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Happy I bought them in black. Can't wait to get my pair. Thanks for the pics!

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Finally, here is my footwear worn from yesterday and today.

Yesterday (Thursday).
Alden Cigar Cap Toe Balmoral. Hampton Last. CitiShoes. 2001.

Marcoliani Navy Argyles OTC.
Epaulet REDA Indigo Variegated Cross-Hatch Wool Walt Trousers.
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Sorry about the focus on this last one, apparently my camera liked the carpet better.



Today (Friday).
Alden Color 8 Shell Cordovan Chukka Boot. Barrie Last. Alden DC. 2012.

CHUP Socks.
Gustin Charcoal Organic Hemp Selved Denim.






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-Mike

Great Odin's raven! Fantastic shade of cigar. Outstanding!
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Gentlemen,

 

I could not resist the 3/4 Brogue #8 Plaza boot, when Uncle Ed called me on the tele I caved.  They will be here in about 5 months...

 

I guess the first time around they did not do E widths but are getting a special shipment in...

 

Thanks. 

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Looking great in your Ravellos. Did you convert the edges? The welt is dark...

 

Thanks - I did not convert the edges, but have noticed a few other pairs floating around with a dark welt and an antique edge.  I'm not totally sure, but I know this pair of Ravello Chukkas had a dark welt and antique edges back when @rydenfan was selling them a while ago -  perhaps he could shed some light on whether this was originally dark welt + antique edge or whether he converted them at some point.

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Gentlemen,

 

I could not resist the 3/4 Brogue #8 Plaza boot, when Uncle Ed called me on the tele I caved.  They will be here in about 5 months...

 

I guess the first time around they did not do E widths but are getting a special shipment in...

 

Thanks. 


Congrats. Can we start calling this the "mdubs" boot in honor of @mdubs contribution in getting it made?

 

I'm thinking I might get one in black.

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Cigar Captoe x Madison. First photo is a crappy camera phone pic. The second is with the DSLR.




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Hey, thanks guys! As much as I like the Color 8's, the Black is just absurdly awesome. Very happy to happen, took over a year to get them...

-Mike

The black really is incredible! Congrats Mike. Btw, your chukkas are gorgeous. The Barrie last always looks so svelte in your size wink.gif
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Interest check for Leffot's Brown Alpine Grain Wingtip Boot, 8D Barrie Last.  I waited 6 months for this pre-order and since then I've acquired some similar boots.  Offering them here for $525.  PM if interested.

 

Edit: To clarify, these boots just shipped.

 

http://leffot.com/shop/index.php/shoes/alden/44696-pre-order-shortwing-boot.html

 

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Maiden Voyage! Date night with the wifey.Bew7PNb.jpg

They look great - I love my pair of these - wore them yesterday.  

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Finally, here is my footwear worn from yesterday and today.

Yesterday (Thursday).
Alden Cigar Cap Toe Balmoral. Hampton Last. CitiShoes. 2001.

-Mike

So good!! Kicking myself that I didn't jump on these when Ed called a few years back in regards to the Shoe Mart run.... Especially in light of how dark Cigar has gotten.
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Gentlemen,


These have been slowly introduced here over the past few weeks, but I am happy to share with you more pictures of what I like to call the "Semi-Brogue Boot".

Made by TheShoeMart on the Plaza Last in both a dressy Black Shell Cordovan and its fun Color 8 Shell Cordovan on Antique Edge cousin.



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Black Shell Cordovan









More pictures and thoughts:
http://aldenofsandiego.com/alden-black-shell-cordovan-medallion-cap-toe-boot/

Color 8 Shell Cordovan (with Antique Edge Dressing)







More pictures and thoughts:
http://aldenofsandiego.com/alden-color-8-medallion-cap-toe-boot/

Cheers,
Mike

Mike, both pairs are super. Great make up
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For Barrie last sizing, I've heard go down a half size. Others have said go true to size, but go down a width. I wear 11.5D in the Leydon last. Would 11D be a good start for the Barrie last. Or is it better to try the 11.5C?
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does anyone own both the alden 4060 and c&j harlech? if so, could you compare them in terms of fit and formality?
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For Barrie last sizing, I've heard go down a half size. Others have said go true to size, but go down a width. I wear 11.5D in the Leydon last. Would 11D be a good start for the Barrie last. Or is it better to try the 11.5C?

I would start with down a half size and a D width, because if that works for you finding makeups down the road will be a lot easier.
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Thread Starter 
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For Barrie last sizing, I've heard go down a half size. Others have said go true to size, but go down a width. I wear 11.5D in the Leydon last. Would 11D be a good start for the Barrie last. Or is it better to try the 11.5C?

 

For every last, I have found that everyone has a good fit and then a perfect fit. From my extensive trying on of sizes, I have found that sizing down I get a good fit, but by going down a width, I get my absolutely best fit.

 

The conventional wisdom is to size down on the Barrie Last one length, I personally go down a width. I determined this by doing the "blind taste test" in which I tried on a ton of shoes without knowing the size and having a purely unbiased assessment of my fit.

 

Based upon the purely conventional wisdom, 11D would be the best starting place, but Mike's advice is to go into a store that stocks a whole slew of sizes and just try on until you feel the one...

 

-Mike

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