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Naw, that's what cordo is for. It can take some abuse. They may look like shite on the way home from the bar - but nothing can happen to them that can't be buffed out.
I'd be more worried about blisters etc. etc. with a new pair of boots than anything else. But if you drink enough a blister or two shouldn't be any problem either.

This. They are cordovan bolts and meant to take a beating.

Last year when I bought the penny loafers I put them on out of the box and walked 7 miles. That I would not recommend but was not that bad. Drinking, you are usually just standing around and the walking is minimal.
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I got my Lindricks the other day. They didn't have the luster that the Aldens had out of the box, however very nice looking and I'll just have to work on the shine later. I did put some Saphir on them after taking this picture, but I'm still going to have some buffing to do.

 

 

It's true this last is definitely a bit narrower and shorter than the Alden Barrie. I had to go with TTS in the Lindricks.

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I got my Lindricks the other day. They didn't have the luster that the Aldens had out of the box, however very nice looking and I'll just have to work on the shine later. I did put some Saphir on them after taking this picture, but I'm still going to have some buffing to do.


It's true this last is definitely a bit narrower and shorter than the Alden Barrie. I had to go with TTS in the Lindricks. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Do you mean Barrie size + 1/2?
post #2029 of 5265
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post


Do you mean Barrie size + 1/2?

Yep

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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Yep

That's what i did, too. 10E Barrie to 10 1/2 Lindrick. Seems fine.
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That's what i did, too. 10E Barrie to 10 1/2 Lindrick. Seems fine.

It just depends on your feet of course.

 

The key is that the Last (325) on the Lindrick is a bit narrower and a tad bit shorter than the Alden Last (Barrie). 


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post #2032 of 5265

Marlow Wingtip is +1/2 off the Barrie last for me as well.  The PTB is even narrower and ever so slightly shorter than the Marlow Wingtip:-)  Now this shoe fits the best out of the entire Marlow line for me TTS.  I did go down 1/2 for both the Penny and Tassel as I like a tight loafer fit.

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i went with same size in both. i have read on this thread people going both ways.
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Anyone have the PTB in 8.5 they'd like to trade for a 9?
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I'm sure this has been discussed before -- mock me if you want NAMOR smile.gif -- but has anyone else brushed their Marlows or Lindricks and noticed quite a bit of wax flakes coming off? I think this is because the broguing has some excess wax?
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I'm sure this has been discussed before -- mock me if you want NAMOR smile.gif -- but has anyone else brushed their Marlows or Lindricks and noticed quite a bit of wax flakes coming off? I think this is because the broguing has some excess wax?

Yes. New Marlow's have a matte finish. If you want your Marlow's to shine, don't start with Renovateur. Start with a shine cloth. Rub the shell aggressively to remove as much wax/polish as possible. The shine cloth will turn brown and you will notice that the shell takes on a sheen it didn't previously have. At this point, you can apply Renovateur if you want to, but the shoes shouldn't need it.
post #2037 of 5265

Had nybody gone down 1/2 TTS for the Lindricks vs Marlow Shortwing.  In the Shortwing I went TTS and it's ample.  My thinking is the boot will be ample +, hence maybe I should go down 1/2 TTS.  Important choices, gotta get it right!

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^

Have you ever considered going to a store and trying them on?
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Sorry for the annoying fit question, but I'm wondering about breaking in the Marlow Penny Loafers.


I bought two pairs, one in 11D (my size in most shoes) and one in 11.5 D.

The 11D pair is okay, but uncomfortably tight in the toes.

Whereas the 11.5 pair is much better but perhaps just a bit too long (some heel slippage).

How much doe these stretch and accommodate a foot after break-in?
Are they like Alden LHSs where they essentially gain a half size over time? or does the sole make them stiffer?

I'm really torn on what to do.
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Sorry for the annoying fit question, but I'm wondering about breaking in the Marlow Penny Loafers.
I bought two pairs, one in 11D (my size in most shoes) and one in 11.5 D.
The 11D pair is okay, but uncomfortably tight in the toes.
Whereas the 11.5 pair is much better but perhaps just a bit too long (some heel slippage).
How much doe these stretch and accommodate a foot after break-in?
Are they like Alden LHSs where they essentially gain a half size over time? or does the sole make them stiffer?
I'm really torn on what to do.

I am no expert but Namor told me to size 1/2 down from my US. I took a 9.5D and they were a bit snug at first but as Ive worn them around the house for a few hours they are starting to break in very comfortably. I hate when shoes are too big so i would take the smaller and try breaking them in and if its miserable take it to a cobbler and have them stretched. again my .02 im sure there is better advice out there from the shell gods
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