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Hate to duplicate my post from a couple days ago, but I wanted to use my better camera and natural light to show just how great these ravello cap toes came out. The quality of these shells are top notch with almost no color differentiation between the two shoes and no bad spots, brush marks or other issues that is often seen with shell. I love this shade of ravello and it has always been my favorite shell color. Kudos again to Kathy at Alden D.C. and the SF members who got this make-up done!

 

Absolutely beautiful ravello.  Nice acquisition!  I would die for those in a boot.

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Originally Posted by speekez View Post


Cigar Cap Toe on Abbot Kinney.

Classic and great lookin shoes. The antique edge provides a great juxtaposition with the shell.
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Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post

Worthy of a double post, looking great & wear them in health.

Thank you, and I certainly will.
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

Absolutely beautiful ravello.  Nice acquisition!  I would die for those in a boot.

Thank you, I couldn't be happier. A boot would be great, but for my style, I prefer the blucher as I rarely find myself wearing boots.
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^ I love that shoe. Congrats. You will love them more with each wear.

Thanks! If I remember correctly, you were involved in the original order, correct?
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What's Barrie last sizing like? Tts?
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What's Barrie last sizing like? Tts?

For me down .5 size and 1 width.  9.5D TTS, 9C Barrie

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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

What's Barrie last sizing like? Tts?

 

I have done what most people recommend --- go down 1/2 size.  It worked perfectly for me.  I stayed with the same TTS width.

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What's Barrie last sizing like? Tts?

Most go half size down

Also Francos had size 9 and 13 kudu chukkas and a size 11 loafer on sale:
http://www.francos.com/items/item.asp?sku5=35346
http://www.francos.com/items/item.asp?sku5=35346
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Thanks
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

For me down .5 size and 1 width.  9.5D TTS, 9C Barrie

+1. That's if you're lucky enough to have the option. Otherwise just .5
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

What's Barrie last sizing like? Tts?

TTS - 9.5D
Barrie - 9D (can go 9.5C)
post #36160 of 79339
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Still bullshit - why would you crease shoes you know you're not gonna keep? Makes it a huge hassle for the next buyer to have to return and the store now has a pair of non-new shells.

As someone who has tried on numerous cordovans at Alden NYC and Leffot, sometimes creasing can't be avoided when trying them on. Some buyers will care, some won't (I lean towards the don't care camp)
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

As someone who has tried on numerous cordovans at Alden NYC and Leffot, sometimes creasing can't be avoided when trying them on. Some buyers will care, some won't (I lean towards the don't care camp)

True, and I'd agree to some extent that I was a bit extreme in my response. But if you really want to try sizing out, why not order calf or suede so you can actually walk a bit. I know sizing is a bit different between different materials but you can minimize the creasing. And trying on in store is a little different, as the SA may give you a pair that others tried on before, or can supervise it. I've had stores give me 25% off for the slightest of creasing on cordovan and I didn't ask for it
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That isn't really fair to Pappa.  Brand new shells crease so easily.  Just putting your foot into the shoe and standing up will put a slight crease in them.  I've tried some on at Alden DC and it's virtually impossible to avoid and their salespeople there know this.  Besides, the crease on that #8 PTB pictured earlier hardly qualifies as creased.  Adam from Alden of Carmel would not cry foul with that.
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

As someone who has tried on numerous cordovans at Alden NYC and Leffot, sometimes creasing can't be avoided when trying them on. Some buyers will care, some won't (I lean towards the don't care camp)

I've always wondered how salespeople deal with this in store, since I imagine that in person, the idea of not being able to walk around in the shoes to assess fit would reveal its ridiculousness. I sympathize though with people who want no evidence of try on on their new shoes, and I try to be gentle. Those who really care should make sure to work with no crease policy retailers IMO.
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

True, and I'd agree to some extent that I was a bit extreme in my response. But if you really want to try sizing out, why not order calf or suede so you can actually walk a bit. I know sizing is a bit different between different materials but you can minimize the creasing. And trying on in store is a little different, as the SA may give you a pair that others tried on before, or can supervise it. I've had stores give me 25% off for the slightest of creasing on cordovan and I didn't ask for it

This was not the case for me, but I understand your suggestion to order calf or suede if you absolutely know you're not going to keep them.
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Got these today. Not my first Alden shoes but my first Alden LWBs. I think these are more than just shoes.

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Got these today. Not my first Alden shoes but my first Alden LWBs. I think these are more than just shoes.

nice. a buddy of mine just had his bag stolen on a bus and lost his. j.crew waxed LWB, right?
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^ That's unfortunate. Yes, they are J. Crew waxed LWBs.
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