***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. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    My cigar LHS is my most worn single shoe since I got it. You'll get a lot of wear out of any LHS.
     
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    First day breaking in my 403s. They'll be perfect for Fall/Winter boots.

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    I bought a cigar lhs in a rare 10E that was pretty much a perfect fit and let it sit about 6 months before deciding to sell. Just couldn't see myself wearing loafers yet.

    Also the RL Marlow pennys are really nice though I returned due to it being too narrow
     
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    Guess it's living in the south, but I get a lot of wear out of my loafers. Should there be anyone with ravellos or cigar LHS in a 10.5d that wants to part with them give me a holler.
     
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    Nothin' but love for you here my friend. I have placed the black shell PCT bals on my Alden que behind an NST. It may be a while though. Keep posting your pics!
     
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    Great looking boots my friend, but I am sweating just looking at them! I have a new pair of 403's I will break in when the temps drop below 60' Wear often and in great health...
     
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    How difficult could it be for alden to make these in blue shell? Would blue shell require special shells like whiskey and ravello do? Other companies seem to manage blue shell in small quantities. I'll take these in blue shell and another pair in green shell while you're at it.
     
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    Same, but Nate Humble said no way when I asked him about it
     
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    My experience would suggest you won't be able to successfully size down to 7.5D. I wear 7E in Barrie and 7.5 E in true-to-size Alden lasts. When picking up Van lasted shoes, I was advised to go with my Barrie size. When I did, the shoes were impossibly short. True-to-size in Van yielded a great fit.

    In other words, for Van-lasted shoes, you may have to go up, not down, one-half size from your Barrie size.
     
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  13. aldenwear

    aldenwear Senior member

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    Try Alden DC as well.
     
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    Agreed - Bakes, they look fabulous! Nice suit too.
     
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    Good lord! What a collection. Of your those boots which ones do you end up reaching for the most?
     
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