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Probably just variability in the shell used then.  I had one pair that one of the panels was much lighter.  Paste wax would help, but I'd just let them fade and hope it evens out.  Just my preference though, I prefer color 8 after it lightens up quite a bit.

 

Always glad that there are other philly shoe/alden fans after seeing most of the stuff worn in this city.

Thanks, i was thinking the same as well because i love the look of lighter color 8. Just let them be for now and see how they do down the line. 

 

There should be a Philly Alden SF meet-up. lol

post #109607 of 122416
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Thanks, i was thinking the same as well because i love the look of lighter color 8. Just let them be for now and see how they do down the line. 

There should be a Philly Alden SF meet-up. lol

@JjasonL and @tanbar,

@BenLeaman, @tifosi and I meet every month or so in the King of Prussia area. I'd be down for meeting closer to the city.

Shoot me a PM if you guys want to join!
post #109608 of 122416
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@JjasonL and @tanbar,

@BenLeaman, @tifosi and I meet every month or so in the King of Prussia area. I'd be down for meeting closer to the city.

Shoot me a PM if you guys want to join!

Yea, id be interested in meeting up with you guys sometime.  Kop area would be fine with me, as Im actually in Huntingdon Valley.  Only a 35 minutes drive up the turnpike

post #109609 of 122416
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I haven't been able to frequent the forums much. Does anyone know where we're at in terms of the DC cigar captoe and Frans ravello plaza indy? Seems like both were delayed for quite a while now.

 

Not sure Meow on the Frans Indy. But I have talked to Kathy a few times, and the Cigartrippers are still awaiting confirmation.

 

-Mike

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Saturday. Natural Chromexcel LWB on Barrie from Alden DC.

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

Leisure Sunday. Color 8 Unlined LHS on Van for Brooks Brothers.

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

-Mike

post #109611 of 122416
Sizing question:

Do most of you go 1/2 size up from Barrie for their Grant size, or stay at the same length and go up one width instead?

Basically I take 8D in Barrie, usually 8.5D TTS, but wear 8E in other lasts from other makers like AE, but read that some folks here prefer to stay with their Barrie length and go up one width for Grant instead (which would put me at 8E in Grant).
post #109612 of 122416
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Sizing question:

Do most of you go 1/2 size up from Barrie for their Grant size, or stay at the same length and go up one width instead?

Basically I take 8D in Barrie, usually 8.5D TTS, but wear 8E in other lasts from other makers like AE, but read that some folks here prefer to stay with their Barrie length and go up one width for Grant instead (which would put me at 8E in Grant).

The consensus on the forum is either up a width or up a half size. So either an 8.5D or 8E. Grant last is TTS so you should go 8.5D

post #109613 of 122416
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Originally Posted by JSO1 View Post

Sizing question:

Do most of you go 1/2 size up from Barrie for their Grant size, or stay at the same length and go up one width instead?

Basically I take 8D in Barrie, usually 8.5D TTS, but wear 8E in other lasts from other makers like AE, but read that some folks here prefer to stay with their Barrie length and go up one width for Grant instead (which would put me at 8E in Grant).

Normally, you'd go up 1/2 size and stay with the same width.
post #109614 of 122416

Shined up the humble 405's for a casual Mother's Day brunch...

 

AppleMark

post #109615 of 122416
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The consensus on the forum is either up a width or up a half size. So either an 8.5D or 8E. Grant last is TTS so you should go 8.5D

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Normally, you'd go up 1/2 size and stay with the same width.

Good to know. Thanks gents. Unfortunately the style I'm looking for is only available at the moment in 8E rather than 8.5D, and I'm wondering whether it's worth the gamble.
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Hi gents, what's the consensus regarding sizing for loafers on the Van last and slip ons on the Aberdeen last?

I've got difficult to size feet - usually an 8.5D in Barrie but with a slightly tight front; 8E (wide) Barrie was too short; 8.5D (Trubalance) fit perfectly.

 

However, my problem is I've got flat feet and fairly narrow heels which make my heels slip out on loafers.

I have had some luck with Gaziano and Girling loafers in UK8 and almost no slippage but no such luck with Crockett & Jones or John Lobb. I suspect that I will see heel slippage with Alden loafers as well but I was wondering which size potentially gives the least slippage.

 

Should I go for the 9C (narrow) or 8.5D in the Van? And a 9D in Aberdeen?

post #109617 of 122416
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Good to know. Thanks gents. Unfortunately the style I'm looking for is only available at the moment in 8E rather than 8.5D, and I'm wondering whether it's worth the gamble.

Only your foot knows. See if you can buy a returnable pair - or, just use the time-honored SF tradition: flip 'em.
post #109618 of 122416
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Shined up the humble 405's for a casual Mother's Day brunch... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
AppleMark



Great look, C.
post #109619 of 122416
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Saturday. Natural Chromexcel LWB on Barrie from Alden DC.






Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)












Leisure Sunday. Color 8 Unlined LHS on Van for Brooks Brothers.






Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)











Crease city on the Chromexl. Now what? Kidding Bro! Looking sharp as usual...

-Mike
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Mom's Day Loafer..
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