Happy I bought them in black. Can't wait to get my pair. Thanks for the pics!
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The Official Alden Thread for 2016 - Share reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 125post #1862 of 117931/30/16 at 4:43amQuote:Originally Posted by mdubs
Finally, here is my footwear worn from yesterday and today.
Alden Cigar Cap Toe Balmoral. Hampton Last. CitiShoes. 2001.
Marcoliani Navy Argyles OTC.
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Great Odin's raven! Fantastic shade of cigar. Outstanding!post #1863 of 117931/30/16 at 6:02am
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.post #1864 of 117931/30/16 at 6:56amQuote:
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.post #1865 of 117931/30/16 at 7:00amQuote:
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.post #1866 of 117931/30/16 at 7:21ampost #1867 of 117931/30/16 at 7:50amQuote:
The black really is incredible! Congrats Mike. Btw, your chukkas are gorgeous. The Barrie last always looks so svelte in your sizepost #1868 of 117931/30/16 at 8:16am
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.post #1869 of 117931/30/16 at 8:54ampost #1870 of 117931/30/16 at 9:05amQuote:
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.post #1871 of 117931/30/16 at 9:15amQuote:Originally Posted by mdubs
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
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Color 8 Shell Cordovan (with Antique Edge Dressing)
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Mike, both pairs are super. Great make uppost #1872 of 117931/30/16 at 10:12ampost #1873 of 117931/30/16 at 10:17ampost #1874 of 117931/30/16 at 10:18amQuote:
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.post #1875 of 117931/30/16 at 10:19amThread StarterQuote:
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...
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