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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. CEE88

    CEE88 Senior member

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    Congrats. Hopefully you'll ween yourself off the AEs slowly - 15 pair is a substantial committment. I've always wanted the 405 but never quite pulled the trigger due to one reason (or other pair of shoes) or another. Hope they work out for you. Have you ever been to Roden Gray?
     
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    stevefok Senior member

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    +1.... You need a pair of black cap toe oxford.
     
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    CEE88 Senior member

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    Agreed. But if those are your only options then I'd go option 1.
     
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    That's what I was thinking. Just keep it simple for the interview? I don't have any Alden shoes in black but I've got something that should work.
     
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    That's what I figured, however my two Barrie lasted boots fit differently (jcrew cxl perf cap toe and leather soul choco tanker). Both the same last, but different leathers. That's why I was curious about the suede vs. shell in Grant last.
     
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    Good luck on the interview! Once you're in, then you can bring out the wing tips in more casual circumstances.
     
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    CEE88 Senior member

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    There's anecdotal evidence out there suggesting the shell models will feel a bit looser, perhaps because it doesn't stretch, so Alden is accounting for that lack of stretch by making shell models looser than non-shell boots/shoes.
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Don, those are looking good! :)
    I wear 11B on the Aberdeen and 10.5B on the Barrie. The Aberdeen is Alden's longest last and people typically go true to size.
    Yeah, my wife just gets mad at me and doesn't care.
    Those are sold already. It was a mistake and was already allocated to someone. ;-)
    Thams, thank you for sharing and giving these guys some loving. The Shell is a beautiful color.
    Akeem beat me.
    Nailed it!
    It is called King due to its ultimate versatility. It is not my favorite color in terms of pure looks, but it is definitely the most versatile.
    Superb!
    Jim did you very well.
    Those are both beautiful, but I would not wear either for an interview. I would go with a black cap toe balmoral, but that's just how I roll. But as Cee says, I would go 975.
    Agree 100%!
    You will not hear me recommend going non-Alden, but if you don't have the appropriate Alden, go somewhere else in your wardrobe.
     
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  9. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Snuff LHS.

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    stevefok Senior member

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    Very Nice Combo, Mike!!!
     
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    Snuff said Mike, looking chill! Steve
     
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    Good luck with the interview!

    I think AE's park avenue is a very good option.
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Thanks Steve!!
     
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    Color 8 would be just fine. Most people irl would not give your shoes a second thought. I tend to overthink shoes, but I'm the exception.
    Looking good dubs.
     
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    Bump?
     
  16. Kahuna75

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    Unlike AE, Alden does special makeups for stores across the country...so beautiful Alden shoes you see on this thread are often not readily available...it requires you to be ready to pre order or get your name on lists with retailers for the so called rare but always shipping shell cordovan colors.

    I have heard customer service at Alden is not as good as AE...but my experience with Alden CS was outstanding.
     
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    I would go with the king.
     
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    Don't forget about the boots!
     
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    Are there any pics of the plaza lasted boots above? Don't recollect seeing them. Seems like unique makeup for her store.
     
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    I went one size up and wider for Aberdeen. I'm 9D Barrie, but went 9.5E Aberdeen. All because in one spot (near the widest spot of feet) I get a bulge in D size Aberdeen else it fits a bit loose.
     
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