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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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    ^ Yep, was going to mention this. I passed - my name was added long before I discovered I am (gasp) not so into LWBs.
     
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    They are on the Barrie last. I double checked with J. Crew customer service on that and they said Alden told them they are Barrie. However, in my experience this shoe fits TTS whereas most Barries run large. I had to send my sized down pair back and get the TTS.
     
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  3. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    One of Alden's best. :nodding:
     
  4. sevenfoldtieguy

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    What is the model number inside the shoe?
     
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    Guys, I know it's a bit blasphemous, but what are you thoughts on getting a brown shell Leeds MTO through AE to replicate the Cigar PTB that's been going around here? Seems like it could be a pretty close substitute, excluding the famous Alden finishing.
     
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    Tried it. Didn't quite fill the void. YMMV.
     
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    Ah, just saw that. No for me :( I will wait . hope someone will make these with commando and blind eyelets.
     
  8. aldenwear

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    somehow messed up post.
     
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    aldenwear Senior member

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    If those are, in fact, from Alden DC, then Alden DC apparently does them both ways. It just received a run of ravello lwb with antique, not dark, edges.
     
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    I wear a 10D in both the Barrie and Hampton, but I'm the exception compared to most guys. Most everyone seems to go up 1/2 size. The 10D Barrie is a solid fit for me, and I feel the Hampton is more form fitting yet still comfortable. I'm just shy of a TTS 10.5D.



    I can only comment based on my personal experience. The two pairs they sent me are most definitely Hampton based on fit and appearance as compared to the other pairs I own.

    The 1st pair should've been classified as seconds, and the replacement pair they sent was even worse. I'm not super fussy unless the defect is really bad, but I called, they gave me 25% off, and that enticed me to keep the 1st pair.

    If I had time, I'd shoot some photos to show the differences in the toe, heel, and arch. When I ordered my 1st pair, I was fairly certain by the photos on their website they were Hampton and not Barrie, and my suspicions were confirmed when they arrived. Not trying to go against the Blaster, J Crew, or Alden tide here. I just want to save people the hassle of ordering the wrong sized shoes.
     
  11. MrDV

    MrDV Senior member

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    Try the c&j for Ralph Lauren brown shell ptbs. I am very happy with my pair and don't feel I need alden cigar ptbs, except when uncle Mac posts pic of his cigar ptbs.
     
  12. thebeebs

    thebeebs Senior member

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    you don't by chance have a link to these, do you? would be interested in getting a pair. thanks!
     
  13. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    +100
    I own these and they are great.


    I also own Alden cigar chukkas.

    I don't need, and will not buy, the Alden cigar PTB, but it is a great shoe nevertheless.

    I used to own the brown shell Leeds. I have since sold them. The Leeds last (AE's 1 last), however, is great.
     
  14. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Some currently on ebay. They are not online otherwise AFAIK.
     
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    ^ thank you SFTG! Once I resolve the issue w/ my EG Chelseas (check your email) I'm going to look for a pair of these...
     
  16. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    We must have very similar feet...
    Barrie and Hampton = 10D
    Aberdeen = 10E
     
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    nephew,
    maiden voyage
     
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    Does anyone know if this is the current Ravello color being sold AoDC. I've seen some Longwing Ravello recently that looks almost Cigar. I like this lighter Ravello. They look great with either color of sole, both are exquisite.
     
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    could anyone recommend somewhere to get a deer bone?
     
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    Leffot.
     
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