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post #35881 of 97008
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I'm a pretty true E width (I measure 10 E/F on Brannock), but I can wear 10D in Barrie and Trubalance comfortably (My "true" size in these lasts is 9.5E). I can't wear a 9.5D Barrie/Trubalance or a 10D Grant/Aberdeen/Tremont comfortably, though.

Very interesting. Do you have a low, normal, or high instep? I have both a wide foot and a high instep, so perhaps the overall volume I need is the difference between your experience and mine.

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Originally Posted by poena View Post

Thanks for the insight.
I'll try out the D width and see how it goes.
I just don't want the bulge on the side of the shoes where my foot pushes the leather out. ..some cases beyond the sole.
I've noticed it happening on a few other shoes baldy[1].gif

I have the unlined Brooks Bros loafers and they bulge only very slightly. They are the first pair of loafers I've tried on that fit well.
post #35882 of 97008
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Originally Posted by wigglr View Post

I am looking at buying a pair of Epaulet Rivet Chinos possibly. I mainly dress casually - button downs, sweaters, chinos, jeans - best describes my style.

I'm not quite sure which color to get. I don't shy away from navy/indigo too often for pants smile.gif. Comfort zone!

I have cigar LWBs, just bought alden x leffot ravello cap toe boots, cxl indy, and chocolate suede shoes (AE)

What do you all think about these with that line up?

http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/the-1791/%22Rivet-Chino-Brushed-Heavyweight/Detail

http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/the-1685/%22Rivet-Chino-Brushed-Graphite/Detail


(I could only buy one pair from epaulet, and those are two options)

Taupe is the right choice.
post #35883 of 97008
OF COURSE THE FIRST DAY I WEAR MY NEW CIGAR LONGWINGS IT WOULD RAIN.

Luckily, just a few minor water spots on the vamp... but still, do those ever come out?!
post #35884 of 97008
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Originally Posted by g.michael View Post

Does anyone wear tassel loafers these days, (Uncle Mac notwithstanding)? Thinking of getting the BB cordovan tassels. I like the full strap loafer but after trying a couple different sizes, the Aberdeen last does not work for me with a vamp that low (heel slip). Thought maybe the higher vamp tassels would be a good trade. But tassels?

i have Alden x Leffot Blue Suede Tassel loafs. i love them. compliments every time i wear them.
post #35885 of 97008
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Originally Posted by rennavate View Post

OF COURSE THE FIRST DAY I WEAR MY NEW CIGAR LONGWINGS IT WOULD RAIN.
Luckily, just a few minor water spots on the vamp... but still, do those ever come out?!

just wipe them down with a wet rug and brush 'em. they should be fine.
post #35886 of 97008
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Originally Posted by rennavate View Post

OF COURSE THE FIRST DAY I WEAR MY NEW CIGAR LONGWINGS IT WOULD RAIN.
Luckily, just a few minor water spots on the vamp... but still, do those ever come out?!

they will with time. A little renovateur seems to help too.

post #35887 of 97008
Yes tassels.

post #35888 of 97008
If you are considering a pair of tassel loafers, you might want to have a look over at Rancourt. These are MTO and you can select last, leather, soles, stitching etc. Available leather options include cxl, shell and a multitude of suedes.

http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/men-s-1/fall-2012/baldwin-loafers-loden-repello-suede.html
post #35889 of 97008
Get the Alden rain protector spray for $15 (forgot the proper name.... Alden of DC sells it). I found the spots are a lot less pronounced after being in the rain once you apply.

Not 100% protection but it does help.

Of course, i looked outside this morn and said "naaaaah, i dont need my rubbers." By the time i got to NYC the rain was coming down nicely and my Cigar too has taken its lumps for the day. ffffuuuu.gif
post #35890 of 97008
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I'm a pretty true E width (I measure 10 E/F on Brannock), but I can wear 10D in Barrie and Trubalance comfortably (My "true" size in these lasts is 9.5E). I can't wear a 9.5D Barrie/Trubalance or a 10D Grant/Aberdeen/Tremont comfortably, though.

I am the exact same size (true 9.5E in Barrie). I have shell boots in 9.5 E that fit like a glove. Unfortunately many retailers don't carry E sizes. So I bought the jcrew cap toe boots in 9.5D and had them stretched by my cobbler. The fit almost as well as 9.5Es.
post #35891 of 97008
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

"naaaaah, i dont need my rubbers."

Always a dangerous thought.
post #35892 of 97008
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Originally Posted by mtc2000 View Post

Got an email from TSM this morning. They are cancelling my order of the # 4 boots which I placed way back in March. They say Alden is unable to fulfill the order due to the lack of # 4 Cordovan. Needless to say, a little disappointed. Anybody else got the cancellation?

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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

I also got an email from Shoe Mart stating that my order for the #4 captoe boot has been cancelled due to lack of supply of upper leather.

What other options are out there for captoe shell Alden boots in color 8?  I'm aware of JCrew, any others?

Bummer....

Moulded shoes in NY may have the #8 cap toe boots, but in Modified last.
Should also consider the BB C&J #8 boots. Real nice. They retail for $998, but will be close to 50% off during the Thanksgiving Sale.
post #35893 of 97008
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Originally Posted by ElDave View Post

Taupe is the right choice.

Wigglr, I have both & the taupe looks better with cigar.
post #35894 of 97008
REguy, are the natty tassels that Chorizo posted the same as the ones you scored off the SM seconds list?
If so, I'm even more jealous
post #35895 of 97008
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Originally Posted by mothball View Post


Wigglr, I have both & the taupe looks better with cigar.

Thanks! (You too, ElDave)

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