I hope you guys could help. I own one pair of Aldens which I picked up on my last trip to US. It's the Alden for Brooks Brothers shortwing on Plaza last in 8.5C. This is by far the most comfortable pair of shoes I have ever owned. I also fell in love with the quality of Alden shoes so I am keen to buy more.
Would it be safe to say that if I now choose to get a pair of longwings on the Barrie last, I should also stick with the C width or would the D width be ok after a size down by half. Your help is really appreciated.
Also, its said to be impossible to know for sure without trying them on, as everyone's feet are different. Just because you wear one size in a particular last does not mean you wear a certain size in another last, just because someone else does.
Sorry that I can't provide you with a more definitive answer.
Does no one know the answer to this?
Here is the info on BB alden lasts:
Cap Toe Blucher: Snap last (very similar to hampton)
PTB: M58 last (same as barrie but sized 1/2 size up -- i.e buy your usual size in BB PTBs)
Wingtip Bal: Plaza last
Captoe Bal: Hampton last
Unlined LHS: Copley last *
Monk/Tassel/Full Strap: aberdeen
The BB tassels are on the same aberdeen last that alden sell themselves.
* A few people have said that the BB unlined LHS in black color fits differently than burgundy. May be that one is Copley last and one is on Van last. I don't know for sure.