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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. bkotsko

    bkotsko Well-Known Member

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    Whiskey, anyday. (Not just Wednesdays)

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  2. Papa Doble

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    I highly doubt NRO actually has the C widths in stock.

    I hope the retailer said more than "your order wasn't entered properly," considering they had ~$700 of your money locked up for 8+ months.
     
  3. mcarthur

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    nephew, looking good in your wt
     
  4. mistercitizen

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    Indy boots in color 8 with the double waterlock leather sole from a few days ago. Still kicking around whether the fit is right..... they may be a bit small at 11 B/D:

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    +100
     
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    Awesome shoes bk.
     
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    Thanks RK. I think I like your darker shade of color 8 better than my 990. Mine are really cherry-red (oxblood); still like them a lot..
     
  8. ReppTiePrepster

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    Nice BK! I was at Alden SF a couple of weeks ago and Tom had on this pair. His were about 4-5 years old and had a ton of miles on them. His had developed a killer patina. He said he may send them in for restoration/resole some time this year. Not sure I would do the restoration as it may come back in a much darker color.
     
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    uh-oh ... you may get a tiny more room when the cork layer compresses, but one should not expect shell to stretch much
     
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    Thank you, Gents.
     
  11. mistercitizen

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    I know. Has anyone ever cut off their little toe for a pair of Indy Boots..... because I'm thinking about it [​IMG] .

    Ben
     
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    I wouldn't do it for Indys...haha
     
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    I hear ya ... my little toe made me sell my CXL Indy
     
  14. mistercitizen

    mistercitizen Well-Known Member

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    Another style though, right?...... ha.

    Ben
     
  15. CEE88

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    Thanks - that NRO site feels like it's from another Century. I may call them.

    As for the LWBs, there was no unequivocal "but we can take care of it!" solution forthcoming so I opted for a refund.
     
  16. mistercitizen

    mistercitizen Well-Known Member

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    Did you replace them with a size larger?

    Ben
     
  17. tifosi

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    Maybe, but probably not an Alden. LOL
     
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    My word, where are those from?
     
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    King Naval Boots.


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    Stupid sizing question, but I gotta ask anyway. I know the Grant is a tweener for most, but if I'm a 12B Barrie shoe, 12C Barrie boot (I like to size up since boots tend to fit narrower), 12B Trubalance (CXL Indy boot), and 12.5C unlined chukka on the Leydon, should I go with 12C for a shell boot on the Grant? This would be 1/2 size wider than a Trubalance boot for me, but 1/2 size shorter than the unlined chukkas. I tried the 1494 in 12C and it was too small. Or should I play it safe and try 12D? I do have a 12D Barrie boot that would be ideal in 12C, but because I can lace it tighter around my ankle, 12D is serviceable. This makes me think I should probably just do 12D on the Grant.
     
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