***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. Noonan

    Noonan Active Member

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    Quick question:
    7.5 D feels fine in both Trubalance and Barrie. Barrie is just a little tighter in the toebox.
    What size should I order for Aberdeen and Plaza?
    Thanks, guys!
     


  2. interlockingny

    interlockingny Senior member

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    Quick question:
    7.5 D feels fine in both Trubalance and Barrie. Barrie is just a little tighter in the toebox.
    What size should I order for Aberdeen and Plaza?
    Thanks, guys!


    Wow. Barrie is known to have more room in the toebox for Alden lasts and Aberdeen is known to be the sleakest with the least amount.

    I would say 8E or 8EE in the Aberdeen and 8E on the Plaza.
     


  3. Noonan

    Noonan Active Member

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    Wow. Barrie is known to have more room in the toebox for Alden lasts and Aberdeen is known to be the sleakest with the least amount.

    I would say 8E or 8EE in the Aberdeen and 8E on the Plaza.


    Thanks for the quick reply: I'll go ahead and pull the trigger on an 8E in Aberdeen!

    That's why I love this forum... [​IMG]
     


  4. makewayhomer

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    Is there really that long of a wait for Cigar LWBs?

    hmm, they may have meant they (meaning shoemart) wouldn't have any for a year.

    still, that sounds like a long time for a big retailer
     


  5. ChrisGold

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    Is there really that long of a wait for Cigar LWBs?

    Very surprising, as they get such a big allocation of shell each year from Alden. Perhaps they have chosed to use their cigar allocation on different models? (Alden allocates by amount of leather / shell, rather than by model)
     


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    Johdus Fanfoozal Senior member

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    ^its water, but i was talking abou the crease..
    Shoes crease. Your pics look like pretty natural wear.
     


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    ^its water, but i was talking abou the crease..

    What about it?
     


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    ^well, just confirming if the leather will eventually crack like that, or it really depends on care.
     


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    ^well, just confirming if the leather will eventually crack like that, or it really depends on care.

    Can't tell from your pic what's shakin' with the crease.
     


  10. Dewey

    Dewey Senior member

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    I would say 8E or 8EE in the Aberdeen and 8E on the Plaza.

    7.5 D barrie, he could also try 7.5 E aberdeen. Either way (7.5 E or 8 E) the shape of the last is going to be different. Altering the size to match the barrie's toe box could mean the aberdeen is too wide at the ankle.

    Long story short, if the Barrie fits you real well in any size, it could be that no size of the Aberdeen fits you real well. The lasts are too different. One is shaped more like a V, with wide toe to ankle ratio, and the other is shaped more like an A, with narrow toes for the same ankle. Aberdeen probably can't be sized for someone who requires the toe box of the Barrie. I learned this the hard way
     


  11. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    Just got these in today!



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    By ststegall at 2011-02-12[/IMG]

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    By ststegall at 2011-02-12[/IMG]


    Love the longwings, what color are they, cigar?
     


  12. tylerjbritt

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    first pair of aldens, straight out the box. cigar captoe boot, commando sole. apologies for phone pix.

    [​IMG]
     


  13. trunks206

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    ^ amazing! [​IMG] Where are they from?
     


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    ^ amazing! [​IMG] Where are they from?

    Ya, I want to know too.
     


  15. ChrisGold

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    first pair of aldens, straight out the box. cigar captoe boot, commando sole. apologies for phone pix.

    [​IMG]


    Well done, welcome to the addiction.
     


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