***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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    Li'l jealous over here.
     
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    925 - can you give us any more pics of those?

    Thanks!

    Geoff
     
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    Citishoes? I wish the color was as versatile as the #8. I find myself picking out what my outfit around the fact that I want to wear the whiskey.

    I bought my whiskey longwings a few weeks ago, and they are breaking in nicely. I really like how the white stuff from the initial creasing isn't as noticeable as with the #8.

    Enjoy your shoes!
     
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    925 - can you give us any more pics of those?

    Thanks!

    Geoff


    what would you like to see?
     
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    Citishoes? I wish the color was as versatile as the #8. I find myself picking out what my outfit around the fact that I want to wear the whiskey.

    I bought my whiskey longwings a few weeks ago, and they are breaking in nicely. I really like how the white stuff from the initial creasing isn't as noticeable as with the #8.

    Enjoy your shoes!


    i wore mine first time today, really really nice i have to say [​IMG]
     
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    Hey,

    Just see a few different angles of it and the colour!

    Thanks

    Geoff
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] pics from alden-of-carmel
     
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    After a fair amount of bitching about how LHS don't fit me because of my high instep, I bought a vamp raiser. It did the trick, and they're as comfortable as can be.

    Ravello LHS today.
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    After a fair amount of bitching about how LHS don't fit me because of my high instep, I bought a vamp raiser. It did the trick, and they're as comfortable as can be.

    Ravello LHS today.


    High insteps created the same problem for me - I've never resorted to buying heavy equipment like a "vamp raiser", I've just brought all of mine to Brooks Shoe Service here in Chicago (plug - great shoe repair shop).

    But, over time the stitching in the LHS across the instep invariably comes undone. I've owned the LHS in many shell colors over the years and I've finally come to the realization that the shoe is not made for my foot. Still have a pair of Ravello and a pair of Whiskey but as these wear out they won't be replaced.
     
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    just bought the six eyelet chukka from tom at LSW will post pics when i get them.
     
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    The gorgeous evo pics of the #8 has convinced me to join the great Alden crew with a #8 chukka in the Barrie last. I'm torn between a size 8 or 7.5 and was hoping for feedback before I pull the trigger.
    My feet are shorter but wideish. I wear:
    - Chucks: 8
    - Clarks DB: 8
    - Wolverine 1k mile: 8
    - Redwing GT: 7.5

    Thanks for any feedback!
     
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    The gorgeous evo pics of the #8 has convinced me to join the great Alden crew with a #8 chukka in the Barrie last. I'm torn between a size 8 or 7.5 and was hoping for feedback before I pull the trigger.
    My feet are shorter but wideish. I wear:
    - Chucks: 8
    - Clarks DB: 8
    - Wolverine 1k mile: 8
    - Redwing GT: 7.5

    Thanks for any feedback!


    Here are my sizes:

    Clarks DB: 8.5D
    Red Wing GT: 8.5D
    Alden Barrie: 8.5D

    I could probably get away with something smaller in the DBs or GTs, though I'm not 100% sure. You're probably closer to a 7.5 in the Barrie last.

    Hope this helps!

    - K
     
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    Another question about sizing. I would want to hear your suggestion for size on the Alden longwings on a Barrie last. In British sizes, I am a consistent 9,5 (Crockett & Jones etc) and I also have an Indy boot by Alden on a TruBalance last in 9,5D, as it is supposed to run half a size bigger than ordinary American sizes. Would I, then, also be a 9,5 in the longwings?

    Thanks
    Sigurd
     
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    Another question about sizing. I would want to hear your suggestion for size on the Alden longwings on a Barrie last. In British sizes, I am a consistent 9,5 (Crockett & Jones etc) and I also have an Indy boot by Alden on a TruBalance last in 9,5D, as it is supposed to run half a size bigger than ordinary American sizes. Would I, then, also be a 9,5 in the longwings?

    Thanks
    Sigurd


    This should help. Good luck!
     
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