Edited by edubs01 - 10/19/13 at 2:29pm
Crockett & Jones for Ralph Lauren Cordovan (Marlow, Darlton, Gifford, Garran, Lindrick, McCallum,... - Page 243
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Yes, a Barrie lasted Alden shoe is probably at least half a size larger and wider than the Marlow.
I would consider using a wider and larger sized shoe tree with springs to stretch the shoe. Crockett and Jones cordovan shoes are prone to stretching way more than any Alden shoes; this is a fact that was confirmed to me by the gentlemen at Sky Valet in Washington. I was curious because my first trusty old pair of Marlow loafers were stretched half a size in this fashion when I borrowed shoe trees that were larger and wider, while on vacation. Since learning this, I have successfully/ purposely stretched a couple of new C&J shoes purchased new and small on sale. I would not expect the footbed's molding to your foot to drastically affect width. I hope this provides some assistance.
I cannot really speak to the eyelets. What do you mean by "not even"? Cheers.
Glad to assist. Perhaps others will respond about the sizing issues and possible stretching methods/advice. You will likely be hard-pressed to stretch beyond 0.5 to 0.75 of a size; I am not really sure about the width stretching limitations. It may be worth searching other threads. Best of luck.
Also, having read through the entire thread studying sizing advice for the Lindrick, it sounds like the right move is to size down 1/2 but I'm all over the place on sizing. I wear a 9EE in the AE 5 last, but an 11D in the Red Wing Beckman. The Lindricks are D-width only, so would a 10D be my best shot at getting the fit right?