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I've only had good experiences with NRO. To reiterate, they have a 25% off code right now- "USA" running through 7/1. Thinking about pulling the trigger on the cigar LHS.


Did anyone finally get the cigar LHS from NRO's 20% off a months ago? Or status of the order?

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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

a good day for cigar ptb

is that cigar? I thought it could even be aged whiskey haha
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a good day for cigar ptb

is that cigar? I thought it could even be aged whiskey haha

That cigar/aged whiskey color looks identical to my new Ravello LWBs.

Jokes on us, all the rare shells are actually one color! ;-)

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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.

What portion of the shipping did you have to pay for in the end? From their website, it sounds like they ship for free, but if you need to return, you might have to pay initial and return shipping.
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LS black short wings en route....we shall see how this goes!

not to beat a dead horse, but this is my first time ordering from LS and they are stand up guys.
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Originally Posted by kolecho View Post

Agreed on sizing issue above. Part of the issue is also because there is very little toe box height in Leydon.

agreed. to be honest, the alden last/sizing chart isnt that accurate, and I'd suggest most people try on the shoes before buying them (I know that's not always possible, but whatever.) But leydon is actually an incredibly narrow last, and i take true to size and go up half a width in the chukkas.
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not to beat a dead horse, but this is my first time ordering from LS and they are stand up guys.

+1. Anybody have experience with the Van last? Specifically a Van lasted loafer. Thinking of grabbing a pair of cordovan loafers.
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post


enjoy wearing in good health


Thanks Mac, I'll be sure to use the method religiously.

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Originally Posted by WhoKnewI View Post


agreed. to be honest, the alden last/sizing chart isnt that accurate, and I'd suggest most people try on the shoes before buying them (I know that's not always possible, but whatever.) But leydon is actually an incredibly narrow last, and i take true to size and go up half a width in the chukkas.

 

Thanks for the responses. Do you consider the Leydon narrower through the vamp and toe box than the Aberdeen?

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same ol, cigar beale 5 eyed dover

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Alden of DC Ravello LWB's out of the box in May . . . .
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And today, freshly Mac'd after a few wears . . . .
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Beautiful!

Still cannot believe how dark that is. Pushing cigar... at least compared to mine.

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Originally Posted by Feji View Post


+1. Anybody have experience with the Van last? Specifically a Van lasted loafer. Thinking of grabbing a pair of cordovan loafers.

 

What would you like to know? 

 

It all depends on the characteristics of your feet.  I am a slim guy with boney feet, so true-to-size the heel had a bit too much volume.  A chubbier fellow with fatty feet might not have that problem, but might find that it's tight across the vamp, as many complain about.  Being a slip-on, it needs to be big enough for you to slip on, but fit well enough that your heel doesn't slip out when you walk.  I found that sizing down a half size and down 1 width fits best for me.  The lined Alden version took a long time to break in due to its stiffness/rigidity.  I also have the unlined brooks brothers version, which runs more true-to-size (for me) and is more flexible/supple.

 

On a side note, Do many people find that they wear the same size in van and barrie?  Obviously it varies person to person, but are they similar enough in shape and form that such a generalization can be made with a high degree of validity?

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Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post

LS black short wings en route....we shall see how this goes!
not to beat a dead horse, but this is my first time ordering from LS and they are stand up guys.

Enjoy Wearing:

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Well, I tried on a pair of Quoddy mocs in size 7, and they fit tight across the vamp, but length wise were pretty spot on. I take a 6.5UK in Trickers/McNairy, and I've tried on a 7US in the Alden unlined seude PTB from RG (which ran a little tight across the vamp, don't know what last RG's came in). For dress shoes I'm pretty much a 7.5US.

Did the leather stretch out a little after breaking in, and was it tight across the vamp before breaking them in? Just wondering how it should feel when they're new, and how it'll break in.... unlike shoes I won't be able to just tie the laces up tighter or looser to compensate.
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