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^ i'm still on the fence, i'll need to see em on namor's blog before i decide if i got wood or not.

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very nice

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Those look great. Beautiful photos of them. How's the fit looking?

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^ I like the low profile on the toe on those...not bulbous at all

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The metal eyelets don't ruin it at all. Great purchase!

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Wow, these are the shit and have changed my mind on the eyelets (I was among those who said they did not like them).

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^ i'm still on the fence, i'll need to see em on namor's blog before i decide if i got wood or not.


thanks guys. I took the same size in barrie because I cant live with creasing - id die. I once owned this shoe in black shell, size 12 and it creased too much for me. The shoe is tight now but from experience should loosen up. Posted a few more pics in my tumblr
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thanks guys. I took the same size in barrie because I cant live with creasing - id die. I once owned this shoe in black shell, size 12 and it creased too much for me. The shoe is tight now but from experience should loosen up. Posted a few more pics in my tumblr

Great shoes man. Do you size down a half or whole size on barrie?

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very nice

I agree! I wish my lifestyle suited Bals a lot more.

Very very nice.
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thanks guys. I took the same size in barrie because I cant live with creasing - id die. I once owned this shoe in black shell, size 12 and it creased too much for me. The shoe is tight now but from experience should loosen up. Posted a few more pics in my tumblr

Are they Plaza? Soft quare toe going on...
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Can anyone comment on Plaza and/or Hampton last sizing relative to Barrie and/or AE 5?
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

thanks guys. I took the same size in barrie because I cant live with creasing - id die. I once owned this shoe in black shell, size 12 and it creased too much for me. The shoe is tight now but from experience should loosen up. Posted a few more pics in my tumblr

Interesting ......

I am surprised you took the same size in this shoe (M-75 Last) as the barrie. In fact, I once tried on this shoe in my Barrie size and my foot was stuffed in the shoe like a sausage. It was actually painful. My barrie size is 9D, TTS 9.5D, and in this shoe I have 10C. The M-75 last is somewhat like the Plaza, but it is, in my experience, smaller/tighter than the Plaza.

I guess we all have unique feet .....
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I have a question... J Crew advertises their 405s Indy as CXL; however, the shoemart has the 403 as CXL. Is the J.Crew one misrepresented?  

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Can anyone comment on Plaza and/or Hampton last sizing relative to Barrie and/or AE 5?

Barrie - 9D
AE 5 - 9D
Plaza - 9.5D (sometimes 9D as the plaza has a roomy toe box)
Hampton - 9.5D
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I have a question... J Crew advertises their 405s Indy as CXL; however, the shoemart has the 403 as CXL. Is the J.Crew one misrepresented?  

The JCrews are CXL. I believe they just misrepresent the number.

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Barrie - 9D
AE 5 - 9D
Plaza - 9.5D (sometimes 9D as the plaza has a roomy toe box)
Hampton - 9.5D

Interesting - you do not size down on the Barrie from your AE 5 size? I might just have to take a leap of faith on this one.
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Just to clarify, The 405 from Alden is not actually Chromexcel. It's just 'normal' calf leather. The Chromexcel version is the 403. 

 

This is unless you got your Indy boots from JCrew which calls their version of the Chromexcel 403 Indy's, 405. 

 

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I have a question... J Crew advertises their 405s Indy as CXL; however, the shoemart has the 403 as CXL. Is the J.Crew one misrepresented?  

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I take the Plaza/Hampton AE #5 TTS.  I have not found the Plaza toe box to be roomy.  It's snug but loosens up a little bit with wear.

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Can anyone comment on Plaza and/or Hampton last sizing relative to Barrie and/or AE 5?

 

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Barrie - 9D
AE 5 - 9D
Plaza - 9.5D (sometimes 9D as the plaza has a roomy toe box)
Hampton - 9.5D
post #34933 of 92272
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Originally Posted by wigglr View Post

I have a question... J Crew advertises their 405s Indy as CXL; however, the shoemart has the 403 as CXL. Is the J.Crew one misrepresented?  

The J Crew Indy boots are indeed chromexcel - they just mislabel the shoe number. On a somewhat related note, J Crew has claimed that two of their longwing models (tobacco and dark brown) are "chromexcel" - it is believed that J Crew is misrepresenting that (they are more likely normal calfskin), but I haven't seen it definitely confirmed.
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Interesting - you do not size down on the Barrie from your AE 5 size? I might just have to take a leap of faith on this one.

Some people size down for the 5 last because it feels longer than other AE shoes. I personally don't. I take my TTS (9) in AE 5, 7, 8, and 800 lasts. I don't have any Aldens yet.
post #34935 of 92272
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Originally Posted by ElDave View Post

The JCrews are CXL. I believe they just misrepresent the number.
Interesting - you do not size down on the Barrie from your AE 5 size? I might just have to take a leap of faith on this one.

I don't, but some do.

The 5 is AE's longest last. Also, I always wear thin dress socks with my 5-lasted shoes (e.g., dark brown shell Strand).
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