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

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  1. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    If his Daltons and Strands are not shell then they have a rubber heel....
     


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    Gentlemen,

    When I read Steven's (Leffot's) description about Atoms, I thought it's good but I swear, these Atoms not just simply amazing looking and versatile as there is no tomorrow but so comfortable it's hard to believe. I'm planning to wear them casually with denim and with a bit formal trousers as well.

    The price of $710 is high and most likely will climb as Alden seems to increase every year but I forgot already what I paid for these.:nodding:

    Tremont last is exactly what I needed and thanks for all your sizing advice, fits like a glove! I have two more boots from LS on pre-order so will be on tight budget for the next few months. Mac method starts this weekend.



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  3. Dr. D

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    Got an email from Kathy in DC and their order of color 8 unlined PTBs have arrived. Just a few dollars more than stock 990s and these come with a flex sole so they should be extra comfortable.

    I have been hunting for these for over a year and wanted to say thanks to DCRoyal for posting about them in this thread recently.
     


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    Yep, I didn't say because I thought I had implied that clearly enough by stating that the Harvards are unlined, but you are absolutely correct.
     


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    Marlow runs a bit large, but not as large as the Barrie. I wear an 8D in both the Marlow and Barrie, but some people end up TTS in the Marlow. I ordered both an 8 and an 8.5 and kept the pair that fit better when shopping for the Marlow.
     


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    Alden Barrie 11D
    RL Marlow 11D

    Hope this helps!


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    I go 10D Barrie and 10D Marlow, but have heard similar accounts of others going tts. I'd try them and compair if possible
     


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    I agree with DpprDr. You can sometimes notice Alden leather bottoms/double bend are relatively quiet and feel almost soft when walking up stairs. Alden buys their outsole bends from a company in Wisconsin that has really nice veg tan bends. When holding one in your hand they are extremely flexible. But I have heard A.E. used these outsoles in the past on some styles as well. I own some non Alden leather sole shoes that have a much stiffer sole and is quite a bit louder when walking, so I think that could be part of it.
     


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    Thanks your responses. Bakes, I appreciate your colorful analogy. I like a shoe with more structure, so as someone who doesn't (always) go for instant gratification, if breaking in the lined pair yields a good feel in the long run, I might still go that route. And as for size, the differing testimony makes me realize I may have to try these on in the flesh. [​IMG]

    Profligate: very sharp.
     


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    NIce! how did you size?
     


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    Thanks! Went with my Barrie size 8.5D.
     


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    Yep - I am aware of these. But they are all sold out.

    Alden currently does not offer a shell SWB (on a leather sole) that i know of, much less one in cigar. Operative word is currently. I actually purchased the ravello SWB from LS.

    I am making a distinction between a traditional SWB as those on the links above (and the Marlow) and the leffot atom which is different in design. BTW, the leffot atom is a great shoe and I gave some thought to buying it myself.
     
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    And my post should not be taken as a slam against C&J shell, or against C&J. It is not meant as that
     


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