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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. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    The Aberdeen last is one of Alden's narrowest - I wear a 10E in Aberdeen tassels, and they are probably the best fit of all my Aldens. I normally wear 10D in Barrie, Tremont, and Tru-Balance. I also can fit into a 9.5E in Barrie. If you have narrower feet, you can probably try a D, but I think most retailers that stock Aberdeen tend to also order E as well.
     
  2. REguy

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    Reedo, you might want to check out the Allen Edmonds Amok if you're on a budget. They're on sale for $150 through today on their website and look amazingly like Alden's unlined chukka.
     
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    What a sweet leather! But Indy are made for bashing and roughness. I would hate to mark those up.
     
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    Also consider the Polo tassel by C&J.
    This might not be too helpful now, but they were going for low $300 a few weeks ago.
    Mr Porter has them on sale right now but only 30% off.

    It's kind of a funky ass fit though and I'm pretty sure it's not on the same last as the Cavendish (325).
    There's much debate on which last it is over in the C&J for Polo thread in the MC forum.
    I ended up going with a 10US/9.5UK on the Polo tassel as compared to 10.5US/10UK in 325 last lace ups.
     
  6. mcarthur

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    good looking cigar indy
     
  7. mcarthur

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    thank you
    if that is the case they are worth the wait
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    enjoy wearing
     
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    good looking whiskey
     
  10. crosswound

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    i already have 405 alden indy's my next purchase alden indy on natural chromexcel with commando soles or alden natural longwings barrie last double leather? i'm guessing since i have a pair of indy's already to go with the longwings what do you guys suggest.

    i've never owned a pair of natural chromexcel colored shoes before but how does the color go with denim and chinos?

    thanks
     
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    ^ It's a natural match for denim and chinos.
     
  12. Alcibiades

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    Go with the longwing, you already have an Indy.

    After that, move on to suede or cordovan
     
  13. meso

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    Just as a warning, natural will darken over time and probably end up the same shade as the indy's.
     
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    shade as indy's is fine. i'm good with cordovan i had 3 pairs of cordovan i ended up selling all 3. 2 alden longwings one cigar, one ravello, and one alden indy in #8. cordovan is just not for me lol.

    the regular leathers are fine maybe i'll check out one of the snuff suede shoes they have. i ordered the longwings in natural chromexcel thanks guys. :slayer:
     
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    sorry for asking the same question that's been asked a million times

    i'm a solid E in the trubalance. my toes are pushing up against the side of even an E

    same size in the grant probably won't work for me, huh?

    haven't had time to go try on a grant yet. hoping to one of these days
     
  16. NewYorkIslander

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    for the haters...
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  17. wj4

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    ^Seeing the 2nd picture makes me want a houndstooth jacket even more. :(
     
  18. reedobandito

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    Saw this earlier, unfortunately they ran outta my size :(
     
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    Houndstooth and check sportcoats are like Aldens and Lays, you can't just have one!
     
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    Dude, I'm living in the poor house right now. I have 2 pairs of Crockett and Jones on order, as well as 2 pairs of Tricker's. :(

    Since we're talking about houndstooth, which do you prefer, #1 or #3? Both are different, yet similar to me.
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