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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. Watchman1

    Watchman1 Senior member

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    I'm telling you its those boot Gnomes Man...Don't tell me they don't exist...I have seen them...

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  2. NAMOR

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    yeah while its easily dismissed by some it's easy to notice the difference in a side by side comparison of the toe box. Both shell, both Barrie.

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    guess which one has the narrower fitting toebox?
     
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    Oh no you didn't....
     
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    You really need to let it go.
     
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  5. Watchman1

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    FWIW my PTB on Barrie seem to be roomier. I think this phenomenon is reality due to the blucher flaps being sewn on higher than the LWB....
     
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  6. Akeem

    Akeem Senior member

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    so is kevin durant gonna make it through this season?
     
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  7. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    Don't let him drop past 5
     
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  8. JSO1

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    The unlined Dover has a totally different toe shape due to the lack of lining in the forepart of the shoe. I'm not surprised that it fits differently. That one seems like a no brainer.

    You really need to contribute something to the discussion, otherwise don't post in it.

    What are your experiences regarding sizing of the PCT Boot?

    I have not noticed a difference between my PTBs and my LWBs.
     
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  9. JSO1

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    You're so close to 20,000 posts. Make it count.
     
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    Has your fighting about being right been a useful contribution? You have taken this on as some sort of mission and I'm not sure why you care so much...hence my comment to lighten up Francis.

    Here's my contribution. I'm not telling you what size they are as I'm hoping this will be the last post on PCT sizing (for a week or so).

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    And this is when they were shiny and new...still not getting a size recommendation out of me.

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    My goodness JS01 can barely recognize the guy. This guy went from okay dude to Internet troll. Can we get someone with a John Wilkes Booth avatar to take him out?
     
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    It's not a mission, and I'm not trying to fight with anyone. I just wanted to hear people's experiences on the matter, as up until now I've heard the "PCT boot is TTS" line repeated around here and r/gyw like some sort of mantra, though I suspect that it's just one instance of different patterns fitting people differently, as is an inherent thing with all shoes and across all makers.

    That's why I reached out to Alden about it - because I wanted find out what the truth is, and to confirm that the boot does not get any special treatment from Alden.
     
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  13. JSO1

    JSO1 Senior member

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    Sorry, I just felt like hiding under a bridge for the day.

    Back to scheduled programming now.

    *hugs to all*
     
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    Maybe we should try to get things back on track? Tifosi, how bout those Ravello NSTs?
     
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  15. JSO1

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    Not the Ravello NST! I emailed Ed Z. about getting on the wait list for those and he never got back to me. I guess that's the universe telling me that I'll never get them.
     
  16. JSO1

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    Also - those boots are fantastically beautiful. What did you do to get that level of shine on them when they were new? VSC?

    Mine definitely did not come out of the box looking like that.
     
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    OK sorry to bring back this discussion. However, I thought this comparison would be interesting to some. Here is the JCrew cadet blucher in shell on the Barrie last:
    [​IMG]and here is the Jcrew PCT boot in shell, also on the Barrie last:
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    Now, it is obvious that the toe box and the vamp area on the blucher is roomier than then on the boot. The question is why. I am not suggesting that there is a conspiracy, and that Alden secretly makes a Barrie Jr last for J crew boots. I'm just demonstrating that there is a clear difference between most Barrie shoes/boots and the Jcrew Barrie boots.
     
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    Thanks, I was going through a mirror shine everything phase a few years ago. That's a bunch of thin coats of Saphir wax polish. I decided after a short time that they were more suited to a matte finish. I need shoes/boots that travel well and work with SC & trousers during the workday and chinos/denim at night. The ultra shiny finish didn't serve both needs as well so I took it down a notch and haven't added wax in 3 yrs. Now they get conditioned with Bick 4 once or twice a year.
     
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    They look different, which is indeed odd. I wonder if anyone here has both. The profile of the PCT boot reminds me of the Dover profile that @NAMOR posted. Obviously the PCT boot is not unlined, though. I do agree that the photos make them look quite different. However, it could be that the photos are of different size shoes, which could affect how they appear.

    I love the way #8 changes over time to be less purple and more red. Very cool.

    I also pretty much just use Bick 4 and a brush. If I feel like it needs a shine, I use VSC (and I love the way VSC smells...).
     
  20. JSO1

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    975 today.
     
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