***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. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    recommendation-sell the shoes
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    thank you
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    thank you
    limited edition done by LS
     
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    Montana Pitch Blend if you want to make them more waterproof but note that it may darken the chromexcel a bit (but less so than Obernaufs).
     
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    That makes sense, thanks for responding.
     
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    For the first pair, I'd go with the more versatile cigar.
     
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    + 1 All hail to the Kaaaaang!
     
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    I found some beat up aldens at a thrift shop tpday - does anyone know if the black "piping" (not sure of the correct term - the black material that goes around the top of the heel and runs over the eyelets and down to vamp) can be replaced. It's the same part of the shoe that cracks if you dont' use a shoehorn.

    thanks!
     
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    A question I ask every time someone makes a compliment about argyle socks or loose, pleated pants.
     
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    Love that new color Mac. I think it is called cigar with the "glass" finish. What a shine!!!

    Humdingggggggaaaaaaa

    cigar vtip
    cashmere otc
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    Love that new color Mac. I think it is called cigar with the "glass" finish. What a shine!!!

    Humdingggggggaaaaaaa


    nephew,
    thank you
     
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    dusttruffle Senior member

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    wonder if any of you can offer some sizing advice. What makes it difficult is international shipping & customs which makes returning not possible.

    I am considering suede chukkas, and i have the option of Leydon or Barrie.

    I have no experience of fitting a Leydon, only Barrie.

    unlined shell PTB 8.5D is a *perfect* fit
    lined shell LWB 8.5D is *ok*
    lined calf All weather w/crepe is *ok* in 8E - the 8E is a better fit lengthwise than the 8.5D mentioned above but is a little looser in the heel, although not enough to initially cause any slippage.

    My questions are :

    If i went with a 8E Barrie in unlined suede chukka, would the chukka form provide more or less "heel grip" than the 8E calf w/crepe All weather Walker
    .........- or would i be better off going for an 8.5D Barrie?

    If i were to go for the Leydon, from the above info do you think a 9D or a 9E would be best? I *tend* not to require a wide fitting shoe, but in running shoes it is quite common for me to find many running brands (aspics, brooks) to be too narrow. Nike's (which have a tendency to be a litte wider) fit best, mostlysize 10 or occassioally 9.5 depending on the model.

    thanks in advance
     
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    The unlined suede has plenty of give to it. I went TTS on my 1494s. They fit very well. That's Leydon last by the way.
     
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    Just got shipping confirmation on my Brooks #8 LHS I grabbed back during the 30% corporate sale. The Van doesn't work with my instep, but I'm optimistic the unlined version might fit differently. Fingers crossed.
     
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    nephew,
    hoping it works for you but the odds are against you
     
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