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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

i have gone from 8.5 C to 8.5 D and presently 9 D. i will be selling both the 8.5 C and 8.5 D

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My humble lineup

1. #8 LHS
2. Cigar LWB
3. BB Shell PTB
4. LS CXL Chukka
5. CXL Indy

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After looking at this pic i need some whiskey and suede in the worst way...shog[1].gif
post #21228 of 122416
^ Nice. I feel like it's been an eternity since LS did the CXL chukka reorder. Anyone have an update on those?
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I like those quite a bit but am trying to get something other then wing tips. The J Crew cap toe boot is pretty sweet, but I'd really like a whiskey or ravello.

 

http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shoes/AldenForJCrew/PRDOVR~20853/20853.jsp

post #21230 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Simplicio View Post

Thanks to all who responded. I do indeed have a high instep, and that may well be the source of my fit problems with the LHS. In any case, I think that I will avoid the Van last for now. Although I really liked those cigar loafers. I'll just have to keep looking. Perhaps C&J is the way to go.
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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post

Consider the unlined BB version. It's much easier on the instep.

What made the Van a bit weird for me is Alden's sizing chart that clearly has it in the "size down a half size" category. I can comfortably wear the Aberdeen/Hampton last in both 10.5C (for slip-ons) and 11B (for lace-ups). Barrie/Trubalance is either 10C or 10.5B if I want more toe room. I do have an 11B full strap cordovan--probably should have gone with 10.5C as there is still some heel slip in the right shoe after breaking them in, but it works good enough. In the Van, I first tried half size down from 10.5C to 10D (no 10C available)--too short. Tried 10.5C--still a bit short and the strap was killing me in both feet (I don't have a super high instep--probably medium). Received an 11B today--initial impression is that it is the size that may work for me. Holding it up to my 11B full strap (Aberdeen)--the Van is slightly shorter and slightly narrower. All of the Van's have been the BB unlined version. So in comparing the BB unlined cordovan Van in11B against my Alden full strap cordovan in 11B--the Van is shorter and narrower, with a nice narrow heel. The Aberdeen is slightly longer, wider and definitely has a wider heel (a problem mentioned by others here). Very strange. It's working for now so I can't complain too much but I guess the lesson here is that Alden last chart is merely one data point in trying to find the proper fit.
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i have gone from 8.5 C to 8.5 D and presently 9 D. i will be selling both the 8.5 C and 8.5 D

brannock sizes?
I went down in size. guess I burned a lot of fat enough for me to size down 1/2 rotflmao.gif
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What's the best lookin black pair of indys?
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i am selling my 8.5 and keeping my 9's

Mac, perhaps this is too personal a question, but are you moving sizes because you realized you were in the wrong shoe size previously or because your foot proportions changed? Do one's feet change with age and/or weight gain/loss that dramatically?
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I like those quite a bit but am trying to get something other then wing tips. The J Crew cap toe boot is pretty sweet, but I'd really like a whiskey or ravello.

 

http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shoes/AldenForJCrew/PRDOVR~20853/20853.jsp



Just got a shipping notice on these - I'll post up a pic when they get in. Handled one in the store and they look super sharp. 270 welt + barrie fit + double sole is a nice combo with #8.

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That is the hotness
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enjoy wearing your very good looking gunboats

 

Thanks for the kind words!

 

uncle - always look forward to your pictures on this thread.

 

Thinking about some LHS for spring - would love to get some in chromexcel, but those seem a little hard to get a hold of based on leather soul's site. Anyone looked at the rancourt loafers? http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/men-s/penny-loafers/beefroll-penny-loafer-brown-chromexcel-made-to-order.html Price looks good, made here, 2 week turnaround from the factory (and they have shell)... anyone had their hands on the rancourts and the lhs to compare? Sizing? Is it true they make the cape cod line for alden?

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Originally Posted by REguy View Post

^ Nice. I feel like it's been an eternity since LS did the CXL chukka reorder. Anyone have an update on those?

Yah i was fortunate enough to jump on the boot duing thr first run. I love them. They'll be worth the wait.
Edited by blue collar - 1/12/12 at 7:10am
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This is the Brixton boot from Epaulet, in natural chromexcel. I had B. Nelson swap out the double leather sole for a commando. I haven't taken them out for a spin yet, but I think I'm pleased with the result.
post #21238 of 122416
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Just got a shipping notice on these - I'll post up a pic when they get in. Handled one in the store and they look super sharp. 270 welt + barrie fit + double sole is a nice combo with #8.

Congrats! Did you get them when J Crew was allowing you to take the 25-30% off on Aldens? I had them in my cart several times but never checked out. After tax the price was still pretty high and the boot wasn't eactly what I wanted. I ended up buying the Shoemart version. It has all eyelets (which I wanted so I could wear this as a dress boot), a leather sole, straight captoe with no preforations, and most importantly its on the Grant last. I have many shoes on the Barrie but they are not my best fitting. The grant last is perfect for my foot.

Those do look awesome and i'm sure you will enjoy. Post some pics when you get them.
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Originally Posted by Simplicio View Post

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This is the Brixton boot from Epaulet, in natural chromexcel. I had B. Nelson swap out the double leather sole for a commando. I haven't taken them out for a spin yet, but I think I'm pleased with the result.

Nice.
Was a stacked leather heel an option?
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Ravello Brixtons

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