***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. CHRK33

    CHRK33 Senior member

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    I wish I knew, as I feel the exact same way...Any thoughts from the peanut gallery? :D
     
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    how does grant compare to plaza, in your opinion, I have seen quite a few pictures, but have only tried on plaza.
     


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    good looking chukkas
     


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    very nice
     


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    [​IMG]
     


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    which last are these (don't look like Barrie) and where did you buy from?
    they are gorgeous

     


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    I completely agree on the Grant being awesome. IMO the Grant is the great mix of sleek-ness while not being overly dressy like say the plaza last. From what I witnessed in the MTO thread, most people are more familiar with the Barrie last and thus want to order Barrie lasted shoes as its hard figure out one's correct size on a specific last in the crazy world of Alden shoes. I feel that the Barrie preference by shoemakers it somewhat of a self-perpetuating cycle at this point especially for retailers with a strong E-business presence. The Barrie last is the most common used last, thus in the effort to sell the most amount/all of their shoes, stores would want to offer Barrie lasted shoes to attract the most people to buy. This is just a theory on my end, and its probably completely wrong, but that is the only way I can justify it. :happy: Hopefully more people can become more familiar with it so we can see some more offerings from Alden/Retailers in the future.
     


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    ^ +1 on the Grant last. Most versatile IMHO.
     


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    ahhh, maybe next time. Great history of Alden by the Boston Globe:

    http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2008/01/24/sole_survivor/
     


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    ravello full strap
    argyles otc
     


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