***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. david3558

    david3558 Senior member

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    That's a great point. My addiction to shell has made me want to buy everything in shell, even stuff I never wear.

    Fellow fans, any idea if there are shell preorders out there? Someone mentioned something about rare colors on Leffot not being listed...
     
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    Those are a glorious burgundy color in the sun.
     
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    Seriously, those look great. I miss mine (at OP) - are those on the Grant last?

    PS - The Grant, when taken TTS feels rather large in the boot - anyone know if Alden offers leather insoles directly? I've heard from Tom that they do that..
     
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    Bedford Cords and Cigar LHS

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    :)

    My Whiskey Shell LWB from TSM are enroute...
     
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    They are indeed, sir.

    I think they fit fairly well. I have 10D Hampton last shoes and these 10D Grant last boots fit just as well. Granted I don't have any Grant last shoes...
     
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    Show in' some cigar LHS love. Nice!
     
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    Those are fantastic. Where is that make-up from? I do not think I have ever seen a perforated medallion cap toe
     
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    Hey Guys heads up I'm going to post in the classified a LNIB Ravello Longwing 8.5d Barrie from Alden DC. Own it for couple months. PM me if interested. Just thought to offer here first.:happy:
     
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    My size! Must resist :embar:
     
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    You should be the same size in the Trubalance and Barrie. Long wings are classic, and whether they would be ideal for a wedding or interview really all depends on you and on the circumstances. You can be sure #8 LWBs have been worn to both, and probably with pin stripes. There are gentlemen here who can offer more advice on pairing #8 with suits than I can. That being said, the style, with its heft and broguing, is on the less formal side as you mention. They are going to go very well with denim and chinos. And a black calf cap toe from AE is probably a good shoe to have in your wardrobe. Take care of it and you'll always have a conservative shoe when you need it. AE does go on sale too, so keep your eye out for that. You can sign up for emails from AE themselves, and Sherman Brothers offers sale prices too. And speaking of, I definitely recommend visiting Sherman Brothers. It is a classy operation and, as I recall from the last time I was in the store, the Aldens had prices on the soles that were lower than those listed online. I think you may get a little bit of a discount for shopping in store (and no worries about sales tax when shopping in Pa., of course). The Philly guys on this thread may be able to confirm this.
     
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    Frank is correct about PA sales tax. There isn't any on clothes typically, but it depends. Like there is tax on cleats or golf shoes because they are considered non-essentials, but no tax on $700 dress shoes because they are considered very essential. [​IMG]
     
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    I have a question about the Plaza last, do most go up .5 in length and width or only length? My 8D Barrie boots fit well and I could not fit into an 8D Grant as it was way too tight. I am unsure as to whether I would be an 8.5D or 8.5E on the Plaza...
     
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    I go 1/2 size down in barrie. grant and plaza run true to size
     
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