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what do people think of the Leydon last?

Better version of the Barrie.
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Size the same as the Aberdeen/Hampton?
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Size the same as the Aberdeen/Hampton?

I'm not sure everyone agrees on that one. Some people take their Barrie size.
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Why does Alden of Carmel charge more for the same shoes than their competitors?
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im actually really liking what I see from carmina and will probably go with them in the future. For now, I'm set for shoes.
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Why does Alden of Carmel charge more for the same shoes than their competitors?

Because Adam has to pay the expenses for his crazy nice show room in Carmel!

Just kidding it's an internet only shop
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I agree with your point. However, someone posted up a pair of MTO Shell AS shoes that he said cost around $600. I'm really thinking about going that route for future shoes. As far as I know (I talked to Chay Cooper about it a bit), AS will do some minor fit tweaks on the MTO shoes as well.

I'm gonna check the AS trunk show in April. I had the impression they were priced similar to EG but apparently they are not.
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I'm gonna check the AS trunk show in April. I had the impression they were priced similar to EG but apparently they are not.

They have their "handgrade" and "exclusive" ranges. The handgrade ones are very expensive, and are not what I'd want for an Alden type shoe. The exclusive range shoes appear to be a good deal better finished than Alden/AE and those are the ones that are around $600 for Shell MTO.
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Last I heard, AS upcharge for shell was around 200gbp.
Exclusive grade MTO was something like 385gbp for calf.
Not sure what the current price is for MTO but there was talk of it going up to around 500gbp..

I'm not sure if the 200gbp upcharge included VAT.
The 385gbp price included VAT so something like 320gbp without.
post #21625 of 122416
just looked at some AS offerings and really liked what I saw. This boot in particular is nice. http://www.afinepairofshoes.co.uk/collections/alfred-sargent-exclusive-collection/products/alfred-sargent-exclusive-montague
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Not excusing it, but I'm sure there's a great reason for "all the imperfections' we're seeing here. Lets think about it, we are a small group (despite what some people thing, 95% of Alden shoe customers are not on, nor have they heard of Styleforum). MOST of our experiences seem to be good ones (I have a few pairs, counting lightly, and the 2 that had issues were fixed by Alden quickly and well), so i assume most of the rest of Alden customers have the same. And lastly, we have an appreciation thread with 22,000 posts in it. Of those most are anecdotes of how happy we are with our shoes, with the occasional malfunctioned pair.
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I wear my LWBs with suits so maybe I'm not the right one to comment, but to me those can be dressed up pretty easily. As for your 9ers, Eli and Co will dress them up pretty nicely this weekend...ROLL BIG BLUE!

Yeah I've sen your fits and they always look good. There is a pair that should be my size at Alden of Carmel overstocks and I've been needing to upgrade my black dress shoes (To Boot from pre SF days) but given that I don't wear suits much saw no need for a more formal shoe. Tempted to just get them at the current cost. Need to make sure the Leydon last will work for me though

Edit: we will see this weekend. The Giants are red hot right now and way healthier since the last time we beat you guys. I'm hoping for heavy rain and 30mph winds cloud.gif
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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post

I'm not sure everyone agrees on that one. Some people take their Barrie size.

What about Trubalance vs. Leydon sizing? The size chart from NAMOR's sig says you go TTS? I'm a 10.5 on the Trubalance with wider feet.
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If AS shell MTO is really only $600 then I definitely will look into that, but it almost sounds too good to be true. Maybe $600 for calf would be more realistic, with shell being slightly more expensive.
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Yeah I've sen your fits and they always look good. There is a pair that should be my size at Alden of Carmel overstocks and I've been needing to upgrade my black dress shoes (To Boot from pre SF days) but given that I don't wear suits much saw no need for a more formal shoe. Tempted to just get them at the current cost. Need to make sure the Leydon last will work for me though
Edit: we will see this weekend. The Giants are red hot right now and way healthier since the last time we beat you guys. I'm hoping for heavy rain and 30mph winds cloud.gif
What about Trubalance vs. Leydon sizing? The size chart from NAMOR's sig says you go TTS? I'm a 10.5 on the Trubalance with wider feet.

I think Barrie size = Trubalance size, so I can't really say much.

I have really narrow feet and don't care for the Barrie last. I probaby would need to wear an A width in the Trubalance, so I haven't even bothered to try on a pair.
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If AS shell MTO is really only $600 then I definitely will look into that, but it almost sounds too good to be true. Maybe $600 for calf would be more realistic, with shell being slightly more expensive.

There was a recent post on MC and on AAAC where someone was showing his MTO #8 shell monk straps. He's the person who told me "around $600". It might have been $650, but even at that price it seems like a good deal.
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