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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. docalden2013

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    Ok ok, I am prone to hyperbole ;)

    Do people find the Commando clunky at all? I have not seen an Alden Commando in person on a longwing or the chukka.
     
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    Hi. Newbie here and first post. I've been browsing this thread for some time and really love some of the Alden shoes and boots I've seen here. I recently acquired a pair of used black Alden PTB style # 2817 in Plaza last size 8.5 B/D. Not having tried Alden before, I took a shot hoping this is somewhat true-to-size. Unfortunately, even with a soft insole I put inside, my heels are still sliding out. These shoes look to be slightly longer and wider than my other 8.5D shoes. For reference I measure 9D Brannock and fit nicely in AE 65 last (ex. Strand). Is the Alden Plaza last just longer and wider? Are all Alden shoes slightly longer than other brands in same size? What last should I be looking for? I really would love to get a LWB some day when funds become available. Thanks.
     
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    Workplace hazard...Alden shell glare.

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    No it's is extremely low profile and not clunky at all
     
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    I'm not much of a loafer guy, but smack my ass and call me Sally, those are spectacular!
     
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    I have the Alden of Carmel commando sole chukka new this winter. I have found them to be very comfortable and the perfect go-to in a particularly tough Cleveland winter. I have also had the double leather sole chukka and do not find the commando sole to be any more clunky.
     
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    These are dbl leather.
    They are like skates in the cold and in the wet cold.
    I have no experience with a commando sole, my guess is that on ice you would be no better off. Not sure about the wet.

    You can always just get these and buy a pair of SWIMS overshoes, no?
     
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    Wow, great trousers! What are they?
     
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    I'm emailing HR, that's just plain dangerous.
    Awesome and awesome.
     
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    "We’re sorry. This item has been so popular, it has sold out."

    Too late :facepalm:
     
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    Damn. My straight tips don't look like that! Very nice.
     
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    I would keep checking. Earlier this morning, after I ordered, there was only a size 9 left and then a couple of hours later all the other sizes popped up. I think J. Crew maybe noticed the glitch (both the $600 price and promo working) and is perhaps trying to fix it - hopefully not!
     
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    Soon as I said that - they're back!
     
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    Cigar NST loafer on the Grant last for me today.....I hope the cap-toe boots from DC fit as well as these when they arrive in a few months

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    Gotta love the look and smell of pristine shell. Enjoy!
     
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    Ravello PTB

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    I've been saying that I don't need a ravello ptb because I already have a color 8 and cigar ptb. Clearly I should stop deluding myself.

    Well done!
     
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    Testing the new chukkas around the house.
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    Thanks guys. The office lighting is pretty intense, but the recent batch that went through Haberdash does have a great finish. I keep telling myself these are nice enough I can tell Kathy "no thanks" when the cigar call comes (although my credit card will likely reflect a different response).
     
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