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i called them about that bad boy too. feb is a looong time away.

anyone know if alden NY have anything similar?
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Originally Posted by applky View Post

^ Many people take the same size on the Grant as on the Barrie (I'm one of them). Fair warning. If you can try them on first, I'd recommend that. The Grant can be tricky to size.

+1 Very tricky.

You also might consider the cap toe boot on the Barrie last that Alden SF has (had?) in #8 and black shell. I actually prefer the boot first because it is on the Barrie (I size down in the Grant last but the toe box is a little snug) and second because it doesn't have the metal eyelets (dresses the boot up a little IMO).

And yes, they have speedhooks (I'm not sure what all the fuss is about - I have never had a problem with speedhooks, you can't see them and they make it much easier/quicker to put on/take off - but that's just me...)
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Originally Posted by applky View Post

^ Many people take the same size on the Grant as on the Barrie (I'm one of them). Fair warning. If you can try them on first, I'd recommend that. The Grant can be tricky to size.

applky thanks for the advice. Unfortunately I would not have the chance to try them to feel the difference.

After searching through the various posts, i've come to the conclusion that, in the same size - both the Grant and Barrie are similar in length, the Barrie is bigger in the heel, the Grant is smaller in the toebox.

Some people have gotten the same size in both (relying on whatever stretch they could get from the shells for the Grant to loosen up a little), while some size up by half from their Barrie size on the Grant.

Please correct me if I'm wrong here gentlemen. Thanks in advance.
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^ All eyelets have a cleaner, sleeker look, and do not pull out the hem of your dress trousers as speed hooks will do. 

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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

^ did you mean lighter? usually people prefer the lighter colors.

this boot: http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens-cap-toe-boot-shell-cordovan-black-shell/pvc-ald-mxsbd-4065_ald_m_cap_toe_boot_shell_cordovan.html at 25% off would make my month

I may have seen a black captoe boot on the Grant at CitiShoes a few days ago
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

good looking gunboats
Thanks, mcarthur. I was just wondering if you've ever posted a photo of your entire Alden collection.
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can't believe its sold out?....that J Crew black wingtip boot looks so totally 'flat'. on a barrie last which is supposed to be 'fuller' it just looks off.
I think part of the issue is that J Crew seems to have someone wear their boots for a little while before they photograph them. You can see the creases starting to set, which may make them look a little flat. We'll see just how bad they look when mine arrive next week wink.gif

I think I checked the Aldens yesterday afternoon, and there were plenty left online. Either they had a huge run at the end of the sale last night, or they just took them down altogether.
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Looks like the "STAYWARM" promotion at J.Crew has been extended till midnight tonight... that being said, a search for "Alden" on the site now only brings up 4 items (2 of which are listed as out of stock).
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can't believe its sold out?....that J Crew black wingtip boot looks so totally 'flat'. on a barrie last which is supposed to be 'fuller' it just looks off.

yeah, it looks like they deliberately gave it a scrunched up "pose" for the picture. I guess the J Crew customer is perceived to like things with a worn-in look
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Got a pair of Indys and #8 PTBs last night, finally joining the club.
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cigar nst
argyles otc
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i called them about that bad boy too. feb is a looong time away.
anyone know if alden NY have anything similar?



I was there last weekend and don't remember seeing that.  I do remember seeing a Chukka with commando sole.  Lots of whiskey and cigar shells.

 

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Originally Posted by Two Shoes View Post

If I'm a 9.5E in Trubalance, what would I be in Barrie? Would a 10D be unreasonable (I'm looking at buying a specific pair in 10D)?

I wear 9.5D in Trubalance and 10D in Barrie.
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In case anyone has been looking for Whiskey Indy Boots in Size 10 I have just listed a pair for sale on Ebay... item # 300622158929

thanks

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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

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cigar nst
argyles otc

Wore those today myself. Nice choice.
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Originally Posted by Calikid View Post

In case anyone has been looking for Whiskey Indy Boots in Size 10 I have just listed a pair for sale on Ebay... item # 300622158929

thanks


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