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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. HorseHide

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    Fellas, how does the Plaza last fit? Anyone can compare it to Barrie and/or TruBalance for comparison? I want a pair of monk straps now to spaz things up!

    Monk strap on the Plaza? Is it a special make-up? The "standard" monk strap is on the Aberdeen (and much has been written about how the Aberdeen fits).
     


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    I vote chukka.

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    Given that whiskey seems to be the sujet du jour, here's a "this or that" for you guys to help me decide on: the PTB or the chukka? To be worn with chinos or denim.

    TIA,
    Mike


    Chukka, though I just bought the NST in Whiskey (which I prefer over both).
     


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    Fellas, how does the Plaza last fit? Anyone can compare it to Barrie and/or TruBalance for comparison? I want a pair of monk straps now to spaz things up!

    Go 1/2 size larger.
    I wear a 9D in Barrie and a 91/2D in Plaza.
    9D in Plaza would have definately been too small !
    TT


    For me, I sized down a half on both the Barrie and the Plaza. I actually found the Plaza to fit better than the Barrie
     


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    Are those from Winn Perry? Did you size down 1/2? thanks and enjoy them they look great.
    they are indeed the Ranger Moccs from Winn Perry. I sized down from my measured/usual 11 to a 10 in the Moccs. The 10.5 was just too big, the 10 is good but not as roomy as a 10 in the Barrie last i tried. it looks slightly 'stubby' in comparison to Barrie last shoes. but i mean that in a good way -- they are a GREAT, unique, pair of Aldens.
     


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    The flash made the colors look more brighter than in real life. Cigar longwings and WinnPerry cap toe boots.
    [​IMG]

    The instruction for caring that came with the Cigars.
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    The flash made the colors look more brighter than in real life. Cigar longwings and WinnPerry cap toe boots.

    I like those cap toe boots. They remind me of the ones I got from Shoe Mart a couple years ago.
    Mine are on the Plaza last I believe. I like the pulls on yours.

    [​IMG]
     


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    Zippy- what's your take on the plaza last as far as sizing goes. All of my Aldens are either Barrie or TruBalance with the exception of the #8 cap toe boots, which are on Grant last. I came into the thread one day and someone posted a link to those boots and I had to buy it. Also, how come this Alden thread is in this section and MC has the AE thread? A lot of the shoes here can easily be paired with outfits in the MC. Not trying to start anything, just sayin'. [​IMG]
     


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    Plaza fits me slightly big but that's okay with boots.
    I went 1/2 size larger in Plaza than Barrie/TB.

    I think these were my 3rd pair of Aldens. They were actually on sale at the Shoe Mart when I got them for $280 or so.
    I got a similar pair in smooth black calf for the same price.
     


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    Had to share amlai's pair Xpost from red wing vs indy thread
    Alright, there was some sunlight today, so I shot a new picture: [​IMG]
     


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    Also, how come this Alden thread is in this section and MC has the AE thread? A lot of the shoes here can easily be paired with outfits in the MC. Not trying to start anything, just sayin'. [​IMG]

    Probably because of the prevalence of the indy boot, which no doubt works better with SW&D. Personally, I prefer their dressier offerings, but that may change.
     


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    I've been searching high and low for an Alden wingtip boot with a commando sole (or even a lug), but these seem to be very elusive animals. I wear a 7.5 on the Barrie / Trubalance, I've not had a chance to try other lasts yeat (guessing I'd be an 8 like I am with most other shoes). Has anyone seen anything like this around?

    Alden of Carmel had a gorgeous wingtip Kudu but it's discontinued.
     


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    I've been searching high and low for an Alden wingtip boot with a commando sole (or even a lug), but these seem to be very elusive animals. I wear a 7.5 on the Barrie / Trubalance, I've not had a chance to try other lasts yeat (guessing I'd be an 8 like I am with most other shoes). Has anyone seen anything like this around?

    Alden of Carmel had a gorgeous wingtip Kudu but it's discontinued.


    Try J.Gilbert

    http://jgilbertfootwear.com/sites/de...20Calfskin.jpg
     


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