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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. chrisefi

    chrisefi Senior member

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    Has anyone ever made a Whiskey Plain Toe Boot?
     
  2. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    Props to @kiya and Self Edge for building the denim finder on their site. You choose all your various measurements and it recommends jeans on their site that fit your specs. I'd imagine it took quite awhile to build that out but I find it a really helpful resource
     
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  3. TO Tie Guy

    TO Tie Guy Senior member

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    Whiskey Chukka. IIRC there was a run recently. I own a pair that was bought from Alden NYC.
     
  4. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    I got the chukkas a few years ago from Alden NYC (I was on a list for about half a year). The Driggs are cotton.
     
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  5. Burzan

    Burzan Senior member

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    Pretty interesting tool indeed. Seems like those Self Edge x Dry Bones hank dyed would be a nice tapered fit, sold out in my size. I do have the Somet pair you suggested bookmarked for when I am ready to pull the trigger, still got lots of shoes on my list before them.
     
  6. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    Bookmark these as well

    http://blueingreensoho.com/site/ind...acturer_id=34&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=62

    I picked them up a few weeks ago and have a bit if a love affair with them...nice tapered fit without being skinny, good rise, nice slub and the Zimbabwe cotton gives them a soft feel from the start that will clearly be awesome with age.
     
  7. mistercitizen

    mistercitizen Senior member

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    Hey guys. I got a pair of Indy Boots last week in Color 8 shell cordovan with double leather sole on the Trubalance Last in size 11 D. They are beautiful. I got them second hand from the original owner who got them a couple years ago at the Alden store on Madison Ave. He didn't wear them much and took great care of them. I also have a pair of Alden PTB's in Color 8 on the Barrie Last in size 11 D.

    I guess I was pretty confident that the 11 D Indy Boot on the Trubalance Last would fit fine, since from what I've read the Trubalance Last is if anything a little wider than the Barrie Last. I'm finding that while they may be wider in the heel and arch area, the shape of the last doesn't give my toes as much room as the Barrie Last. I think it's a combination of how the shape of the Trubalance Last curves in at your outside smaller toe. I will admit that my PTB's on the Barrie Last are snug, but they are comfortable..... although I mostly wear thinner socks with the PTB's.

    Do any of you guys size up a half size on the Trubalance Last compared to the Barrie Last in a case like mine? Also, if I want to get a pair in 11.5 D, is Alden of San Francisco about my only option online? They currently are about the only place I can find who has the Indy Boot in Color 8. They have the exact same pair that I have with the double leather sole..... which is what I think I would like, but I wouldn't mind considering some other options.

    Ben
     
  8. thebeebs

    thebeebs Senior member

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    There is no universal answer to your sizing question. You should know that Aldens can vary from shoe to shoe, even within identical models, lasts and sizes. You need to try on the actual pair in question to know for sure. For example, I own five PTBs on the Barrie last, all in 9.5d, except one of them where for whatever reason I had to size up. No explanation except for variance in the shoemaking process. And others I know have had the same issue. You have to try on the shoe in question
     
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  9. sacafotos

    sacafotos Senior member

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    saz,

    Which Tellason cut did you go with? They have three cuts I believe. I do like their coverall jacket but I'm debating. I like that they're local. Good for them.

    14-16 oz is a good every day denim weight. Love my Imperial Dukes from Self Edge SF.

    Wish the Edwin Flat Head jacket was still around.
     
  10. mistercitizen

    mistercitizen Senior member

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    Thanks. I guess I did try the shoe on in question in 11 D and my toes are cramped. So, I am looking to get the Indy boot in size 11.5 D. I know what you mean about variations from the same model from shoe to shoe. There are bound to be differences.

    I was just a little surprised, since my Barrie Last PTB in 11 D fits so well. Thanks again.

    Ben
     
  11. wonsmithr8

    wonsmithr8 Senior member

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    Railcar Fine Goods Spikes x012 are my go to pair jeans ^^
     
  12. rydenfan

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    They are my go to for repairs abd chain stitching but never tried their denim. I have always been intrigued.
     
  13. attk

    attk Active Member

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    My first Alden acquired! No.8 unlined PTB and Epaulet Rivet

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  14. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    Excellent choice!

    @frankcowperwood, timeless and classic??
     
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  15. ATLVol

    ATLVol Senior member

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    I hope TTS is the right call....I could not resist the whiskey unlined loafers.
     
  16. tv2177

    tv2177 Senior member

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    wow, cigar captoe balmoral will be my grail dress shoes from Alden!
     
  17. MrDV

    MrDV Senior member

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    Looking good.
     
  18. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Thanks Sir! Welcome back, don't think I have seen you around lately. They are nice, but they are a little enigmatic due to the clashing of color and formality. San Diego though, they are not a problem. East Coasters may have a tougher time swallowing them..
     
  19. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Attk, welcome to the club, those are awesome shoes! They are formal, yet fun and super comfy due to their unlined nature. Enjoy them!
     
  20. CEE88

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    I ordered a jacket from them earlier this year and have been quite pleased - the detail work is outstanding. And to tie this into the thread -- the jacket goes well with all my Alden shell!
     
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