2013
  11. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

    Messages:
    9,917
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2012
  12. aldenwear

    aldenwear Senior member

    Messages:
    821
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2013
    My experience would suggest you won't be able to successfully size down to 7.5D. I wear 7E in Barrie and 7.5 E in true-to-size Alden lasts. When picking up Van lasted shoes, I was advised to go with my Barrie size. When I did, the shoes were impossibly short. True-to-size in Van yielded a great fit.

    In other words, for Van-lasted shoes, you may have to go up, not down, one-half size from your Barrie size.
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2013
  13. aldenwear

    aldenwear Senior member

    Messages:
    821
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2013
    Try Alden DC as well.
     
  14. CEE88

    CEE88 Senior member

    Messages:
    789
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    
    Agreed - Bakes, they look fabulous! Nice suit too.
     
  15. Sandwich

    Sandwich Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    58
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2012
    


    Good lord! What a collection. Of your those boots which ones do you end up reaching for the most?
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2013
  16. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

    Messages:
    9,917
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2012
    ^^ spoiler tags...
     
    3 people like this.
  17. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

    Messages:
    5,030
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    

    I wonder why...is it just because navy shell doesn't match the usual Alden aesthetic? Although, if they can make something in navy CXL, then navy shell shouldn't be that much of a stretch. But I guess this is Alden we're talking about...
     
  18. chipshot

    chipshot Senior member

    Messages:
    1,925
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2012
    Who here has the Unlined Suede LHS with the flex soles. How is the fit compared to other LHS lined and unlined. I would imagine they would stretch out some. Is the sole flimsy vs the normal single sole? Thanks for any imput .. Contemplating a light tan model .. My princess is tired of so many brown/#8 shoes.:D
     
  19. tampatravel

    tampatravel Senior member

    Messages:
    900
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2013
    Location:
    Tampa Bay
    The Navy CXL PTBs are damn awesome looking. I've only seen them in person at Alden SF and they were the coolest non-shell shoe I've seen by Alden.

    Like I said in another post...I'd love to see some shell saddles with blue mid-foots in shell of course too.
     
  20. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

    Messages:
    20,575
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Location:
    Heavenly & Northstar
    thanks guys, appreciate it





    actually, Ive never tried the modified last. I think copley and modified are the two last i have no first hand experience with




    thats correct. Ravello NST via the shoe mart.


    974, tremont last, in #8 shell cordovan. lightened up to a red shell cordovan


    Ravello NST Boot & Black Shell Grant Captoe. The Grant last boot was my first pair of shell Aldens. Hope to keep them a long time
     
    1 person likes this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by