Now that's patination! How would you say the aberdeen last fits in comparison to other Alden lasts? I'm a 8.5D in the Barrie and a 9D in the Hampton. Grazie.
I wear a 10.5 with all my Aldens, Anon, though some are a little roomy and others tight. My Plaza 10.5 is perfect, the Leydon snug, Aberdeen nearly perfect to a fraction loose, with the Barrie biggest of all. I have bought styles to complement each - the Leydon is a unlined, flexwelt chukka, so it's good tight for when I dont wear socks, while my Barrie Cordo Chukka on a double leather sole is for thick socks, cold days and wide leg chinos.In my experience across a wide variety of makes, the only sure fire way of getting the size right is to try them on.desu
Looks almost like their Cigar finish? Now that's some accomplishment.