Thanks uncle, hope all is well and not too quiet.
***The official Alden thread *** - Page 2589
You should be your Barrie size on the Modified. Everyone's feet are different, but the Modified might be the best fitting shoe I've ever tried on. I've never been able to bring myself to buy a pair because they look like clown shoes. The black, orthopedic heel also gives them a geriatric flare. However, my views are mellowing as I see some of the more recent make-ups which mask its banana-esque shape.
Totally agree. I don't own any shoes on the modified, only boots. But the pictures I've seen of shoes on the modified last didn't endear them to me at all.
I received my Alden/J.Crew #8 PCT boots a couple of weeks ago and am totally happy with them. The close heel and regular welt (not a storm welt) make them much sleeker than most Barrie makeups (well, as sleek as a Barrie can look anyway). Then a few days ago, AE finally shipped me my replacement burgundy shell Daltons, which I really like as well. I wanted to share some comments and see if anyone has any feedback or could share their impressions if they have either of these.
- I much prefer the finishing on the Alden. They seem to have the process down perfectly where the shell leather is so smooth and unblemished. It's also much shinier but that's not a big deal to me as I'm not a fan of mirror shines.
- As the pictures show, the Alden has much more of the eggplant coloring, which really stands out in a flash picture or in bright sunlight. The AE's have more of a brown tinge to them. I don't prefer one to the other; I like both.
Thanks - I saw that pair myself, looks great. Still want to see if I can land the whole deal: cap-toe, medallion, black shell, boot. I recall seeing a picture of one in this thread (or what looked like it), maybe I'll spend the weekend sifting through it to find the poster!
Medium brown docks which look much lighter in pic under flourescent lights
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Got the tobacco lwb from J. Crew today, they are going back. Color seems like it wants to be orange but is not fully there and it's not really a brown neither. Plus my student who always comments on my shoes that I get in said these felt like "cheap leather" compared to the other shoes I've gotten before. It's not cheap but color to me definitely looks off.
Color on mine is pretty close to this photo:
Pretty automatous reply. After all, he's not going to be wearing them at all.
wow I just received the most expensive cigar indys ever in the mail and I just learned that my feet were apparently molded to the trubalance last... this is the most amazing fit I've ever had on any article of clothing by miles . I want to cry. It is a seriously emotional moment for me.
where da pics?