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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. BWV988

    BWV988 Senior member

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    Some recent shell acquisitions:

    Ravello NST on Aberdeen, AoC AF81 Cigar LWB on Barrie, Cigar NST on Barrie

    A huge thank you to REguy for the NSTs. He was a pleasure to deal with.

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    In sunlight, the color of the Cigar LWB looks closer to the Ravello NST (which I'm assuming is new Ravello) than to the Cigar NST.
     
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    These are some great ravello shots -- makes me excited for the future!
     
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    geeeezzz those are fantastic. I GOTTA have those as a boot some how, some way.
     
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    Those Ravello NSTs are a sight, very nice indeed. I love my #8's and keep thinking that I have no need for any others but then I see a picture like this...............Congrats and enjoy!
     
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    Slightly off topic, but did anyone else think Yenni is a stone cold fox?
     
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    I have a high instep, and sometimes I've bought wider width shoes to accomodate that. But since the Barrie is normally a blucher anyway, I would say definitely still size down. I did with the LWB. The vamp on a blucher should accomodate a high instep, I think.
     
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    Sorry for highjacking this thread, but I've been running into this exact problem lately. I was at my local Allen Edmonds yesterday trying to finally find a pair of loafers that fit my feet. I'm a true 11D and I can't fit into either the Patriot or the Randolph (the two best looking options). Does anyone know how the Alden lasts compare? Is there an Alden loafer that accomodates a higher instep?
     
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    Dose going wider work that well? Someone, I can't remember who, said something really clever recently. That shoe size is 3 dimensions, length x width x instep.

    I would think that by going wider it would not help make the shoe taller. Sure it would mean that there is more material on the upper to wrap over your foot, but I would think that you would pay for that with the shoes being too wide, or at least wider than ideal.
     
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    great shoes
     
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    You are correct, it doesn't make it taller, but creates more material to wrap around the foot. Does it work? Yes and no. The wide loafers I have fit at the toe box and instep, but they flex like crazy at the sides when I walk. Most people wouldn't notice. But they're definitely ill-fitting. I would advise against it.
     
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    Enjoy often and in great health my friend!!
     
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    Absolutely stunning!! Enjoy often and in great health my friend!!
     
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    Of the three, I prefer the color of the PTB and LWB. They appear to be a much truer medium brown than the boots, which have very strong red tones. Different strokes for different folks ......
     
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  17. CrackedCrab

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    That ravello nst is sick I so regret passing in a shoemart pair

    Long live the bb 8 tassel

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    If you aren't already backing up your mac to an external hard drive using Time Machine, I highly recommend it.
     
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    Gorgeous!
    For years I never gave the tassels a look. But I think I may have to add these in 2014, as long as the Aberdeen works for my feet. I thought the Van last worked, but after a few wears it was evident it didn't.
     
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    My black NST (which I have always liked but worried about overlap with my black tanker boots) sold on eBay to a fraudulent buyer, so eBay cancelled the transaction... I'm glad they did as Prez's photo has convinced me to keep mine. Great shoes.
     
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