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I want to buy a pair of cordovan indy on Barrie last but want some advices about the size

I usually wear tricker's and find country brogue in 4444 lasts UK 9 fitting 5 fit me perfectly, should I get US 10D or US10E for alden Barrie lasts Indy ?

Thank you
post #56312 of 122416

cgul629 pair of NSTs with commando soles. South Fl may be a bit hotter than Atlanta, but I bet boots would work at least 75% of the time.

 

 

 

post #56313 of 122416
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Originally Posted by dranguschu View Post

I want to buy a pair of cordovan indy on Barrie last but want some advices about the size

I usually wear tricker's and find country brogue in 4444 lasts UK 9 fitting 5 fit me perfectly, should I get US 10D or US10E for alden Barrie lasts Indy ?

Thank you
Is there anyway possible that you could get to try some Alden boots on somewhere?
post #56314 of 122416
Any larger footed gents looking for a #8 Jumper Boot may want to contact LS. They have one in a 12.5E going for $675 (the original pre-order price). I'm sorely tempted but can't quite justify the purchase right now.
post #56315 of 122416
Anybody picked up Indy boots in Navy from Alden NYC?
post #56316 of 122416
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Grant Cigar Cap Toe - Straight Tip's today

Marcoliani Argyle OTC ala Uncle

I thought that this was one of Unlce's pictures at first sight.

post #56317 of 122416
dusttruffle: just wanted to double check that this is the grant last. cannot quite get over the similarity to Barrie in fit. thanks

Yes - model 3980 is on the Grant last. I am certain of it.
post #56318 of 122416
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Holy crap do I need more money! Beautiful.

Agreed.  Then we just need a place that has Cigar boots in stock...

That would also help...
post #56319 of 122416
Mac, those #8 full straps look great. A classic. I have a couple of pairs myself. Second or third Alden shells I ever bought, way back. First was the unlined LHS. All from Brooks in the beginning.

Do you have the full straps in cigar or whiskey? Pictures please if you do. Have a source for whiskey ones? Shoe Mart shows cigar. Thanks, Ed
Edited by 89826 - 8/2/13 at 9:31am
post #56320 of 122416
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Originally Posted by TactileOne View Post

cgul629 pair of NSTs with commando soles. South Fl may be a bit hotter than Atlanta, but I bet boots would work at least 75% of the time.

 

 

 

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Very nice boots, and something like those would scratch my NST itch too. Now that my wishlist is going to include boots, it is really going to be out of control.

 

Thanks (I think wink.gif) to all who counseled that boots won't be too bad in the heat. 

post #56321 of 122416
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Originally Posted by rkusmant View Post

Anybody picked up Indy boots in Navy from Alden NYC?

Navy CXL?
post #56322 of 122416
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

RTP, I am afraid you are mistaken.  Alden does not use the term Cap Toe anywhere that I can see on these shoes (please correct me if I am wrong this time).  They use the term Straight Tip (or Medallion Tip on the one with a medallion).  I don't think I've misunderstood anything, and I'm not meaning to sound frustrated or condescending.  I'm simply surprised that there was such a long debate over something that is easily referenced on their website for all to see.  All I was really trying to say is that Alden uses their own terminology to describe shoes that have the same traditional patterns as other high quality dress shoe manufacturers.  They are the only ones that use their own terminology, in spite of the fact that the other terminology is quite mainstream and recognized.  I really don't care if someone chooses to use their own terminology for their product, but apparently it is causing confusion (hence this conversation), and I do find that frustrating. 

http://aldenshoe.com/DrawProducts.aspx?Action=GetDetails&CategoryID=2&ProductID=69&PageID=8

http://aldenshoe.com/DrawProducts.aspx?Action=GetDetails&CategoryID=2&ProductID=71&PageID=8

http://aldenshoe.com/DrawProducts.aspx?Action=GetDetails&CategoryID=2&ProductID=72&PageID=8

http://aldenshoe.com/DrawProducts.aspx?Action=GetDetails&CategoryID=2&ProductID=73&PageID=8

EDIT:
I went back and read your original post. You seem to have missed in my quote above where I said that other retailers (such as The Shoe Mart) do refer to some of their Alden Shoes as Cap Toes. However, that doesn't change that Alden does not call them Cap Toes, they call them Straight Tips. Insert people's confusion.

I'm not sure why you would be surprised or frustrated that there was confusion around this. You said yourself that Alden uses their own terminology despite what the majority of other high quality shoe manufacturers use. Adding to that, places like TSM use different descriptions than Alden does for many of their straight-tips/cap toes. I think it's pretty obvious that would confuse some people. Perhaps a better question may have been, why does Alden use the term straight tip when everyone else uses cap toe?

I wrote the original question so I thank you for providing some detail surrounding the naming conventions, but to actually get frustrated that a discussion was sparked by my question seems rather strange.
post #56323 of 122416
Thinking about visiting Union Made and checking out some shell chukkas. Can these be dressed down, way down, with jeans? Anyone have pics?
post #56324 of 122416
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Originally Posted by 89826 View Post

Mac, those #8 full straps look great. A classic. I have a couple of pairs myself. Second or third Alden shells I ever bought, way back. First was the unlined LHS. All from Brooks in the beginning.

Do you have the full straps in cigar or whiskey? Pictures please if you do. Have a source for whiskey ones? Shoe Mart shows cigar. Thanks, Ed

Alden NYC sells the full strap in whiskey
post #56325 of 122416
strangebrew: Thinking about visiting Union Made and checking out some shell chukkas. Can these be dressed down, way down, with jeans? Anyone have pics?

Yes - every shell color, in a chukka boot, can be worn with jeans. It is a nice look.
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