***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. Kwaker

    Kwaker Senior member

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    I saw your 2nd pair on the Bay ... kudos on profiting from J. Crew's pricing error!

    Of course, I'd be singing a different tune if you were unloading my size.
     
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    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    Thank you for your response.

    So you are saying that time heals all wounds?
     
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    So I know the conventional wisdom if you are an E width desiring a special pair that only comes in D is to size up one half size. I'm wondering how successful this is for folks. I have a ridiculous wide foot, an 8E in Trubalance. I've been thinking about the snuff suede loafers for my next pair, but I'm really starting to like the natural CXL colorways too. I want to make sure the width will really be there without being too long to wear comfortably. I'm afraid I'm going to be stuck with the standard offerings in E width. I love Aldens, but I'm not going to sit on a year long waiting list to wait for my size to come in.
     
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    Is that unusual for the Tanker to be on Trubalance? Not my taste anyway, but I thought it was usually on Barrie or Aberdeen.
     
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    Looks like they've got a Barrie Color 8 Indy boot. If I was looking for a shell Indy boot, that sounds like a one to get.
     
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    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    Thanks, that certainly explains it.
     
  7. Marshall W

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    I had an extra set of holes added.


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    phototristan Senior member

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    I've been staring at them both for the last couple of hours. While they definitely have similarities, each has its own unique qualities that set them apart. Sorta like comparing a PTB to a chukka, similar, yet different.
     
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    In re Alden SF boot offerings: Tanker on Trubalance and Indy on Barrie, if I read properly. Seems distinctly possible that whoever updates the website isn't particularly familiar with Alden's. Maybe this is right. Buy it sure seems backwards. Fortunately I need neither.
     
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    I agree although someone a couple of months ago here posted in no uncertain terms that they had Cigar Indy Boots on the Barrie at the SF Alden location, so maybe it's true.
     
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    I could confirm the tanker boot at least.
    I just visited the SF store yesterday and bought the color 8 tanker, it is in tru balance last.
    Some people hate nst in tru balance last, I agree that they are wide and might look a little weird., But when I tried a pair on my feet, omg they are so comfy, much better than my whiskey tanker in barrie, and I coudln't resist.....

    I got a pair stock tassels in color 8 as well, I tried both penny loafer and tassels, the fitting of loader is not so well, I tried several size and there was still heel slippage. However the tassels gave me different feel, just spot on.

    Btw, they still got a couple of cigar lwb and cigar cap toe blucher good luck.

    Again they claimed that they will not receive any rare color shell shortly (year wise).
     
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    thanks for the suggestion, but i already own the chukkas and would like to add some eyelets (also the AE website blows the Alden one out of the water)
    thank you! did you notice a difference in fit after that was done?
     
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    Just posting to confirm that the Cordovan #8 Indy they offer is indeed on the Barrie last. The SA (Robert) definitively told me they were when I asked him and the 8.5 D I picked up fit just like the other 8.5 D Barrie boots I have. I also compared them pretty extensively to my other Barries to make sure and they are the same.

    I have not tried on the tanker nor have I asked about it, so I can not shed any light on that particular make-up.
     
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    Just out of curiosity, anyone owns both Alden's chukka and AE's Dundee? I'm interested in seeing how they compared side by side.
     
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