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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. halfnhalfnhalf

    halfnhalfnhalf Senior member

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    Sorry, you haven't met the reserve. [​IMG]
     
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    Blast!
     
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    Leffot color 8 naval boots pre order tomorrow. No. Wait. They just sold out.
     
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    sold out since yesterday.

    great boots but I still prefer Alden x J Crew PCT 270 welt.



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    HIGHLY unrated model. I know the NST gets all the love but the naval is really nice
     
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    I was just going to post about this. Even the PSAs about Leffot's antique-edged offerings are happening quicker than I can manage...
     
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    Do any of the main online stores stock calfskin or cordovan LWBs in B width? I've finally admitted to myself that I'm either a 10.5 B width or a 10 D on the barrie last. Unfortunately, it's taken the odd creasing on my recent leffot 6 eyelet chukkas to realize it.
     
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    Wait?? What???
     
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    You will find very few, if any, who stock shell LWBs in B width. However, if you are after a color 8 or black shell LWB, you can typically arrange to have one made for you in B width (about a 12 week wait). It can be done thru Alden SF and I assume a few others. FWIW, and slightly off topic, Alden no longer makes Barrie lasted models in A width.

    Typically a 10.5B would translate more to a 10C rather than a 10D. But everyone's feet are different .....

    Barrie lasted models in narrow widths - particularly A and B - are quite a bit more sleek than, say, a D width. A side by side comparison is interesting to see.
     
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    No harm in having both.
     
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    What do you guys think about this over jcrew naval boots? The antique edge and 270 welt for jcrew is the obvious difference. Anything else?
     
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    Thanks, I meant 10 C, not sure why I had a B in my head.
     
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    Alden SF or DC or NYC may have some C widths in the shell LWB. Call them. :nodding:
     
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    from what I know, JCrew PCT have speedhooks vs all eyelets and to be honest, I prefer the sleekness of PCT 270 welt over Leffot's 360 welt Naval boots.
     
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    True!
     
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    Quote:Leffot Naval Boot also has all eyelets. It's also missing the panel stitching across the side of the boot.
     
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    +1. What???
     
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    nobody panic, it was a joke.
     
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    Disagree on the 270 vs 360 welt in this case. Bringing attention to the antique edge all around the boot is a better style choice I feel. Not that this boot would look bad with a 270 degree welt.

    Also, I think antique on color 8 brings the whole color palette closer to a cigar/Ravello, making it more versatile than a color 8 with black edge (for me).

    Hate to bring up a sizing question, but...

    I've only ever found 7.5D Barrie boots in stores and have tried them on. They fit better than Barrie LWB and don't pinch my foot, but I'm worried about foot swell after all day walking, so I'm wondering if I should get a wider size 7.5E and use a thin insert if I feel it's too loose.

    Thoughts? How snugly do you guys wear your boots?
     
  20. jvc44

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    I was going to offer my 8.5 naval boots to some broken hearted soul!
     
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