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

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  1. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Moo I have a very similar pair. Love the Captoe boot.
    Agreed.
    Mr. Moo, are those Barrie boots the same size as the Trubalance ones? How would you say the two differ and what do you think of the quality of the J.Crews? Reason I'm asking is I have a pair of Jumpers and I just ordered the J.Crew cordo boots as well.
    Eh... to be honest, as I said, they are virtually the same boots except for the last, pull tabs and eyelets. And I prefer these in the Barrie since it is slightly more refined than the Trubalance, yet just as easily works with jeans. I also prefer speed hooks on my boots, so it works out 2/2 for me with regards to Alden x JCrew vs. LS.
     
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    enigma77 Senior member

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    Yes - I find trubalance to be slightly larger even than Barrie.

    Trubalance is sometimes said to be about a width larger than Barrie. For instance, people who take a 10E in Barrie can take a 10D in Trubalance. This isn't true of everyone, though -- the difference is pretty subtle. Going one-to-one for your size and width for Barrie and Trubalance is pretty safe.
     
  3. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Trubalance is sometimes said to be about a width larger than Barrie. For instance, people who take a 10E in Barrie can take a 10D in Trubalance. This isn't true of everyone, though -- the difference is pretty subtle. Going one-to-one for your size and width for Barrie and Trubalance is pretty safe.
    I wear the same size in Barrie and Trubalance, and I have a slightly wider than normal foot.
     
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    cigar ptb, ravello chukka, whiskey lw, natural cxl lw, suede pt boot, kudu indy. iphone pic (sorry)
    [​IMG]
     
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    Profligate47 Senior member

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    Moo I have a very similar pair. Love the Captoe boot.
    Joining the J. Crew Captoe #8 Club, 2X worn-- [​IMG]
     
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    zippyh Senior member

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    Since we're making lists ...

    Cigar
    LWB
    Captoe oxfords
    WP PTB w/ crepe

    #8
    Brooks Brothers wingtips
    BB Monks
    Captoe boots (remember Team Shoe Seaport?)
    LS Indy

    #4
    PTB

    Ravello
    NST boot
    Chukkas
    wingtip boot

    Whiskey
    Indy
    LWB

    black shell
    LS Indy

    Brownish calf
    405 Indy
    6 eyelet boot
    9 eyelet captoe boot
    LS AAAC wingtip
    LS LWB on single oiled sole
    brown CXL ultimate indy
    brown CXL PTB w/ commando
    natural CXL PTB
    natural CXL LWB
    natural CXL LS tankers

    Black calf
    6 eyelet boot
    9 eyelet captoe boot

    Suede
    Snuff Indy
    navy unlined chukkas
    tan unlined chukkas
    snuff LWB
    snuff NST

    Kudu chukkas
     
  7. MiniW

    MiniW Senior member

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    Hopefully some of the experts can chime in, because I feel like I just got swindled:

    Picked up a pair of Tan Calf NST Shoes from eBay, and just got it in the mail a few minutes ago. As the seller described, they are in brand new condition, possibly worn once or twice. But here is the problem, the seller claimed he purchased them a few years back and has had them in his closet ever since.

    Well I pulled them out of the box I noticed that the crepe sole was ROCK HARD. Can't even flex the shoe it is so stiff. It feels like there is a block of wood attached to the sole/heel. It appears that the crepe sole has completely dried out! (The uppers are not dried or cracked in anyway, they are in brand new condition).

    So. . .is there any way to bring it back to life? Or is my only option to send them back to Alden for a resole at my cost?


    have you tried heating it up? with a blow dryer or something of that sort? if you feel that you have no recourse other than sending it back to alden, I would just try wearing the shoes and see if the crepe comes back to life on its own, nothing to lose at this point.
     
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    sazon Senior member

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    Since we're making lists ...

    Cigar
    LWB
    Captoe oxfords
    WP PTB w/ crepe

    #8
    Brooks Brothers wingtips
    BB Monks
    Captoe boots (remember Team Shoe Seaport?)
    LS Indy

    #4
    PTB

    Ravello
    NST boot
    Chukkas
    wingtip boot

    Whiskey
    Indy
    LWB

    black shell
    LS Indy

    Brownish calf
    405 Indy
    6 eyelet boot
    9 eyelet captoe boot
    LS AAAC wingtip
    LS LWB on single oiled sole
    brown CXL ultimate indy
    brown CXL PTB w/ commando
    natural CXL PTB
    natural CXL LWB
    natural CXL LS tankers

    Black calf
    6 eyelet boot
    9 eyelet captoe boot

    Suede
    Snuff Indy
    navy unlined chukkas
    tan unlined chukkas
    snuff LWB
    snuff NST

    Kudu chukkas


    Holy Shishkabob!
     
  9. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Since we're making lists ...

    Cigar
    LWB
    Captoe oxfords
    WP PTB w/ crepe

    #8
    Brooks Brothers wingtips
    BB Monks
    Captoe boots (remember Team Shoe Seaport?)
    LS Indy

    #4
    PTB

    Ravello
    NST boot
    Chukkas
    wingtip boot

    Whiskey
    Indy
    LWB

    black shell
    LS Indy

    Brownish calf
    405 Indy
    6 eyelet boot
    9 eyelet captoe boot
    LS AAAC wingtip
    LS LWB on single oiled sole
    brown CXL ultimate indy
    brown CXL PTB w/ commando
    natural CXL PTB
    natural CXL LWB
    natural CXL LS tankers

    Black calf
    6 eyelet boot
    9 eyelet captoe boot

    Suede
    Snuff Indy
    navy unlined chukkas
    tan unlined chukkas
    snuff LWB
    snuff NST

    Kudu chukkas


    And I thought I had an Alden "problem". . .you could start a support group, [​IMG]
     
  11. cfull

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    And I thought I had an Alden "problem". . .you could start a support group, [​IMG]

    And outfit the entire gang with fancy footwear!
     
  12. randomkoreandude

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    Put in a preorder for #8 attorney shoe... Kinda have to lol
     
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    Kevk Well-Known Member

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    Jesus, zippy.

    I was waiting for this list. Awesome collection Zippy. Now only if we can get Mac (the king of shell) to post his count. Maybe someday...[​IMG]
     
  14. phantomx48

    phantomx48 Senior member

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    I was waiting for this list. Awesome collection Zippy. Now only if we can get Mac (the king of shell) to post his count. Maybe someday...[​IMG]

    Forget the list. . .what Mac needs to do is set up a mail order shoe shining business, lol, whatever I do, I just can't seem to get that Macshine.
     
  15. ChrisGold

    ChrisGold Senior member

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    Another angle.. aka more shoe porn..

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    Terrific, NST is going to be harder and harder to come by, due to the labor realities.
     
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