***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

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  1. HorseHide

    HorseHide Senior member

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    Okay, really, am I the only north american in a size 9C? Why the paucity of narrow sized, regular-run Alden shoes?

    I'm thinking you're the only north american to use the word "paucity" in a sentence. [​IMG]
     
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    I'm thinking you're the only north american to use the word "paucity" in a sentence. [​IMG]

    That's funny
     
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    Got back from vacation and these were waiting for me, direct from Honolulu. Thanks Tom.

    #4


    Wow, Baller! Snagged the out of stock #4 PTB's. You must be high up on LS totem pole. [​IMG]
     
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    Okay, really, am I the only north american in a size 9C? Why the paucity of narrow sized, regular-run Alden shoes?

    If you are a 9 c barrie last, there is a sick shoe on ebay. Nos hanover black shell ptb 9.5 c for $ 200
     
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    If you are a 9 c barrie last, there is a sick shoe on ebay. Nos hanover black shell ptb 9.5 c for $ 200


    Thanks for pointing those out. Don't know how I missed that auction given I check daily. I'm not sure I need another pair of black shoes, but I'm definitely thinking about it.


    I'm thinking you're the only north american to use the word "paucity" in a sentence. [​IMG]

    Must have something to do with my British wife. That, or a childhood "enhancing my word power" Ã la Reader's Digest.[​IMG]
     
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    What do you fellas think about Norwegian welt?

    I'm looking to get a pair of Cigars and the two choices are either Longwings or Norwegian welt. I already have a pair of Longwings in a tan-ish color so I thought about going with the Norwegian welt this time around.

    Thanks.
     
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    Just thought I would give Tom with LS a plug. He posted a sneak peak of shoes that will be unveiled at the LSBH trunk show Dec. 3rd and 4th. Can't wait to check these out. The natural cxl looks great, and I am really interested in those plain toes.

    Thanks Tom.
     
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    Okay, really, am I the only north american in a size 9C? Why the paucity of narrow sized, regular-run Alden shoes?

    These aren't regular run.
     
  9. Spaghettimatt

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    Two questions:

    Besides used, is there any way to get indys cheaper than the 435 retail?

    What's the wait generally like on 403s/405s if they don't happen to have your size in stock (in this case, 6D/E)?
     
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    Two questions:

    Besides used, is there any way to get indys cheaper than the 435 retail?

    What's the wait generally like on 403s/405s if they don't happen to have your size in stock (in this case, 6D/E)?

    You may luck out with sites like J. Crew (accidentally) offering their sales go through with 3rd party collabs like Alden.

    The Indy's are very popular, (at least in the 405s) there should be no wait time. Sites like Shoemart stock Indys from size 6-13+ with different widths.

    I bought the Indy's as my first pair of Alden back in late August. Today, I just ordered my 7th pair. I really like the quality and comfort level of them.
     
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    Spaghettimatt Senior member

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    You may luck out with sites like J. Crew (accidentally) offering their sales go through with 3rd party collabs like Alden.

    The Indy's are very popular, (at least in the 405s) there should be no wait time. Sites like Shoemart stock Indys from size 6-13+ with different widths.

    I bought the Indy's as my first pair of Alden back in late August. Today, I just ordered my 7th pair. I really like the quality and comfort level of them.


    Yeah. Debating doing it and making them my winter boot. It's hard to pull the trigger on $435 though.
     
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    Can someone give me a recommendation on a good shoe repair shop in the West Los Angeles or surrounding areas that will take care of my Alden's. . .not for major repairs, but more for polishing, loose stitching, etc. Especially someone who has had experience with shell, which I have had trouble finding.
     
  13. pebblegrain

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    Two questions:

    Besides used, is there any way to get indys cheaper than the 435 retail?


    Used indys go for near $400, so no.
     
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    What do you fellas think about Norwegian welt?

    I'm looking to get a pair of Cigars and the two choices are either Longwings or Norwegian welt. I already have a pair of Longwings in a tan-ish color so I thought about going with the Norwegian welt this time around.

    Thanks.


    I just ordered some for my second Alden pair, after the J. Crew brown longwings. Will let you know what I think when they arrive.
     
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    Used indys go for near $400, so no.

    I got a very lightly used pair on B&S back in June for $275. Deals can be had if you're patient.
     
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