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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. ambivalence

    ambivalence Senior member

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    no one??
     
  2. interlockingny

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    Have you checked with LeatherSoul? They may have #8 longwings in stock.
     
  3. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    Or try Sherman Brothers: http://www.shermanbrothers.com/custservice.php#shipping

    http://www.shermanbrothers.com/product.php?ItemId=1116&ProductId=208

    I've bought three or four pairs of shoes from them. Service has been impeccable and domestic shipping prompt. Call them with questions. They have been helpful on the phone for me on several occasions. In fact I'd call to check availability.

    Looks like TheShoeMart does too, depending on the country: http://www.theshoemart.com/policies/c-policies.html

    Ordered once from there. Excellent.

    I'll admit to having a soft spot for Sherman Brothers. That's whe my #8 PTBs came from. First Alden shell. Also Philadelphia center city location right next to excellent oysters and beer poured from a beer engine. Makes for a very pleasant block. Sort of making me wish I could go buy some #8 Indys there. Right now.
     
  4. FrankCowperwood

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    To point 2: Agree. I would like to try something that's not Barrie myself. Guess sizing is the trick. Will have to take a little field trip to experiment. Fortunately the is a local purveyor or two,, though I'm not sure how exotic the selection will be. And then there's the ~10% sales tax..
     
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    Just ordered my first pair of Indys and I decided to go with the 404 (kudu). Is there anyone that has the kudu Indy that can post pictures of a well-worn pair? I'm looking forward to receiving my pair.
     
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    Anyone else here wear Barrie and other bigger lasts with suits? I know some hate the look, but I don't think it's a bad look at all :-/
     
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    ive worn barrie lasted boots with winter weight suits like tweed or heavy wool but never with an interview type suit
     
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    wj4 Senior member

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    Namor:

    What brands would you suggest for sleeker last shoes that are on the same price tier as Aldens? I think I'm going to slowly work on buying balmorals now.
     
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    Also how do you usually size sleeker shoes like John Lobb? Just .5 size bigger? I guess I'm not done after all, haha.
     
  11. ambivalence

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    Thanks guys... shoemart doesnt ship to my country :(
    as for alden web... the shipping is kinda expensive :crazy:

    will check out leathersoul , shermanbrothers and epaulet atm.. :D
     
  12. scb

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    I've worn Cigar PTBs and Whiskey LWs with suits. looked great. both Barrie
     
  13. makewayhomer

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    wow that's crazy. basically they don't want to do it, but they'll gouge you if you really are willing to overpay
     
  14. Seafinch

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    Put the Indy's on ebay for those interested.
     
  15. mr chorizo

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    very sharp indys, but i dont care for the udon laces.
     
  16. NewYorkIslander

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    Watch it pal, with that SF name it don't matter how nice your shoes are to me...:slapfight:
     
  17. scb

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    Just returned the 14D pair they sent by mistake and they told me I can get 25% off my next pair for the inconvenience.

    I love the Madison ave store!
     
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    ^ Damn! I should order something from there and hope they screw it up
     
  19. PipersSon

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    Well, Alden Washington screwed up an order just like the Madison store did with scb.

    All I got was an apology, and 'free return' of the boots.
     
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    I was in there a few weeks ago while visiting NYC and wasn't too impressed honestly. The guys working seemed pretty uninterested.

    Thoughts on staying tts but going down a width in the Barrie (which was briefly discussed several pages ago) : I recently purchased the standard kudu chukka in a 9C. The 8.5D, which by conventional wisdom would be my barrie size, felt a little short for one foot, and a little roomy in the heel. The 9C is definitely narrower overall than an 8.5D. The 9C barrie measures the same width as my 9D leydon suede chukkas. If the kudu leather loosens up slightly I'll be golden, if not, might have to put up on b&s

    also, did anyone grab the reverse tobacco summer oxford that blackbird had? fit pics?
     
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