***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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    I'm about to do this with the brown CXL longwings from Leffot. I like that they are relatively light due to the double waterlock sole - makes it a great option for spring/summer/fall

    I've struggled with CXL high boot offerings, but the chukkas and longwings suit me very well
     
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    A good day for #8 plain toe boot on the plaza. Waiting for the train...[​IMG]
     
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    So i'm taking the plunge on the straight tip blucher in #8...

    i wear 11d in barrie shoes, and am thinking that i should just get 11e in the aberdeen. the barrie has always felt a hair too big but 10.5d is too small for sure.


    thoughts on this logic?
     
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    Have you ever tried barrie in 11 C? I know that size is not common to find.
     
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    I hope to soon purchase the 403 model in Brown Chromexcel (Indy boot); however, after doing some research I have had some lingering concerns with sizing. Where I currently reside, there is no retailer that readily stocks the boots, hence, I will not be able to try them on. For comparison, I wear an 8.5 - 9 in most RW boots and an 8.5 in Clarks DBs; though I am unaware of my width as I have never made a shoe purchase that demarcated such.

    In a word, how does the standard D width fit the average person's feet? Rather large? Rather small? (I understand how relative this is, but I would like a consensus.)
     
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    Still my favorite boot...Alden Indy Color 8 Cordo:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Right on. Wore mine out for the first time today, suede is comfy and always love double waterloc. This is a good makeup.
     
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    Very nice.
     
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    i have not. im ok with 11d in barrie, more just asking if 11e in aberdeen seems like a good call.

    i have the whiskey bals from alden ny in 11d and can wear them fine, though they are a little snug, but not uncomfortable.
     
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    Just a FYI for those that wear a 10d on the barrie. There is a new cigar shell cordovan plain toe boot (frans boone model) with BIN for $695 plus $21 shipping on ebay right now. If I didnt have that exact boot I would be all over it. Pricey yes, but rare model and with price hikes this is actually less than retail for cigar indy boots. Someone hop on this
     
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    Great deal on a beautiful boot!
     
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    First, I must say this thread is really helpful. I am trying to decide on sizing for the NST Tanker Boot on the Barrie last. In the LWB, 10.5E fits me the best, I have read that the Tanker boot actually runs more narrow than the LWB or PTB. Has any one eperienced this first hand?
     
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    ^ the stitching on the tanker creates a more narrow toe box. the difference is noticeable but not enough to go up in width.

    i should note that ive only experience this with tanker style boot. I have the hand stitched shell indy and the sizing is identical to the calf, machine style stitched version
     
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