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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. sacafotos

    sacafotos Senior member

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    I would think so, too, which is why I don't buy the convention wisdom that 8D Barrie is an 8D Barrie is an...it has to make a difference what style the shoe/boot is, whether it's a single piece like the PTB, or if the tongue is stitched on the underside, etc.

    Damn my high instep.

    NYC said 6-8 months lead time. That's nuts.
     
  2. shaunw

    shaunw Senior member

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    I find the captoe makes for a snugger fit, plus you are comparing shell (barrie?) to chrom (trubalance) so the boot with more flexible material is also on a wider last. I'm not suprised by your experience.
     
  3. sacafotos

    sacafotos Senior member

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    Yeah, I'm probably overthinking this. I may see if Unionmade has the WT boot in 8D so I can try it on.
     
  4. thebeebs

    thebeebs Senior member

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    when uncertain about sizing, if possible, I usually order both sizes and then return the one that does not fit as well
     
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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Excellent! Keep'em coming my friend![​IMG]
     
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    Handcuffed Senior member

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    My Cigar PTBs arrived and they're probably a half size too big. Any recommendations on an insole?
     
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    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    no recc on an insole, but feel free to PM me if you decide to part with them :)
     
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    Called about the whiskey indys and the ravello wingtip boots. Boy I would love to own either pair but since I already put down a deposit for a pair of ravello lwb, I would absolutely LOVE to receive a call next week about a pair of whiskey indys. Too bad it sounds like they're not likely to make it far down the list.
     
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    I recommend exchanging for proper fit.
    "Proper fit trumps patina, which trumps pristine everyday, all day..."
     
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    Very nice mdubs. Ravello is so nice.
     
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    An insole really wouldn't help with a length issue would it? I also recommend exchanging.
     
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    Sometimes these lists are crazy. I was put on it for the Ravello back around Christmas time in of course a very popular 8 or 8.5D size, received no call or email today.
    I called them earlier today and they took down my name and number but would not allow me to order.
    So either I was far down the list at where I was in January or I was never put on the list to begin with.

    Its a double edged sword. I hate paying 6-8 months in advance for something but at the same point at least then I know its not a scramble when styles are finally confirmed.

    I suspect just like every other order that someone will post tomorrow that they were able to get them, and 6 months down the line after the supposed list wait, I still will not.
    Oh well, such is the Alden game.
     
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    Skatenc123 Senior member

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    Got my first Alden in the mail today from need supply. The fit is perfect i went with an 8.5 which is what i also wear in a redwing. I got the Original Indy Work Boot in brown seen http://needsupply.com/mens/shoes/boots/indy-work-boot.html. They look absolutely perfect. Couldn't be happier. And look forward to future Alden purchases.
     
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    I got my call today. I put myself on the list on June 4, 2013.
     
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    It would (helps to "fill up" the shoe) - but they are still the wrong size.
     
  16. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Welcome to a dangerous habit! Enjoy your 403's (or 405, not sure which model they are)... the Indy is the quintessential Alden boot, despite our obsession with wingtip, cap toes, plazas, etc...!
     
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  17. sacafotos

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    Nice! I got them in natty cxl and love them, but I noticed some eyelets have sharp metal sticking out that snag the laces. Double check your pair for these.

    I may need to file them down with a 1/8" file (if I can order one online).
     
  18. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Careful here. :D
     
  19. sacafotos

    sacafotos Senior member

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    What does that mean, that you got your call? A call to put down the full pre-order amount ?

    I could only put my name on the list.
     
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    Actually correction I found the email. It was March 17th to be exact. Asked for size 8D.
     
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