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Where to find Aldens shoes in Chicago

TheD0n

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I need to figure out my size in Alden and would also like to see the difference between brown and walnut calfskin Balmoral Oxfords.

My google search has returned inconclusive results - where can I find Alden shoes in Chicago?

Crap, can I correct the error in the thread title?
 

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There is a shop in the Hancock Building on the Chestnut Street side that carries Aldens. The name starts with an "H" but I can't remember it right now.
 

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You must be thinking of Hanig's. I was there in November to look at some Indys, but they didn't seem to have many Oxfords.
 

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Originally Posted by TheD0n
You must be thinking of Hanig's. I was there in November to look at some Indys, but they didn't seem to have many Oxfords.
Yes, Hanig's. I've never purchased from them, but I thought their selection was better when they were in their own building on Michigan Avenue.
 

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I think Altman's on Monroe st also carries Aldens.

Update: was in Altman's recently and they informed me that they're phasing out carrying Alden. So all I know of are Hanig's (in Hancock) and the Haberdasher on State. Possibly the J. Crew in the 900 N Michigan bldg.
 

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Update: was in Altman's recently and they informed me that they're phasing out carrying Alden. So all I know of are Hanig's (in Hancock) and the Haberdasher on State. Possibly the J. Crew in the 900 N Michigan bldg.


Haberdasher on State is a truly unfortunate shopping experience.
 

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I don't recall seeing any. Frye, Allen Edmonds, yes.

Hanigs will order Aldens for you; I've done that once. I was happy with the folks there.
 

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Too bad about Altman's. Hanig's only carries D widths and will try to convince you that they fit.
 

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Try Giesche store (630.232.2317 Geneva location)...family owned with shops in Geneva and Downers Grove...The Geneva store has a number of selection, mostly basic inventory...I believe they can special order and I find their pricing competitive...but don't expect Leather Soul type of items...
 

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FYI, Jack Spade on Oak Street has several pairs of Alden as well (mostly the classics). They seemed to have plenty of sizes available.
 

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