***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. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    Next time try not to have the wear look so contrived like pushed up jacket sleeves...

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    Thanks - is that your personal experience?

    Have to agree with the others. I've been told the same by the guys at the Alden store in Manhattan, and also the owner of Sherman Brothers (who, fwiw, seemed a hell of a lot more knowledgeable than the folks at the Alden shop).

    I think this is pretty common on all shoes with thick/stiff soles.
     


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    Thanks; I find myself in the unenviable position of finding that I fit in 2 different sizes, one slightly tighter (a bigger but narrower size) but still a good fit, the other slightly looser (my usual size) but still a good fit. Of course I'm agonizing before dropping 600 plus for a pair of shoes. I think the slightly looser is the way to go. I don't know if feet get fatter over the years, but it seems easier to add a small insert if necessary than to go the other way around.
     


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    Elgin Well-Known Member

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    And now that I think about it, actually, maybe this is the best place to ask. Is anyone tired of a pair of barrie-lasted Aldens, size 11d, that they'd want to sell? I'm looking for either longwings or chukkas, and would entertain any reasonable offers.
     


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    Elgin Well-Known Member

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    whoops, make that shell cordovan only, 11d
     


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    PinkPantser Senior member

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    [​IMG] $625, shell vs [​IMG] $500, calf
     


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    Dunno, both are pretty different boots.
     


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    Pantser: calf. Do it.

    And while you're at it, I'm still waiting for cinched seersucker. I think I'm going to randomly bring it up in response to your posts sporatically until it happens. I don't think that will get old at all...
     


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    pulled the trigger on the tanker, bring on the bad weather
     


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    What alden model is this? Do they come in brown?

    *sorry in advance for the massive amount of boot posts i am going to generate in the next week or two*
     


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    robin Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    What alden model is this? Do they come in brown?

    *sorry in advance for the massive amount of boot posts i am going to generate in the next week or two*

    Probably the AF43's on Alden of Carmel's site. They're probably not going to be available in a brown colored shell anytime soon, but the AF88's are similar and made of calfskin.
     


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    damn those tankers are pretty sexy

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    context+alden looks hot. any <$500 boots that look similar?
     


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