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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,
    thank you
    all the best to you and your wonderful family
     
  2. z8k1n

    z8k1n Senior member

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    too beautiful to spoiler! amazing collection.
     
  3. z8k1n

    z8k1n Senior member

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    Thank you Uncle, I wore them around my place today Mac Method style for around 30m, the 379X last provides the perfect amount of room for me.
    I hope you/all have an excellent Christmas Eve!

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    adamf009 Well-Known Member

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    Have been wanting to make these my beaters. One way is to have these the only footwear brought on a holiday trip. Happy holidays to all.

    Alden x TSM Cigar Indy
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    mrfixit Senior member

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    I agree. They need to address that. My boots usually arrive a little bent up, but no creases. I tried to straighten it out to no avail. Undecided on whether or not I want to deal with it.
     
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    sazon Senior member

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    beauties ! Congrats ! #4 NST boot is my grail. Nice to see it does exist somewhere out there in the galaxy. Merry Christmas to all !
     
  7. AliMurtaza

    AliMurtaza Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    My regular size is 9.5 on AE, EG etc. I don't have high instep but my left foot is larger than right.

    I just picked up a brown CXL captoe boot on sale from Hanigs. It is on the Barrie last. The US 9 size boot was too tight across the vamp on my left foot. As a result, I went with the 9.5 size boot. Oddly enough, 9.5 size Barrie cordovan Blucher and Wingtip shoes in the store were big for me and 9 seemed to be my size on the Barrie Blucher and wingtip shoes.

    This is my first Alden purchase. Does it sound right that I picked the right size in the boot? Everyone says to go 0.5 size down on he Barrie last. I am afraid that the boot may give away in width after few wears and become loose.

    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    mrfixit Senior member

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    What width and lasts in AE and E.G.? Did you try E width barrie? Some take Barrie tts. Are you certain that cxl boot is Barrie?
     
  9. AliMurtaza

    AliMurtaza Well-Known Member

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    UK width D (narrow) on EG 82 last. US D width (medium) on AE Park Avenue/Fifth Avenue which I think is AE last 5.

    I did not try E width Barrie. Not sure the store has it. Yes, the CXL boot is on the Barrie last. I confirmed twice. The store associate's explanation was that the Barrie shoes seen to have a high instep compared to the boot. He showed me this by placing the boot and shoes side by side which doesn't make sense because the last is the same.
     
  10. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Nice looking PTBs.
    Those photos are top notch sir! Creative and cute photos of awesome Indy boots.
    Good to see you enjoying your new Tankers. Merry Christmas to you too my friend.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year as well sir. You will be going into 2016 with a great collection.
    Your new NSTs are looking good and am glad that the fit is on.
    Wow, that is a white Christmas. Enjoy your Cigars, they are smoking. -Mike
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Happy Christmas Eve!

    Alden Unlined Snuff Suede LHS for a nice and comfortable day.

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    ClassyCanuck Senior member

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    ***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, a...

    AHappy Christmas Eve to all my Alden brothers. Enjoy the holidays wherever you are.

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    MrVenneri Senior member

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    Merry Xmas Eve Unc!

    I am a 10C/D on the brannock...so I went with a 10D on the Aberdeen because it's the narrowest Alden last an the toe-box seemed cramped. Well...In hindsight I probably should have went a half size down and a size narrower, or even more severe! Ideally I think this loafer should teeter on the edge of 'uncomfortably tight' as to keep my heel glued to the cup.

    Oddly enough a 9D on the Barrie and 9.5D on the Grant seem to fit well (boots). It's been a painful ~$2k trying to find the ideal fit when you lack an Alden stockiest within ~250mi.
     
  14. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew, you are welcome, wear at least two more times and then should be ready for maiden voyage
     
  15. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    good looking combo
    happy Christmas eve to you
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    looking good in your suede gunboats
    happy Christmas eve to you
     
  17. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    thank you
    you need to get to an alden store to ascertain your Aberdeen last size. I would think that 9.5 c is right for you
    merry christmas to you
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    black wt tassel
    argyles otc
     
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    TO Tie Guy Senior member

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    Merry Christmas Alden friends!
    Cigar LWB from AoC.
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    Thank you, gentlemen, I hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend.
     
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