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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. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew, looking good in your ravello wt boot
     
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    nephew, good looking combo
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    good looking cigar tassels, nice combo[/SPOILER]
     
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    nephew,
    thank you
    today I am wearing its cousin which is five years newer
     
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    nephew,
    thank you
    to clarity- the question was- what is the oldest pair I presently have in my wardrobe
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    alden restoration will not it; however, our member nick at bnelson has done it very successfully
     
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    I would recommend a rubber Topy on top of single leather to extend the life of the sole.
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    king lhs
    argyles otc
     
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    Thanks Uncle. This pair doesn't quite get the love it should. You are absolutely correct; for a blucher it pairs quite well with a suit.
     
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    Thank you!

    Thank you very much! You too!

    Good eye! IHSH-101MC, or as I like to call it, cranberries and cream.
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    That would be a correct a mundo!
     
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    These are too good to spoiler.

    I hop they come back around again some day

    These are defintely the pair I was most disappointed to part with, but the sizing wasn't going to work.

    Hopefully they found their way to a good home!
     
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    CXL Chukka
     
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    I am in Atlanta the next two weeks. I hit up Steven Alan to do some shopping and what did I see? Alden Suede Dovers in Tan and Snuff down from $518-522 down to $300-315!

    I'm not in the market for another shoe at the moment but if I wanted one I'd buy one there at that steal of a price!
     
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    Thank you kind sir! If only the fit was ideal I'd wear them all the time! I just can't seem to figure out the Aberdeen...

    Thank you Mike!

    Much appreciate Unc - If anyone, I thought that you would appreciate a classic pair of Alden Americana.

    You are too kind! As a young guy, not many people agree with my stylistic choice to sport these. I had my doubts personally, but I quickly grew to love them. Unfortunately...like you, I may have to part with these. While the entire loafer feels great on the foot, the heel cup is a bit wide for my low volume foot and it causes slipping that is intolerable after a few hours. I think the Aberdeen last just isn't for me. :(
     
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    @MrVenneri The Aberdeen last with slip-on shoes are difficult to size. I prefer a little space in the toe box which makes the slip-on impossible in the heel cup (too wide). I ended up using tongue pads to fill some of the volume and it now works exceptionally well and feels quite comfortable. Some here frown upon the use of tongue pads but I'm not one of them. If it provides a nice, comfortable fit, I say use one especially if it means making a beautiful make-up work for you. If not, what size are your cigar tassels? If 10.5D, pm me!!
     
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    I'm with Repp. It took me somewhere between 3-4 tries to size aberdeen loafers and I'm still not 100% sure I have a match. 11.5C is too loose in heel and 12B is a tad too tight. Don't be afraid to go up in length and down in width to try to find your size.

    The 12B's I can wear with no tongue pad - but they will need to be stretched a tad to be comfortable. Time will tell if these will work long term. The 11.5C i need a tongue pad and even still the toe box is a tad tighter than I would like.
     
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