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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post


I should probably ask this in the MTO order thread, but why is the Grant last so under utilized and the Barrie so over utilized? Both fit similarly, both are comfortable, but the Grant looks better, ime.

I wish I knew, as I feel the exact same way...Any thoughts from the peanut gallery? biggrin.gif
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I wish I knew, as I feel the exact same way...Any thoughts from the peanut gallery? biggrin.gif

how does grant compare to plaza, in your opinion, I have seen quite a few pictures, but have only tried on plaza.
post #14718 of 122416
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new toys --- cigar chukka boots biggrin.gif

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good looking chukkas
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Sri's old Cigar NSTs
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very nice
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Great looking Cigar NST, New York Ranger:)! Are those on the Barrie last? What sole? Thx...http://www.styleforum.net/forum/thread/85589/the-official-alden-thread-supported-by-leather-soul/14715#
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which last are these (don't look like Barrie) and where did you buy from?
they are gorgeous
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new toys --- cigar chukka boots biggrin.gif

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post #14723 of 122416
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post


I should probably ask this in the MTO order thread, but why is the Grant last so under utilized and the Barrie so over utilized? Both fit similarly, both are comfortable, but the Grant looks better, ime.

I completely agree on the Grant being awesome. IMO the Grant is the great mix of sleek-ness while not being overly dressy like say the plaza last. From what I witnessed in the MTO thread, most people are more familiar with the Barrie last and thus want to order Barrie lasted shoes as its hard figure out one's correct size on a specific last in the crazy world of Alden shoes. I feel that the Barrie preference by shoemakers it somewhat of a self-perpetuating cycle at this point especially for retailers with a strong E-business presence. The Barrie last is the most common used last, thus in the effort to sell the most amount/all of their shoes, stores would want to offer Barrie lasted shoes to attract the most people to buy. This is just a theory on my end, and its probably completely wrong, but that is the only way I can justify it. happy.gif Hopefully more people can become more familiar with it so we can see some more offerings from Alden/Retailers in the future.
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^ +1 on the Grant last. Most versatile IMHO.
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KOP ALERT: Alden Ravello Shell Cordovan Split Toe (NST) Size 10.5E BIN $400 Shipped
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Sadly, not my size!
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Hi Namor,

arrrghh - this would be mine

unfortunately too small on the Aberdeen Last - got the 666 Brown Suede Tassel in size 11 C/E - pure torture

Joachim
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Sadly, not my size!
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Hi Namor,

arrrghh - this would be mine

unfortunately too small on the Aberdeen Last - got the 666 Brown Suede Tassel in size 11 C/E - pure torture

Joachim

ahhh, maybe next time. Great history of Alden by the Boston Globe:

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2008/01/24/sole_survivor/
post #14729 of 122416
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ahhh, maybe next time. Great history of Alden by the Boston Globe:

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2008/01/24/sole_survivor/

Thank you very much for this vid - now i can't stop singin' these boots are made for walkin' icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

kind regards Joachim
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