***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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    Al things being equal, I'd go 993. But the fact that the Tremont in 13D might be too small is even further reason for my going with the 993.

    Sounds like your 14C's are too big. No?
     


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    This is absolutely true.
     


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    Thanks! I usually wear a brown CXL belt with these. If im going super casual, I may even wear a natural colored belt, which is a closer match to the edge trim of the boots. I'm not much of a stickler for matching shoe and belt colors exactly. It's one of those things I think most people put way too much thought into.
     


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    +1

    I have stretched shell, calf, and suede. I have been successful 100% of the time. Most noteably a pair of brand new, first quality, ravello shell PTBs (a few years ago) that had one shoe that fit noticeably tighter than the other. There was no replacement pair in my size so I had to decide to either return them or stretch them (actually, just the one shoe). I gave it a whirl. Perfect.

    Use a quality shoe stretcher and first apply a shoe stretching solution (l use the spray).

    Just remember that there is no going back once they are stretched so don't get carried away.

    NOTE: It is not something I do regularly, but it is something I have done a handful of times - typically just one of the shoes in the pair. I do not buy shoes in the hopes of making them 1 size (or even 1/2 size) bigger. I've always thought of that as ill-advised.
     
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    !4D and 14C are a little big, but with the lace ups it works OK. 13.5 D is perfect with room for my feet to swell some, but also good enough fit to not slide around. I have a pair of the 987 shell in 13.5 D on the Van last and they fit very well. I also have a pair of the Brooks Brothers LHS unlined shell in 13 E and they fit fine but no extra room. It's going to be a close call on some of these. I don't have any wing tip in Alden Shell. Will keep ya'll posted.

    See Ya,
    Steve
     


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    If 13.5D in Barrie is perfect, I can comfortably predict a 13D in Tremont will be too small, but others may disagree. Good luck.
     


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    amazing looking shoes, well done! let's see some maiden voyage pics...

    i love whiskey LWB, but part of me always gravitates towards "sleeker" shoes in whiskey. I have the cap toe balmorals from alden NY and now some saddle shell double monks from carmina, and i feel like the next one would be LHS or maybe LWB.
     


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    wear in good health
     


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    Thanks for the responses re: belt colors.

    Is it silly to try a pair of chukkas on the barrie last in 11D if I'm a 12 on a brannock device?
     
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    nephew, good looking saddles with argyles, wear in good health
     


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    Depends on the width of your foot. I'm an 8.5C on brannock and usually buy 8D Barrie. The 7.5E LWB's I just picked up fit remarkably well. Seems worth a shot.
     


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    brand new ravello for me my second pair definitely a lot darker than the first pair i used to have :inlove:

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    amazing looking shoes, well done! let's see some maiden voyage pics...
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    Thank you! Will do.
     
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