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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. violethour1951

    violethour1951 Well-Known Member

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    rydenfan -- that's the ideal casual look for the fall, very nice.
     
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    Very nice MrDV. Very Nice!
     
  3. Burton

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    I would not size down. I have found the Tremont last has a lower profile than the Barrie. I will be selling a pair of Whiskey short wings because going Barrie size did not work for me.
     
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    Thanks. Speaking of whiskey shortwings

    Whiskey Shortwings (10E) from Alden DC
    Barbour Liddesdale Coat
    J Crew Ludlow Suit (these are maligned but I like the fit and the fact I can get two pair of pants with the suit)
    Polo Ralph Lauren tie with Labs

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  5. stevent

    stevent Well-Known Member

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    For plaza last anybody take same size as Barrie? My SF Plaza boots feel a bit tight before even lacing but feel they could possibly work once they are broken in. Barrie fits me a little long but width is good.
     
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    Contrary to the other responder, when I got my Tremont shortwings, Kathy at DC recommended going with my Barrie size and it worked for me.
     
  7. ReppTiePrepster

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    I went tts. It is a little roomy but not like the barrie/trubalance roomy.
     
  8. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Well-Known Member

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    Looking good DV!
     
  9. ReppTiePrepster

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    Lookin' good rydenfan! I'm about ready to start wearing my 403s as soon as the temps drop a little more.
     
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    I'm wearing the same jacket today! Also, I checked out those Whiskey SWs at Alden DC last weekend. Sadly they didn't have my size.
     
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    Speaking if E widths and sizing questions, I've got another one for everyone. I'm starting to think that I should be a 10E on the Barrie. While my 10D LWBs fit, I feel they'd be a bit more comfortable a bit wider.

    With that in mind, I know most people here recommend going a half size up for Barrie boots. Is it an issue of length, or would a wider boot work as well? Thanks.
     
  12. stanford88

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    New ravellos today! [​IMG]
     
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  13. Burton

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    These are the exact shoes.


    Re fitting of Tremont: I can see same size as Barrie working for some. I would be careful, however, it is a lower profile and sizing is a three dimensional affair.
     
  14. sevenfoldtieguy

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    For me:

    Barrie: 9D
    Plaza Shoes: 9D
    Plaza Boots: 9.5D
     
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    I wear the same size in Barrie and Tremont.
     
  16. bkotsko

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    So I have been wondering...
    If there is a shortage of the more rare color (lighter) Horween shell cordovan leather for Alden and the likes of AE, then why do companies like Rancourt and Carmina seem to have no problem supplying shoes with the base shell coming from Horween?
    Is this simply because neither of them needs the quantites that Alden and AE might need?
    Hopefully someone can enlighten me.
     
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    tifosi Well-Known Member

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    Very good question and probably something we have all wondered. I believe only Horween has the answer to that.
     
  18. violethour1951

    violethour1951 Well-Known Member

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    Alden applies their own finishing to the cordovan leathers they use. It may be that they are very particular about the cordovan they are willing to work with, especially the lighter ones.
     
  19. Shawnc

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    Much appreciated RTP. Unfortunately what his means is that these are likely 1/2 to a full-size too long for me. It was worth a shot as these are really nice boots. Probably for the best as I'm on the Leffot pre-order list for a similar boot with antique edging.
     
  20. totalair1

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    Uncle Mac-Beautiful shoes, as always looking good!

    See Ya,
    Steve
     
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