***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. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    jmemt Active Member

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    Does anyone know what Hubert White in Minneapolis currently has for Alden stock?
     
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    Does anyone know what Hubert White in Minneapolis currently has for Alden stock?
    [/quote/] From walking past the shop every day, it seems they stock the standard catalog and don't really do anything in the way of special make-ups.
     
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    has anyone posted up any of the "new" ravello that's been popping up in the last couple weeks? curious what the shade is looking like
     
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    Thanks Namor!
     
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    Thank you, Sir.

    I notice that the rangers come up higher on the back of the heel than the LHS does. I wonder if that allows it to be more forgiving for those prone to loafer heel slip. Also, the laced nature should should accommodate those who suffer from LHS strap tightness as a result of a high instep. I've always said that the 6 eyelet dover ranger (AKA the ones CTYGGG has) in cigar on crepe would be bad ass. Even more so with 5 blind eyelets.
    +1001

    Yes, Aberdeen size for me. Its not as narrow in the forefoot as aberdeen. The same might be said about the heel too. Not a lot wider, but slightly. Aberdeen fits me snug all around, but not in a bad way. Hampton is roomy all around, but not in a bad needing to size down way.

    Doc Alden did. Dark
     
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    Thanks dus for the input....Im a little surprised to hear an 8.5D LWB is narrower in the heel than a 8E PTB because I felt the LWB was just larger all around. If they were boots I think I would be ok.

    I tried on a pair of loafers on the Aberdeen, and they only had the half size down and up a width, I could feel the heel slip a little. Possible it will go away when it is broken in, but just wasnt sure. If anyone has any experience with the Aberdeen heel size between up a size in D or down in an E, please let me know.

    Thx
     
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    just saw that, thanks!

    dark I can deal with. might even satisfy my 'need' for cigar lwb.

    this is assuming of course that I get my pairs I'm hoping for [​IMG]
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    I get my Longwings tomorrow from DC, will post plenty of pictures on Tuesday... But yes, they are darker now according to Alden DC who has actually seen them...

    -Mike
     
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    what size you get? I'm hoping to metro into the city on thursday, grab my dad for lunch, then swing through alden and grab a pair before lunch..

    all hinging on whether the gentleman before me accepts his pair or not :yikes:
     
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    Sounds like the Hampton might be the last for me!
     
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    When I have a kid, if it's a boy should I name him Alden, Barrie, Hampton, Leydon, Van, or maybe TruBalance?
     
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    Indy...
     
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    IF I have a kid, and it's a boy, I hope he wears 11.5 barrie and 12 TTS..


    I already gave my family the speech this weekend that should I get in a car crash tomorrow and not make it, they are to log in here and offer my collection to those in this thread.
     
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    Couldn't speak to the width issue going up and down in width and size. However, I will say this...

    I would NOT count on heel slippage going away once they are broken in. (A) Alden slip-ons are on a single leather sole which means they shouldn't be that stiff to begin with, (B) once your foot settles/sinks into the cork bed, it will only make the shoe feel slightly bigger, making the possibility of greater heel slippage more likely.

    I have always been of the philosophy that a slightly bigger fit is always better than a slightly snug-smallish fit. However, with Alden slip-ons you really need to be precise with correct sizing.

    Sorry I couldn't be of greater help. Good luck my friend...
     
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