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post #112516 of 122416
Do the 975s fit larger than other Barrie last shoes? Just received 975 and they are roomier in the heel vs a Dover in snuff & CXL. Granted the Dovers are unlined, but I thought that would be even more reason for the 975s to fit, if anything, tighter.
post #112517 of 122416
^ ime, dover fits the "smallest" of the barrie last shoes. the 975 is more the accurate representation of the barrie
post #112518 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Funny, I own this boot too and it is the only boot I didn't include in my candidates for sale. I wear it more or less every week during the fall and winter and it is my most versatile (I wear it with anything from charcoal dress trousers to denim).

its never crossed my mind either. i sold off the color 8 version. its surpassingly versatile. i wore them with a suit to a funeral and now with denim. remarkable boot indeed
post #112519 of 122416
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

congratulations on your first shell boots @NAMOR


careful. you might get addicted. rimshot.gif  

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post #112520 of 122416
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Originally Posted by iLuveketchup View Post

Do the 975s fit larger than other Barrie last shoes? Just received 975 and they are roomier in the heel vs a Dover in snuff & CXL. Granted the Dovers are unlined, but I thought that would be even more reason for the 975s to fit, if anything, tighter.
All of my shell longwings fit slightly roomier than my other Barrie lasted shoes.
post #112521 of 122416
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

The PATRONPRE 30% code seems to work on Aldens at kafka.co.uk.
They have a couple sizes of #8 longwings.
Code takes them down to 310gbp shipped to US.

#8 PTB are about 300gbp.

Note that you have to be a "patron" but I think all that means is that you sign up for an account.

Last time I ordered from Kafka they used Fedex. You should NOT owe any duty for US made goods (8.5% for shoes; 4 or 5% for welted footwear) but there's always a chance that something will get messed up and they'll still try to ding you. Fedex might also charge you a brokerage fee of around $25.

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I ordered the unlined PTB from Kafka and a Barbour jacket (300gbp + 138gbp).
UPS just tried to deliver and collect $212 duty. I said "um, no" so the driver said to call and try to clear it up and he'd deliver later.
Called UPS and they were pretty much worthless. Said the package was $900 and described as "men's clothing".
They were absolutely no help trying to get it corrected. They said to contact shipper and try to get a corrected invoice.
post #112522 of 122416
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Originally Posted by shoetree View Post

All of my shell longwings fit slightly roomier than my other Barrie lasted shoes.
Thanks! Those are my findings as well. Should have done a bit more research. It can be a half size smaller, but will do. Good fit when wearing socks.
post #112523 of 122416
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Originally Posted by iLuveketchup View Post

Do the 975s fit larger than other Barrie last shoes? Just received 975 and they are roomier in the heel vs a Dover in snuff & CXL. Granted the Dovers are unlined, but I thought that would be even more reason for the 975s to fit, if anything, tighter.

Usually shell models are roomier as the material doesn't stretch over the last as much as other leathers.
post #112524 of 122416
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Originally Posted by turkey_sandwich View Post

Somehow J. Crew had a pair of size 9 #8 PCT boots on their website this AM. Out of sheer luck, I happened to see they were available. So... although I had NOT been planning to spend that kind of money on a pair of boots right now, I felt as though I could not pass them up... I've been scouring eBay and the marketplace here for months with no luck. As long as I keep them for 5 or more years, I'm OK with the expenditure, I suppose! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Now to get to saving...

Nice! Love those boots and welcome to the club! You'll love them and will definitely get plenty of years out of them 👍
post #112525 of 122416

Congrats on getting the Color #8 PCT Boots. Here is my pair, from Leffot. @sazon and I were the Alden Navy today...

 

Alden x Leffot Naval Boots.

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

-Mike

post #112526 of 122416

PSA 

 

Not my auction but a cigar LHS in size 8D popped up on the bay, very reasonable BIN price too. I had to seriously consider pulling the trigger as I think I can make and 8D work, my 7.5D whiskey LHS really only can be worn sockless or a thin sock liner.

 

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Alden-Cigar-Shell-Cordovan-Leisure-Handsewn-Penny-Loafer-size-8/171842162786?_trksid=p2050601.c100085.m2372&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140211132617%26meid%3Dd3c451e36f834af6b5bfdb5f335c9316%26pid%3D100085%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D171842162786%26clkid%3D7218296836162478279&_qi=RTM2067267

post #112527 of 122416
Mike, those are gorgeous. What width did you that in those?
post #112528 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Congrats on getting the Color #8 PCT Boots. Here is my pair, from Leffot. @sazon
 and I were the Alden Navy today...

Alden x Leffot Naval Boots.






Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)











-Mike

Beautiful boots! I love the antique edge!
post #112529 of 122416
Alright question for you Alden experts.

What's my best bet for finding something along the lines of:
Shell boot (#8 or Ravello)
NST or tanker
Barrie last
Not sure about the sole...Perhaps commando

Something like this:

post #112530 of 122416
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Originally Posted by iLuveketchup View Post

Do the 975s fit larger than other Barrie last shoes? Just received 975 and they are roomier in the heel vs a Dover in snuff & CXL. Granted the Dovers are unlined, but I thought that would be even more reason for the 975s to fit, if anything, tighter.
Shell fits loose, suede fits tight. I'd say it's more material than pattern.
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