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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. El Argentino

    El Argentino Well-Known Member

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    Looking great Uncle - monks have been becoming more and more appealing to me over the last year. Might be time to invest...
     
  2. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    thank you
    give them try
     
  3. mr chorizo

    mr chorizo Well-Known Member

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    this also looks narrower in the toe box than the van last. can you confirm how this fits compared to the van last?


    this also looks narrower in the toe box than the van last. can you confirm how this fits compared to the van last?
     
  4. Man with Apple

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    For those who own them, what are your thoughts on cigar chukkas vs. color 8 chukkas?

    Thanks.
     
  5. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Both are great. When considering each model's utility, I would suggest, for the most part, thinking of the same two colors in a PTB.
     
  6. Alcibiades

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    I view cigar and color 8 as Alden's most versatile colors (I have the cigar, not the color 8 chukka). The cigar chukka could be viewed as more casual due to the light edge trim on the sole. Both will go with a variety of outfits (jeans to khakis to slacks). Can't go wrong with either. Get whichever color you have less of... Or if its equal get cigar as it is rarer (color 8 chukkas are generally always available)
     
  7. Man with Apple

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    Thanks for the insight, but as much as I love the ptb's, and admire how they look on others, I have found myself often passing them over when picking out my shoes for the day. I prefer my LHS for work and boots outside of work.


    Thanks for your thoughts. I recently purchased some whiskey chukkas (my first Alden chukkas) and really like the fit and look. I intend to wear them mostly in casual settings. I ended up ordering both colors and plan on returning one pair.

    Anyone here with good fit shots of color 8 and cigar chukkas?
     
  8. hokie3000

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    Plato...I got these at Alden of DC
     
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    Cigar Chukka, no #8, but hope this helps.
     
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  10. sevenfoldtieguy

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    I sent my Black Calf NST's back about 2 weeks ago and was prepared for 8 weeks. Guess what just showed up at the office? Very nice service and the results are teriffic.
     
  12. FENWAY

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    Heard a Cigar Indy and Ravello cap toe boot seconds, both in 10 D have appeared at The Shoe Mart. $399, ask for Bob.
     
  13. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Speaking of Ravello Captoe Boots, I have the recent one from Unionmade in 9D. Great boot, nice shade of ravello, just not sure of how much use I will get out of them (already have 2 ravello capote shoe models, etc.). Anywho, I would entertain a swap if someone is so inclined.
     
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    Thanks for the PSA- just got off the phone with them but they both were sold earlier today. Congrats to whoever picked them up.
     
  15. rfc84

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    I received a pair of the jcrew alden indy boots for christmas and I'm having a bit of trouble deciding about the fit, so I thought I might ask here. I got a size 9.5 in the boot. In most shoes, I wear a 10, but I'm on the smaller side of a 10, and I do have some shoes in 9.5.

    I feel like the boot fits very well around the heel and instep. There isn't really any heel movement and it feels comfortable. However, I do feel like the toes have a ton of room around them. As I said the heel fits well and doesn't bother me if I walk in them, but feels kinda funky that I can wiggles my toes so much inside the shoe. If I lift my toes up inside the boot they touch the ceiling just before the white moccasin stitching. For anyone else who has them, does that seem about where they should be hitting? I know its a bit of an odd question. I would return to try a smaller size, but the 9s are apparently out of stock until end of February, and I don't live near an alden store to go and try other indys on in person.
     
  16. mikeharo

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    rfc: Where is the ball of your foot?
     
  17. rfc84

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    hard to tell as precisely, i guess about 1-2 inches past end of lacing? the shoes feels comfortable, except for my toes feeling like they are sticking out into a big empty box....i don't know if a smaller size would help, or if that ruin the fit in the rest of the shoe.
     
  18. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Could happen ....
     
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    Generally I've found the indy boots to run large, even for barrie lasts. I just lace mine a little tighter than usual when wearing thin socks.
     
  20. stylenoob718

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    I had to size down 1 whole size for the alden/jcrew ones, going down just a half size felt like clown shoes. Not to mention they stretch.

    Bottom line, I knew they didn't fit well right off the bat and personally I knew that was going to bother me for a shoe I'll supposedly have for a long time. It's worth waiting to get the right sizing.
     
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