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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. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Well-Known Member

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    Regarding the snuff chukka - I love my pair, and find the Leydon to be one of Alden's best lasts for my feet. Given that I have a very narrow heel and a somewhat less narrow forefoot, I'd expect that lots of people would benefit from trying an E width.
     
  2. Disco Volante

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    All good points. I have a somewhat normal heel, but wider forefoot and do take an E width in my brannock TTS size for Leydon.
     
  3. mdubs

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    The cure is other Alden's my friend. I don't really even notice waiting anymore.
     
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    Thanks Bud! I absolutely love those Rivets. They go great with so many shades and Cigar is no exception.

    -Mike
     
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    while it does, I think having 5-6 preorders that could all hit at the same time would suck more
     
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    I have a 3E width... Otherwise I would have a few pairs on hand
     
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    These are gorgeous.
     
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    Anyone know what happened to McArthur?
     
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    I am wearing mine today....picked up an E width on ebay to try for sizing and they seem to work....TTS in D width also works for me in the tan suede chukkas I picked up from another member....they are great for the warmer weather....highly recommend.
     
  10. ATLVol

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    Like Mdubs, I too have a pair that has some iterating stitching around the ankle....withy a few wears I either got used to the rub or they conformed to my legs and no longer bother me.....I wear mine exclusively without socks and love how they fit and feel
     
  11. kwhitelaw

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    tax season he goes hard with work
     
  12. tb43

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    Really appreciate the responses on the snuff chukkas- I have one more question.

    I am deciding between them or the snuff ptb. Which would you prefer to wear more a little "dressed up" with business casual? I typically wear standard wool dress pants and a dress shirt, nothing crazy. I am hoping that one of these shoes can be worn as part of the work rotation.
     
  13. Joenobody0

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    If they're both on the Leydon, I'd take the PTB. If the PTB is on the Barrie, I'd go with the chukka. The combo of Barrie last, suede, and unlined makes for an ultra casual shoe - about as casual as a welted leather sole shoe could be IMO.
     
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    I think the unlined PTB is more easy to dress up than the chukka....for casual wear the chukka is hard to beat

    the sizing is tricky on the PTBs though.....for me they do not fit like other barrie-lasted shoes and I went TTS
     
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    Gents, my Cordovan chukkas seem to be ready for their first restoration (or resoles). They've seen twice a week wear for 21 months, before a small hole has started to show on one of the soles and the heel pads show major wear towards the back.

    I don't know how worthwhile the entire restoration will be given I just need new soles and the leather condition is excellent, but curious how this compares with others' experiences and if people generally opt to use a reputable cobbler for the resole in lieu of the restoration in cases like mine.

    The biggest deterrent is using a cobbler, then later being denied Alden's restoration service when I really need it. Thanks in advance!
     
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    @Mdubs :slayer::slayer::slayer:
     
  19. Shawnc

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    Alden restoration is a really great deal but I have only had a need to use them on shoes I purchased second-hand. To me, a big part of the value is the refinishing, and I like the way my new color 8's patina naturally over time. For that reason, any color 8's that I've owned from the beginning, I have always used a local cobbler for resoles.
     
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    I've had my pair for about 4 years now and wear them frequently from the spring through the fall. I've never had an issue with the stitching bothering my feet and find them super comfortable. The snuff color is great as well and works with just about everything.
     
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