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Originally Posted by ElDave View Post

How do people usually size in the Leydon unlined relative to their Van, TB, or Barrie size? I'd like to get a pair of unlined chukkas. I am a TTS 11D, the TB fits me in 10.5D, the Barrie I take a 10.5E (fits in the forefoot but heel is loose), and the van I take an 11D (both lined andunlined). I've heard the Leydon runs narrow, so should I go 11E in an unlined Leydon chukka?

This would be my move.

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Originally Posted by imolazhp_ci View Post

it doesn't matter. in all cases the C&J has a much higher standard of fit and finish/QC. i'm not comparing durability... simply fit and finish. i've said it before, my english shoes look like they were cut and sewn with lasers. incredibly precise. new aldens come from the factory with major defects regularly.

it doesn't matter.

I disagree, but .... moving on.

We agree on much, as indicated below. biggrin.gif

in all cases the C&J has a much higher standard of fit and finish/QC.

Generally, no disagreement here - but I have returned a pair of C&J shell boots for a defective finish. They retailed for $995. The return was accepted without incident.

i'm not comparing durability... simply fit and finish. i've said it before, my english shoes look like they were cut and sewn with lasers. incredibly precise.

Generally, no disagreement here.

new aldens come from the factory with major defects regularly

Agree. This is true - and that is unfortunate for all of us.
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Rank the non-cordovan Indy boots

Brown chromexcel, cork sole
Brown chromexcel, commando sole
Natural chromexcel, cork sole
Natural chromxcel, commando sole
Cowhide leather, cork sole
Cowhide leather, commando sole
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If anyone knows somewhere that has a indy boot in 7.5 E in black, please let me know ! A local store tried to special order me a pair and I believe they said its a 16 week wait. I don't want to wait that long, haha. 

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How come J Crew doesn't sell their indie boots in 1/2 sizes?
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How come J Crew doesn't sell their indie boots in 1/2 sizes?

 

looks like they do, for those they have in stock.  That's what the little "h" is.  

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How come J Crew doesn't sell their indie boots in 1/2 sizes?

yeah...confused me at first too, the "h" is 1/2 size

post #37688 of 86585
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Originally Posted by ElDave View Post

How do people usually size in the Leydon unlined relative to their Van, TB, or Barrie size? I'd like to get a pair of unlined chukkas. I am a TTS 11D, the TB fits me in 10.5D, the Barrie I take a 10.5E (fits in the forefoot but heel is loose), and the van I take an 11D (both lined andunlined). I've heard the Leydon runs narrow, so should I go 11E in an unlined Leydon chukka?

One of Alden's strangest lasts - at least for my foot.
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Originally Posted by ElDave View Post

How do people usually size in the Leydon unlined relative to their Van, TB, or Barrie size? I'd like to get a pair of unlined chukkas. I am a TTS 11D, the TB fits me in 10.5D, the Barrie I take a 10.5E (fits in the forefoot but heel is loose), and the van I take an 11D (both lined andunlined). I've heard the Leydon runs narrow, so should I go 11E in an unlined Leydon chukka?

A while back I bought and return some of the unlined suede chukkas in 11D. They were definitely tight on me (10.5E/11D Barrie, 11D Van lined and Grant, 11E/11.5D Aberdeen/Hampton). They might have stretched out considering the material, but I'm not sure that would be a good look for that particular shoe. I'd take a shot at 11E assuming an agreeable return policy.
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Originally Posted by ElDave View Post

How do people usually size in the Leydon unlined relative to their Van, TB, or Barrie size? I'd like to get a pair of unlined chukkas. I am a TTS 11D, the TB fits me in 10.5D, the Barrie I take a 10.5E (fits in the forefoot but heel is loose), and the van I take an 11D (both lined andunlined). I've heard the Leydon runs narrow, so should I go 11E in an unlined Leydon chukka?

That is what Steven at Leffot recomended.
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In honor of the maiden voyage of my cigar plain toe, my apartment has given me the gift of shitty lighting.

 

 

700

 

 

700

 

My carpet is white.

post #37692 of 86585
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Originally Posted by ElDave View Post

How do people usually size in the Leydon unlined relative to their Van, TB, or Barrie size? I'd like to get a pair of unlined chukkas. I am a TTS 11D, the TB fits me in 10.5D, the Barrie I take a 10.5E (fits in the forefoot but heel is loose), and the van I take an 11D (both lined andunlined). I've heard the Leydon runs narrow, so should I go 11E in an unlined Leydon chukka?

I am 12D TTS, 11E TB, 11.5 Barrie, 12D Van and took at 12D in the Leydon unlined chukka very comfortably. Probably all the reason to do your best to try them on first. I realize not everyone has the luxury of an Alden store to try everything on first to get your ideal size on all lasts, but getting the proper fit is so important it might be worth ordering a few from ShoeMart and eating the shipping to send back what doesn't work. Although I have no clue if TSM has the unlined chukka.
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In honor of the maiden voyage of my cigar plain toe, my apartment has given me the gift of shitty lighting.







My carpet is white.

poor white-balance aside, those are incredible!

Frans Boone?
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poor white-balance aside, those are incredible!
Frans Boone?

Thanks brother. Yes, Frans Boone.
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Looks like Shoemart received a new batch of whiskey LWBs - I see quite a few sizes available...
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