***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. CTYGGG

    CTYGGG Senior member

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    My first pair of Alden...[​IMG] You won`t get your hands on these here in Skandinavia and i ordered a pair from Leather Soul, outstanding service by the way...

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    Nice purchase! Enjoying wearing them they look great.
     


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    Well, shoe stores a billion, but none carrying brannock device.
    my local Targer store has a brannock device
     


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    How exactly do these shoe stores a billion measure your feet? I HIGHLY recommend having your feet properly measured BEFORE spending money on a shell boot. Getting advice second hand based on a Chuck Taylor sneaker is ridiculous. Just trying to save you the headache and expense of a sizing mistake in advance.

    While this all might be true and I won't ignore the fact that you are right, the shoe stores here in Holland are more what you see is what you get philosophy. In other words, you try them on before you purchase a pair.

    There are some measuring tools too, but it's nothing more that a slider on a plastic frame that you have to put your feet in, resulting in a measurement from front to end... It has nothing to do with the build of your feet. It's more the idea of putting a tapemeasurer under your feet and thus giving an " indication" on what size you need.

    And I know, my question regarding the Chucks was ridiculous, but I need a starting point, right?
     


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    And I know, my question regarding the Chucks was ridiculous, but I need a starting point, right?
    I take a 12 in Chucks and wear an 11.5 in Barrie/Trubalance. I can also take a 11 in the Trubalance if I wear the boot with a dress sock. Trubalance is a large last. Im sure many people could size down one full size if they had to.
     


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    1/2 size down for trubalance for chuck taylors

    Disregard this. I am an 11 in both Chucks and Trubalance. You need to get properly sized or at least get more reference points.
     


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    cigar ptb
    argyles otc
     


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    [​IMG] cigar ptb argyles otc
    Love these, uncle.
     


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    Love these, uncle.
    +1. Why do sf'ers call mcarthur uncle?
     


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    Looking sharp mac.
     


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    While this all might be true and I won't ignore the fact that you are right, the shoe stores here in Holland are more what you see is what you get philosophy. In other words, you try them on before you purchase a pair.

    There are some measuring tools too, but it's nothing more that a slider on a plastic frame that you have to put your feet in, resulting in a measurement from front to end... It has nothing to do with the build of your feet. It's more the idea of putting a tapemeasurer under your feet and thus giving an " indication" on what size you need.

    And I know, my question regarding the Chucks was ridiculous, but I need a starting point, right?


    I didn't realize you were in Holland, I always assumed that you were American. Here in the US, just about every shoe store has that device to measure your feet with.

    If you don't have easy access to one, at $20 USD, that one on Ebay is not a bad investment, since you will be spending about $700 USD on a pair of boots that you will want to fit you correctly.
     


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    The bra nock won't even cost $20 since you could resell it when you're done. If they are hard to cone by in holland you might even be able to sell for more

    Shipping might be expensive though
     


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    +1. Why do sf'ers call mcarthur uncle?

    McArthur is like the Godfather of Shell to us Alden Fans. He's an excellent source of knowledge/ advice (see "break in procedure" and "mac-method of care") and heck of a nice guy, besides that.

    Just a sign of respect.
     


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    +1. Why do sf'ers call mcarthur uncle?

    we are all hoping to inherit his collection one day [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    McArthur is like the Godfather of Shell to us Alden Fans. He's an excellent source of knowledge/ advice (see "break in procedure" and "mac-method of care") and heck of a nice guy, besides that.

    Just a sign of respect.

    Uncle mac is a true gentleman with impeccable taste, and I'm proud to be a nephew.
     


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    Does anyone know if alden will refuse to do their restoration on a shoe that had been topied? I know the rules aren't hard and fast but was wondering if anyone had experience with this
     


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