***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. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Senior member

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    In my experience Barrie high boots (not chukkas) are more snug than Barrie shoes.
     


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    hypomnema Senior member

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    I've noticed this too, but what about shortwing bluchers (not shortwing boots) on the Barrie last?

    I have two pairs of shortwings on pre-order from LS. Can those of you with shortwings say whether they fit like a LWB or more like a wingtip high boot (eg, Brixtons)?
     


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    Big thank you to Katch for the heads up on the Ravello @ the J Crew Ludlow shop. I called and they had 2 pairs available, one happened to be my size. When I got down there they offered me 10% off because my shoes were the floor model, and when they rang me up they ended up giving me 20% off, Score!! So I ended up paying $575 before tax, amazing deal. They have one pair of 11Ds left if anyone is interested. This is my second pair of Aldens. I bought my first Aldens (brown chromexcel lwb's) earlier this week and thought I'd have to wait a couple years for Ravello which was my first choice.


    Here they are...


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  4. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Hanover Shell Cordovan Plain Toe Blucher - PTB - Horween #8 - NOS - New - 8.5D

    PSA - the above model is on ebay. They look untouched. Starting bid is 360 and BIN price of 550. No one has bid and it ends in about 6 hours. IMO they are worth the BIN price. Somebody will be getting these for a steal. They are TTS and are every bit the equal to Alden's 990 (which I have).

    I am not an ebay seller and I have no idea who the seller is.

    I am posting this only because early in the week there was discussion of vintage Florsheim and vintage Hanover.

    Probably the best deal I have ever gotten - on any pair of shoes anywhere - was my purchase of a pair of NOS vintage Hanover PTBs in color 4 - for an absurb price of $240-ish (3 years ago or so).
     


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    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Slightly more snug than LWBs but not enough to change the size.
     


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    phototristan Senior member

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    be careful with that seller, looks like he's got some bad feedback on the same pair of shoes listed previously.
     


  7. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Many erroneously believe the shell PTB at BB (made by Alden) is made on the Barrie last (and they then claim it runs TTS). It is not made on the Barrie last. Perhaps this is what you read .......
     


  8. ReppTiePrepster

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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Congrats my friend. As DocAlden says, it must be good karma! Wear in great health...
     
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    Whiskey LHS & EP Linen
     


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    I love the color of this pair whiskey LHS! Hopefully my whiskey full strap due Tuesday will be close to this color!

    See Ya,
    Steve
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Wow, those are absolutely beautiful. Wear in good health.
     


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    Awesome.
     


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