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Nice

Agreed. Not only is that an extremely nice looking boot, but also one of the nicer resoles I've seen here.

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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

I had a dream (nightmare?) last night where I was caught in the rain wearing a pair of non-Alden Defendered Alden shells on their maiden voyage, and severe welting immediately ensued.

 

Do most here use this? I've never tried it. How does it affect the mac method? Is this just the same silicon based waterproofing stuff as other makers use?

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Do most here use this? I've never tried it. How does it affect the mac method? Is this just the same silicon based waterproofing stuff as other makers use?

 

Definitely not the same as "other" products!  Beware of silicone based sprays on your shoes!  They are of the devil.gif

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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

Did a lil mac method to my Alden shoes tonight. Thinking a PTB or some sort of suede boot is next to purchase.. dunno
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(They both are much darker in real life for some reason)


Go for the suede.
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day trippers are out for delivery 

 

You are in for a treat.  Got my day trippers on Friday.  And wow—they are just as good looking as the original pics posted on Leffot. I haven't worn ravello before, but they seem to be right on.

 

I’ll offer up some testimony I wish I had been able to find from others while they were on order... In sum, ½ size down on the grant fits very well...for me

 

The details:

My 9C shell LWBs are roomier than my 9D reverse chamois LWBs, so I believe the axiom that cordovan fits looser than other materials on the same last.  My Leydon lasted 9.5D suede chukkas felt snugger than both of those when new, but they are now perfectly comfortable and not sloppy.  The good gents at Leffot assured me that I should order the Grant-lasted DTs in the same size as my shell LWBs.  I did, and after reading more claims that Grant was TTS, so began 13 months of fretting that they would be too tight.  There are differing opinions on the Grant, and I suppose for good reason: If the sizing chart is to be used as a guide (I forget who gets credit for that), the Grant straddles the line between TTS and size down.  Some say shell stretches, some say it doesn’t; some say it merely molds.  I was afraid that some stretching would be needed.  These are comfy out of the box, and if these babies only loosen by breaking in the footbed, they’ll be perfect.  Perfect, as in mine

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Great shoes. Where did the trousers come from?

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Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post

#8 w herringbone. Fall is nice.
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my daytrippers need the mac method.
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They look great! A Bit lighter than mine or maybe it's the flash

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my daytrippers need the mac method.
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Originally Posted by wigglr View Post

They look great! A Bit lighter than mine or maybe it's the flash

No flash used but Galaxy Nexus's camera is sub par at best. I would like a cigar cap toe with flex welt for the sleekness. Already have cigar cap toe with commando:slayer:
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Originally Posted by Alpina View Post

 

You are in for a treat.  Got my day trippers on Friday.  And wow—they are just as good looking as the original pics posted on Leffot. I haven't worn ravello before, but they seem to be right on.

 

I’ll offer up some testimony I wish I had been able to find from others while they were on order... In sum, ½ size down on the grant fits very well...for me

 

The details:

My 9C shell LWBs are roomier than my 9D reverse chamois LWBs, so I believe the axiom that cordovan fits looser than other materials on the same last.  My Leydon lasted 9.5D suede chukkas felt snugger than both of those when new, but they are now perfectly comfortable and not sloppy.  The good gents at Leffot assured me that I should order the Grant-lasted DTs in the same size as my shell LWBs.  I did, and after reading more claims that Grant was TTS, so began 13 months of fretting that they would be too tight.  There are differing opinions on the Grant, and I suppose for good reason: If the sizing chart is to be used as a guide (I forget who gets credit for that), the Grant straddles the line between TTS and size down.  Some say shell stretches, some say it doesn’t; some say it merely molds.  I was afraid that some stretching would be needed.  These are comfy out of the box, and if these babies only loosen by breaking in the footbed, they’ll be perfect.  Perfect, as in mine

 



Well crap. Mine arrive on Wednesday and I was told to order true to size by Leffot and SF. I wear an 8.5d on barrie and trubalance, and I ordered a 9 on the daytripper. I have a pretty narrow foot and it looked like a narrow last. Now I am extremely concerned. Shitty shit shit shit.

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Well crap. Mine arrive on Wednesday and I was told to order true to size by Leffot and SF. I wear an 8.5d on barrie and trubalance, and I ordered a 9 on the daytripper. I have a pretty narrow foot and it looked like a narrow last. Now I am extremely concerned. Shitty shit shit shit.

Yeah, I'm an 8.5D in the Barrie and ordered a 9D in the Day Tripper, but I'm sure they'll fit fine. I've always found that with boots a little room is not the end of the world the same way it is with shoes.
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Well crap. Mine arrive on Wednesday and I was told to order true to size by Leffot and SF. I wear an 8.5d on barrie and trubalance, and I ordered a 9 on the daytripper. I have a pretty narrow foot and it looked like a narrow last. Now I am extremely concerned. Shitty shit shit shit.

Not to worry friend. I have never considered the Grant anything but TTS, at least for my foot. I first sized 1/2 down as per the suggestion of some, and the fit was miserably tight. Some size down, but there are many that don't.
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Great shoes. Where did the trousers come from?

thanks! these are gant by michael bastian that I picked up at a sample sale a year or two ago...
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I'm 11.5 in barrie, steven said go TTS for the day trippers so I went with a 12.

 

slipped them on today, sockless, and they fit perfect. I intend on wearing thin socks with these typically so I think TTS was the perfect advice

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Day Trippers?

Anyone know where I can buy them in 9D?
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