***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. Jorge

    Jorge Senior member

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    Should be: "Oh! The Cordovan!"
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    Hi folks,

    Do the J.Crew cap toe Cordovan boots (Barrie last) fit basically the same as non boots on the Barrie last like the 975? Or do they feel any looser or tighter?


    I own the J crew boots in a size 8 D, and I own the 975 shell longwings in a size 7.5 D. I am pretty happy with the sizing on both.
     


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    I own the J crew boots in a size 8 D, and I own the 975 shell longwings in a size 7.5 D. I am pretty happy with the sizing on both.

    Why did you get a larger size in the boots? Did they feel too tight keeping them at your normal shoe size?
     


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    Why did you get a larger size in the boots? Did they feel too tight keeping them at your normal shoe size?

    My guess is that one would wear thicker socks with boots, so they may be more inclined to go up 1/2 size if necessary.
     


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    Discovered another Alden online retailer: Pelle Line Shoe. Didnt know that they previously existed. $25 off for signing up to emails When I put in promo code "50off" It says it will deduct $100 at checkout. When I get to checkout, the total unfortunately doesnt reflect the $100 discount. If it happens to work for anyone else, let me know
     


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    What do you guys used to host/post pictures on the site? I want to post photos of my #8 longwings and ravello PTBs (the ravello is probably becoming my favorite shoe of all time)
     


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    flikr

    Thanks.

    On an unrelated question, can those of you with Alden loafers compare the fits of the Alden leisure handsewn moccasin, Brooks Brother's "unlined" leisure handsewn moccasin, and the Alden tassel loafers? I tried some LHS in whiskey on at Alden NY recently and the fit didnt work - it was too tight across the vamp. The vamp was effectively "too low" for my feet regardless of the width of the shoe I chose. However, I was wondering if the lack of lining on the Brooks Brothers version would alleviate this issue. Same question with the tassel - while Aberdeen is a less roomy in the toe box than Van, the vamp appears higher, so sizing up on the Aberdeen may actually fit me a lot better (the Aberdeen last looks similar to the Darlton tassel loafer last, and those fit me just fine in US10.5D, and I wear Barrie 10D/9.5E). I'm looking for an Alden loafer in either black or whiskey.
     


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    Do you wear/like/are interested in the Modified Last?

    Please check out the link below. I'm looking to begin the process of soliciting Alden to allow U.S. retailers to order special makeups in Shell Cordovan (currently Alden only allows shell makeups in this amazingly comfortable last to retailers in Japan and France).

    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...59#post4301159

    This is what a modified boot in shell can be:

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    +1 on Modified Shells

    Moulded Shoe 'owns' the Alden US modified market and thus, selection and pricing is very limited and pricey (minimum $450 per style).

    I own 5 pairs of Modified Aldens; 2 x 5921 (snuff and black suede, rubber sole), 2 x #591 (discontinued nubuck black and brown, rubber sole), and 1 x #542 (brown calf, leather sole); all in either 3E or 4E.

    I'm awaiting a special markup (ordered thru Moulded in December) for a chocolate suede long wing, metal eyelids, with rubber sole. The cost is ridiculous (for a suede shoe) but unfortunately, there is no other available option for purchasing this style shoe.

    Again, sign me up...

    TA
    Massachusetts (home of the Alden mother ship)
     


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