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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. FENWAY

    FENWAY Senior member

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    PSA: A pair of Ravello SWB's arrived at The Shoe Mart today. Size 11 on the Tremont. Ask for Bob
     
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    Alcibiades Senior member

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  3. circleslife

    circleslife Senior member

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    Guy with one of the best shell collection comes and does this. Blasphemy! [​IMG]
     
  4. chrisefi

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    Ravello vs. Cigar LWB... Go!
     
  5. electronicsjunkie

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    Question about fit of shell NST's in Barrie last with double soles

    I picked up a pair of these recently and am trying to decide whether to keep them, due to the fit. The heel slips a bit when I walk, despite tying tightly and using tongue pads.

    I have several pairs of Barrie-lasted shoes in the same size and they fit perfectly, but none in this precise combo of shell+double sole+not a boot. (for ex. i have calf longwings and shell boots, and there is no slippage; it's possible that the longwings slipped a bit early on but I don't recall).

    The salesman said that once the double sole breaks in a little I should be fine. I also have heard that shell runs a little bigger than calf (or expands over time?), which would argue that the fit will not get any better.

    I"m not sure if what the salesman is saying is right, or if the fit day 1 is essentially the fit you have for life, and perhaps I should return them. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
     
  6. electronicsjunkie

    electronicsjunkie Active Member

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    Technique for speed hooks 2 at a time? Please share.
     
  7. Don L

    Don L Senior member

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    Ok
    So what's in the EP Bag?
     
  8. ATLVol

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    I beliee that these are the "whiskey" swb that I bought from the 2nds list a couple of months ago......wasn't quite what I was looking for so I sent them back a couple of weeks ago.....they looked great though if anyone is interested......I believe that the "defect" was some minor striping in the finish along the lower portion of the front of the shoes.....only noticeable if you are holding the shoes.

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  9. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    +1. Inquiring minds want to know
     
  10. RevisIsland

    RevisIsland Senior member

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    These LWB's are perfect. Ordered the Whiskey. Here's to hoping a pair from Carmel makes it to the TSM seconds list in my size.
     
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    bkotsko Senior member

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    tv2177 Senior member

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    Thanks! And Indy is so comfortable to wear!
     
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  15. aldenfan

    aldenfan Senior member

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    Awesome trousers. Are they an epaulet MTO?
     
  16. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    If I could only purchase one it would be the Ravello LWB. But community wide, people will say Cigar.
     
  17. Kahuna75

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    Generally the stiffer the sole the more heel slippage you will get so as the sole breaks in ...theory states you should get less heel slippage as the force against your step is lessened.
     
  18. Disco Volante

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    Enjoy! If you get really pro you can even lace both booths at once. When I learned this little trick I was blown away, "Ohhhh this is why they call them speed hooks."

    http://m.imgur.com/a/WVkRl

    For the dynamite combo, make sure you've not been tying your laces wrong your entire life as well:

     
  19. thebeebs

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    If you wear tongue pads AND tie tightly and the heel still slips, I think you are likely better off with half a size smaller (or perhaps try a longer/narrower size which will grab your heel better yet still have necessary length). Double leather certainly does give after a while, lessening heel slippage, but I only continue with a shoe if the initial (day one) slippage is minor. Major slippage now is minor slippage later, which is a no-go IMO.
     
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  20. 100 yrs

    100 yrs Senior member

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    snuff roy boot
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    indy 401
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