***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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    You should get 8.5D. Aberdeen fits a bit snugger than the Grant overall, so it should fit you like a glove.

    The Aberdeen is my best fitting last, which I think is very rare (I need the volume in the heel, and width of the toe box is perfect in E for me). Grant is a bit bigger, which is good for boots but becoming problematic for my grant loafers...
     


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    Haha well the moment he hears or sees me get shoes he goes crazy, still working a bit on his separation anxiety but he's getting better. He actually loves using shell shoes as pillows as he will always lay on them. Suede and calf he just ignores
     


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    My goodness sazon. I thought Halle Berry was the closest thing to perfection...........then I saw these boots.
     


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    My Grant boots fit me really well. I can wear them with both thicker and thinner socks without an issue. So if the Aberdeen fits more snugly, then it sounds like 8.5 would be perfect as I'd be exclusively wearing thin socks. Thanks for the input!
     


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    That would be awesome! I've been eyeing that George boot which is also on the Aberdeen.
     


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    Taking Alcibiades response into account...what about the Plaza last? Hmmm...
     


  7. wildstar

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    Based on my very limited experience, I would try 8.5D on the Plaza. I tried a 8D on the Plaza and it was too small for me. Really bums me out to because now I very much want a Plaza #8 captoe in 8.5D on the Plaza but I can't find one :(
     


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    Sazon, sazon, sazon....
    I am happy for you because you seem like a nice guy, but you know how I feel about these boots.
    I too remember finding out too late to get a pair of these. Could you put me out if my misery and take a side by side picture of your ravello sw boots and these? I remember you posted a few when your #4 were brand new. id like to see how the color has aged in comparison to your ravello.
    Either way.... I hate you. I mean nice boots.
     


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    I forgot that you have tried the Plaza. How was the length on the Plaza in 8? I know you have a lower volume foot than I do, so what was the issue with the fit? Just cramped all around?
     


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    jgilbert has one coming in soon.
     


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    Saz barrie last with a storm welt?
     


  12. aldenwear

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    Aberdeen is Alden's most narrow last, and is particularly narrow in the toebox. The rule of thumb is true-to-size in Aberdeen, so 8.5D for you. Personally, I am an "e" width, and wear the same size in (length and width) in Aberdeen and Grant.
     


  13. aldenwear

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    8.5d
     


  14. aldenwear

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    Called Leathersoul? J Gilbert?
     


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    I am on their list for a 8.5D captoe but it looks like it won't be in until next year.
     


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