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post #31126 of 98770
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Originally Posted by HorseHide View Post

I just received a pair of the blue suede chukkas that LS made up on the Plaza last - amazing. I am planning to list my (very lightly) used blue suede PTBs (size 9 B/D on the Barrie) at a very cheap price on eBay later today. If a forum member is interested before I list them send me a PM.

Good call on picking those up. They look killer. Hows the fit?

Do you happen to know if they ran any in e width?
post #31127 of 98770
And these are Barrie, from Frans Boone:

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Stitching is definitely round, as opposed to softly squared....
post #31128 of 98770
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post


You mean like Nantucket red pents?
I think it'd look okay.

No pants in mind in particular.  I was just asking in the hypothetical sense.  The tie I had on was like a vibrant red/burnt orange.  I just didn't feel right about it.  Same with black shoes and a blue suit.  I know people say its okay to do, but I never do it because I think it looks like a cop, or a mail man, or a train conductor, or just plain bad.

post #31129 of 98770
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

No pants in mind in particular.  I was just asking in the hypothetical sense.  The tie I had on was like a vibrant red/burnt orange.  I just didn't feel right about it.  Same with black shoes and a blue suit.  I know people say its okay to do, but I never do it because I think it looks like a cop, or a mail man, or a train conductor, or just plain bad.

I think color 8 would look fine with red. Color 8 does have some red undertones deep in the shoe.

Ravello looks better with red, though.
post #31130 of 98770
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Originally Posted by Roguls View Post

And these are Barrie, from Frans Boone:

526

Stitching is definitely round, as opposed to softly squared....


exactly
post #31131 of 98770
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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

^ Thanks for the tip.  Did you pre-treat your boots out of the box w/ spray or some other treatment?  (Bought some AE Suede Protector spray, but not sure if it will change the color of the shoe)
I do not have these but do love the look. They look like a great makeup and a lot of fun to wear.

I do have white suede shoes and pretreated with AE and it did not change the color. Just be careful to spray evenly and let it dry.

As for the care, you have to forget about keeping them the original color. The first few scuffs will look bad but eventually they will start to look great again. If you try to keep them pristine you just will not enjoy the shoe. I am not sure if this will work for pale grey but I purchased a reasonable suede kit that includes eraser and brush for a reasonable price from Off Broadway shoes. With that I can make my shoes look pretty white again. Than I can hit them with baby powder or ground white chalk in an old sock or a buck bag:

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These should be enjoyed, not feared.
post #31132 of 98770
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

You mean like Nantucket red pents?
I think it'd look okay.
I would not do this. White suede, tan suede and whiskey will all be much better. I love wearing whiskey PTB's with Nantucket red's. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

White suede with Nantucket red's.

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post #31133 of 98770
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Can #8 be worn with red?  Had on my #8 shoes and belt today with a blue suit and red tie.  Had to change the tie because I felt like it was clashing.  I can't imagine its approriate to wear #8's with red pants.  Thoughts?

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

I have no red pants and have no plans to get any. So I'm not much help there.
With red tie? Yes - most of the time.

Red and #8 aren't going to clash as much as you think. Just last weekend I wore a blue OCBD w/ nantucket reds and #8 short wings. Many compliments. Go for it. The egplant color is different enough, and that distance between tones is widened if the #8 has aged at all.
post #31134 of 98770
RE: red and #8. Done it, liked it, will do it again
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^ looking good W, don't see anything wrong with that red pant/color 8 combo!

Update on my order from NRO, from about a month ago when they had the 25% off sale:

Got my original order pretty quickly, however the shoes were too tight and I needed to exchange them for a half size bigger. I sent the shoes back to them about 2 weeks ago, and I was waiting for a response to see if they got my return and when I could expect my new pair to be shipped to me. Didn't hear anything until this past weekend, however it wasn't anyone from NRO that contacted me. I got a random call from some woman in Georgia (I live in South Carolina), saying that she received a pair of shoes that had my information on the order slip inside the box. She opened the package when she got it because it had her name and address on it. Luckily, all my info (including my phone #) was on the order slip, so she called me to let me know that NRO had shipped my order to her by mistake. She contacted NRO, had to wait a few days for them to get back to her, but they finally did and they gave her a shipping label so that she could ship the shoes back to them. They, in turn, will then ship the shoes back to me.

I called NRO today and they played dumb and said my shoes will be shipping shortly. I told them I got a call from the woman in Georgia that received my order by mistake. Then they backtracked and said they should get the shoes back to their warehouse by tomorrow, and then they will overnight them to me. So, all in all I should finally get my shoes by the end of this week. It's been a bit of a pain in the ass, and I'm hoping nothing else gets screwed up between now and then. Even at 25% off, I'm not sure if I would order from them again in the future.
post #31136 of 98770
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

^ looking good W, don't see anything wrong with that red pant/color 8 combo!

Update on my order from NRO, from about a month ago when they had the 25% off sale:

Got my original order pretty quickly, however the shoes were too tight and I needed to exchange them for a half size bigger. I sent the shoes back to them about 2 weeks ago, and I was waiting for a response to see if they got my return and when I could expect my new pair to be shipped to me. Didn't hear anything until this past weekend, however it wasn't anyone from NRO that contacted me. I got a random call from some woman in Georgia (I live in South Carolina), saying that she received a pair of shoes that had my information on the order slip inside the box. She opened the package when she got it because it had her name and address on it. Luckily, all my info (including my phone #) was on the order slip, so she called me to let me know that NRO had shipped my order to her by mistake. She contacted NRO, had to wait a few days for them to get back to her, but they finally did and they gave her a shipping label so that she could ship the shoes back to them. They, in turn, will then ship the shoes back to me.

I called NRO today and they played dumb and said my shoes will be shipping shortly. I told them I got a call from the woman in Georgia that received my order by mistake. Then they backtracked and said they should get the shoes back to their warehouse by tomorrow, and then they will overnight them to me. So, all in all I should finally get my shoes by the end of this week. It's been a bit of a pain in the ass, and I'm hoping nothing else gets screwed up between now and then. Even at 25% off, I'm not sure if I would order from them again in the future.

yeah, to say i wasn't impressed with their operation would be an understatement.
post #31137 of 98770
The 25% off NRO coupon is now active and I just tried it and it worked. Enter "USA" upon checkout. You're crazy if you don't think saving 25% off on any Alden pair they have is worth it. I ordered from them before and had no problems at all. Enjoy.
post #31138 of 98770
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

^ looking good W, don't see anything wrong with that red pant/color 8 combo!
Update on my order from NRO, from about a month ago when they had the 25% off sale:

Got my original order pretty quickly, however the shoes were too tight and I needed to exchange them for a half size bigger. I sent the shoes back to them about 2 weeks ago, and I was waiting for a response to see if they got my return and when I could expect my new pair to be shipped to me. Didn't hear anything until this past weekend, however it wasn't anyone from NRO that contacted me. I got a random call from some woman in Georgia (I live in South Carolina), saying that she received a pair of shoes that had my information on the order slip inside the box. She opened the package when she got it because it had her name and address on it. Luckily, all my info (including my phone #) was on the order slip, so she called me to let me know that NRO had shipped my order to her by mistake. She contacted NRO, had to wait a few days for them to get back to her, but they finally did and they gave her a shipping label so that she could ship the shoes back to them. They, in turn, will then ship the shoes back to me.
I called NRO today and they played dumb and said my shoes will be shipping shortly. I told them I got a call from the woman in Georgia that received my order by mistake. Then they backtracked and said they should get the shoes back to their warehouse by tomorrow, and then they will overnight them to me. So, all in all I should finally get my shoes by the end of this week. It's been a bit of a pain in the ass, and I'm hoping nothing else gets screwed up between now and then. Even at 25% off, I'm not sure if I would order from them again in the future.

Thanks for relaying you experience. I'd certainly stay away from NRO based upon everything.
post #31139 of 98770
hate how they don't carry 7.5D in barrie. Anybody know if an 8C in barrie would be comparable to 7.5 barrie?
post #31140 of 98770
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Thanks for relaying you experience. I'd certainly stay away from NRO based upon everything.

Really? They seemed to right the situation and the man's getting his shoes. They're allowed to make a mistake, and they are not screwing the guy over here....

Let's not forget, he ordered the wrong size to begin with. I've certainly seen poorer service from Theshoemart than this.
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