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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. docalden2013

    docalden2013 Senior member

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    Good luck with your grail search my friend.

    I hope I didn't sound disrespectful about AE. I have their Rutledges and continue to get compliments on them on suit days. The quality is certainly fine. I was just complaining because I drank the Kool Aid on their Larchmonts before I realized how much more sturdy and versatile Alden lwb's were. To both AE and Alden wearers, enjoy in good health!
     
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    I have the 29634F and it is indeed on barrie (i got a c width and there's no way i could wear a c width leydon). the suede is most likely also barrie, however, NRO had a suede blucher this summer on the leydon (it was lined)

    edit: looks like NRO also did a cxl ptb on leydon, but it likely has a different style #
     
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  3. docalden2013

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    Thanks RTP!! Joe at DC told me they were on the darker side, but still, Budapest is right--it's the rather dim lighting in my office and my crummy iPhone. I'll try to do a comparison pic once I give the shells the long overdue Mac love.
     
  4. unipair guy

    unipair guy Senior member

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    Please pm me with your size and I will check to see if we have them. To confirm they are on sale.
     
  5. sevenfoldtieguy

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    I really like Alden. I also really like variety.

    No one in the modern day, on the whole, does shell like Alden. The finish, the shine, etc. Florsheim, back in the day, was Alden's equal, as even Mac has been heard to say. And of course some British makers - e.g., C&J and EG - have some splendid shell models from time to time. The C&J for RL shell line is fantastic.

    But with that said about Alden, there is more to it than that, such as last, fit, style availability, etc.. - at least for some of us. For example, my feet and Alden's PTB Barrie last, for the most part, don't see eye to eye. Note: I own, or have owned, all shell colors in Alden's PTB model. For my feet, AE's 1 last (shell Leeds) is much better than Alden's Barrie for PTBs. Also, AE does MTO's , such as the Walnut shell on Dainite PTB (Leeds) they made for me a few months ago.

    IMO, AE, as well as many other English makers, etc., shell and calf, have a place along side Alden shell in a well rounded shoe wardrobe.
     
  6. forsan

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    All this talk (and photos) of cap toe boots is filling me with envy! Taking an impromptu trip up to Seattle this weekend with the lady.

    Here's hoping I can come back with a pair of my own! [​IMG]
     
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    Bakes, when I asked the guys at Unionmade about this a few weeks ago, they told me customers were reporting that the unlined suede shoes do stretch more than lined models.
     
  8. NAMOR

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    To your point

    3 pairs of Alden shell - the rest from Edward Green, Alfred Sargent, Carmina, Duckie Brown, Trickers, Meermin and Crockett & Jones:

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  9. Beatlegeuse

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    Cool thanks for confirming
     
  10. terradilavoro

    terradilavoro Senior member

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    Hi Namor,
    pls check your email - sent you 11.5 D + 11.5 C
    cheerio
    Joachim
     
  11. terradilavoro

    terradilavoro Senior member

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    ...double post ....
     
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  12. newbiealden

    newbiealden Senior member

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    Can someone PM me the seconds 9.5 D list? It's a mystery why i am not on it - since i've asked them to add me more than once. THANKS!
     
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    epc2 Senior member

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    Pm me your email address.
     
  14. tifosi

    tifosi Senior member

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    Does anyone have a 11D and 10.5D TSM list they can send me?
     
  15. coolarrow

    coolarrow Senior member

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    I got an 8.5D list. I'm looking for a 9D list. Thanks!
     
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    #8 cap toe boot
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    If anyone wants to pm me the 8 and 8.5 list that would be great...
     
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    tifosi Senior member

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    Nice boots, MrDV. I think the weather will be suitable to break mine out tomorrow.
    PM'd
     
  19. ReppTiePrepster

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    Priceless my friend! Worth more than any ravello make-up around! [​IMG]
     
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    unlined v. lined (sizing)

    All of my unlined models (shell LHS, shell PTB, suede PTB) fit more snug than their lined counterparts. Not enough to justify a size difference, but definitely more snug.
     
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