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Originally Posted by closerlook View Post

Guys I've listed a pair of Brown shell cordovan tassels from BB in the men's clothing classifieds thread.
My first thought is that they are some kind of special make-up, but another user mentioned they might be light soaked from being on the floor of BB and thus the brown shade.
I'm not sure considering the brown is not just on the vamp but encompasses the whole shoe.
seeking opinions:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/281188/brown-shell-cordovan-alden-for-brooks-brothers-tassel-loafers-sz-8-d
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as I've said in the other thread, I have seen similar/identical pairs on display at BB in Boston. fluorescent lights can really lighten shell.

see also, for example, all of these which started out the same shade of brown, but some have been displayed for a while. pic courtesy of namor

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Fullstrap.jpg

Color 8 full strap in bright January sun. Look at that purple dye job! Fresh nick on left toe from lunchtime errands.cool.gif
post #20763 of 91702
Many thanks
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Originally Posted by applky View Post


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000Q7PGZG/

8" long, 2.75" wide for $12 + shipping.

I would recommend looking at the other items that Amazon seller stocks. As long as you are paying shipping, you might as well get a few more goodies -- the obvious choice being the duck handle shoe horn: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000POL2LC/
post #20764 of 91702
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Originally Posted by rioni View Post

Can anyone else with Chamois Longwing Blucher's from Leffot comment on how these fit? Considering sizing down to 8D from 9D since that's the only size left and I've heard these fit abit large (for Barrie).

Allen Edmonds brushes do the job for me. Cheap and higher quality than I've seen around town.
post #20765 of 91702
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Originally Posted by closerlook View Post

Guys I've listed a pair of Brown shell cordovan tassels from BB in the men's clothing classifieds thread.
My first thought is that they are some kind of special make-up, but another user mentioned they might be light soaked from being on the floor of BB and thus the brown shade.
I'm not sure considering the brown is not just on the vamp but encompasses the whole shoe.
seeking opinions:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/281188/brown-shell-cordovan-alden-for-brooks-brothers-tassel-loafers-sz-8-d
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The most mellow looking Aldens I've ever seen were on display at BB in San Francisco. I'd say the light effect is far more likely than some special make up.
post #20766 of 91702
That really didn't answer my question smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post

Allen Edmonds brushes do the job for me. Cheap and higher quality than I've seen around town.
post #20767 of 91702
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Originally Posted by zazaza View Post

Great video, Namor

seeing that reminds me,
can anyone recommend a good (and not crazy expensive) source for large horsehair brushes?

shoecaresupplies.com
post #20768 of 91702
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Cleaned up the boots. Excuse the camera angle. Even made me dizzy watching it.

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I use the same microfiber towels. They work great. It really made the difference between a good shine and a true mirror shine.
post #20769 of 91702
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Originally Posted by rioni View Post

That really didn't answer my question smile.gif

Indeed not! I'm not sure how that happened, but just in case you need some shoe brushes...
post #20770 of 91702
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

To double confirm: I also emailed Orvis customer service, and this was the response: "The Alden Cordovan Shoe (item 5C45) is crafted on the Tremont last. This is similar to the Barrie last. I hope this information is helpful. "
Thanks for that. Now we'll see if I can tell the difference. [/quote]
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Originally Posted by REguy View Post

Thanks for that. Now we'll see if I can tell the difference.
Dunno guys, that picture looks like the Barrie all day long to me stirpot.gif Some of the online retailers aren't the most accurate in their Alden descriptions. The Tremont has a more angular/plunging toe in profile, while this is more bulbous looking. Plus, I've never seen a longwing on the Tremont (which would actually be a nice shoe). On the bright side, the Tremont and Barrie are fairly similar fit-wise.[/quote]
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

I suppose it won't be surprising if you are right. Orvis CS isn't likely to be the best informed source on Alden lasts, and they are certainly answering these questions by rote. So perhaps the model number on the inside of the shoe will tell all. If it says 975, then we'll know.

The mystery may be solved - my Orvis #8 longwings came today. The model number is 975 and they look and fit like the Barrie.

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post #20771 of 91702
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Originally Posted by MickCollins1916 View Post


The mystery may be solved - my Orvis #8 longwings came today. The model number is 975 and they look and fit like the Barrie.
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Thanks for the clarification! A great deal.
post #20772 of 91702
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Originally Posted by rioni View Post

Can anyone else with Chamois Longwing Blucher's from Leffot comment on how these fit? Considering sizing down to 8D from 9D since that's the only size left and I've heard these fit abit large (for Barrie).


It all depends on what shoe you're getting a 9D measurement from. If it's a pair of sneakers, it might work. Compared to other Alden lasts, Barrie is really only about .5 a size big. You'd be taking a gamble sizing down from 9D. 

post #20773 of 91702
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Originally Posted by g.michael View Post

Fullstrap.jpg
Color 8 full strap in bright January sun. Look at that purple dye job! Fresh nick on left toe from lunchtime errands.cool.gif

good looking full strap and vigouous brushing with horse hair shoe brush will eliminate the issue
post #20774 of 91702
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Originally Posted by MickCollins1916 View Post

Thanks for that. Now we'll see if I can tell the difference.
Dunno guys, that picture looks like the Barrie all day long to me stirpot.gif Some of the online retailers aren't the most accurate in their Alden descriptions. The Tremont has a more angular/plunging toe in profile, while this is more bulbous looking. Plus, I've never seen a longwing on the Tremont (which would actually be a nice shoe). On the bright side, the Tremont and Barrie are fairly similar fit-wise.[/quote]
The mystery may be solved - my Orvis #8 longwings came today. The model number is 975 and they look and fit like the Barrie.
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You should notify Orvis that they are giving out incorrect information.
post #20775 of 91702
Speaking of Barrie-lasted longwings....shameless plug - check the sig for a pair of Color 8 LWBs in 12C satisfied.gif
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