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Alden x Leffot Navy Suede LWB.
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-Mike

You stay classy, San Diego
post #101822 of 122416
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I am a brannock 11D. I have one pair of barrie boots (JCrew PCT) and went up to TTS/11D. I was in the store and tried on my regular 10.5D and found them surprisingly snug. After owning 3 other Barrie shoes I was very surprised. My Barrie chukka however, fits just like my Barrie shoes. That's why I feel like chuukas are much more akin to shoes than boots.

 

My Trubalance boots fit fantastically in 10.5D. They are CXL if that makes a difference. I love that last. It gives me plenty of toe room, instep room and a snug heel. Barrie offers a good fit in everything but the heel which is a tad big.

I agree completely about heel fitting better with the trubalance.

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I wanted to offer one of these to a SF'er before a return to the store. PM me if interested. 9D both pairs.

Best Offer Over 2015 Pricing of $760.00 plus 4% PayPal fee and shipping with signature .. About $30. US Domestic only. Bidding closes Sunday January 25 midnight Eastern Standard Time.

These are model #6754 Ravello LHS and Cigar model #6717 from Alden SF 9D. The color is exquisite. I am listing both Ravello and Cigar models.

I have to sell one of them and like them both equally.

These are Van last so know your size as there are no returns.

The last photo shows with my Whiskey LHS. These are taken with window direct sunlight. The Cigar has Olive and the Ravello is indeed light with reddish tones.

Tried like hell to get pictures posted in Classified but it doesn'twork now for some reason.

 

You Sir, are a Gentleman and a Scholar. :fonz: 

 

Bravo for giving back to the SF Alden community. :nodding:

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@Burzan

We may have the exact same foot. If your feet are event slightly wide or have a high instep, I recommend going to E over sizing up a half.

If 7.5E Barrie fits you well, then stick with 8E for Grant and Plaza.
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@Burzan

We may have the exact same foot. If your feet are event slightly wide or have a high instep, I recommend going to E over sizing up a half.

If 7.5E Barrie fits you well, then stick with 8E for Grant and Plaza.

 

So I'm a 7.5D Barrie shoe (fits great) and you suggest maybe 7.5E Barrie Boot (7.5D is quite snug) and 8E Grant & Plaza?

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So I'm a 7.5D Barrie shoe (fits great) and you suggest maybe 7.5E Barrie Boot (7.5D is quite snug) and 8E Grant & Plaza?

Yep. I don't believe the half size up wisdom. I think it works for people who have the same shape foot.

If you have to size up to make up for width, you shouldn't (IMO) size up from THAT size; it's not your true size. You will likely get heel slippage. Best advice is to stick with your Brannock width but go up/down a size based on the last. Alden SA told me to keep width constant, and I now agree with him.
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Yep. I don't believe the half size up wisdom. I think it works for people who have the same shape foot.

If you have to size up to make up for width, you shouldn't (IMO) size up from THAT size; it's not your true size. You will likely get heel slippage. Best advice is to stick with your Brannock width but go up/down a size based on the last. Alden SA told me to keep width constant, and I now agree with him.

 

I was thinking about the heel width and slippage and that was my concern with trying a 7.5E in barrie boots vs an 8D because, and maybe I am wrong, but from what I understand the 7.5E would be the wider of the two. At the same time it make sense just going up in width as I don't feel I need any extra length so maybe I am over complicating it.

 

Damn my in between Brannock size making things confusing. The trial and error process will continue but this gives me lots of info to help make an informed decision on my next purchase.

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Would like some opinions on the gash on these Alden seconds I just received from Shoemart.  Given the location, visually this does not bother me but the cut seems to go straight through the leather all the way down to the heel counter.  The gash is not in an area that flexes but I'm concerned that I won't be able to have these resoled as a result of the damage.  I suppose I could topy them (repeatedly?) to hold off on resoling them and perhaps have the gash filled in with something...

 

Thoughts?  To keep or not to keep...

 

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Would like some opinions on the gash on these Alden seconds I just received from Shoemart.  Given the location, visually this does not bother me but the cut seems to go straight through the leather all the way down to the heel counter.  The gash is not in an area that flexes but I'm concerned that I won't be able to have these resoled as a result of the damage.  I suppose I could topy them (repeatedly?) to hold off on resoling them and perhaps have the gash filled in with something...

 

Thoughts?  To keep or not to keep...

 

No question...return.

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No question...return.

Agreed
post #101831 of 122416

Thanks gents, deep down I think I knew that was the right answer already - just needed to hear it from someone else.  Back they go.  

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Would like some opinions on the gash on these Alden seconds I just received from Shoemart.  Given the location, visually this does not bother me but the cut seems to go straight through the leather all the way down to the heel counter.  The gash is not in an area that flexes but I'm concerned that I won't be able to have these resoled as a result of the damage.  I suppose I could topy them (repeatedly?) to hold off on resoling them and perhaps have the gash filled in with something...

 

Thoughts?  To keep or not to keep...

 

 

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I wouldn't have even taken the time to photograph those. They would already on their way back to Connecticut.

 

-Mike

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Originally Posted by Slammo View Post
 

Would like some opinions on the gash on these Alden seconds I just received from Shoemart.  Given the location, visually this does not bother me but the cut seems to go straight through the leather all the way down to the heel counter.  The gash is not in an area that flexes but I'm concerned that I won't be able to have these resoled as a result of the damage.  I suppose I could topy them (repeatedly?) to hold off on resoling them and perhaps have the gash filled in with something...

 

Thoughts?  To keep or not to keep...

 

 

 

Also, what size are you? Interlock has a few first quality suede chukkas and a nice shoe on eBay for not much more than second pricing. I'm surprised those were even sold as seconds in that condition.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-Shoe-Company-snuff-suede-moc-toe-blucher-/111571872034?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item19fa33a922

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Couple of Chup socks down to $33 with an additional 40% off at J Crew. Shipping and exchange kills the sale for me but you US guys may like the deal. 

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Also, what size are you? Interlock has a few first quality suede chukkas and a nice shoe on eBay for not much more than second pricing. I'm surprised those were even sold as seconds in that condition.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-Shoe-Company-snuff-suede-moc-toe-blucher-/111571872034?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item19fa33a922


Thanks for the heads up on this - much appreciated.  I'm an 8.5e but the only last (Alden or otherwise) I've ever found that actually fits well is the modified last, which certainly limits my options.  I'm slowly building up a rotation of shoes from moulded (as my preferred styles trickle in) and I'm considering placing an order through Anatomica but I'm not sure that I want to spend that much on Aldens (but they kind of have me by the balls...).

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