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post #35086 of 79339
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

That's a great boot, I just can't figure out the damn sizing. Fits like Barrie. Generous Barrie

 

Spot-on. I wear a 9 in Wolverine, and a 9 or 9.5 in Barrie (though I suspect a 9 E Barrie may be perfect).

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post #35087 of 79339
Anyone have experience with the "copely" last? From Unionmade's photos, it looks wider than Aberdeen and closer to something like Van or Barrie.

http://www.unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Sutter_Tassel_Mocc_in_Brown_Alpine_Grain_6038.html
post #35088 of 79339
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

For like $100 less, I'd take my Aldens over those any day:







beautiful. i'm really starting to think that the alden for j crew #8 perf captoe boot on the barrie last is the single best and most versatile alden makeup anywhere.
Edited by mexicutioner - 9/20/12 at 2:17pm
post #35089 of 79339
^ agree. The 744 is just a different boot. I would kop in a C width. What's the deal with those shoe trees? Basswood? Are they lasted? Wrong thread?
Edited by NAMOR - 9/20/12 at 1:10pm
post #35090 of 79339
They look great but I'm confused on the market they are going for. Having no edge trim looks rough but the actual leather is sweet. The cap pushes it into being too nice. Maybe too nice for denim.
I could not wear them at the factory, I can tell by the sole that my back would be killing me by the end of the day. Plus,are just a little too dandy. Most of the workers are ex-cons and it just wouldn't fit in. I guess I do like that they are trying different things, though. Can you tell these confuse me?
post #35091 of 79339
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Traditional rules of fashion would make the case for the following, in terms of formality (all balmorals):
1 plaintoe
2 captoe (straight tip)
3 captoe (perf tip)
4 captoe (madallion toe)
For the first 3, the differences are negligible. All 4, IMO, can easily be worn with suits. Number 1 is the least versatile (I used to own the black shell plaintoe bal on the Aberdeen; they felt out of place unless with a Suit) . Number 4 is, obviously, the least plain.

I can understand this, in which case, perhaps a plain toe blucher is more formal than a cap toe blucher.
post #35092 of 79339
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

I can understand this, in which case, perhaps a plain toe blucher is more formal than a cap toe blucher.

Depends on the PTB. For example, I would say a shoe like the AE Kenilworth is more formal than a cap toe blucher. But I view an Alden PTB as a strictly casual shoe, and basically more casual than anything else in the leather shoe world.
post #35093 of 79339
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

quick question: for my birthday/Christrmas shoe, i'm thinking a non-brogued natural CXL boot on the barrie last. something casual, jeans and chinos only. i know there's a lot of choices on the trubalance last, but i'm afraid of going non-barrie given all the problems i seem to have with sizing.
for what i'm looking for, is leathersoul (NST tanker boot; plain toe crepe sole boot) the only game in town?

Circle 7 has a Barrie cap toe on crepe, though not in your size. Worth an email if you're interested. The Natural/Crepe combo looks nice.



An old eBay auction has more pics.

post #35094 of 79339
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Originally Posted by ElDave View Post

Depends on the PTB. For example, I would say a shoe like the AE Kenilworth is more formal than a cap toe blucher. But I view an Alden PTB as a strictly casual shoe, and basically more casual than anything else in the leather shoe world.

Agreed. I think my statement holds with all else being equal (leather, color, last, sole, etc.).
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Does anyone know J Crew's policy on the perf cap toe #8 boot that is expected to ship in the future?  Do they charge the card in full upon ordering or shipment?

post #35096 of 79339
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Originally Posted by chimaki View Post

Does anyone know J Crew's policy on the perf cap toe #8 boot that is expected to ship in the future?  Do they charge the card in full upon ordering or shipment?

Always best to ask the source, them. 

 

However, last time I asked them, I was told they authorize the card right away and then charge it when the item ships. They didn't actually authorize and charge it though for me until it shipped out.

post #35097 of 79339
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Always best to ask the source, them. 

 

However, last time I asked them, I was told they authorize the card right away and then charge it when the item ships. They didn't actually authorize and charge it though for me until it shipped out.

 



thank you!

post #35098 of 79339
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Always best to ask the source, them.

This is brilliant to me
post #35099 of 79339
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

beautiful. i'm really starting to think that boot is the single best and most versatile alden makeup anywhere.

which exact boot are you referring to, mexicutioner, as the best and most versatile?
post #35100 of 79339
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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

which exact boot are you referring to, mexicutioner, as the best and most versatile?

this one:



i'm hard-pressed to think of a situation or outfit where you'd want to wear alden shoes (other than at the 10% at either extreme, aka super conservative/dress environment; super casual beach environment) and this boot wouldn't work. for the 80% in the middle, this is perfection.

edit: the fact that it's somewhat plain means that the #8 shell's color can really stand out, moreso than if they were wingtip'd.

edit 2: i'm hereby nominating the j crew perf captoe #8 boot to be "the navy blazer of aldens."
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