This. I own both and find the PCT to be dressier. Got nothing to do with the commando sole.
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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 6257post #93841 of 12241610/18/14 at 12:48pmpost #93842 of 12241610/18/14 at 1:08pmWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)Quote:Quote:Originally Posted by FLW
I am a pretty true 9C and in Barrie I can just make an 8.5D work. I could certainly not go sockless, as my heel would pop right out. When I wear Aberdeen 9D the toe feels comfy but not snug. The heel is better but still slips a bit.
I would think that if you are anywhere close to needing an E width that D in Aberdeen might be too narrow at the toe.Quote:Originally Posted by epc2
My brief experience with Aberdeen was with an NST blucher the toebox was tight while the heel was still big maybe a tad narrower than Barrie but not by much , , it was a D width , I'm sure an E width was going to be fine on the toebox but not on the heel , IMHO this last has a weird toebox/heel proportion.
I am : 7.5 D (Barrie and Trubalance Last)
7.5 E (Van Last)
I had a chance to try on a 7.5D Aberdeen blucher, the length of the shoes is OK but quite tide front part of the shoes, on the other hand, there's a bit heel slippage.
I enquired Ed from TSM and Jim from Alden SF, both of them suggested me to take 7.5E in Aberdeen.
Stevepost #93843 of 12241610/18/14 at 1:14pm
I wear 8D in Barrie and took a shot in the dark and went 8.5D in the Aberdeen. I have really narrow ankles but worry about the sharp point in the toebox. Going 8.5D was the sizing advice I received from TSM. If it doesnt work I will be disapointed to say the least.
I have actually considered seeing if I could size it up a bit because having a boot that is a little loose is better than something that is too tigh.post #93844 of 12241610/18/14 at 1:26pmpost #93845 of 12241610/18/14 at 1:28pmpost #93846 of 12241610/18/14 at 1:47pmpost #93847 of 12241610/18/14 at 1:57pmpost #93848 of 12241610/18/14 at 2:09pmpost #93849 of 12241610/18/14 at 2:16pmQuote:Originally Posted by Watchman1
I do actually wear mine with suits.....in the winter. Mine are outfitted with Topy's on heel and forefront.
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If your gonna wear them with suits my personal rule is to polish them to a high shine.
Those are killer!post #93850 of 12241610/18/14 at 2:59pmpost #93851 of 12241610/18/14 at 3:09pmpost #93852 of 12241610/18/14 at 3:10pmpost #93853 of 12241610/18/14 at 3:28pmQuote:
Here are mine....indoor lighting at the office....second photo is a comparison with my ravello NSTs.post #93854 of 12241610/18/14 at 3:44pmpost #93855 of 12241610/18/14 at 3:49pm
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