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post #34201 of 79135
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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post

got this form AoC fit guide:
"Van last - 1/4 to 1/2 size larger than regular U.S. size"

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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

this

Thanks guys. I'm giong to mirror my LWB size.

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Originally Posted by jimney View Post

Color #8 LWB at $525 put me in a really hard place. I just bought some new AE Park Avenues at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for job interviews, and haven't worn them yet... tempted to return them and get LWB and hope nobody I interview with cares enough to notice the difference.  Besides that, they'd also be good for casual wear.

Or I could stick with my old corrected-grain black Florsheims from Macy's for the interviews...

Which will be most useful in your real-world wardrobe? For example, I seldom wear black balmorals (when I wear them, I am usually the dressiest guy int he room). So I would deal with the lower-quality Florsheim bals, return the AEs, and get the LWBs. But if you're in a more formal industry, I'd prefer to have a higher-quality pair of black bals since they will be more useful.

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post #34202 of 79135
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

While we're back on the topic of lasts, how does the Grant compare to the Barrie (is it both shorter and more narrow)?
I'm a (Snug) 11.5D Barrie should i go up one 1/2 size and one width on the grant?
ie. from an 11.5D Barrie to a 12E grant?
I know talking about fit is as much fun as sitting in on the Allen Edmonds forum, but any help on this would be awesome!

9.5D in barrie. 10D in grant fits good but is a bit long, so i have some heel slip if i don't tighten them correctly. i don't think i'd go down to 9.5 in grant, seems like it would be too short.
post #34203 of 79135
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post


9.5D in barrie. 10D in grant fits good but is a bit long, so i have some heel slip if i don't tighten them correctly. i don't think i'd go down to 9.5 in grant, seems like it would be too short.

 

What about a comparison of the AE 5-65 last with the Barrie? I have 2 pairs of Alden right now, both 10D, but they're Alden for BB (one a black captoe balmoral, one a pair of tassel loafers, both shell). For reference the AE 5-65 last fits perfectly at 10D in my Strands and shell Cambridge. My Oakstreet trail oxfords in 10D are a bit loose and my Eastland Made in Maine trail oxfords are a bit snug but good at 9.5D. 

 

Of course, before last year I always thought I was a 10.5 facepalm.gif

post #34204 of 79135
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

What about a comparison of the AE 5-65 last with the Barrie? I have 2 pairs of Alden right now, both 10D, but they're Alden for BB (one a black captoe balmoral, one a pair of tassel loafers, both shell). For reference the AE 5-65 last fits perfectly at 10D in my Strands and shell Cambridge. My Oakstreet trail oxfords in 10D are a bit loose and my Eastland Made in Maine trail oxfords are a bit snug but good at 9.5D. 

Of course, before last year I always thought I was a 10.5 facepalm.gif

Compared to the fitting of the 5 (Strand) I find the Barrie to be .5 large and .25 wide.

I would suggest you size down .5 in the barrie, so 9.5D.
post #34205 of 79135
I wear 11.5e in barrie. Went with 12e in grant boot. It's a little narrow for me, but the shell stretched a bit. Length is TTS, so just a tad longer than 11.5e barrie.
post #34206 of 79135
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Originally Posted by ElDave View Post

Compared to the fitting of the 5 (Strand) I find the Barrie to be .5 large and .25 wide.
I would suggest you size down .5 in the barrie, so 9.5D.

I wear the same in Park Ave and Barrie. AE-5 is a long last.
post #34207 of 79135
If I wear 8.5 Indy boots what size should I get for the LWB and LHS?

I also do tend to have a wider/flatter foot.
post #34208 of 79135
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Originally Posted by marg View Post

I wear 11.5e in barrie. Went with 12e in grant boot. It's a little narrow for me, but the shell stretched a bit. Length is TTS, so just a tad longer than 11.5e barrie.

Ok thanks. The barrie is a tad narrow for me in an D to begin with so i'll size up on the width as well as the 1/2 size on length.
post #34209 of 79135
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

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#8 ptb
argyles otc


My color 8 PTBs look like a much brighter red.  I wish mine looked as dark as yours.  Mine are fairly new and have not been out very often. Are they likely to darken with more exposure to sun and other light?

post #34210 of 79135
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

What about a comparison of the AE 5-65 last with the Barrie? I have 2 pairs of Alden right now, both 10D, but they're Alden for BB (one a black captoe balmoral, one a pair of tassel loafers, both shell). For reference the AE 5-65 last fits perfectly at 10D in my Strands and shell Cambridge. My Oakstreet trail oxfords in 10D are a bit loose and my Eastland Made in Maine trail oxfords are a bit snug but good at 9.5D. 

Of course, before last year I always thought I was a 10.5 facepalm.gif

I wear the same size in the Barrie as I do in AE's 5 last - 9D.

I am TTS 9.5D.
post #34211 of 79135
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Originally Posted by Olifter View Post

Thanks for the tip.  Just got off the phone with Rob (he mentioned he has been slammed by SF members) and ordered a pair of #8 LWBs.  I should have them within two weeks. 

Still looking for the cap toe cigar.  Looks like Shoe Mart is the only place to order them, they are out of my size and told me I can put in an order, but it will be next April before they are delivered. 

Try Citi Shoes, they have cigar captoe on the website.
post #34212 of 79135
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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post

Just ordered a pair of #8 LHS from Rob..thanks for the tip Wes Bourne!
I ordered 8.5D in Van Last and wear 9D in Grant Last, do they fit half a size smaller compare to TTS Grant?
cheers

TTS - 9.5D
Grant - 9.5D
Barrie - 9D
Van - 9C (too much heel slippage in the 9D for me; and I do wear them without socks all the time)
post #34213 of 79135
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

ekgpqh.jpg
5p4rxw.jpg
#8 ptb
argyles otc

A pictorial example of why color 8 is still the king. biggrin.gif
post #34214 of 79135
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

TTS - 9.5D
Grant - 9.5D
Barrie - 9D
Van - 9C (too much heel slippage in the 9D for me; and I do wear them without socks all the time)


Thanks! Will stay with 8.5D.
post #34215 of 79135
CXL Plaza Wingtip boot up on the Leather Soul page. Get on it people!
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