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Has anyone tried both the grant and Barrie last, and could tell me whether the grant fits TTS or slightly larger like the barrie? LS had said they're similar in terms of length but the grant is slightly narrower in width. I went up a 1/2 size from my Barrie fit on this order so I hope all is well.
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

I have both Grant and Barrie Boots.  I am 9.5D in Barrie and 10D in Grant.

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Same experience and same sizes.

And same experience and same sizes here also. No mystery why 10D and 9.5D Barrie are so hard to come by and usually the first to sell out!!

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post #52023 of 122416

PSA.. Leffot has #8 PTB on crepe up on their site, looks like a full size run at the moment

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You really need to stop spamming it'll get you banned

jeez... relax.

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^ he's doing you a favor, SF will ban you for those types of posts.
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^ he's doing you a favor, SF will ban you for those types of posts.

 

 In that case I apologize and appreciate the heads up.

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#8 nst saddle
argyles otc

I can see these glowing in the dark worship.gif.  Wear in good health uncle Mac.  Are these Barries?

post #52028 of 122416
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snuff is theoretically the most versatile and i was 100% sure i was going to get it.

 

then i walked into the store and tried it on and it looked odd to me.  

 

then i tried on the tan and it's perfect.

 

store guy said that snuff was definitely more versatile and you "have to get used to it" but it goes with more colors.  he sells way more of the tan and the dark brown though...which are further on the spectrums.

I have always been a tan suede guy, but thought I'd give snuff a try.  It will take some getting use to, but I doubt it will take much time.  Give it a try!

post #52029 of 122416
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ravello LWB round 2!

 

received these today. .5 smaller than I normally take, but they fit with no socks so I may keep them (jcrew offered an appreciated discount due to my first pair being lost in transit)

 

 


Get some extra thin socks my friend; that's a sweet make-up!  Congrats and wear in great health...

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Is there a general consensus (or do people have strong feelings) as to which suede color is better (more versatile)? I have been leaning towards snuff but recently, the more I see tan the more I like it. If anyone happens to have a photo of the two colors next to each other (in natural light) it would be interesting to see.

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For me, it really depends on the shoe. I think the snuff and tan suede chukkas both look great, but I ultimately decided that the tan would be more versatile and work with a wider variety of belts. I should note that I went into the store with every intention to purchase the chukkas in snuff.

In the loafers, I much prefer the snuff or dark brown, thinking the tan suede on the loafers looked a bit odd for some reason. I went with snuff in these.

 

 

 

 

These were not taken at the same time so the outdoor lighting maybe a little different.  Hope this helps...

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Hi All,  This is my first post as I've been following this particular thread for quite sometime.  I've wanted the Alden for J.CREW Cordovan Cap Toe Boots for almost a year now.  After requesting the seventh Store wide search over a period of a few months, I was notified last Friday that a pair in size 7D had been located. 

 

I received these boots today in the following condition (see pictures), with creases on both boots which quite frankly is bugging me.  I called J.Crew and all they could do is apologize for this and offered to take them back as well as issue another store wide search.  Quite frankly I don't think they will find another pair in a 7D and when I inquired as to why they don't show a 7D in their website, I was told that the buyers had simply stopped placing orders for my size.  

 

If I were to keep these boots would I be able to somehow do something about these creases? Can they be buffed out?  I'm thinking of going over to the Columbus Circle Store in NYC where they were shipped from and asking for a discount.  Has anyone ever experienced anything like this before and if so what was your outcome?

 

I would greatly appreciate any feedback.  -  Thank you 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#8 nst saddle
argyles otc

A very unique and complimentary makeup Uncle. Quite nice in fact.


+1, you can't really see the saddle pattern in your picture Uncle, but it is quite unique and appealing.  I think CTYGGG posted a pic of this on Monday.  Superb make-up... wear in great health!

post #52033 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Jortuno View Post

Hi All,  This is my first post as I've been following this particular thread for quite sometime.  I've wanted the Alden for J.CREW Cordovan Cap Toe Boots for almost a year now.  After requesting the seventh Store wide search over a period of a few months, I was notified last Friday that a pair in size 7D had been located. 

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I received these boots today in the following condition (see pictures), with creases on both boots which quite frankly is bugging me.  I called J.Crew and all they could do is apologize for this and offered to take them back as well as issue another store wide search.  Quite frankly I don't think they will find another pair in a 7D and when I inquired as to why they don't show a 7D in their website, I was told that the buyers had simply stopped placing orders for my size.  



 



If I were to keep these boots would I be able to somehow do something about these creases? Can they be buffed out?  I'm thinking of going over to the Columbus Circle Store in NYC where they were shipped from and asking for a discount.  Has anyone ever experienced anything like this before and if so what was your outcome?



 



I would greatly appreciate any feedback.  -  Thank you 



 



 

















TBH, if that is wear fresh out of the box, it'd be a no-question return for me. Especially at retail.

If you've gotten some sort of substantial discount, or JCrew are willing to offer one, that changes things. But for a standard #8 boot, I think selling that as "new" condition is completely absurd.
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Originally Posted by Winterbourne View Post

Has anyone tried both the grant and Barrie last, and could tell me whether the grant fits TTS or slightly larger like the barrie? LS had said they're similar in terms of length but the grant is slightly narrower in width. I went up a 1/2 size from my Barrie fit on this order so I hope all is well.
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

I have both Grant and Barrie Boots.  I am 9.5D in Barrie and 10D in Grant.

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Originally Posted by katch View Post

Same experience and same sizes.

And same experience and same sizes here also. No mystery why 10D and 9.5D Barrie are so hard to come by and usually the first to sell out!!


If y'all wear 10D in Grant, this has been on the bay for a while.  Looks pretty good if you're interested in Black Shell (BBBF)...

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-Shell-Cordovan-Long-Wing-Blutchers-Brooks-Brothers-Black-Fleece-10D-/290923141320?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item43bc5ed8c8

post #52035 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Jortuno View Post

Hi All,  This is my first post as I've been following this particular thread for quite sometime.  I've wanted the Alden for J.CREW Cordovan Cap Toe Boots for almost a year now.  After requesting the seventh Store wide search over a period of a few months, I was notified last Friday that a pair in size 7D had been located. 



 



I received these boots today in the following condition (see pictures), with creases on both boots which quite frankly is bugging me.  I called J.Crew and all they could do is apologize for this and offered to take them back as well as issue another store wide search.  Quite frankly I don't think they will find another pair in a 7D and when I inquired as to why they don't show a 7D in their website, I was told that the buyers had simply stopped placing orders for my size.  



 



If I were to keep these boots would I be able to somehow do something about these creases? Can they be buffed out?  I'm thinking of going over to the Columbus Circle Store in NYC where they were shipped from and asking for a discount.  Has anyone ever experienced anything like this before and if so what was your outcome?



 



I would greatly appreciate any feedback.  -  Thank you 



 



 

















Creases generally can't be buffed out - they are a function of how the shoe wears on the foot. Typically cordovan shoes will crease after you wear them, but you want them to be your creases if you are buying at full retail

These shoes have been tried on and walked in at the Columbus Circle store (or maybe bought online, tried on, and returned a few times). A pair like this would sell for a discount on eBay, and most small retailers would offer a discount... J Crew has offered discounts for "store models" before, so you can try to go to the store and see what they will do. For other options, a variety of retailers stock straight tip captoe boots in color 8 (TSM, Alden DC, Alden NYC) and may have your size, but the punch captoe is a bit different. Leffot I think is selling their "naval boot" in color 8, which has a punch captoe, maybe see if they have a preorder in your size available.
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