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cigar ptb
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simply stunning - :)

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^ Excellent Uncle....my next shell purchase will definitely be something in Cigar. Don't know when or what it will be, but I need some Cigar in my life.
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First day wearing the Cigar Indy out of the house.
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First day wearing the Cigar Indy out of the house.

Great looking boots! Might have to put on my ever growing list.....
post #21125 of 122416
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

The most recent addition, #8 LWB.
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Beautiful!! Still kicking myself for not taking advantage at Orvis. When I finally confirmed the last, they were out of my size.
post #21126 of 122416
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Beautiful!! Still kicking myself for not taking advantage at Orvis. When I finally confirmed the last, they were out of my size.

What is the last on the Orvis ones? I snagged a pair for $399.20! They were only sale for $499. but there was some sort of glitch on their site such that when checking out, it was $399.20. Or, maybe the ones I got are seconds, but it did not state that.

I wasn't even sure if it was color 8 or black that I was ordering as they don't say on their site. I didn't really care at that price though.
post #21127 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Simplicio View Post

I was just in the Alden New York Store and decided to try out a pair of LHS loafers in cigar. I wear a 9D Barrie, so that was where I started with the Van last. But this was clearly not a good fit. My heel came right out of the shoe. So I tried the 8.5D on the advice of the salesman. This seemed to fit better. It was shorter, but I still had adequate room in front of my toes. It was tight over the top of my foot, but the guy assured my that that was what I wanted, since they would certainly stretch out. So I got them, despite the fact that I had never worn a size 8.5. Then I tried them on again when I got home. After about 10-15 minutes (on carpet) I realized that they were very tight in the width as well, and that this was fairly uncomfortable. I worried that they might never become comfortable, so I decided to take them back this morning. The store was good about accepting the return, although they said (different guy this time) that they thought that the shell would stretch out eventually, as much as it needed to. Maybe, but I didn't want to run the risk. I tried on a 8.5E (wider). This was more comfortable, but I still didn't feel sure about it. I've never worn a wide size before, and I was concerned about the possibility that they might stretch out. So I decided to just pass on the shoes.

Has anyone else sized down to wear the Van last, and does this seem to work? The posts that I have seen indicate that most people take the same size as in the Barrie last. I like these LHS loafers, but at the moment I fear that the Van last might not work for me.

Hi Simplicio,

i made the same experience today by myself. Sizing down 1/2 from Barie did't help to avoid heel slipping. I accept the Van don't fit my feet unfortunately. Must try C&J - also a very nice loafer.
cheerio Joachim
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

good looking gunboat, enjoy wearing

Thank you sir.
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

What is the last on the Orvis ones? I snagged a pair for $399.20! They were only sale for $499. but there was some sort of glitch on their site such that when checking out, it was $399.20. Or, maybe the ones I got are seconds, but it did not state that.
I wasn't even sure if it was color 8 or black that I was ordering as they don't say on their site. I didn't really care at that price though.

Orvis indicated to me and several others that it was the Tremont last but those that have received them confirm that it's the Barrie.
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Orvis indicated to me and several others that it was the Tremont last but those that have received them confirm that it's the Barrie.

Thanks. Now I remember that discussion from above.
post #21131 of 122416
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Originally Posted by lagsun View Post

Great looking boots! Might have to put on my ever growing list.....

Cigar... This is on my list too. What to buy though? I have my eye on some of the oxfords on the Alden NY site as something very different for me, and a little dressier than these and my other gunboats, if I can expand Mac's appositely description of the Barrie LWB to my other Barrie last Aldens. My goal is to get to NY or perhaps DC and try something on to size the lasts.
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

Beautiful!! Still kicking myself for not taking advantage at Orvis. When I finally confirmed the last, they were out of my size.

Thank you. Funny thing, apropos the quote below, is that I decided to buy based on the misinformation from Orvis customer service about the last. Thought I was going to jump my Barrie track, and by the time we confirmed otherwise I was already in for the shipping. $18.95 is $18.95, you know. smile.gif Looking forward to getting out and about in these.
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

What is the last on the Orvis ones? I snagged a pair for $399.20! They were only sale for $499. but there was some sort of glitch on their site such that when checking out, it was $399.20. Or, maybe the ones I got are seconds, but it did not state that.
I wasn't even sure if it was color 8 or black that I was ordering as they don't say on their site. I didn't really care at that price though.

Definitely confirmed as the standard 975 Barrie LWB. And definitely color #8. You must have gotten the super, extra secret clearance price. Good on you.
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Ultimate Jumper today:
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Ultimate Jumper today:
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Don't Jump!biggrin.gif
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I thought thats what they were for! biggrin.gif
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Ultimate Jumper today:
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cool image, I was thinking the same thing as WAB, "Don't Jump!"
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