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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. smmrfld

    smmrfld Well-Known Member

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    Hi all...longtime lurker, new poster, and huge Alden fan; my current inventory includes:

    LWB w/double leather sole in black shell, #8 shell, cigar shell, and navy suede
    NST w/double leather sole in black shell, #8 shell, and cigar shell
    Chukka w/double leather sole in black shell, #8 shell, and cigar shell
    Chukka w/commando sole in black calf, brown calf, and #8 shell
    Chukka w/lug sole in kudu
    Indy w/police sole in heavy waxed leather
    PTB w/double leather sole in ravello shell and natural CXL
    Saddle w/single leather sole in alpine brown and #8 shell

    All are 7.5D on the Barrie last (except the Indy, of course), which fits me perfectly.

    Question: does anyone know of any current availability, pre-orders, or waitlists for anything interesting (i.e. a bit out of the ordinary or in an exotic shell color) on the Barrie last? At the top of my wishlist is a PTB or chukka in whiskey, but I recognize the difficulty in sourcing them.

    This thread has been immensely informative, and I thank you in advance for your input!
     
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  2. sazon

    sazon Senior member

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    405s in the 514 today
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  3. z8k1n

    z8k1n Senior member

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    Simple, beautiful and badass.. Ravello PTBs
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  4. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Saz, those are some awesome PTBs! What does the 514 refer to?


    Very nice PTBs!

    Wow, those are very beautiful! Very nice work!

    -M
     
  5. epc2

    epc2 Senior member

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    No Aldens today :)

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  6. Buckeye Nation

    Buckeye Nation Senior member

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    You need to sell out, Mdubs would have taken 3-4 pairs just to *Photo* on the beach!!
     
  7. sacafotos

    sacafotos Senior member

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    What last is that Tanker on?
     
  8. Buckeye Nation

    Buckeye Nation Senior member

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    The Tanker is on Barrie
     
  9. gsgleason

    gsgleason Senior member

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    Do they have more or are they all spoken for? I've been looking for some cigar LWB in 11.5 for a while.
     
  10. tsekh

    tsekh Senior member

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    The BB pair is definitely Barrie. I also have a pair of unlined snuff suede PTB on Barrie last to compare them to, the measured exactly the same and fits the same. That being said, both unlined pairs look a lot sleeker than my Barried lasted boots. The tapered look is perhaps due to the fact that they are unlined?
     
  11. Buckeye Nation

    Buckeye Nation Senior member

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    While I can't say for sure, it is unlikely - this was a full pay preorder from Oct/Nov of last year...

    Your best bet is to call and try to find out when their next order is and get on a list with NY or SF

    Cheers,
    BN
     
  12. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Unlined suede models on the barrie look and fit differently than various lined Barrie models such as PTB, LWB, etc.
     
  13. odessaboots

    odessaboots Active Member

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    The suede "Dovers" on the Barrie as well as the unlined CXL Dover on the Barrie all look sleeker that the typical PTB on the Barrie. Not sure if it has to do with the unlined nature, or the Dover style, or both.

    Interestingly, the suede Dovers required me to size up a width to E, while the CXL Dover I had fit me fine in my typical Barrie size.
     
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    bespoken pa Senior member

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    Any difference in the fit of the unlined suede dover vs. A barrie boot?
     
  15. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    not enough to change size but I find the dover to have a bit more room in the vamp and toe box. Although I find this for most Barrie shoes vs. boots
     
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    bespoken pa Senior member

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    My local purveyor of fine goods had a pair sitting out, looks even better in person. Luckily they were out of 8d, after some recent shirt and trouser purchases i really do not need to stretch my budget anymore.
     
  17. sacafotos

    sacafotos Senior member

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    What's the difference between a Dover and an Officer shoe? Unionmade advertises both for some reason. I know the difference between a PTB and a Dover...
     
  18. ironclad

    ironclad Senior member

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    :slayer::slayer::slayer:
     
  19. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    I have been hit and miss on the thread the last few weeks, so pardon me if this has already been mentioned. Unionmade appears to have a full run of sizes for two color 8 high boots, both on commando. both on Barrie.
     
  20. nemo

    nemo Senior member

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    Of course, just the day after I order a pair of Alden I was iffy about, something I really been waiting for gets released...

    Natural CXL Indy, in barrie last. Ugh.

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