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Originally Posted by Falu_al View Post

Here is a curve ball, has the size/make of the Alden last ever been updated? I recently ordered 2 pairs of Alden LWB in size 8.5, allegedly on the Barrie last (one pair of cigar, and one pair of whiskey cordovans). I already own a pair of LWB in color 8, Barrie, on the commando sole, which fits perfectly. To my surprise, both of the new LWBs are slightly, slightly too small. Reviewing the pictures, it seems like they might be on a different last, with the toe box being shaped slightly differently. What do you guys think? They'll be up for grabs shortly on B&S. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





I have had this issue as well. My color 8 LWB fit quite nicely. My suede and ravello LWBs fit more tightly. At first I thought it was because the suede and ravello LWBs were less broken in. However, I recently picked up a new pair of black shell LWB and they fit much closer to the color 8. All of these LWB are either 2013 or newer. Anyway, I just chalk it up to Alden being Alden.
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Ravello LWB today. If my second pair doesn't sell soon I'm just going to end up keeping them. Ravello is so gorgeous.
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Alden Indy on modified last


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Originally Posted by Falu_al View Post

Here is a curve ball, has the size/make of the Alden last ever been updated? I recently ordered 2 pairs of Alden LWB in size 8.5, allegedly on the Barrie last (one pair of cigar, and one pair of whiskey cordovans). I already own a pair of LWB in color 8, Barrie, on the commando sole, which fits perfectly. To my surprise, both of the new LWBs are slightly, slightly too small. Reviewing the pictures, it seems like they might be on a different last, with the toe box being shaped slightly differently. What do you guys think? They'll be up for grabs shortly on B&S.





 

Simple answer is --- It's Alden.

 

I have a few LWB, shells (8 with and without antique, cigar, ravello, whiskey) and nubuck.  They all fit a little different.  Some tighter, some looser.  

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Another fine creation by Yenni and Co.

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Speaking of Yenni, she really has some very nice non-shell make ups. I love what she is doing with her store. I wore these yesterday, also one of hers.........




This also leads me to a question. I have the same shoe without eyelets in a LWB. I would like to have eyelets added but would prefer the same color as the boots. Has anyone had this type of customization done where it didn't involve brass eyelets? Unfortunately Sublime can only do brass. Thanks.
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Just got Ravello Captoe Boots from SF member, great one!
Thanks @Shawnc

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Originally Posted by Teeka View Post

Just got Ravello Captoe Boots from SF member, great one!
Thanks @Shawnc

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If these were 1/2 size smaller, they would have been the most worn pair in my collection. Hated parting with the but glad they found a good home. Man, they look good on you.
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Edit: Sorry for the poor lighting
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^ very nice. I want a different welt or I would have jumped on these too.
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Why do some NST/Tankers have a v-tip on the top stitching, while others have more of a u-shape stitching similar to an Indy. I know the non-Barrie last (aberdeen / plaza ?) NST have more of a v-tip, but I see a variance in the look of barrie lasted NSTs. Is it from the size difference? I prefer the u-shape stitching myself.

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shoemart emails are out. nothing good on 11.5/12d, as usual

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shoemart emails are out. nothing good on 11.5/12d, as usual

Remember the good ole days when the seconds list would have 15+ pairs of cordovan in your size?
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Originally Posted by iLuveketchup View Post
 

Why do some NST/Tankers have a v-tip on the top stitching, while others have more of a u-shape stitching similar to an Indy. I know the non-Barrie last (aberdeen / plaza ?) NST have more of a v-tip, but I see a variance in the look of barrie lasted NSTs. Is it from the size difference? I prefer the u-shape stitching myself.

 

I think it's all a matter of the shape of the lasts, where Trubalance/Barrie are rounded toes versus the pointier Aberdeen last.

 

 

Barrie:

 

Aberdeen:

 

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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post

Agree they all look like barrie but Why do the toes of the other two in question look so skewed...the actual toe itself looks the same however they seem to face a few degrees the other direction

 

To me it looks most like the color 8 LWB has a much wider looking welt, shape of the shoes looks pretty similar to me.

 

 

I will say that my 975 fits a little bigger compared to my Ravello LWB on double waterlock.

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