***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. alex4nder

    alex4nder Well-Known Member

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    PSA: A tale of two tankers.

    Alden SF has a #8 trubalance tanker up for sale, so I ordered one to compare against my Leffot #8 barrie tankers (which are slightly too tight). Both are 9.5D, both are NST. It's hard to tell from the photos, but the barrie boot is ~1/4" longer and the trubalance boot is ~1/4" wider. I think I like the antique edge of the Leffot boot more.

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    BTW, anyone with a commando-soled barrie NST in 9.5E know what the widest width of your shoe is? I'd be curious to see how it compares to the 9.5D trubalance.
     
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    green garden Senior member

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    Cold Iron, what is your size in Dundee vs. Alden chukka?
     
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    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Thanks for the photos

    The square toe of the Trubalance works better for cordovan Indy boots versus tankers, IMO... The split toe stitching on the Barrie version looks a lot more fluid with the rest of the boot, while the split toe on the Trubalance version seems more like an add on.
     
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    phototristan Senior member

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    I'm surprised the Barrie is longer than the Trubalance in the same size.
     
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    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Check back tomorrow AM...
     
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    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Unionmade just threw up some interesting models.
     
  7. alex4nder

    alex4nder Well-Known Member

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    I tend to agree, and the NST stitching on the outside edge of the vamp seems to follow the barrie lines better. I'm going to sleep on it, but I think I'll be returning these and just going into a holding pattern on my 9.5Es from Leffot.
     
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    I would like to see that saddle shoe in person, interesting combo
     
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    MrDV Senior member

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    thank you sir
    they are from the shoemart. i recently bought them from a fellow aficionado who purchased them last year. "a true alden miracle"
    thnk you sir
    thank you, the atoms are my favorite pair of shoes. tremont last from leffot, late 2011. i would buy a second pair if i could.
    thank you sir. now i need your wingtip boots.
    thank you sir
    thanks for the kind words.
     
  10. CalceoAdamator

    CalceoAdamator Senior member

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    I just bought them ... They look like they would go great with a pair of jeans...
     
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    I'm very tempted my self
     
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    Cold Iron Senior member

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    Dundee on #1 last = 10D which is my Brannock size. Alden on Barrie last = 9.5D
     
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    First off, apologies if I'm violating any rules. This is my first post. I'd like to get a pair of these cordovan longwings (made with the Barrie last), but I have to do so sight-unseen. You see, I don't live in the U.S. or anywhere near where Aldens are available, and I don't plan on going to such a place soon. My only real reference is a pair of AE McTavishes on their 5 last; I run a 9 1/2 D in these. Any of you Alden experts care to speculate what size I should order? I could also go get my size in CDBs if that would be helpful; there are a few Clark's stores out here.
     
  15. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    My experience... my McTavish size - 10.5D; my barrie size - 10D

    9.5D in McTavish = 9D Barrie Last (pretty sure this should work for you)
     
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