***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. dranguschu

    dranguschu Active Member

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    I want to buy a pair of cordovan indy on Barrie last but want some advices about the size

    I usually wear tricker's and find country brogue in 4444 lasts UK 9 fitting 5 fit me perfectly, should I get US 10D or US10E for alden Barrie lasts Indy ?

    Thank you
     


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    TactileOne Senior member

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    cgul629 pair of NSTs with commando soles. South Fl may be a bit hotter than Atlanta, but I bet boots would work at least 75% of the time.



    [​IMG]
     


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    Is there anyway possible that you could get to try some Alden boots on somewhere?
     


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    Any larger footed gents looking for a #8 Jumper Boot may want to contact LS. They have one in a 12.5E going for $675 (the original pre-order price). I'm sorely tempted but can't quite justify the purchase right now.
     


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    Anybody picked up Indy boots in Navy from Alden NYC?
     


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    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    I thought that this was one of Unlce's pictures at first sight.
     


  7. sevenfoldtieguy

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    dusttruffle: just wanted to double check that this is the grant last. cannot quite get over the similarity to Barrie in fit. thanks

    Yes - model 3980 is on the Grant last. I am certain of it.
     


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    tifosi Tire Kicker

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    That would also help...
     


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    Mac, those #8 full straps look great. A classic. I have a couple of pairs myself. Second or third Alden shells I ever bought, way back. First was the unlined LHS. All from Brooks in the beginning.

    Do you have the full straps in cigar or whiskey? Pictures please if you do. Have a source for whiskey ones? Shoe Mart shows cigar. Thanks, Ed
     
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  10. cgul629

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    Very nice boots, and something like those would scratch my NST itch too. Now that my wishlist is going to include boots, it is really going to be out of control.

    Thanks (I think [​IMG]) to all who counseled that boots won't be too bad in the heat.
     


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    Navy CXL?
     


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    I'm not sure why you would be surprised or frustrated that there was confusion around this. You said yourself that Alden uses their own terminology despite what the majority of other high quality shoe manufacturers use. Adding to that, places like TSM use different descriptions than Alden does for many of their straight-tips/cap toes. I think it's pretty obvious that would confuse some people. Perhaps a better question may have been, why does Alden use the term straight tip when everyone else uses cap toe?

    I wrote the original question so I thank you for providing some detail surrounding the naming conventions, but to actually get frustrated that a discussion was sparked by my question seems rather strange.
     


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    Thinking about visiting Union Made and checking out some shell chukkas. Can these be dressed down, way down, with jeans? Anyone have pics?
     
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    Alden NYC sells the full strap in whiskey
     


  15. sevenfoldtieguy

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    strangebrew: Thinking about visiting Union Made and checking out some shell chukkas. Can these be dressed down, way down, with jeans? Anyone have pics?

    Yes - every shell color, in a chukka boot, can be worn with jeans. It is a nice look.
     


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