***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. stmaier

    stmaier Senior member

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    Love the Plaza last. Who offered that makeup?
     


  2. Hermitedge

    Hermitedge Senior member

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    ^^ jgilbert has those.
     


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    I saw that in early March.
     


  4. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    welcome to the forum
     


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    Thanks uncle
     


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    Alden has some kind of agreement in place with their retailers. Of course. I don't know what that is. I presume that it includes minimum advertised pricing. And it may include provisions for an annual inventory clearance or other limited promotional events. It's all speculation on my part. But it would be consistent with dealer contracts I've seen on other industries.

     


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    I thought the JCrew captoe boots and the Lwb were on the same last, but clearly they are not. TheLwb are significantly roomier
     


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    I've got a sizing question... In general I wear a 10.5D in laceups and 10D in loafers. The shell full strap in 10.5D was a bit too long so it had some heel slippage (used and already broken in) and space at the sides from flexing. I tried on a 10D in calf at the store and it was tough to get into as it was new, but overall felt snug-pretty good. I also have a pair of suede flex welt (Van last) pennies in 10D that fit very well. Given the way these various shoes fit, what say you all about the potential fit of the Aberdeen last in 10E? The main reason I ask is there is a pair of suede tassels on the bay I'd be interested in acquiring, but if the feeling is that 10D aberdeen would stretch to feel close to perfect then I will hold back.
     


  9. Shavely Manden

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    Congrats! My first Aldens are in the mail...can't wait till they get here...
     


  10. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Which model?
     


  11. sevenfoldtieguy

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    The 10e will fit similar to the 10.5d. Also, the 10e will have a wider heel cup given Alden's combination sizing, and you will probably have noticeable heel slippage.
     


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    Question: I have a pair of 405 Indys (cowhide) that are tight right at the base of the tongue. It has a canvas lining, unlike the newer models. Can I expect this area of the boot to stretch? It's a great fit aside from being a little too tight in that one spot.
     


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    Thanks for the help. I'll stick to my regular sizing then!
     


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    just the standard Alden brownish laces that came with them


    as Herm said, these are a J. Gilbert makeup.
     


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