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Thanks Chris! About to pull the trigger and was just wondering, if I order a narrow C is the boot actually visibly a little slimmer looking?

Yes. But I'm not sure how noticeable the difference would be.

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And, if I'm usually a 10 in other makers that run true to size should I probably get a 9.5 Alden?

Yes. The trubalance last runs 1/2 size large so if you are usually a 10, the 9.5 will be good for you. Please note that the trubalance last is the widest of the Alden lasts. While Barrie offers similar volume, it tends to be longer and not as wide. That being said, most people order the same width for both lasts. Others size down a width (Trubalance v Barrie). In my personal situation, I am a 9.5E on the Barrie, but a 9.5D with the trubalance. Just an FYI.

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post #10382 of 87835
Thanks!
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I would love to sell my Alden Red Brick Bucks this week....

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=219239
post #10384 of 87835
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Thanks!
Sizing drove me crazy, especially since there wasn't a store near by. There is no perfect equation for Alden sizing as all foot sizes differ slightly. I just ordered a few sizes, tried them on gently on carpet and returned the other ones. I wear the same size in all the lasts I've tried, Barrie, Trusquare and Modified -- and they are my true shoe size via the foot scales they have at stores (I didn't go 1/2 size down in Barrie or Modified is my point). The only other last I've tried is the Aberdeen, which I get an extra size wider, as it is too narrow.
post #10385 of 87835
Ravello PTB today.
LL
post #10386 of 87835
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Ravello PTB today.

The more I see the shell ptb, the more I have an inkling to pick a pair up. Nice looking shoes Chris.
post #10387 of 87835
just ordered a tan unlined suede chukka from the SF Alden store. didn't catch his name, but the guy on the phone was super nice to talk to and very helpful.

i asked him some general questions about last variation and fit. he told me there is a 3/16" difference between between widths (i.e. a D is 3/16" wider than an C, and an E is 3/16" wider than a D). also, for the barrie last, as 8.5E is wider than a 9D. he also said told me that a 9D leydon would very fit similar to a 9C barrie. i've had a tough time with finding the right combo of proper heel fit and proper toe fit in barrie lasted shoes, and haven't tried on a C, so that was interesting to hear.

also, i think i'll be putting my AF32s in 9E that i got from Alden of Carmel (http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/index...do_Sole_88.htm) up for sale soon. so nice and a perfect shoe for my style, they are just a bit too roomy and thus i don't wear as often as i should. thought i'd toss it out here first.
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just ordered a tan unlined suede chukka from the SF Alden store. didn't catch his name, but the guy on the phone was super nice to talk to and very helpful.

i asked him some general questions about last variation and fit. he told me there is a 3/16" difference between between widths (i.e. a D is 3/16" wider than an C, and an E is 3/16" wider than a D). also, for the barrie last, as 8.5E is wider than a 9D. he also said told me that a 9D leydon would very fit similar to a 9C barrie. i've had a tough time with finding the right combo of proper heel fit and proper toe fit in barrie lasted shoes, and haven't tried on a C, so that was interesting to hear.

also, i think i'll be putting my AF32s in 9E that i got from Alden of Carmel (http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/index...do_Sole_88.htm) up for sale soon. so nice and a perfect shoe for my style, they are just a bit too roomy and thus i don't wear as often as i should. thought i'd toss it out here first.

Sounds like Robert.

They are all great there.
post #10389 of 87835
man, i'm really kickin myself now. wanted to pull the trigger on cigar long wings at shoemart in Jan with the 10% discount .

Now the discount is GONE and so is my size. Plus, I'm told there won't be any more for at least a year.

Damn. You snooze, and somebody else wears your shoes.
post #10390 of 87835
Ok, about to pull the trigger on a pair of wingtip boots but I want them to be versatile (i.e. wear casual but also with dress pants and a suit). For those with a commando sole, can this be done or are commando sole shoes primarily for casual looks?
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Picked up a pair of west egg snuff suede for the
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post #10392 of 87835
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Ok, about to pull the trigger on a pair of wingtip boots but I want them to be versatile (i.e. wear casual but also with dress pants and a suit). For those with a commando sole, can this be done or are commando sole shoes primarily for casual looks?

You are going to get answers that say definitely yes and others that say definitely no. It depends on the environment where you wear the suit - formal banking, no. IT guys that wear a suit a few times a year, yes.

Dress pants should be no problem.
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Picked up a pair of west egg snuff suede for the
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Picked up a pair of those myself! One hell of a nice looking shoe, and extraordinarily comfortably right out of the box.
post #10394 of 87835
What do you guys think of the Plaza Monk Straps?
post #10395 of 87835
are shortwings no longer in style? I swear all I'm seeing these days are longwings...
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