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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. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Erik, those are absolutely splendid. I am hoping they will redo the Color 8 version of these, let alone a Cigar version! My Color #2 Longwings are unglazed as well. Same as the JGilbert Color #4 Saddles.
    Looking good in your PT Boots my friend.
    Great work and way to keep them coning!
    Sorry to see they folded over on your my friend. They still look like they will wear terrific! Hope that they fit you fine.
    Looking good in your #8 Tankers!
    Indiana would be very proud of you. Looking good my friend! :)
     
  2. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    My snuff and #8 saddles from j crew are unglazed as well
     
  3. MoosicPa

    MoosicPa Senior member

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    A quiet Saturday here, so I thought I would take some pics of my Alden boots...

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    justinkapur Senior member

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    Yea I figured and then even more if you count boots too, right?
     
  6. ErikW

    ErikW Senior member

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    I went on a little bit of a run on Alden orders this week:
    • Cigar/Snuff Saddles
    • Epaulet Taunton Alpine Grain boots (preorder)
    • Leathersoul brown CXL captoe "vanguard" boots
    • Cigar Shell LWBs

    [​IMG] Treat yo self!
     
  7. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    I actually go tts with barrie, but it is a bit roomy. I go...
    Barrie - 10D
    Aberdeen - 10E (or sometimes 10.5D but it's a little too long)
    Hampton - 10D
    Van - 10C
    Plaza - 10D
    Grant - 10D
    Trubalance - 10D (My Indies are 10D and they work well, but I think I would go down to 10C the next time as they are very roomy)

    An SA at a small boutique men's clothier in Baltimore once told me that your sizing shouldn't really change from last to last as each one is designed fit a particular way. For example, the Aberdeen shoes should feel snug and narrow as they make up Alden's dressiest model. Trubalance Indies are work boots that are suppose to feel wide and roomy to accommodate thicker socks and more workability. He actually sounded a bit annoyed that many here wear a wide range of sizes between the different lasts.

    I haven't intentionally followed his advice, but I think my sizing similarities throughout the different lasts has more to do with my foot being more of a 10.25D for a US tts.
     
  8. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    He would hate me. :)

    -Mike
     
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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    My friend, Dubsy bought 55 pairs of shoes in 2014. He can go half a year wearing a different pair of shoes each day! [​IMG]
     
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    Watchman1 Senior member

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    Thanks a million.

    This is invaluable information. I wish I would have found this thread earlier, like, before I dropped a bunch of $$$ on boots and shoes that fit me ok, but not my ideal size.

    Here is where I'm at....my right foot is a 10EE and my left a 10E. So, it makes for a tricky fit.

    I want to switch my rotation over to all Alden. So, I have some off-loading and re-upping to do.

    Those 10E Alden Barrie are perhaps the most comfortable fitting shoe out of box. Same could be said about Hampton, Grant and Plaza as well.
     
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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    They look like the justices of the Supreme Court ready to overturn some ancient landmark decision.
     
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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    He's quite the curmudgeon, but has always been very helpful and encouraging with me. Besides, I like you Mike! [​IMG]
     
  13. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Crap, you counted them? I intentionally did a bulletized list versus a numbered list.
     
  14. Skatenc123

    Skatenc123 Senior member

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    Love these with a natural edge and welt. Perfect casual boot.
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Those Color 8 Boots look terrific and that natural edging is a killer combination!

    -Mike
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    A recent project shoe that I bought used... Whiskey PTB.

    As received.

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    Polished on the left, and as received on the right.

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    Polished in the front, and as received in the back.

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    And they got to go on their first voyage with Mike today!

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    -Mike
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    @MoosicPa , you have done very well my friend building up your boot collection. I hope that you wear them in the best of health.

    -Mike
     
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    Nice collection! Details?
     
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    Haha!! Mike told me the real number over text message, but I won't divulge. It was rather awe-inspiring. ;)


    I quite like the Alden SCOTUS much better than the actual one....
     
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    @MoosicPa - Great collection. You dun well ! The pride of Lackawanna County !

    By the way, did you use the Mac Method on that table? It's glowing so nicely!
     
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