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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. IronStyle

    IronStyle Well-Known Member

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    Got it and great gift indeed! I would use it in a similar fashion for just dusting for the reason you mentioned, but unless I receive it as a gift, I have other clothing related items to purchase with my money in the meantime. Good to know I'm not missing out on something in terms of its benefits. Appreciate it!
     
  2. chrisefi

    chrisefi Senior member

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    Just so I'm hearing this right... obviously with a Barrie last you're likely going to be sizing down half a size. So a boot will be roughly .5 under your Brannock measurement. However, in a chukka or LWB it's closer to a full size because the vamp isn't as tight?
     
  3. Buckeye Nation

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    Quote:Assuming this is partly addressed to me, for my feet - Barrie is 0.5 down, Truebalance is 0.5 to 1.0 down, Grant and Tremont are TTS.

    I do not own any Chukkas, so can't comment. LWB is NOT a full size down for me - its a Barrie lasted shoe, so I went the usual 0.5 down and it fits great, ymmv of course.

    I wear 0.5 down in both a Barrie boot and shoe. I do have a Barrie CXL PCT boot that I bought TTS to wear specifically in the winter with heavy socks.

    Cheers,
    BN
     
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  4. Kwaker

    Kwaker Senior member

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    I purchased a pair of Barrie-lasted boots (JCrew PCT) true to size because of what others have reported. My Barrie-lasted LWBs are sized down by half.
    While the 8.5D PCTs feel slightly bigger than the 8.5D LWBs, the 8D boot would likely have been a little too snug for my liking.
     
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  5. totalair1

    totalair1 Senior member

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    I'm feeling a little down this weekend. I sure could use some #4, or Ravello boots to pick me up. Anybody got any size 13 they are willing to sell me? I've clicked my heels together 3 times and said there's nothing like #4 or Ravello boots. I believe in the Alden boot fairy if that helps.

    See Ya,
    Steve
     
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    chrisefi Senior member

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  7. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    super low cut, no sock showing

    or with std sock and trouser
     
  8. zargoz

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    Interesting, seems to maybe be a pattern with this boot then. I will contact J Crew. Was worried about the wait for a new pair if return was required, but I guess with summer finally arriving I can take them out of rotation for a while. Thanks for the advice, guys.
     
  9. Buckeye Nation

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    I can't speak for others - but I would not size my LWB down a half to go sockless - I'm generally wearing thinner dress socks with these types of shoes, so removing them doesn't make a large enough volume shift to require a resize.

    For example - LHS thin socks or sockless is the same size for me in Van
     
  10. JezeC

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    From my experience, I can't use the same pair of shoes for both thinner and thicker socks if I want a great fit. That's the reason why boots usually run half a size bigger than normal to account for thicker socks.
     
  11. ElliottPapineau

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    This Classified is Closed
     
  12. Don L

    Don L Senior member

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    Whiskey LHS

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  13. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    Superb Don L. Are your slacks linen perchance?
     
  14. Don L

    Don L Senior member

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    Thanks Be. No, Sanded Canvas EP Walt's from a few years back
    Linen shirt today though...
     
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  15. tifosi

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    There may be benefits to using the lambs wool for polishing that I have not yet realized because of the way I use it. I wouldn't take my comments as a reson not to try it. There are some less expensive versions than the EG branded mitt.
     
  16. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    Your very welcome sir. A very comfortable looking combo.
     
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  17. jkater1

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    Kudu Indy today. [​IMG]
     
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  18. bkotsko

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    *gasp* what are you doing?!?
    A work boot being used as a work boot, and looking like a... wait for it
    Work boot!!!

    Looks great.
     
  19. gentfarmer

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    Great googly moogly! I finally found a vender that had what I wanted and in my size. Can't wait.

    975 #8 shell
    Indy CXL Natty plain toe boot.
     
  20. rydenfan

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    You would think he wouldn't have to slum it so bad after selling a pair of boots for $3k
     
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