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Alden x Leffot Day Tripper in grant last...I love these boots!

 

Long time/first time...

 

Beautiful.  I am eagerly waiting for my pair when Leffot's pre-order comes in.  I'm curious about the sizing, though--do you have any Alden's to compare them to?  Leffot says they size like the Barrie (so I ordered them the same size as my longwings) but other sources say they are true-to-size.  What's your experience?  


I have the same pair on order. I take a 9.5D in the Barrie but have gone TTS (10D) in my Grant Cigar CapToe boots. These fit me well, as the Grant last is a bit slimmer than the Barrie. That said, I read that others go with the same size as their Barrie's. I would recommend going TTS.

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Fit question: I was measured as a 9.5D on the Brannock and these are a 9D.  They feel really good right now, fit-wise.  I can feel the slightest bit of pressure at the widest part of my foot, but nothing uncomfortable.  My question is, with this leather, will stretching occur to the extent that the the uppers will eventually be close to touching each other at the laces?  This, I would perceive as undesirable.

 

I'm a little afraid right now that they fit and I'm gonna have to keep them...

 

Thanks for any thoughts.

 

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Anyone care to assuage my fears?

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^are you serious? There is a good inch gap, there is no way they would stretch to the point where the two sides would touch.
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^are you serious? There is a good inch gap, there is no way they would stretch to the point where the two sides would touch.

I wouldn't really say that's true. It all depends on how you walk and how tight you tie them.. I've seen pairs easily stretch to close that gap over time
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congrats advan031 on your captoes. those who are thinking about it, hesitate no more. easily the most versatile Alden boot out there and my favourite pair needless to say. from a few days back....
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great shine on your boots!
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Anyone care to assuage my fears?

No. When I bought mine, they had half the gap you did and even with the speed hooks, I can't close the gap a year later.
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Anyone care to assuage my fears?

I have had mine for over two years and there has been very little change in that area of the boot. You'd have to lace the sh*t out of the boots to make the uppers stretch that much. I'd think you'd end up breaking the cotton laces that alden uses before you'd get them to stretch out.
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^are you serious? There is a good inch gap, there is no way they would stretch to the point where the two sides would touch.


 



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I wouldn't really say that's true. It all depends on how you walk and how tight you tie them.. I've seen pairs easily stretch to close that gap over time


 



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No. When I bought mine, they had half the gap you did and even with the speed hooks, I can't close the gap a year later.


 



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I have had mine for over two years and there has been very little change in that area of the boot. You'd have to lace the sh*t out of the boots to make the uppers stretch that much. I'd think you'd end up breaking the cotton laces that alden uses before you'd get them to stretch out.



Thank you for the replies.  All were helpful.  I guess I'll just have to wait and see what happens as I break them in a bit more.

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^ Outstanding.

One of the better shades of Whiskey Shell I have seen in a while.

Enjoy wearing.
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Quick bit of advice needed... I own a pare of brown calf LWB and a pair of cigar shell LWB.  I have a chance to pick up a pair of dark brown shell Crockett and Jones made for RL Marlow short wing tips for a real nice price ($690 tax included).  Would this be a redundant purchase?  Should I wait and pick up a pair of whiskey or ravello LWB? Or maybe a ravello wt boot?  This will have to be the last pair I purchase for a while (maybe the year).  I am a huge long wing aficionado

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Quick bit of advice needed... I own a pare of brown calf LWB and a pair of cigar shell LWB.  I have a chance to pick up a pair of dark brown shell Crockett and Jones made for RL Marlow short wing tips for a real nice price ($690 tax included).  Would this be a redundant purchase?  Should I wait and pick up a pair of whiskey or ravello LWB? Or maybe a ravello wt boot?  This will have to be the last pair I purchase for a while (maybe the year).  I am a huge long wing aficionado

Seems to me that the Ravello WT boot would be a great complement to what you already have.
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i like your wt boot

VERY nice. the look of all eyelets instead of 1/2 speed hooks is really attractive. really adds lots of character to the boot.-
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