***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. rebel222

    rebel222 Senior member

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    Shoemart has the #8 wingtip boot on the Barrie last with a double leather sole that is regularly stocked:

    http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-men..._cordovan.html





    I think Alden's in whiskey shell would retail for more than $575. Also, the soles on those don't look like the typical Alden double oak leather sole.



    I have been comparing the BB whiskey to Aldens. The medallion is the same. The only difference is that the BB model contains double stitching above & below the broguing along the sides. The Alden model only has single stitching, so it is possible that it's Florsheim.

    The look very similar.
     


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    Are these long wings made by Alden or Florsheim?

    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatP...=&sectionsize=


    The lookbook calls them "Duckey," so I assume they are Florsheim. In addition, the Florsheim brogue is $575, as is this shoe.

    Those are in fact the Florsheim Duckey Browns, they're made in India (but allegedly using Horween leather).

    I've always thought "imported" was code for not made in USA, England, or Italy.
     


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    Is is the general consensus that the Aberdeen last is narrower not shorter than the Barrie? My personal experience is that the Alden is a full size smaller than my other brands. However, guidance from Carmel that the Aberdeen is a half size shorter isn't my finding. My 2146s seem just as long as my Blackbird x Alden shortwings on the Barrie last. Where I notice the difference is in the fit across the width across the top. Maybe a stretching? I certainly find the Barrie more comfortable, and wonder if shouldn't size the Aberdeen in an E width to get the same feel?
     


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    Mac great looking boot. I wore my jcrew cap toe boot today. Though no fit pic to show

    On the alden 403 vs the jcrew indy. I prefer the stitching of the real indy. I didn't like that the jcrew indy changed it up. Thats why i went with the 403.


    thank you
     


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    Thank you... thinking about dying the edge on the whiskey to something closer to antique. Any thoughts?

    why?
     


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    mcarthur Senior member

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    [​IMG]
    whiskey ptb
     


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    why?

    Never had an edge this light, although on the picture you just posted, I kind of like it as a change of pace.
     


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    whiskey ptb


    those look sweet, i'm thinking of picking a pair from shoemart. What last are those?
     


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    Whats everyone's thought on these? I was looking for something that would be super comfortable and something I could wear everyday and more casual... anyone have experience with the Copley last?

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    I have the cherry red brogues, no complaints, seem made quite well tho it's "made in india" and at FxDB prices you'd think they were made in USA like originally were. Mine have a good amount of miles walked in them and no problems. Yes, the cordovan is horween

    speaking of Aldens, just bought the cordovan #8 Smooths as an early bday gift to myself
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    Every man needs a pair of these Aldens in the flavor of his choosing.

    Um, I think I heard Florsheim Royal Imperials are made in the US. Can someone comment?
     


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    Whats everyone's thought on these? I was looking for something that would be super comfortable and something I could wear everyday and more casual... anyone have experience with the Copley last?

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    Looks pretty good but would be better as a boot.
     


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    this is preparation for spring/summer weather... wearing them sockless.
     


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    those look too clunky... don't know if i could wear those with shorts.
     


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