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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. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Model 954 is color 8 and is a stock model. Send them to BNelson and get them resoled with JR leather.
     
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    how does the sizing of these shoes compare?
     
  3. ironclad

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    Agreed. My black shell boots (wingtip and cap toe) get a heavy workout. Black shell is great.
     
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    Thanks guys, appreciate the advice. Its hard to tell sometimes with JCrew models. Although for the 2 times a year I put on a suit, I likely wouldn't grab a new pair of black shell unless I scored a deal on eBay. No matter what I do I cannot incorporate black into my daily attire. I always hate how it looks and in general will go for dark greys or navy's instead.
     
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    Yep. TTS. Last is slimmer in the forepart of the shoe than the barrie last.
     
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    I wear mine tts, 10.5. I tried and returned the 10, they were too narrow on the toes for me.
    And as previously stated, there's no link. You have to go to or call the ny stores.
     
  7. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew, looking good I like black shell but it is not appreciate on this forum
     
  8. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    looking good
     
  9. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    [​IMG]
    ravello ptb
    argyles otc
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    I'm also not a fan of black shoes, 95% of the time. These boots, however, are supreme. BK's pics have been so good that I got in on the pre-order of these.
     
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    Uncle Mac - your shades of the exotics are so good. Great pics!
     
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    Good question. I measure 11.5D to 12D on the Brannock device. I'm a VERY comfortable, but snug fit on the Alden Barrie last in my Color 8 PTB's. The Barrie last seems to agree with my wider foot with a low instep pretty well. The Ralph Lauren/Polo Marlow PTB's by C&J I wear an 11.5D, also very comfortably, although just a tad looser than the Alden PTB's in the instep area. The RL Marlow PTB's are a little sleeker at the toe and the extra bit of length by going from an 11D to an 11.5D is necessary for me. They are both very comfortable shoes in those sizes on me..... and unless I'm looking down at my feet I can't really tell the difference between them because they both feel the same...... like a horse's ass gently hugging my feet. ;)

    Ben
     
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    You're too kind.
    These were a grail of mine for the longest time.
    A perfect example of where a great design supersedes some fancy exotic color.
     
  14. cincikid

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    Resurrecting my question from a few weeks ago. Does anyone know where this makeup come from?
     
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    Great color combo, Don.
     
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  17. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Great summer casual look.:nodding:
     
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    no idea. I know of only 2 retailers that sell Navy Indys, both on CXL, and they are Unipair and The Bureau. I don't know if either uses commando soles on their versions.
     
  19. cincikid

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    Thanks! I vaguely remember both makeups. IIRC, The Bureau's was on the crepe soles and Unipair was neocork, so it's not one of them.
     
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    I enjoy the multifaceted nature of shell.

    Here are my Ravello chukkas in the shade.
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    And here they are glowing in the sun 30 seconds later.
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