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Alright, thanks for the input guys. I think I'm sold on the color 8 and will be placing an order from Shoemart biggrin.gif

However, now I need a little help with sizing! I wore an 8.5E in whiskey Indy (trubalance last) and 8.5D in CXL Indy (also trubalance), the 9D CXL Indy stretched out too much after a few wears and had to be returned.

What size should I be looking at on a Barrie last?

edit: RevisIsland beat me to it. But any input is still appreciated
Haha, I don't though! I just want to be content with 1-2 pairs that can be worn heavily with most of my wardrobe.

same length, but 1 width wider on barrie in shell
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Why the difference between the two indy boots? Normally a shell model on the same last fits less snug than it's leather counterpart because the shell doesn't stretch as much during lasting.

Not sure tbh, I think it was because the whiskey were so difficult to find and I had finally found a pair that would fit my feet so I jumped on them. I'm sure an 8.5D would have fit just as well. I do remember that with thinner socks they tended to slip a little and caused some heel blisters, so perhaps 8.5D is my size.
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Why the difference between the two indy boots? Normally a shell model on the same last fits less snug than it's leather counterpart because the shell doesn't stretch as much during lasting.

Not sure tbh, I think it was because the whiskey were so difficult to find and I had finally found a pair that would fit my feet so I jumped on them. I'm sure an 8.5D would have fit just as well. I do remember that with thinner socks they tended to slip a little and caused some heel blisters, so perhaps 8.5D is my size.

Most people have good luck wearing the same size, so I'd start with the 8.5D and go from there.

Stay on carpet and try them on at the end of the day when you've been on your fee the longest, and they are the most swollen.
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Haha, I don't though! I just want to be content with 1-2 pairs that can be worn heavily with most of my wardrobe.

If you pull this off, please take notes on how. Although i suspect most of us have long since surpassed the 1-2 pairs. Versatility is a hollow word around here. Every time i look at a new pair of Alden's i say to myself, "These will be super versatile and i can wear them all the time." Which would be true if i only had 1-2 pairs. Hence the predicament. 

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If you pull this off, please take notes on how. Although i suspect most of us have long since surpassed the 1-2 pairs. Versatility is a hollow word around here. Every time i look at a new pair of Alden's i say to myself, "These will be super versatile and i can wear them all the time." Which would be true if i only had 1-2 pairs. Hence the predicament. 

Haha yep, as someone who has dabbled in a variety of hobbies, I know this to be true. However, my strategy for keeping the herd thin might end up being my modest teacher's salary haha.
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Not sure tbh, I think it was because the whiskey were so difficult to find and I had finally found a pair that would fit my feet so I jumped on them. I'm sure an 8.5D would have fit just as well. I do remember that with thinner socks they tended to slip a little and caused some heel blisters, so perhaps 8.5D is my size.
Shame you aren't 1/2 size smaller. I might have been able to help you out with the whiskey LWB. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by breck81 View Post

If you pull this off, please take notes on how. Although i suspect most of us have long since surpassed the 1-2 pairs. Versatility is a hollow word around here. Every time i look at a new pair of Alden's i say to myself, "These will be super versatile and i can wear them all the time." Which would be true if i only had 1-2 pairs. Hence the predicament. 
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Actually probably safer to stay away from Styleforum completely.
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cigar day trippin in Baltimore with some good coffee from spoons

Lookin' great in charm city, my favorite city.
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Suede plain toe boots.
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Quick question:

 

Headed to TSM soon to go try on a pair of color 8 lwb. After doing some research, I really like the antique edging. If I wanted to have a cobbler sand down the black and change it is this possible?Seems like the makeups with the antique are not available at the moment.

 

I like the idea of making them more casual. 

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Hey guys,

First post so I'm sorry if this is a stupid question. I want to get a pair of Longwings in Color 8. Which online retailer do you recommend? I've never tried on a pair before so I may have to return. 

Thanks!

Alden DC or SF.

I say order from J Crew if they have your size. Their returns are easier than anyone's, especially if you have one near by.
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Mahogany Alpine Grain LHS:

post #108133 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tb43 View Post
 

Quick question:

 

Headed to TSM soon to go try on a pair of color 8 lwb. After doing some research, I really like the antique edging. If I wanted to have a cobbler sand down the black and change it is this possible?Seems like the makeups with the antique are not available at the moment.

 

I like the idea of making them more casual. 


Just to echo what others have said.  If you want to be content with 1 or 2 pairs.... don't buy Aldens!  You will surely become addicted.

 

Regarding sanding down the edge, it is possible but you will still be left with a dark welt (stiching).

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Mahogany Alpine Grain LHS:


So these are a real treat to see.. Well done! Origin?
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@Chipshot:
Originally TSM by way of eBay NOS.
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