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post #29176 of 98649
Brooks Brothers offers them all the time. But only in black and #8 shell with painted eyelets.

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=225&Product_Id=934982&Parent_Id=522&default_color=BLACK&sort_by=&sectioncolor=&sectionsize=

Not sure of the last either. But a lot of people like the Brooks Brothers PTB.
post #29177 of 98649
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Originally Posted by nadav View Post

Got my #8 longwings from NRO today. I'm definitely the first to try them on, they fit, they look great, and they were $516. Thanks again to whoever posted this deal.
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Nicely done!  A lifetime shoe if there ever was one.

post #29178 of 98649
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Originally Posted by WhoKnewI View Post

NYR how did you size your atom shortwings? (they're on the tremont last right?)

I went TTS, I'm a pretty standard 9.5D (meaning 9D Barrie/Trubalance/Modified Lasts) and I went 9.5 D here. They are not as "fitted" as the 9D Barries, but definitely not too big. A little roomier than my 9D Barrie. Hope that helps.
post #29179 of 98649
Thanks! I have a pair of 8.5 that i'm selling right now, but now i'm thinking maybe they'll be fine and are ultimately a better fit 8 would be.
post #29180 of 98649
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Originally Posted by zazaza View Post

these are amazing. who offers cigar PTB with exposed eyelets like this?

Frans Boone.
post #29181 of 98649
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

Frans Boone.

Looks great in the side view. The top view (Barrie last and E width) looks alot more "blobby".
If these were only on the Leydon last and a D width.nod[1].gif
post #29182 of 98649
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Originally Posted by nihraguk View Post

Very nice. What did you use to polish them?

Thanks! I just brush and buff vigorously every now and then.
post #29183 of 98649
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

Frans Boone.

thank you for the link.

looking at more pics got me thinking....

a cigar longwing with exposed brass eyelets would be mighty nice looking

and I think they'd look great on nearly any type of boot.

has anyone ever seen such a thing?
Edited by zazaza - 5/30/12 at 1:17pm
post #29184 of 98649
umm....mostly all the boots come w/ exposed eyelets
post #29185 of 98649
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Originally Posted by triumphman View Post

umm....mostly all the boots come w/ exposed eyelets

exposed brass as shown on the cigar PTB we've been commenting on?
post #29186 of 98649
ahh, well not brass....
post #29187 of 98649
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Originally Posted by Bucho View Post

Help!  I have a pair of Ravello Tassle Loafers in 11.5D for a few more days to decide if they are big enough.  I normally wear an 11.5E in Aldens.  I know I should get an 11.5E but they just aren't to be found anywhere.  Do folks think the 11.5D might "stretch" enough to be comfortable?  I know people will react, "well, how tight are they?"  My answer is that they are snug.  I tried them on with thin socks and they are a little better, but still, snug.  (snug sounds better to me than tight.)

 

I am really looking to see if anyone has had experience with Alden Horween loafers and if they experienced enough of a stretch after wearing them?  I love Ravello and these are the only ones I could find in any style even close to my size.  I tried the same shoe in an 11E, but they were painfully tight, er ah, snug.

 

Any advice?


I have no experience with the Alden loafers, but I can say with some certainty that the barrie lasted shoes I have, have ALL felt fairly snug out of the box.  After several wears though, each has loosened enough to notice.  I don't think the shell "stretches," but the cork base will conform to the shape of your foot giving the feeling of loosening up.  I would guess that the 11.5D you have would settle or loosen, but I can't say with any certainty.  Has the 11.5E that you normally wear in Aldens, settled/loosened/stretched in your experience?  If you haven't noticed this trend with your other Aldens, I wouldn't count on it with the 11.5D.

post #29188 of 98649
Got my first pair of plantation crepe soles in the mail yesterday... perfect for a rainy day in the City That Bleeds!

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post #29189 of 98649
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Originally Posted by Ahab View Post

Brooks Brothers offers them all the time. But only in black and #8 shell with painted eyelets.
http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=225&Product_Id=934982&Parent_Id=522&default_color=BLACK&sort_by=§ioncolor=§ionsize=
Not sure of the last either. But a lot of people like the Brooks Brothers PTB.

 

M58 last. Great shoes:

 

post #29190 of 98649
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Originally Posted by zazaza View Post

looking at more pics got me thinking....
a cigar longwing with exposed brass eyelets would be mighty nice looking

"Zaza!" (Godfather 3 font), what an idea! I was thinking of selling my Cigar LWB as I have so many cigar shoes now, but I may just take them to a good cobbler and have him add brass eyelets...shouldn't be too difficult a job right?
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