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post #69286 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I sold my Leffot Color 8 LWB and plan on picking up another color 8 blucher (I was thinking the 975 but I am also considering the captoe or NST blucher). My antique color 8s looked great sitting in store or on my shoe rack, but I didn't really reach for them that much. For example during the time I had both, I probably wore my Alden 990 10 times and the Leffot LWB one or two times. When it came to more casual outfits, I reached for my Leffot tankers or cigar chukkas or some other shoe more. This may be a function of the season, but during the summer and fall I wore my Leffot saddles more than the color 8 LWB.

To me the 975 moves much more easily between business casual and casual than the Leffot LWB, which look very casual. If Aldens are primarily a casual endeavor for you, then the Leffot longwings may be the ultimate shoe. But for my purposes, other shoes fit a bit better. YMMV.

I agree with this based on the black edging (975) v. antique edging (Leffot). I feel the same way, but perhaps to a lesser extent, if the comparison is between the 975 (leather sole) and the color 8 LWB on Commando sole.

I feel the same way about the cigar LWB (dark edging/dark welt v antique edging/light welt) - so much so that I had the light welt on my cigar LWB darkened by BNelson and I intentionally darkened the edging.
post #69287 of 122416
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The longwings I have observed with commando soles are pretty casual (mainly because longwings in general are bulky shoes, and the commando adds to the bulk). The 975, 9751, and dark soled ravello and cigar longwings can be worn with suits. I guess whiskey can go with certain colors. I've been surprised as how well NSTs and even the 990/9901 go with suits.

I agree that these can be worn with suits, but they certainly aren't optimal.  Most of us on this thread own balmorals, or else sleeker bluchers/derbies, which are unequivocally more appropriate with suits.  Having said that, you'll rarely find someone noticing the difference unless you run into another SF member at said event...and here in California, anything goes...

post #69288 of 122416

6 eye CXL crepe chukka up on Need Supply.

post #69289 of 122416
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NST Color 8 on Barrie?

Does anyone know where to find (if it's possible) the NST, in color 8, on the Barrie last? After a lot of searching it seems very rare (custom makeups in the past or used). There are lots of color 8 on Aberdeen, and black on Barrie, but not the combo I'm seeking.

Try Citishoes, NYC.
post #69290 of 122416

Does the Grant last run large? I am a size 10D on a brannock and the 9.5D fits me on the Barrie last. Do I get a 10D or a 9.5D on the Grant last?

 

Thanks.. 

post #69291 of 122416

^ Grant is fairly TTS from my experience, but I usually order both and return the one that doesn't fit as well.

post #69292 of 122416
^^Grant last subject relevant to me as I've been trying to get my sizing right on a pair of 4065s. I wear a 10.5D in the Barrie and am torn between a 11D and a 10.5E in the Grant cap toe boots. I could make the 11Ds work but they have a bit too much "height" in the toe box for my liking. Highly recommend on ordering both and returning the one that doesn't fit, if possible.
post #69293 of 122416

I take grant TTS

post #69294 of 122416
To add to that, my Barrie size was way too tight in the Grant. If your only choice is 9.5D and 10D, I would recommend 10D.
post #69295 of 122416
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^ Grant is fairly TTS from my experience, but I usually order both and return the one that doesn't fit as well.

 

 

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^^Grant last subject relevant to me as I've been trying to get my sizing right on a pair of 4065s. I wear a 10.5D in the Barrie and am torn between a 11D and a 10.5E in the Grant cap toe boots. I could make the 11Ds work but they have a bit too much "height" in the toe box for my liking. Highly recommend on ordering both and returning the one that doesn't fit, if possible.

 

 

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I take grant TTS

 

 

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To add to that, my Barrie size was way too tight in the Grant. If your only choice is 9.5D and 10D, I would recommend 10D.

Thank you all.. 

post #69296 of 122416
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Greatest golf shoe ever, hands down... (monochromatic saddle) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Also made in Mass...  Footjoy Classics Dry Premiere; single texture all the way around (white pebble grain calf)

nephew,
I hope you ready to tee off at pebble beach
post #69297 of 122416
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With all of this talk of monochromatic saddles, I was wondering what y'all thought of going with the all-black shell saddle for a "go-to" dress shoe to be worn with suits.  I was convinced I would pick up the 9016 (black shell perf cap toe bal) for this purpose.  I like the barrie last and have no experience with the hampton or snap lasts (BB version of 9016).

My gut says expand your horizons with the hampton or snap last and go with the perf cap toe bal, but my barrie bias has me intrigued with the black shell saddles.  Flat welt, single leather sole, and bal/oxford makes for a sleek looking dressier barrie-lasted shoe.

Any thoughts anyone?  SevenFTG?  Uncle??

nephew,
my first choice would be 9016
post #69298 of 122416
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Ravello Thursday
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Apparently I am enabling further NST discussion. Honestly, I am not a big fan of the NST. I prefer Wingtips and the LHS. Pretty sure that one could surmise that from looking at my shoes.

-Mike

nephew,
good looking combo
the nst is one of alden's best models. I am big fan of the nst model
post #69299 of 122416
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For the holiday lunch: 9015s. My "Barrie-shaped" foot is really finnicky with balmorals, but the recent switch to Euro straight lacing has really helped.
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nephew,
looking good in your cap toes
post #69300 of 122416
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Captoes on Aberdeen #8
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nephew,
looking good in your king straight tip
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