***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. Briar Snob

    Briar Snob Senior member

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    The eyeglass store I stopped by today just happened to be beside Alden DC. I spent a few minutes chatting with Joe, who is quite helpful btw, and he showed me a new make-up that just arrived -- a navy chromexel LWB. Sorry I didn't get a photo, but if interested, give them a call. They really are unique.
     


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    Yep, I had to go up a half from the Marlow Wing to the PTB .. 341 last PTB .. 325 Wing

    So for me, TTS Marlow PTB and 1/2 down from TTS Marlow Wingtip. My feet are thin, not narrow, normal 9.5D, low volume. I felt,like I,was stepping out of the TTS Wingtip @ TTS.
     


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    I knew they had been waiting on these. Really curious to see how they look
     


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    Incorrect sir, the welt is also different. Need supply has a flat welt on their version, either way nice purchase.
     


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    I too was near the Alden store today. Which cross streets do you work at? Maybe we can get an AldenxFoodtruckfiesta meetup one day in the next few weeks (when Congress is out of session)?
     


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    I purchased a pair that unfortunately do not fit me, so I had to return them. Here's a pic I snagged with direct, natural light. The photo is taken with an iphone 5 and has been slightly edited, however, it does not affect the tone. The look a tad darker/richer in person than they do online. I absolutely love the contrast of the shoes. Plus, Epaulet is the only retailer that I know of that offers it in a "sleek" Leydon last. (Let me know if you know anyone else that does! I can't find my size anywhere.)

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    I thought they were whiskey. LOL!
     


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    First shell purchase! Thanks to all for the inspiration.
     


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    Will shell stretch a bit with time? I'm between a 8.5 and a 9 on the Braddock and currently wear a 9D in Barrie. I tried on an 8.5 and had no issues getting my foot in with thick socks, but there was a bit of toe cramp, but not enough to make it uncomfortable. Will shell cordovan stretch a bit after many wears?
     


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    If you had said that they were a little tight over the top of your foot, I might have told you to stick with it.

    But small in the dimension that makes your toes cramped... ABORT!

    Maybe what you really need is a 9C instead of a 9D, which is not easy to find in non-catalog models.
     


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  14. phototristan

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    I ordered the AE Snuff Suede Chukka earlier this week from Amazon:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...reativeASIN=B006WDMX7C&linkCode=as2&tag=tt-20

    I had been watching it for a while and my size happened to come in stock so I jumped on it.

    For under $200., I thought it was a good deal compared to Alden which is $480.

    I've heard it is very similar, while the Alden one is a bit more comfortable and certainly a bit higher quality, it may not be worth over 2x the price.

    They are no longer available from Allen Edmonds (not sure why) so may be a good time to grab a pair.
     
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