***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. jvc44

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    Just like to complement Matt at epaulet for great customer service and care ! Really a pleasure to deal with ! Thanks Matt!
     


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    Also received great service from Leffot great people there! Thanks
     


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    Naval boots are killer!
     


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    amazing. A gold star -- and, obviously, well-fitting Aldens -- to you for perseverance.
     


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    Interesting I thought E was as popular as D. I wear a C width and I can't even get a #8 NST. I've been in pre-order purgatory for so long it feels like hell.
     


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    Tan Suede chukka day today:

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    E widths are becoming increasingly popular (Leffot has helped with this) but key retailers like Unionmade, Epaulet, Need Supply, etc only order D. The Alden branded stores generally do a good job with E widths, but sometimes they can't get enough shoes (the Alden NYC ravello PTBs are only available in D for preorder for example)
     


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    Nice shoes and nice photo!
     


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    I agree. I cannot where the shell slip ons as I have a very wide fore foot and narrow heel--the shell loafers create too much heel slip. A good rule of thumb is one half size longer for Aberdeen than Barrie.
     


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    I guys - I'm planning to make my first purchase into Alden.
    I was unable to get the AE Snuff Suede Amok So I plan to
    order a pair of the Snuff Suede Chukkas.

    Does anyone have any advice for sizing?
    - I've read that they run TTS and Narrow & that sizing up in
    length and width is usually the way to go.

    They only sizing I know is AE sizing, which I am usually
    a 9.5E in strands & 10D in daltons. I'm know this might
    be hard to give advice for sizing but if anyone has any
    input I'd really appreciate it.

    Thx
     


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    Gauss17 Senior member

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    Assuming you are looking at the leydon last chukkas, they run fairly true to size, so I'll guess you are a 10D. However, what I would do is order both sizes, then keep the one you like best and return the other.
     


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    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    if I were to buy another pair, not only would they be TTS, but I'd probably attempt to go one width out
     


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    Thank you, sir. It's a relentless pursuit for shoes and boots that fit spot on - everytime.
     


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    It seems there are 3 schools of thought on the Leydon last: 1. tts (say, 10D) 2. tts plus one width (10E) 3. tts plus half size in length (10.5D) If you get a 10D and 10E, I suspect one of them will be right.
     


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    This is a good point. The Leydon last is the only last - of any maker (literally) - where, for me, the thought of going beyond D (or medium) width is even within the realm of possibility. Should I order another Leydon lasted shoe or boot - not terribly likely - my plan will be to order tts and tts plus one width (and possibly even tts plus 1/2 size). As I recall, Leffot, at least sometimes, when carrying Leydon lasted models, only stocks E widths - the theory being that an E width in Leydon is more or less equal to a D width in most other lasts.
     


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