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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. samsterdam

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    Also guilty of similar behavior. Thought I was the only one this neurotic.
     
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    This is where I'm at. After seeing Nick from Horween do this to the CXL on the right,

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    I'm curious to see if my 403's would take a shine similar to it. Just not sure what to use. Neatsfoot oil? Heard this was bad for the stitching (eats away at it) but it's what Nick recommended for CXL.
     
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    cool ill pick up some venetian shoe cream ... thanks
     
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    the leydon last fits on the smaller side of tts. I take 11.5C in Barrie and Trubalance and got my suede Leydon last chukka in 12E. I would bet these fit, but at $320 it might not be worth the risk
     
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    Hi NAMOR,

    These shoes are mine, thanks for noticing them! If you wear a 11.5D in Barrie, then these shoes are too big. I wear a 11.5 in barrie/TB, and I need a 12 in these.

    they are great shoes and look new, except I wore them so the sole isn't perfect. They were my first Alden purchase and I did not understand the difference between US athletic shoe sizing and US dress shoe sizing. Living in LA, I have a whole lotta nikes and that, but just now got started on the aldens.

    I still have trouble believing that I wear a 11.5 in anything since I have always worn 13. Old habits die hard I guess.

    Anyway, like I said in the ad, when I sell these, I am turning around and getting a 12 in the exact same shoe from Bryan at LeatherSoul BH!
     
  8. jasonfoote303

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    A really nice boot from Unionmade just came in. #8 on plantation crepe

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    Good point....The store where I bought the LWB's has a pretty decent stock of Aldens, so I'll try on some different lasts there to see what size I would need in the Leydon. Do you know how they would compare to something like a Clarks DB? I had a pair of DB's in a 13D and those were definitely too big.


    Yeah, I used to wear Nikes/Jordans all the time, and I was a 14 in most of those, so it still blows my mind sometimes that I need a narrow 12 to fit into a real shoe, haha.
     
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    gtfo! are you kidding me? these are incredible! and with the plantation sole? wow, very nice
     
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    Hmmm....thanks for the heads up lagsun. Thanks, JT
     
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    Good call, lagsun.
     
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    No problem. I saw them on eBay yesterday and wondered if they were from AoC.
     
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    This is not really off topic - I want to make sure that my first Alden shell boot is not the same color as the boot I already have, which is this one.

    So what is the color on the C&J boot for BB? Is it Color 8?

    Thanks for the help.
     
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    That is the f*cking dog's bollocks.
     
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    Is that a good or a bad thing? :lol:
     
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    They're both a burgundy shade so even if the BB's aren't Horween shell, you'll still have a similar boot.
     
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