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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. budapest12

    budapest12 Senior member

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    That does help, as did the other comments. Thanks, all. Considering giving it a go, especially because the CXL will probably be forgiving if there is any tightness.
     
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    No you have it. The only difference is that the stock Alden model is on the slimmer Aberdeen last. Looks better withbsuots/business attire than the barrie- lasted version that is more casual because of the relative unsleakness of the barrie last.
     
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  3. smmrfld

    smmrfld Well-Known Member

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    Got in on the Epaulet Alt Wien. Gorgeous shoe.
     
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  4. trig

    trig Senior member

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    antique edging on the alt wien too.
     
  5. green garden

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    I am an 8.5c in Brannock and wear 8c in Barrie. The total volume of the 7.5d vs 8c is equivalent. But I can't wear a 7.5d because I need more length (top of pinky toe hits leather). If you are a 7.5d then wearing a 8c would just mean you have more space in length. I think your foot will fill the volume of the shoe since the girth is equivalent. Don't forget the other consideration to think about is the heel. The c heel would be narrower (~A heel). So if the heel of the d fits you we'll, you my find the heel of the c may not work.
     
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    Burzan Senior member

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    Thanks! This is great info. You are really making me think that the 8c could be the answer.
     
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    Quote:Absolutely. I wouldn't hesitate for a second to buy those if ever available.
     
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  9. mcarthur

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    nephew, you are holding # 1 ravello gunboat
     
  10. Papa Doble

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    Are these on trubalance or barrie?
     
  11. TO Tie Guy

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    ...and there goes the Alt Wein preorder! Sold out!
     
  12. tifosi

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    ^^ That took 1,000x longer than anyone thought. Congrats to all who got in!
     
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  13. budapest12

    budapest12 Senior member

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    Nah! I pretty much called it! : - )
     
  14. Beatlegeuse

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    Damn...I pm'd Mike and emailed the store and never got a response if they could offer a B width or not. Narrow footed people always gettin the shaft...
     
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    Oh...sorry. :D
     
  16. BeSpiffington

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    I've got both the J Crew #8 and the Leffot Naval in #8 w/antique edge and I think that they're different enough to justify having both. Black edge w/270 welt for the J Crew. 360 welt w/antique edge trim on the Naval Boot. The Naval boot has a fuller fit on me than the J Crew #8 and is super comfortable. Also, there's speed hooks on the J Crew and all-eyelets on the Leffot Naval. Both are great boots!
     
  17. totalair1

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    Thanks BeSpiff! I'm on the hunt for the Naval!

    See Ya,
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    Look Barrie to me.
     
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    I figured they would be, but the stitching is somewhat squared off, which made me think trubalance.

    I think #8 nst boots -- whether barrie/plaza/aberdeen/truB, leather/commando, eyelets/speedhooks -- are one of Alden's best styles.
     
  20. tifosi

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    LOL. Now I get the email from Epaulet about the Alden pre-orders!
     
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