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Originally Posted by wrinklefree View Post

Pretty sure that color #8 is Horween's name for that shade of shell cordovan. So you might just be needing a pair of burgundy calf if you are not interested in shell.

They make a #8 chromexcel. Rancourt uses it.
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That comparison is also good to highlight the problem that people with a high instep have with the Van - see how much further the shoe comes up on the instep. That's what makes them almost unwearable for me.

It is a problem. I could wear a half size down (10.5C) from a length, width, toebox standpoint, but the strap pinched both of my insteps in a very unpleasant way. These seem to fit well--I feel a slight rub on the left instep but think it will loosen up a bit and be fine.

The other problem with the unlined version is the squishing noise--have had it on two pairs (including this one). I thought it was a gap in the heel pad but it is air coming up through the handsewn holes on the vamp when I walk. Only on the left shoe.
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Hello everyone. Longtime lurker here. Thanks to this thread in about a year and a half I've gone from zero Aldens to seven and one on pre-order. While I thank you my wallet does not. Cheers.

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Hello everyone. Longtime lurker here. Thanks to this thread in about a year and a half I've gone from zero Aldens to seven and one on pre-order. While I thank you my wallet does not. Cheers.

Ha! Poor guy. We all feel your pain. We need to start a support group..."Aldenoholics Anonymous".

"Hi everyone. My name is Chris and I'm an Aldenoholic. I'm proud to say that I have not joined a pre order in over 9 months and it's been over a week since I have vigorously brushed with a horse hair brush. It's just...days where I feel alone and no one gets me... I know that my collection of shell will comfort and understand me."
Edited by blue collar - 1/13/12 at 4:35am
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I know it's been asked a dozen of times before, but I couldn't find any answers when I searched. My PTB get these dry spots between the creases. What to do?

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I know it's been asked a dozen of times before, but I couldn't find any answers when I searched. My PTB get these dry spots between the creases. What to do?

mac method regularly, saphir occasionally...
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I use the universial cream(the only they had left last time I checked at the local store). Is Renovator the only way to go?

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Whiskey LWB's back in stock at Shoemart (out of sizes 8 & 8.5).

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Just finished maccing my recently-acquired 974s. Looking miles better already.
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Whiskey LWB's back in stock at Shoemart (out of sizes 8 & 8.5).

So frustrating that I need a 6.5D on the Barrie and the smallest size they carry is 7D...
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So frustrating that I need a 6.5D on the Barrie and the smallest size they carry is 7D...

Try being a 5.5EE on the Barrie
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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post

So frustrating that I need a 6.5D on the Barrie and the smallest size they carry is 7D...

are you a 7C?
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Originally Posted by brokeassp View Post

are you a 7C?

I'm a 7B. A 7C in shell cordovan is impossible to find. If you know of a place let me know.
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I`m a 7C. you`re right though about the sizes. I just pre-ordered the #8 captoe off lsh and have to wait 9 months for it ffffuuuu.gif
If you`re a 7B wouldn`t you be a 6.5C in the barrie/tb/modified lasts?
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