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Alden Cigar LWB on Barrie Last of course. From TheShoeMart in 10.5B. Maiden Voyage. I expect the Cigar will lighten significantly after a few wearings and brushings. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Happy Thursday!

-Mike

Mike, they will lighten over time after a dozen or so wears.....make sure they see plenty of sunlight the days you wear them.

But, with your shoe rotation that will probably take you a few years!
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Originally Posted by JSO1 View Post
 

Opinions, gents.

 

I just received my shipment from TSM with a pair of black shell plain toe boots - seconds. I can't really find anything wrong with them other than one small area where the welt isn't perfect (near where the welt meets the heel on the right shoe) and a few minor stitches that aren't quite finished properly. But the quality on these is better than most AE firsts...

 

The back of the boot has an interesting calfskin section - it looks like it was stitched on later, perhaps to cover up some kind of flaw, and they just put it on both boots and marked them seconds? Who knows.

 

Anyway, these are on the 379X last. I can confirm that I went with my Barrie size (which is 1/2 size down from TTS/Brannock for me) and they are definitely more snug in the waist and have a lower instep, but are actually quite comfortable.

 

The last is definitely blobby - it's pretty refined in the waist and I like the shape near the back of the boot, but the toe is very round. I might use this as my "bad-weather shell" and just muck about in them, even though they have a leather sole.

 

That said, they do fit great. Apologies for the mediocre pictures.

 

 

 

 

Those look great. Enjoy them! People make too big a deal about "blobby."  Those are a fine pair of boots….

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Friday ravello LWB maiden voyage with Samurai S5000VX

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Ravello is amazing.
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Ravello is amazing.


+1000

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Hey guys,

 

First post here. :)

I’m ready to pull the trigger on a pair of black shell ptbs and i have a question about the sizing.

How do you guys fit regarding the width?

I'm 13E on the brannock and i tried the 12.5D and they feel snug. Is there much difference from a D to a E? I also noticed  that the barrie have a large heel. How can i tell if they fit on the heel or not? Should the feel tight, a little bit of space?

I’m a bit worried because my toes splay and it’s hard to tell if the fit works until i flex the shoes.

 

For reference my only pair of Alden are a Black Shell PCT Modified Last 13D. They feel normal on the width but i bit large on the length size.

 

Unfortunately i'm too used to wear poorly fitted shoes and i’m really trying to change that now. :)

 

Sorry for my poor english.

 

Have a great Friday!

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#4 Chukka. Argyle OTC. Marcoliani. Respect
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Leffot's Instagram post of @mdubs Naval boots has me really excited for the September time frame when the current pre-order will hopefully be delivered!
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JCrew Suede Short Wings today

 

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Great pickup, they look terrific with the natural welt.

 



Thanks, very pleased with them! I was actually looking for some Black Shell Cordovan and by chance came across these with the natural welt, which I think I much prefer.

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@schmallo15 absolutely wonderful shade on those! Killer denim as well.

403s for me today.. I'm loving how these have changed after almost a year of regular wear
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Originally Posted by baldSasquatch View Post

Hey guys,




First post here. smile.gif



I’m ready to pull the trigger on a pair of black shell ptbs and i have a question about the sizing.



How do you guys fit regarding the width?



I'm 13E on the brannock and i tried the 12.5D and they feel snug. Is there much difference from a D to a E? I also noticed  that the barrie have a large heel. How can i tell if they fit on the heel or not? Should the feel tight, a little bit of space?



I’m a bit worried because my toes splay and it’s hard to tell if the fit works until i flex the shoes.




For reference my only pair of Alden are a Black Shell PCT Modified Last 13D. They feel normal on the width but i bit large on the length size.




Unfortunately i'm too used to wear poorly fitted shoes and i’m really trying to change that now. smile.gif




Sorry for my poor english.




Have a great Friday!

Keep in mind that cordovan will stretch slightly (not as much as calf) and as you wear them, the cork footbed will also compress/mold giving you slightly more volume. As far as width, there is a big difference between a D and an E in the same size. Good luck.
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Thank you to whoever never called Alden DC back on their 10.5D Ravello Captoe boots (Commando Daytrippers). The last pair, IS MINE! Will post photos upon receipt.

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