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***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. brp2

    brp2 Distinguished Member

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    Someone is hawking a pair of new BBBF black pebblegrain longwings on ebay for a hefty sum above what (I'm assuming) he paid for them at the BF sale. I'm mostly noting this as I was really tempted to buy just this pair of shoes but decided against doing so as I determined that I'd mostly just be buying them because they were such a good deal -- much like my purchase and subsequent return of the J. Crew cadet shoe.
     


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    I ended up loving the cadet shoe
     


  3. CalceoAdamator

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    The cadet ended being one of my favorites...
     


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    New to this thread but the knowledge on Alden here seems pretty amazing so I thought someone might be able to help out on a small question on fitting.

    What is the difference between the D and E fittings? I have searched the web but find only limited information... Probably because Alden is such a rare brand in Europe.

    If I have a Barrie last size 7.5 E which fits my foot pretty well, is a 7.5 D much narrower or is the difference negligible?

    Greatful for any advice and input!

    Chris
     


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    Agreed. It's the 8-10 weeks that always pushed me away from a factory resole. I'd be OK with the price if it didn't take 2 months.
     


  6. CalceoAdamator

    CalceoAdamator Senior Member

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    Originally Posted by Roguls


    That's because they're already charging an unreasonable 150 bucks for the service. 8-10 weeks?

    There are many quality cobblers that can handle Aldens, and will be more accommodating to the customer.


    Truth be told, I just had restorations done on two pairs of LHS shells (sent in at separate times), and while they did tell me it would be 8-10 weeks... I received both within 6 weeks , and they came back like new. Of course using another cobbler, like B Nelson, the turnaround time would still be a fraction of the 6 weeks... But I prefer to have my Alden's restored by Alden, they know their shoes best...
     


  7. CalceoAdamator

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    Welcome to the forum... D and E widths both fall into the Alden "medium" width category... With the E being approximately 3/16ths of an inch wider than a D... Hope that helps...
     


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    I wear D width in Barrie and I think I may be on the narrowish side of D especially with the LWB. I can not wear an E width in that shoe.
     


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    Out and about with my LS CXL jumpers today
     


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    Can anyone comment on how the Leydon last fits when going from TB / Barrie size up a half size and down a width on a pair of the unlined chukkas?
    (i.e. I'm looking at going from TB / Barrie 11.5 D to Leydon 12C).
     


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    I doubt this will work unless the Barrie D is way too wide for you. Most would go 12D or 12E from 11.5D Barrie
     


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    nephew,
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    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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  14. CalceoAdamator

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    Smokin... Just smokin Uncle
     


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    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    nephew,
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