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Working in Marketing for a very large internet retailer with our own in-house creative and photography teams, I can tell you that most people overestimate the amount of retouching that gets done.  They don't necessarily "photoshop the pics to make them look better so the customer is more enticed to buy".  Photoshopping implies changing or manipulating the subject within the actual image to look different.  You photoshop a unibrow on someone, you don't photoshop product photography.  Retouching (which is what is actually done) is a very different objective.  Retouching is typically done to optimize coloring, highlight important parts of the product and clip out anything around the product from the studio environment.  If you're ever in the Philadelphia area, I can give you a tour of our facility and show you exactly what is done.

 

The two barrie lasts in the examples provided are quite obviously different.  Messing with colors won't change that.  The only thing I will say is that the shots aren't taken from an identical angle, so that may make for a little bit more of a dramatic affect.  The show looks like it's taken from maybe 3-4 degrees higher which will look bulkier.  I still think it's larger.

 

The one selfish plus that I took from this discussion was the guy that was saying he is a C-width in Barrie and wishes the combination last was A/D not either A/C or B/D because the heel is too wide.  That's EXACTLY how I feel in barrie shoes.  I need a C-width in a LWB but my 9.5D barrie boots fit perfectly.


Thanks for your inside scoop.  Thanks also for confirming my main point which was that regardless of any editing Jcrew may have done, and regardless of slightly different angles of the 2 pics, the bottom line is that those 2 shoes have different toe boxes and vamps, with the blucher being more voluminous vs the boot.

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Ravello Brixtons. A dude at work noticed that the right one is a bit lighter than the other. He asked if I was going to put some polish on it to even them out.

Grail. No spoilers.
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Originally Posted by chrisefi View Post
 

The one selfish plus that I took from this discussion was the guy that was saying he is a C-width in Barrie and wishes the combination last was A/D not either A/C or B/D because the heel is too wide.  That's EXACTLY how I feel in barrie shoes.  I need a C-width in a LWB but my 9.5D barrie boots fit perfectly.

 

Yeah, that was me. And I really do wish that they offered an A/D Barrie. But at that point, I might as well wish for a Nephew Barrie last.

 

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@kwhitelaw

Love the boots! Where did you get the non Alden pair?!

 

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thank you sir! Galways came from W.R. & Co, right before their price jump. I think they came to $927 shipped, couldnt pass them up

 

Ugh, I really need to get some Galways. Such an iconic boot.

 

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The pair of J Crew punch cap toe boots I have definitely feel different than most other Barrie lasted shoes and boots. But it's far from enough of a difference that I (emphasis on I) would feel the need to get a different size.
I should point out that this punch cap toe (from Epaulet) feels even tighter, but not enough different that I would get a different size. People's feet are a continuous function and one is trying to get a stepping function (shoe size) to fit so to speak. It doesn't surprise me at all that someone who is near the border between sizes would need to size differently for the J Crew boot. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Those look fantastic in calf. I am imagining them in Ravello, however... :drool:

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Grail. No spoilers.

 

I know, right? I think these, along with the Color #4 TSM wingtip boots, are the absolute pinnacle of the Alden shoe game.

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Ravello Brixtons. A dude at work noticed that the right one is a bit lighter than the other. He asked if I was going to put some polish on it to even them out.

😀
I've heard that before as well but mine are significantly different.

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king lhs
merino wool argyles otc

Awesome loafer Mac with a great shine and patina.

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pleasantly surprise to see these dropped off today.. excuse the chinos, wasn't wearing boot with them earlier Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


and non alden related ,but arrived yesterday. please dont shoot me lol
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enjoy the rest of your week gentlemen

(and I take the PCT boot TTS. .5 down was too tight). someone on here got a great deal on them iirc

Enjoy your new boots in good health KDubs.

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Ravello Brixtons. A dude at work noticed that the right one is a bit lighter than the other. He asked if I was going to put some polish on it to even them out. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Yeah, those look just horrible. You should just dye them black... :-) They are just stunning Zip with good character.

-M
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Ravello LWB today. I need to clean up the edges, but am hesitant to mess up the lovely Alden antiquing.
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Ravello LWB today. I need to clean up the edges, but am hesitant to mess up the lovely Alden antiquing.
Those look great as is. Very nice shade of ravello.
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Those look great as is. Very nice shade of ravello.

 

That's kind of you to say, but the nicks and scratches in the edges give me anxiety! Must... be... pristine...

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Ravello LWB today. I need to clean up the edges, but am hesitant to mess up the lovely Alden antiquing.

 

Wipe it down and apply some neutral wax. Always worked for me.

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Wipe it down and apply some neutral wax. Always worked for me.

 

Alright, I'll give it a shot. Thanks, bud.

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Scotch grain LWB from B+M : thanks, Yenni!

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Scotch grain LWB from B+M : thanks, Yenni!
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Those are fantastic. Yenni has insanely good taste and comes up with wonderful makeups. I love that B&M shop.

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Ravello LWB today. I need to clean up the edges, but am hesitant to mess up the lovely Alden antiquing.

 

If they ever get really beat up, I've found Allen Edmonds Chili edge dressing does a good job at substituting for Alden's antique edge dressing. See here.

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Snuff suede LWBs today (brass eyelets by randy the cobbler)
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