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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. CHRK33

    CHRK33 Senior member

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    But Bureau are selling those longwings for approx. $930. Which is a bit much even for Aldens.
     
  2. pthree

    pthree Well-Known Member

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    http://theagatineeyelet.wordpress.co...9/15/edgetrim/

    the bureau has a #8 longwing with antique edge trim

    Woops, I always thought those were cigar. Thanks for pointing that out.
     
  3. yamete

    yamete Senior member

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    any ways to alleviate the problem? or just let it b? [​IMG]
     
  4. ChrisGold

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    Very nice. Captoe boot from ShoeMart?

    Yes, the one that says Barrie last but is clearly not.
     
  5. NewYorkIslander

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    R,

    How about:

    Ravello Shell NST

    Cigar Shell NST


    Thought about those but I'm just not an Aberdeen fan...
     
  6. interlockingny

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    Thought about those but I'm just not an Aberdeen fan...

    I know you mentioned the Epaulet Cigar Indy. I think that may be the one boot on the trubalance last that can be worn with a suit. So if you are looking that dressy, I'd go with that.
     
  7. glimmertwins

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    any ways to alleviate the problem? or just let it b?

    [​IMG]


    Is that blood, dye, water, etc?
     
  8. yamete

    yamete Senior member

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    ^its water, but i was talking abou the crease..
     
  9. interlockingny

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    Woops, I always thought those were cigar. Thanks for pointing that out.

    That would be the perfect shoe..
     
  10. interlockingny

    interlockingny Senior member

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    man, i'm really kickin myself now. wanted to pull the trigger on cigar long wings at shoemart in Jan with the 10% discount .

    Now the discount is GONE and so is my size. Plus, I'm told there won't be any more for at least a year.

    Damn. You snooze, and somebody else wears your shoes.


    Is there really that long of a wait for Cigar LWBs?
     
  11. Noonan

    Noonan Active Member

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    Quick question:
    7.5 D feels fine in both Trubalance and Barrie. Barrie is just a little tighter in the toebox.
    What size should I order for Aberdeen and Plaza?
    Thanks, guys!
     
  12. interlockingny

    interlockingny Senior member

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    Quick question:
    7.5 D feels fine in both Trubalance and Barrie. Barrie is just a little tighter in the toebox.
    What size should I order for Aberdeen and Plaza?
    Thanks, guys!


    Wow. Barrie is known to have more room in the toebox for Alden lasts and Aberdeen is known to be the sleakest with the least amount.

    I would say 8E or 8EE in the Aberdeen and 8E on the Plaza.
     
  13. Noonan

    Noonan Active Member

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    Wow. Barrie is known to have more room in the toebox for Alden lasts and Aberdeen is known to be the sleakest with the least amount.

    I would say 8E or 8EE in the Aberdeen and 8E on the Plaza.


    Thanks for the quick reply: I'll go ahead and pull the trigger on an 8E in Aberdeen!

    That's why I love this forum... [​IMG]
     
  14. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

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    Is there really that long of a wait for Cigar LWBs?

    hmm, they may have meant they (meaning shoemart) wouldn't have any for a year.

    still, that sounds like a long time for a big retailer
     
  15. ChrisGold

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    Is there really that long of a wait for Cigar LWBs?

    Very surprising, as they get such a big allocation of shell each year from Alden. Perhaps they have chosed to use their cigar allocation on different models? (Alden allocates by amount of leather / shell, rather than by model)
     
  16. Johdus Fanfoozal

    Johdus Fanfoozal Senior member

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    ^its water, but i was talking abou the crease..
    Shoes crease. Your pics look like pretty natural wear.
     
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    ^its water, but i was talking abou the crease..

    What about it?
     
  18. yamete

    yamete Senior member

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    ^well, just confirming if the leather will eventually crack like that, or it really depends on care.
     
  19. jhcam8

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    ^well, just confirming if the leather will eventually crack like that, or it really depends on care.

    Can't tell from your pic what's shakin' with the crease.
     
  20. Dewey

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    I would say 8E or 8EE in the Aberdeen and 8E on the Plaza.

    7.5 D barrie, he could also try 7.5 E aberdeen. Either way (7.5 E or 8 E) the shape of the last is going to be different. Altering the size to match the barrie's toe box could mean the aberdeen is too wide at the ankle.

    Long story short, if the Barrie fits you real well in any size, it could be that no size of the Aberdeen fits you real well. The lasts are too different. One is shaped more like a V, with wide toe to ankle ratio, and the other is shaped more like an A, with narrow toes for the same ankle. Aberdeen probably can't be sized for someone who requires the toe box of the Barrie. I learned this the hard way
     
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