A GUIDE TO ALDEN SIZING
One of the more frequent queries we get at Trunk is regarding which size Alden a customer should buy. Whilst everybody's feet are different we thought it'd be useful to put down some guidelines that might help customers choose for themselves. Sizing obviously differs depending on whether you choose cordovan or suede, lined or unlined, shoe, chukka or loafer but also personal preference.
Trunk founder and director Mats Klingberg normally wears a UK10 and wears the Alden cordovan loafer in a US10, so the equivalent of a full size down.
The suede chukkas are another classic style but much lighter as they're unlined. They're made on the Leydon last. It's got a slightly flatter forepart compared to the Barrie which means the foot sits flatter and maybe a half size bigger is needed. I find a chukka stays on the foot better than a shoe, perhaps because they fasten higher up on the foot.
Loafers should be tighter - with no laces to tighten you don't want them to slip around. The Alden loafers are made on the Van last - this style has a slightly higher and rounder toe to show off the hand-stitched front and to give it a nice casual style.
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