***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. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Good comments above. I wear 9D in Barrie and AE5. Outside of that similarity, there are very few similarities, IMO. The AE5 is a long and narrow last. AE5 is generally considered AE's dressiest last, or close to it. Alden's Barrie last is a wider last, and generally considered one of its more casual lasts.
     


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    thats the thing that annoys me, I was going to buy http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-me.../pvc-ald-mxsbd-39701_ald_m_9_eyelet_boot.html

    but its barrie, so I don't know if it is dressy enough for wearing with a suit (not a super formal suit), and almost all alden shoe stores sell 99% barrie
     


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    Thanks boot. Horween's CXL is second only to thier shell cordovan imo. I have 5 pairs of CXL shoes from different companies and have nothing bad to say about any of them. CXL is underated i think.
     
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    Just got the pair of #8 PTBs I won on eBay earlier in the week. I was all excited when I saw that they were delivered today, but when I opened the package and took the shoes out, they were the wrong size :(

    The seller listed them as 12B, both in the listing title and the auction description, but the ones they sent me are size 12.5B. That would be awesome if these were a non-Barrie shoe, but unfortunately these are 1/2 size too big. I was surprised, because it was a very reputable seller with nearly 5000 feedback and a 99.7% positive rating. This is getting frustrating, as I think the last 4 or 5 pairs of shoes I bought in the past few months either ended up getting returned or resold on SF...
     


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    Those look good BC, wish I could get a pair from TSM...buggers.
    Btw, you're hard on your heels too. Just had my snuff chukka heels replaced a few weeks ago. Now they're good as can be.
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    Not sure if I should clean them or not. Almost three years old and not even a spray or a brushing.
    Quite possibly the most comfortable shoes.

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    He didn't have a photo of the interior sizing/lettering/numbering on the auction?

    I really hate the ebayers that try to "adjust" the size for uneducated people in the listing - can't tell you how many pairs of Barrie shoes I've found where the listing title says 11.5, only to find that they're actually a "tagged 11" later on. I need the dang tagged 11.5 people; if they don't fit me after that it's my fault.

    Is the guy going to take them back given that the auction was clearly faulty?
     


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    Yeah, that's very annoying - I almost bid on a 9E pair of whiskey shoes because the seller listed them as 9.5E
     


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    A pair of Alden Tan suede cap toes I picked up earlier this Summer from Ben Silvers. They make for a nice Summer suede shoe.

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    Brown CXL is filling my ravello gap nicely. My favorite of the summer.

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    Nope, there was one picture of the inside of the shoe, but you can't clearly see the size....maybe if I had a 20x zoom or something I could read it. But, I think the seller just screwed this up. I wrote him a message and he apologized about the mixup and offered me a refund. Still, I would have rather just had the size shoes that were listed in the auction because I snagged these for under $200.
     


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