or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › ***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 1168  

post #17506 of 122416
xpost from MC, Alden for Winn Perry:

p1040277b.jpg
post #17507 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by jslade View Post

Can anyone comment on how the Aberdeen last fits in comparison to the Barrie last? I've read that the Aberdeen is a bit longer and elongated, but I'm not 100% sure on whether or not to size down like the Barrie.

I wear
9.5E or 10D in Barrie

I wear 10E or 10.5D in Aberdeen

So half size up.
post #17508 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by ozzyboo View Post

On West Broadway in Tribeca:
http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Navigation/tribeca/ls1.jsp

I will check the liquor store weekly for this item; when I see it, I'll post it here so people can call in and order
post #17509 of 122416
That's what I thought -- thanks! I'm expecting the Aberdeen's to fit a little bit more narrower than my Barrie's a half size down, but I don't think I have enormous feet, so here's to hoping that they'll fit. Have to win the auction first, of course. redface.gif
post #17510 of 122416
I would go .5 up and one size wider from Barrie to Aberdeen.
post #17511 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick V. View Post

Be careful, the thicker sole you pictured will take away from the look you are going for. The heel you showed will be thicker than the existing heel. They can cut down your base to balance it but, you will loose some of the stacked look.
The thinner sole that you mentioned can't be stitched on because the lugs go to the edge. I could be wrong but let us know.

thanks Nick. this is the heel I'm talking about. I think it would be cemented or glued on

236
post #17512 of 122416
Has anyone tried the same size Barrie last in different widths? I normally wear a 10D Barrie. There is a pair of chukkas I am thinking of purchasing that are 10C. Would I need to go to 10.5C to fit the same as 10D? Thanks.
post #17513 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by makewayhomer View Post

thanks Nick. this is the heel I'm talking about. I think it would be cemented or glued on
236

It gets cemented and nailed on. The holes around the circumference are to accept the nails.
The heel is the thickness of a half heel meaning it is thicker than the original top-lift. In order to balance the shoe correctly you would have to lower the existing leather base to offset the difference of the thicker heel. When finished the profile of the heel will show more rubber and less leather.
post #17514 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by jslade View Post

Can anyone comment on how the Aberdeen last fits in comparison to the Barrie last? I've read that the Aberdeen is a bit longer and elongated, but I'm not 100% sure on whether or not to size down like the Barrie.

I have a wide foot. I can get into the Barrie at a 10D, but it is quite tight on my left foot. In a 11.5, the Aberdeen fits nicely. So the calls that it is a "narrow" last I've found to be...unfounded. I can fit into most 10.5D shoes. The Aberdeen hugs the waist nicely, and has a smaller heel than the Barrie, which is the way most feet are. Barrie, imo, is weird.
post #17515 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post

xpost from MC, Alden for Winn Perry:
p1040277b.jpg

Combo is a big win. Winn Perry had a good eye for special makeups. Too bad they're gone.
post #17516 of 122416
post #17517 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick V. View Post

It gets cemented and nailed on. The holes around the circumference are to accept the nails.
The heel is the thickness of a half heel meaning it is thicker than the original top-lift. In order to balance the shoe correctly you would have to lower the existing leather base to offset the difference of the thicker heel. When finished the profile of the heel will show more rubber and less leather.

thanks Nick. I'm down in NYC frequently now, I'll come and see you next week or week after
post #17518 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roguls View Post

I have a wide foot. I can get into the Barrie at a 10D, but it is quite tight on my left foot. In a 11.5, the Aberdeen fits nicely. So the calls that it is a "narrow" last I've found to be...unfounded. I can fit into most 10.5D shoes. The Aberdeen hugs the waist nicely, and has a smaller heel than the Barrie, which is the way most feet are. Barrie, imo, is weird.
Wait... wait... you mean a 10.5, right? Just want to make sure that it was a typo before making my bid.

If these fit similarly to a half size down on the Barrie last, than the shoes I'm looking at will be exactly what I'm looking for.

Thanks. redface.gif
post #17519 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by jslade View Post

What color belt do you guys pair with shoes in the #8 color?

Color #8. It's not a perfect match and that's fine with me.
post #17520 of 122416
Aberdeen is a very weird last. I wear an 8D in barrie and was able to comfortably wear both an 8.5D and 9D in the aberdeen...I have weird fucking feet though.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim
This thread is locked  
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › ***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.