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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. LeatherSOUL

    LeatherSOUL Distinguished Member

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    Question for the sizing experts...

    I have a pair of Medallion tips made on the Aberdeen last in size 14E. I like the fit, but I think I could lose just a fraction in width and/or length without any serious dramas.

    Therefore, which will be closest to the 14E Aberdeen's? Either: 13E Barrie or 14D Grant.


    14D would be closer than 13E.

    so, i finally decided to buy a pair of 974. i would like to know the proper sizing/fitting for this model. when i'm only wearing socks, there is a gap between my heel and the shoe that i could insert my thumb snugly. if i put insoles, it seems like a perfect fit.. should i return for exchange or keep it? i wear 10D on red wing with 1/2 allowance and ordered 10D on 974.. should i get 9.5D for true to size?

    If there's that much room in the heel then you should probably size down...
     


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    LeatherSOUL Distinguished Member

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    i got this water dispenser today to help with my shoe cleaning
    [​IMG]


    All the Japanese shoe geeks are getting those...where'd you pick it up?
     


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    14D would be closer than 13E.

    Thanks - would you say the same for a 14D Barrie?

    Looks like I'm going to try a new pair of color 8 cap toe boots on for size (fingers crossed).
     


  4. LeatherSOUL

    LeatherSOUL Distinguished Member

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    Thanks - would you say the same for a 14D Barrie?

    Yes, 14D Barrie would be somewhat similar to your 14E Aberdeen.
     


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    Doctor Senior Member

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    Sounds even better. Appreciate the assistance [​IMG] Out of interest, are LeatherSOUL still doing preorders? When is the next one likely to be?
     


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    nutcracker Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    All the Japanese shoe geeks are getting those...where'd you pick it up?


    http://www.amazon.com/Dispenser-5oz-...3941786&sr=8-1

    seems like this exact one. Probably not originally intended for shoe-shining purpose [​IMG]
     


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    Leffot again. Natural Chromexcel looking good on a Longwing
    [​IMG]
     


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    ^ I like those LWBs ... I'd prefer a darker color on the reverse welt though -- but most probablly, these lighter ones will darken with wear and polishing.
     


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    I think the natural complements the LWB far better than any other shoe.
     


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    http://www.amazon.com/Dispenser-5oz-...3941786&sr=8-1

    seems like this exact one. Probably not originally intended for shoe-shining purpose [​IMG]


    that is it. i may be able to get them for considerably less from a friend of mine. ill keep you guys posted

    i think the natural looks best as an indy boot, so far [​IMG]
     


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    Leffot again. Natural Chromexcel looking good on a Longwing
    I like that*.

    *To those susceptible to being fooled by the colors of pictures this is not a dressy shoe!
     


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    Rambo Stylish Dinosaur

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    FWIW, I'm considering selling my Ravello shortwing in 9D. Its about a half-size too big for me. An insole would've worked but I think they work with boots better than shoes. PM me if you're interested.
     


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    I apologize if this has already been explained, but does anyone know if and how the natural chromexcel shoes/boots will darken naturally with time and wear (and without polish or oil)?
     


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