***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. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    Thanks mediahound. They only had one size left, and it was mine baby. Now I'll have something of extremely rare quality and beauty with which to hang myself after my girlfriend finds out how much I've been spending on shell cordovan shoes. Wait until she finds out how much my golf club membership is going to cost.
     


  2. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    I picked up these short wingtip bal/oxfords form Alden DC a couple of months ago and have really grown to love them. The tremont last is different. I wasn't enthralled initially but they have grown on me... I was under the impression that Kathy had a bunch of them in stock. Not sure what their stock is like now. You should call and ask for all of their whiskey options in stock in your size.
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    100 yrs Senior member

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    there is a stock model plaza lasted ptb:

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    never seen this shoe in real life, but it doesn't look great in that pic. i've been tempted by the medallion toe oxford at j. gilbert, but not a ptb.
     


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    bespoken pa Senior member

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    I almost acquired a pair but I had already exceeded my monthly Alden allowance. Which last is most comparable to the tremont? Did you size down or was it tts? I always get a little gun shy purchasing a last I've haven't tried on before.
     
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    I bought the same pair from her as well; I don't wear them as much as my whiskey PTB. Same size as Barrie for me.
     


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    mr chorizo Senior member

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    Seconds list? I haven't gotten one recently...11d anyone?

    Ps love the white suede saddle those are great
     
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    sweeeeeeeeet!
     


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    Thank you, but I should've clarified that I'd be interested in a shell PTB on the Plaza. I don't understand why the sleeker lasts such as the Plaza are more common with calf than shell.
     
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    J Gilbert does a #8 shell plain toe boot on the Plaza. May work for you?
     


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    It is my favorite plain toe boot, high boot or chukka, on any last, hands down.
     


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    Tried posting this earlier, but don't know what happened to my post...I'll try again.

    Quick question, guys: I just picked up my first pair of LWB's on a Leydon last in a 8 D. I wear a 7.5 D Indy boot. Do you guys also have a lot of room in the toe area? My big toe nails are right underneath the inside brogues, which are circled red in my pic. I can stick my index finger behind my heel when my feet are scrunched forward. Thanks in advance for the help!
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    Nice pick up. Black shell is underrated. My only pair is a longwing that I bought after some encouragement from Sevenfold (thanks man) and am glad I did. It's one of the more frequented shoes in my humble collection. I've been eyeing the plain toe for a while now and would love to see some pictures or one of your videos once you have them in-hand.
     


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    Great collection. Are those light blue laces on your blue suede plain toes? Well played.
     


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    Is the Alden Shop of San Francisco owned by Alden? Their contact email is [email protected], they ship internationally, and they have a factory restoration kit. Never noticed all that before.
     


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    It is.
     


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