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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. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,
    thank you
     
  2. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    thank you
    the socks are marcoliani merino wool
     
  3. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,
    wear your king straight tip in only good health
     
  4. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,
    wear your gunboat in only good health
     
  5. Disco Volante

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    I'm number 6 on the list for 9D.
     
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    I didnt get a pair from last shipment and should be #1 or 2 for 9D.
     
  7. thebeebs

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    Thanks Uncle! Loved your King monks today. Goes to show that the best models are those that are stock and in color 8. True Alden staples.
     
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    This is probably a question that no one could answer without knowing my foot, but if I wear a 12D in Barrie, would a 12E in Grant work well?
     
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    The general consensus is to go up 1/2 size in length from Barrie.
     
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    And keep the same width or is the Grant last narrower?
     
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    I got on the 9D list as #4 two weeks ago. I wonder how many they get per run for such a common size.
     
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    Same width for me. YMMV.
     
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    Same width here too, but half size up from Barrie to Grant, though many refer to Grant as a "tweener" size. (Tweener is the foot sizing equivalent of a taint.)
     
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    My experience with having a wide foot and high instep says "yes," you can do that. It depends where your arch is on the Barrie. If just before or not entirely centered with the widest part of the last, AND you have a wide foot, then I'd say keeping length the same and going up in width should work.

    Bear in mind that a 12.5D and 12E are supposed to have similar volume, but the E feels a hair wider.
     
  15. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,
    thank you
     
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    Those are stunning!!!


    Beebs, those look great! Yeah, these mdubs problems really suck!!!


    Mr.K, the color on those look great, thank you very much for sharing them with the thread! Enjoy your longwings!


    Disco, I am not a plain toe boot guy (despite liking Chukkas and PTBs) but those look great. Nice having the Commando sole as well!

    Handcuffed, I got 10.5B on the Barrie and wear 10.5C on the Grant for what its worth.

    -Mike
     
  17. mdubs

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    Yeah, I am slightly delinquent with posting photos... So here is my massive shoe upload...

    Last Tuesday - Alden x Brooks Brothers Black Shell Cordovan Wingtip Balmoral on the "Plaza" Last

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    Last Wednesday - Cigar Cap Toe Blucher

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    Last Thursday - Alden x Frans Boone Color 8 "Indy" Boot on the Plaza Last

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    Last Friday - Alden Whiskey Wingtip Balmoral on the Tremont Last

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    This Past Saturday - Alden Color 4 Wingtip Boot

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    This Monday - Color 8 Full Strap Loafer

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    This Tuesday - Cigar Cap Toe Balmoral - Maiden Voyage from TheShoeMart Seconds. Were the pair labeled as "Color 4", but the box said Ravello, and an inquiry with Alden yielded that they are indeed the Cigar version made for CitiShoes.

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    Today - Alden Color #8 Wingtip Balmoral on the Tremont Last

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    -Mike
     
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    Finally, some of my recent acquisitions...

    Alden Cigar Medallion Cap Toe Boot.

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    Alden Cigar Chukka Boot

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    Alden Ravello Chukka Boot - Dang this is a yummy shade of Ravello!

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    Alden Ravello NST Shoe

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    My finally complete collection of rare Chukka boots! The first time I went to Alden DC some 3 years ago, I got to try on every color and of course bought Color 8... It has taken me this long to recover from that mistake. But somethings are worth the wait.

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  19. stanford88

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    Those photos are stellar! Thanks for showing your collection. T
     
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