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post #34186 of 98955
instead of the requisite sizing down (e.g. 12D to 11.5D) on Barrie, can anyone with experience speak to keeping the same size but reducing the width? (e.g. 12D to 12C)


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Originally Posted by REguy View Post

TTS - 10.5D (probably closer to 10.25D)
Barrie - 10D
Unlined Barrie - 9.5
Aberdeen -10.5 (10D in tassel loafer)
Hampton - 10D (slightly snug, but 10.5 is too big)
Leydon - 10.5D
Modified - 10D
Grant - 10D
Trubalance - 10D
Copley - 10D
Plaza - 10.5D boots, oxfords, and calf monks (10D in shell monks)
Tremont -10D
Snap - 10.5D
Van - can't wear due to instep
Edward Green - 9.5E/10D on 888 and 202
Polo Darlton/Marlow - 10.5 in wingtip and PTB, 10 in tassel loafer
Allen Edmonds - pretty much 10.5D across all lasts
Nike running shoes - 11D
post #34187 of 98955
barrie fits me best when i size down 1/2 size and 1 width to C from D
post #34188 of 98955
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post



Well, I guess I'll find out. I ordered the wingtip boots from Alden of Carmel at 9.5D on the Barrie last:

http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/index.cfm/Shoes-Color_8_Wing_Tip_Boot_222.htm

NICE choice. that was my first alden boot, minus the commando sole. is this your first foray into alden shells?
post #34189 of 98955
any aldens on sale? i feel like buying a pair
post #34190 of 98955
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post


NICE choice. that was my first alden boot, minus the commando sole. is this your first foray into alden shells?

 

Alden directly, yes, but like I said I have a pair of Alden for BB black shell captoe balmorals and a pair of Alden for BB #8 shell tassel loafers. This'll be my first pair of high boots since my black paratrooper jump boots from just-post college. Actually I still have those around the house, I think... hmmm... 

post #34191 of 98955
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Originally Posted by zazaza View Post

instead of the requisite sizing down (e.g. 12D to 11.5D) on Barrie, can anyone with experience speak to keeping the same size but reducing the width? (e.g. 12D to 12C)

While yes I can, and, since you asked, I will.

I am TTS 9.5D. I consider my regular Barrie size to be 9D (I have 18 models on the Barrie and 1 model on the M-58 (like Barrie)). However, I prefer my PTBs (in color 8 and black) to have a slimmer silhouette, particularly when I dress them up.

Hence, I have the 9901 (black shell ptb) in 9.5C (Barrie) and the color 8 Alden for BB PTB in 9.5C (M-58). They both fit well, and my objective of a slimmer silhouette is obtained. nod[1].gif

Curiously, the "official" Alden sizing guideline for the Barrie is to only go down one width (e.g., 9.5D to 9.5C).
post #34192 of 98955
Are the LWB built on a Barrie last?

If I am trubalance 8.5 should I go with 8.5 for color 8 LWB?

Is the Barrie a narrower last because I definitely do not want to go narrower?
post #34193 of 98955
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

Alden directly, yes, but like I said I have a pair of Alden for BB black shell captoe balmorals and a pair of Alden for BB #8 shell tassel loafers. This'll be my first pair of high boots since my black paratrooper jump boots from just-post college. Actually I still have those around the house, I think... hmmm... 

If you take your size in this shoe - Alden for BB black shell captoe balmoral - and go down a half size (e.g., 11.5D to 11D) for the Barrie-lasted boot, you should be fine.
post #34194 of 98955
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


If you take your size in this shoe - Alden for BB black shell captoe balmoral - and go down a half size (e.g., 11.5D to 11D) for the Barrie-lasted boot, you should be fine.

 

That's what I did. The BB is a 10D and I got a 9.5D for the Barrie boot. 

post #34195 of 98955
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

That's what I did. The BB is a 10D and I got a 9.5D for the Barrie boot. 

Should be good to go ......
post #34196 of 98955
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

any aldens on sale? i feel like buying a pair


I second this sentiment.

post #34197 of 98955
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Originally Posted by poena View Post

Are the LWB built on a Barrie last?
If I am trubalance 8.5 should I go with 8.5 for color 8 LWB?
Is the Barrie a narrower last because I definitely do not want to go narrower?

trubalance is the widest last.

 

any other last will be "narrower".  

 

Although most people get the same in both.

post #34198 of 98955

My Alden shoes are size 8D. so i have to Shoes tree in size S or M. 

post #34199 of 98955
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

any aldens on sale? i feel like buying a pair

#NAMORproblems
post #34200 of 98955
beautiful day in Seattle



unlined #8 ptb, flex welt, barrie last, from Alden SF

for those in the states, everyone have a relaxing and safe holiday weekend
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