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received my Color 8 cap toe from J. Gilbert...excellent customer service

I just got these as well - Yenni is an absolute pleasure to deal with and their collabs are top notch. Just a little heads up - they have a plaza last wingtip #8 boot coming in at the end of december; not sure how many sizes will be available, but its worth a shot to ring them up if you are interested. They also have a #8 Plaza last NST boot on commando sole coming in the next week or so. (I bought all three, lol)
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^ Would be very interested to see you post how all three #8 boots have aged a year from now.

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looks like jcrew just shut down the aldens at 25-30% off.

Yeah, just as the #8 cap toes came back in in my size. Oh well.
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In order to achieve the variety of shoe profiles and looks that a variety of lasts allows, some lasts will inevitably end up longer or shorter, narrower or wider. The Alden Plaza last is a very nice soft square toe last (especially with that ram's head medallion on the SF Ravello captoe  that was delivered earlier this fall from Alden DC), but I, for one, absolutely cannot fit into the Plaza for whatever reason. The fact that the Aberdeen is such an excellent fit for me makes up for this fact.

 

As you gain experience, you'll find lasts that fit you well. Because many people only buy one or two Aldens in their shoe noob phase, the easy-fitting Trubalance and Barrie lasts are common across most stockists.



My point was more that I don't quite understand why, if a 10 length in a Barrie last is about the length of a 10.5 in, say, the Aberdeen last, they don't just call the Barrie a 10.5.

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My point was more that I don't quite understand why, if a 10 length in a Barrie last is about the length of a 10.5 in, say, the Aberdeen last, they don't just call the Barrie a 10.5.

 

Toe room. The Barrie has more toe room, and room across the top of your foot, so it doesn't need to be as long to fit the same foot. I think that the Barrie isn't really a long last -- it's just wide and full. I just measured my one pair of Barrie 10Ds, and it is just slightly shorter than my Aberdeen 10.5Ds.

 

This goes back to my suspicion that the Barrie and Trubalance lasts were originally designed as boot lasts, which are traditionally 1/2 to 1 size oversized. (Also Barrie boots look much more well-proportioned, to my mind, than do Barrie oxfords.)

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Some new additions....including the J. Crew #8 captoes I modified. operating on the iphone, sorry fellas.

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Leffot Greenwich boot in reverse chamois. Loving these right now, all the appearence of suede but just a little oilier, less delicate
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la piece de la resistance....the chorizo-fied jcrew # 8 boots. Overall, I am very happy with the work that VIP shoes (a partner of B nelson) did. They added a natural welt, midsole, and stitched commando sole.

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^Those soles are amazing!

Chorizo- can I ask what the job on the cap toes cost you? I am thinking of doing the same to a pair of Tricker's.
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Alden 990
I also changed sole for triple leather.

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received my Color 8 cap toe from J. Gilbert...excellent customer service


You got nice boot !

It looks cool !
 

 

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Chorizos captoes are inspiring but GaGa's 990's are straight up diabolical

(i mean that in the best possible way)
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Epaulet Natural CXL Tankers.  Enjoying these quite a bit.

 

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It's cool !

American guy's foot are sharp and long.

So boots looks beautiful.

My foot is like tank..butbut.gif

 

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Where are these from? They look amazing.
 

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