***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. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

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    Ravello is nice but too close to these J Crews to be worth the extra. These are $470.: http://www.jcrew.com/browse/popup_si...olor=undefined http://www.jcrew.com/mens_feature/we...lden/18582.jsp The Ravello is like $670.
    eh, you could say the same for burgundy calf vs burgundy shell. the color is similar, but everything else is different.
    Color 8 is more appealing and classy/classic IMO. If you have no Cordovan, it's the first must have Cordovan over all else. I would not even consider a longwing Cordovan in another lower brand, they are not the same quality and are not even the original Alden Color 8, which is special and unique to Alden.
    high end vintage Florsheim and Hanover aren't lower end brands, and many folks thinks they are better than current Alden. I have a pair of Florsheim shell longwings that are awesome. I just bought a pair of NOS Hanover shell longwings that I bought for 1/3 of the price of new Aldens. but you can't find (I don't think) these old stock shoes in whiskey or ravello or cigar also, #8 is different than burgundy shell used by most other brands. however, I'm not sure that makes it better, it just makes it different. also also, Ron Rider uses #8 cordovan
     


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    I didn't, because the email stipulated in store purchases only...and i don't know if it applies to the Aldens.

    Emailed WP and the answer was in-store only. Proxy is the way to go.
     


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    phototristan Senior member

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    I just bought a pair of NOS Hanover shell longwings that I bought for 1/3 of the price of new Aldens

    Where? How's the sizing on those compared to Alden? Ie., do they also run a half size large?
     


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    Anyone here from the Portland area willing to act as a proxy for me in regard to the Winn Perry sale?
     


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    Where? How's the sizing on those compared to Alden? Ie., do they also run a half size large?

    ebay.

    I don't mean to say deals like that are particularly easy to find or very common. but they are out there if you are very patient and/or aren't in a big hurry. of course, you often need to be nearly as patient to be a cigar or ravello style in the style you want, which is why I would advice buying one of those if you can
     


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    Does anyone know how much more length and width (in inches) are added for every half size up in the Barrie last? Assuming a constant width of D.
     


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    Does anyone know how to size a Florsheim x Duckie Brown longwing in comparison to a Barrie lasted longwing?
     


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    Does anyone have the Leather Soul Snuff suede Hampton wingtip they could post pictures of. I am debating on adding it ot my pre-order. thanks.
     


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    Does anyone know how to size a Florsheim x Duckie Brown longwing in comparison to a Barrie lasted longwing?

    Pretty similar sizing. The DB being slightly narrower than the same size Barrie.
     


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    Does anyone know how much more length and width (in inches) are added for every half size up in the Barrie last? Assuming a constant width of D.


    just ordered a tan unlined suede chukka from the SF Alden store. didn't catch his name, but the guy on the phone was super nice to talk to and very helpful.

    i asked him some general questions about last variation and fit. he told me there is a 3/16" difference between between widths (i.e. a D is 3/16" wider than an C, and an E is 3/16" wider than a D). also, for the barrie last, as 8.5E is wider than a 9D. he also said told me that a 9D leydon would very fit similar to a 9C barrie. i've had a tough time with finding the right combo of proper heel fit and proper toe fit in barrie lasted shoes, and haven't tried on a C, so that was interesting to hear.

    also, i think i'll be putting my AF32s in 9E that i got from Alden of Carmel (http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/index...do_Sole_88.htm) up for sale soon. so nice and a perfect shoe for my style, they are just a bit too roomy and thus i don't wear as often as i should. thought i'd toss it out here first.



    Does anyone know how to size a Florsheim x Duckie Brown longwing in comparison to a Barrie lasted longwing?

    Infidel!
     


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    Infidel!

    I know, but sometimes a deal is too good to pass up. With so many pairs of Alden's (and three more on the way), gotta mix it up once in a while.
     


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    Does anyone know how much more length and width (in inches) are added for every half size up in the Barrie last? Assuming a constant width of D.

    I believe it's 3/16" but don't quote me on that. [​IMG]
     


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    Anyone interested in parting with color 8 lhs loafers size 8.5D give me a holler.
     


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    Anyone interested in parting with color 8 lhs loafers size 8.5D give me a holler.

    Would you consider a 9C?
     


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    Would you consider a 9C?

    Although the width probably would be good, they might be a bit long. 8.5D fits perfect, so I would hate to deviate, but thanks for responding.
     


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