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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. interlockingny

    interlockingny Distinguished Member

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    ^^

    You beat me to it. We really need to get this picture to the from of this thread since sizing questions will inevitably continue and this visual is a big help for that.
     


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    So the Grant is right in the middle of the "true to size" vs "size down". Should I size up from my Truebalance Indy boots? I'm mostly concerned about length. Anyone have recommendations who have both?

    I'm considering my first pair of Alden cordovans (which have Grant last) but I'm afraid of sizing. 11D Indy's fit me great.
     


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    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    So the Grant is right in the middle of the "true to size" vs "size down". Should I size up from my Truebalance Indy boots? I'm mostly concerned about length. Anyone have recommendations who have both? I'm considering my first pair of Alden cordovans (which have Grant last) but I'm afraid of sizing. 11D Indy's fit me great.
    The Grant is a bit tricky because the toe box is longer than most Alden shoes while the width is pretty much tts. Some will say its fits TTS but in my experience I had to size down. I wear a regular 12D dress shoe, 11.5D in Indy, 11.5 Barrie, and 11.5 in Grant. All fit great
     


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    Playing with my phone waiting for wife while she's trying stuff on.
    Natural chromexcel from LS.
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    So the Grant is right in the middle of the "true to size" vs "size down". Should I size up from my Truebalance Indy boots? I'm mostly concerned about length. Anyone have recommendations who have both?

    I'm considering my first pair of Alden cordovans (which have Grant last) but I'm afraid of sizing. 11D Indy's fit me great.


    I went TTS on the Grant and it fits perfect. I have boots in Barrie and Trubalance also. 10D in Barrie and 10.5D in Grant feels to me like nearly the exact same fit. I really like the Grant last. It's like a slightly more refined Barrie shape.
     


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    salt or road salt is very hazardous to shell

    Salt is "hazardous" to any organic material - period.

    But, shell resists salt far better than calf (or other hides that I've seen used to make shoes - not sure about exotics). Does that mean that you shouldn't try to avoid salt - No. Does that mean you don't need to wipe down a shoe after it's been exposed to salt - No.

    I've lived in the North (NYC, then Boston and for the last 25 years in Chicago) and I've worn shell cordovan starting with the pair I got from Brooks Brothers when I was in HS (and my wife and kids will tell you that was a long time ago). Shell is better than calf.
     


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    I just grabbed a pair of the Whiskey shell short wings from Tassel's HK - beautiful shoes with an embarrassing price tag (shipping and duty alone are chokers).

    Decided to re-fi!
     


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    Alden for Winn Perry:


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    I just grabbed a pair of the Whiskey shell short wings from Tassel's HK - beautiful shoes with an embarrassing price tag (shipping and duty alone are chokers).

    I'm thinking of either refinancing my mortgage or selling my unused size 9 B/D 4X4s from LS (made with Color 4 shell) - before I list them on eBay (or B&S) I want to give you guys an opportunuity to buy them.

    PM if you are interested and include a price you are willing to pay (I know this is "unconventional" but these are pretty special shoes).

    The Sasquatch of the Alden world is for sale. I own a pair of the #4 4x4's and the hue of the shell is fantastic. Forgive me 'cause I know I posted some pics before, but here's a few more and good luck with you're sale of the #4 4x4's. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    I just grabbed a pair of the Whiskey shell short wings from Tassel's HK - beautiful shoes with an embarrassing price tag (shipping and duty alone are chokers).

    I'm thinking of either refinancing my mortgage or selling my unused size 9 B/D 4X4s from LS (made with Color 4 shell) - before I list them on eBay (or B&S) I want to give you guys an opportunuity to buy them.

    PM if you are interested and include a price you are willing to pay (I know this is "unconventional" but these are pretty special shoes).


    Great pair. I picked those whiskey shortwings up a couple years back as seconds. Enjoy wearing.
     


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    I just grabbed a pair of the Whiskey shell short wings from Tassel's HK - beautiful shoes with an embarrassing price tag (shipping and duty alone are chokers).


    They look so much better on the Aberdeen than the Barrie. Can you share the price with us?
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    Alden for Winn Perry:


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    Beautiful, what's the leather?
     


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    They look so much better on the Aberdeen than the Barrie. Can you share the price with us?

    6300 HK$ plus 400 HK$ shipping
     


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