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WT boots in black soft calf from Leather Soul. I love this leather. Bryan was great to work with.

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Mothball: those are excellent. Congrats.
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New Barrie Last user help.  Am I the only person who doesn't size down 1/2 for this last.  I have the Chukka and it's my normal size 9 1/2 D, it is a tiny bit loose.  I fear if I size down 1/2 my toes will be too cramped, I have lousy sensitive feet so tight shoes just won't fly.  I've also ordered some Whiskey Longwings, the SA said they run slightly smaller than the Chukka Boot.  If this is so, they will be perfect.  Just wondering if anybody else just orders their normal size in this shoe?  I would say my socks are thin to med. thickness.  Thanks for the input.  BTW the shell Chukka's creased big time with no wear outdoors, soles are perfect but the shell is now creased, could be problematic on a return.  

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When you say your normal size is 9.5D, what does that mean?  Did you measure your feet?  Or are you using your size from a different shoe?  If so, which shoe?

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Ordered these yesterday from TSM.  They're on the Barrie last.  It's my experiment to see if the Barrie last will work for me.  I've got a pair of natural CXL boots on the Modified last and they fit me really well.  Also have a pair of Indy 405's on the Trubalance which I bought impetuously and they don't fit me well so I'm going to have to unload them.  I'm hoping the Barrie will work for me as it seems there is a lot more variety out there to choose from in the Barrie, especially in shell.

 

I really like how the Modified last fits but am not too crazy about how some of the boots look on that last on the Moulded Shoe site.  The cap toes on the ML make the toe cap seem way too small and the boot looks kind of bulbous.  For some reason, the suede boots (wingtip and cap toe) on the ML look sleeker and not bulbous as the ones in calf or shell.  Go figure.

 

I'm interested if anyone has gone through a similar experience with these lasts.

The boot that stronghold put out is very similar. also on the barrie, though i believe they only released in color 8. smart boot

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anyone have pics of their lhs with denim? just bought a pair for business casual, but i'm torn on whether i like them with jeans. i wear new standards and tellasons in ladbroke and jgm (slim straights). for those that like this look, how narrow are your leg openings?
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When you say your normal size is 9.5D, what does that mean?  Did you measure your feet?  Or are you using your size from a different shoe?  If so, which shoe?

I measured last week 9 1/2 E at Allen Edmonds just to see, I don't wear their shoes, just happened by.  All my higher ended RL shoes are 9 1/2 D as this seems my normal size.  I was surprised the AE said I was an E now.  My closet is full of 9 1/2 D.  I do have an unlined BB #8 Penny in 9D Van last,  it's okay as a moccasin but never that in a blutcher as my toes are at the end of the 9D Van.  Thanks for your input!!

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Second voyage of the Alden x Epaulet Cigar Brixton boot. The variations in the cigar shell on these visible in real life is quite nice.
Have a great week gentlemen.
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Second voyage of the Alden x Epaulet Cigar Brixton boot. The variations in the cigar shell on these visible in real life is quite nice.
Have a great week gentlemen.
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Great lookin boots. And I love the all eyelets.
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I measured last week 9 1/2 E at Allen Edmonds just to see, I don't wear their shoes, just happened by.  All my higher ended RL shoes are 9 1/2 D as this seems my normal size.  I was surprised the AE said I was an E now.  My closet is full of 9 1/2 D.  I do have an unlined BB #8 Penny in 9D Van last,  it's okay as a moccasin but never that in a blutcher as my toes are at the end of the 9D Van.  Thanks for your input!!

Most go down 1/2 size for the Barrie. I went down 1/2 length and up one width. I vaguely recall an old post in which someone went TTS pn the Truebalance which bigger than Barrie. I got tired of guessing and road tripped to the Alden shop so I could try some different sizes. Otherwise I would characterize my fit as snug but not tight. Boots are more forgiving. A blucher in this size may be too big
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Rarely see these. Very nice.
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I just received the J Crew Color 8 Cap Toe boots and they have clearly been previously tried on. The shell is bent already although looks like only tried on on carpet as the soles show no scuffs.

 

What's the deal with J Crew? Since they don't sell these in their shops, is someone in their warehouse trying them on or something? 

 

I'm really digging the boots though, Barrie last in a boot seems to work really well. 

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Post a photo if possible.

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Post a photo if possible.

 

 

I'm at work so can't do a photo but can tell you right out of the box, they basically look just like this (from J Crew's website):

 

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LOL there was a big bruhaha in this thread a month back, about whether buying aldens from j crew for the express purpose of trying them on (and then returning them and buying from elsewhere) was a dick move or not. i guess we have our first data point. victimless crime it is not. nod[1].gif
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