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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 2234post #33496 of 1224168/21/12 at 12:33pmpost #33497 of 1224168/21/12 at 12:39pmpost #33498 of 1224168/21/12 at 12:46pmpost #33499 of 1224168/21/12 at 12:49pmQuote:Originally Posted by ThomSquared
I'm an avid Barrie last guy with the hopes of transitioning into a Plaza last shoe... I'm normally a 10.5D and have done a little research and found that I may have to size up to 11D in the Plaza, is this the norm for most? I hope I can pull off Plaza, seems narrow as hell.
Both fit well.post #33500 of 1224168/21/12 at 12:50pmpost #33501 of 1224168/21/12 at 12:55pmpost #33502 of 1224168/21/12 at 1:00pmQuote:Originally Posted by Dbear
cigar indy on barrie
the barrie toe box is not as bulbous.
you might be right, but I would still insist its the tru-b.
later i will post my tankers on the barrie as a comparison.post #33503 of 1224168/21/12 at 1:02pmpost #33504 of 1224168/21/12 at 1:09pmQuote:
Just curious - what did the SA (or manager) say as to the last? Or are we not willing to defer to the SA/manager on this one?post #33505 of 1224168/21/12 at 1:14pm
^ SA said it was barrie, several times. I was expecting TB. So, I asked. Asked again, then tried it on. Felt like a barrie, but who knows, toe is too "bulbous" to be barrie. Couldn't it be the angle tho, I pressed my iphone pretty close to take the pic...post #33506 of 1224168/21/12 at 1:24pmMy personal brushing method is brush enthusiastically for a good while, and then, at the end of focusing on a certain area, I brush circularly, very lightly. Otherwise, the horsehair leaves little lines in the oils raised by brushing. If you buff after brushing, you probably don't have to worry about this.post #33507 of 1224168/21/12 at 1:32pmQuote:
The store manager just emailed me. It is the Barrie.
BTW, said store manager - Jim - is great to deal with.post #33508 of 1224168/21/12 at 1:50pmQuote:Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguyQuote:
The store manager just emailed me. It is the Barrie.
BTW, said store manager - Jim - is great to deal with.
yeah, Jim is great.
the whole staff there is pretty awesome.
I once bought a pair of wingtip boots from alden nyc which they told me repeatedly was on the grant last. not long after, i went back to talk about the fit and they told me they were they had been misinformed by the factory and they are on the barrie.post #33509 of 1224168/21/12 at 1:55pmBy the way, the shoes that are my icon are barrie lasted indy boots (known as the chemist boot from blackbird). Those were most definitely on the barrie and did not have the bulbous toe.
http://www.blackbirdballard.com/Alden_Chemist_Boot_21042.htmlpost #33510 of 1224168/21/12 at 1:56pmQuote:Quote:
To all that commented on my post about brushing too hard - I was responding to the post above (what I should have added is in all my years I've never seen anyone scratch shell using a horsehair brush)
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