***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. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Senior member

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    Perfect and thanks! With a chukka being not quite a shoe or a boot I wasn't sure how they fell in line. The only thing as bad as getting a shoe or boot you don't have the crosshairs set on is trying to make one fit that doesn't. My 9.5D chukka's are about as wide in the heel as I can go, but they do work. 9.5E would likely be too large. And there is enough room inside that I can wear heavy wool socks without being too tight so it sounds like a 9.5D would be my boot size in the Barrie also. Thank you once again.
     


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    My impression was that it's a barrie boot, but I'd generally go by what the site says...

    unless they have photos, or colors, or soles, or x wrong. :sarcasm:

    This is also coming from someone who engaged an SA about the merits of Alden boots, being told that Indys were on the "treblance" last... :facepalm:
     


  5. BeSpiffington

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    Can't say that I've seen, probably don't recall, black shell NST's. Really nice! They look great with your jeans, but in black I can see how they would work with a suit and tie.
     


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    I had a SA at the J. Crew Ludlow shop in Copley Sq. Boston tell me (with all the assurance and certainty he could muster) that the B/D stamped inside the boot meant that it was on the Barrie last and D width.
     


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    welp, these suede chukkas from davidwood are tiiiiiight on my right foot..

    can any stretch be anticipated with unlined chukkas?
     
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    Hi,

    I'm new and this is my first post. I was looking at either these Jcrew PT boots or the indy 403 or 405.

    What's the difference in the leather between the Jcrew and Indy 405? I just read that someone thought they were more narrow then the Indys. Are there any other differences, besides the toe and heel stitching?

    Thanks,
    Owen
     


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    I'm gonna have to agree with you that these seem more like a Barrie fit than a Trubalance... wouldn't be surprised if the J Crew web folks did a simple copy and paste from the Indy description. Either way, they're pretty nice... maybe slightly dainty looking compared to an Indy with a commando sole.
     


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    Gauntlet thrown. Challenge accepted... May the best (dirtiest?) man win
     


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    My color 8 NST boots on the Plaza last from JGilbert may be my favorite boots. The NST design on a boot works great IMO.
     


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    Thanks Seven, I will take your good council under advisement.
     
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    1. Thanks. I bar lace pretty much everything, even the eyelets portion of shell boots that have hooks. IMO, bar lacing provides a cleaner, less cluttered, presentation (which, I admit, may not be something everyone is going for). Reasonable minds can differ on bar lacing boots, or even some bluchers, but it seems almost a given that balmorals should be bar laced. But to each their own.

    2. Commando soles on boots are great. Hooks are okay, but I would probably prefer all eyelets, at least for most boots.
     


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