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Indy has been doing some traveling...First stop: Paris


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Indy has been doing some traveling...First stop: Paris
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avoir de l'allure

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RAVELLO SWB in 9D (Barrie Last) from Leathersoul
http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2012/05/08/alden-shoe-ravello-shortwing-restock-lsw/#comments

I bought the SWB in May and have worn them a handful of times. Great shoe. I also have the Ravello captoe blucher on the Plaza Last with medallion toe. In all seriousness, I don't need both, and I have enough Barrie lasted shoes that I may be willing to part with the SWBs. If anyone is interested in the SWB (buy or swap; or combination), PM me. For a swap, I would be looking primarily for a model not on the Barrie and not on the Trubalance.
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Indy has been doing some traveling...First stop: Paris
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dope man.  I recently went to europe and almost left my indy's at home (sort of heavy and wanted to travel light), but good thing I didn't.  it rained a little and literally walked around in them for up to 8 hours and my feet felt fine.  

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So in general, one should size down by a half on Alden boots (J Crew versions also)?

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So in general, one should size down by a half on Alden boots (J Crew versions also)?

Depends on the last. Most Alden boots are on the Trubalance/Barrie last and the common experience has been to size down 1/2. Some boots are on the Grant last which is supposed to be true to size.

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fit question for the loafer wearers....picked these up 2nd hand and like the look....they are on the Grant last and I went TTS / 1/2 size up from my Barrie chukkas....the are quite loose and there is significant heel slippage....is this normal?

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dope man.  I recently went to europe and almost left my indy's at home (sort of heavy and wanted to travel light), but good thing I didn't.  it rained a little and literally walked around in them for up to 8 hours and my feet felt fine.  

Moi Aussi...I had strict weight limits for the next stop on the itinerary but had to bring the Indys- wore them on the plane...

Was so glad I had them in Paris - perfect combo of sturdy walking yet stylish looking...didn't feel like too much of a dolt of a touron...

Felt pretty "dope" as I flashed them to general public as I sat at a cafe (or 5) and tried to look sophisticated ( I am sure I failed at that as I didn't smoke)

I even proudly wore them into the Edward Green shop I passed biggrin.gif
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Didn't feel like searching. Was wondering what brand of suede cleaner you all use? Time to put the unlined away for the season. Thanks.
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Anyone have any suggestions for non-Alden replacement laces? My blank Indy's keep breaking the standard Alden laces, so I'd like to find something a little stronger.
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In NYC with no power. Trying to safeguard my ravello LWB's in case of looting.
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RAVELLO SWB in 9D (Barrie Last) from Leathersoul
http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2012/05/08/alden-shoe-ravello-shortwing-restock-lsw/#comments
I bought the SWB in May and have worn them a handful of times. Great shoe. I also have the Ravello captoe blucher on the Plaza Last with medallion toe. In all seriousness, I don't need both, and I have enough Barrie lasted shoes that I may be willing to part with the SWBs. If anyone is interested in the SWB (buy or swap; or combination), PM me. For a swap, I would be looking primarily for a model not on the Barrie and not on the Trubalance.

I felt like I was in the same boat when I purchased the ravello cap toe bluchers on the plaza, which is why I have listed my ravello ptb's.
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fit question for the loafer wearers....picked these up 2nd hand and like the look....they are on the Grant last and I went TTS / 1/2 size up from my Barrie chukkas....the are quite loose and there is significant heel slippage....is this normal?

You can get heel slippage from new loafers as you wait for the sole to become more flexible. Would think that on a second hand pair this should not happen. Sounds like they are too big. Not every last works for every foot.
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Buying loafers second hand can be a risky proposition. Consider going down one width to account for stretching. nod[1].gif
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Anyone have any suggestions for non-Alden replacement laces? My blank Indy's keep breaking the standard Alden laces, so I'd like to find something a little stronger.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Strong-Flat-Shoe-Laces-Black/dp/B007BCUH5S/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1351626221&sr=8-7&keywords=flat+boot+laces

 

 

Merely a suggestion.  Never tried these, but plan on trying them on some non-alden boots that I am getting.

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