My barrie 9.5Ds work well in LWB and PTB
My tassels are 10.5B
10C works well in the modified last.
In general would a 10.5B work in the LHS?
So the other day I email B Nelson and asked about adding something to the heel counter to take up some left over space in my smaller foot (~1/2 size) because i'm neurotic. They responded and said that they could put in a thick piece of leather against the existing heel counter and it would be cemented and stitched into place. In theory it sounds like the perfect solution to my problem. Im going to NYC this friday and am going to try and stop by there and talk to someone in person.
I was wondering if anyone else had an experience in doing something like this and how it worked out?
Perhaps the finest example of Alden boot-making I have ever seen.
Bravo and Well Done!Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Thank you Watchman, I lucked into mine via a SF member keeping them in the family.. I urge you all to do the same/what's good for the goose style!
My Frans saddles(not shell) were, I believe, $517 USD. I was then hit with a $51 fee from UPS. Seems like UPS can choose to asses this fee or not. I think its based on declared value. Some get charged while others dont. Its the main reason i dont use UPS if i can help it. Seems way to shady/sketchy that some are assessed these fees while others arent. I even brought that up to the UPS guy and he just was like,"Uh...its a standard issue fee that we cannot waive it." I called BS and just shrugged his shoulders. Rant over....WooSah
Pic of Invoice from UPS:
My frans boone cigar shell plain toe boot got hit for $120 UPS fee. That hurt on top of international shipping and at that time a weak dollar against the euro.
I am a big proponent of keeping things in the community as well. Especially the rare and exotic stuff.
I have found several examples of good stuff on Ebay and other places that was my exact size...but the prices were exorbitant.
Ravello Cap Toe Plaza boots for $1,600...I can get a pair of EG made in cordovan for that...and I even get to pick sole/welt/slight design mods etc...
Ravello LWB on Ebay for $1,100...Vass will hand welt them in cordovan for less than that....
Anyway, such is the nature of the Alden game I guess....
Yeah next time i will ask for a non-UPS method. The Box said Made in USA. He was a little surprised, but then went all "Company Man" on me. He claimed they still have to pay the customs employees to check that. Live and learn. Frans still has great makeups. I will for sure order from them again, no questions.