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post #39751 of 94431
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Originally Posted by Joshua Lee View Post

Is there a Allen edmonds or Florsheims last that match the barrie last for a size comparison? 

As to AE - I think the closest last is their 4 - which is a larger volume last. The MacNeil, Leeds and Bradley are all on the 1 which is a very different last than Barrie. It is a much lower volume last and is very TTS. I have no knowledge of the Florsheim lasts.
post #39752 of 94431
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

As to AE - I think the closest last is their 4 - which is a larger volume last. The MacNeil, Leeds and Bradley are all on the 1 which is a very different last than Barrie. It is a much lower volume last and is very TTS. I have no knowledge of the Florsheim lasts.

This is very decent advice as to AE's 4 vs. Barrie (the 4 probably being AE's most voluminous).

Incidentally, AE almost never uses the 4 and Alden all the time uses the Barrie. Personally I stay TTS (9.5D) for AE's 4 last, whereas Barrie I go 1/2 size down (9D).

AE's 1 last, as the Gent points out, is a different ballgame altogether. I actually go up 1/2 size in AE's 1 last - to 10C or 10D (Leeds, Bradley) , and it is a very comfortable last. I also go up 1/2 size in AE's 7 last - 10D (MacNeil).

The moral of the story: try them on first if possible; if not, order two sizes and send one back..
post #39753 of 94431
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

If you have a wide-ish forefoot, your TTS size in Barrie would likely have an E width... So if you are TTS 10E, sizing down to 9.5E in Barrie tends to work really well. However, if an E width is not available, then it is best to stick with a 10D
From what I can tell, retailers are starting to order more E widths, which is a good trend for guys with wider feet

This is my experience. 10.5E works for me and if not available I go 11D.
post #39754 of 94431
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

 

 

 

I'm an 11D on the brannock with a slightly high volume foot. 10.5D on most barrie shoes works great but I had to go up to 11D on the J. Crew cap toe boot. Glad I had the opportunity to buy in store and try on both as I would have likely gone 1/2 size down if I ordered online.

That's interesting.

 

I have the #8 wingtip boot from TSM and #8 cap toe boot from J Crew.

 

Both on the Barrie, both size 11, and they both work fine for me.

 

But as stated previously the general rule of thumb may work for most, but not for everybody.

 

 

Besides that's why it's always best to work with soimeone that will take returns when necessary. 

post #39755 of 94431
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

I have calf shoes, shell shoes, and shell boots on the Plaza last. I like said last.
JGilbert is great. Indeed, on Sunday I decided to pull the trigger on the color 8 plaintoe high boots on the Plaza (commando sole) - I got the last one in my size. This will complete my trifecta of color 8 high boots on the Plaza from JGilbert (NST, Wing Tip, Plaintoe) - I wanted a plaintoe with commando. I am now mulling over what to do with my color 8 chukkas (Barrie last, double leather sole) - keep or sell????

nephew,
i would sell
post #39756 of 94431
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Originally Posted by OfficeLinebacke View Post

1000


Happy Xmas eve.  These are my Xmas present to myself.  

very nice present, wear in good health
post #39757 of 94431
just tossing it out there - if anyone has a pair of the LS cognac flex plain toe boot in size 8D that you're not getting any use out of, please let me know...

Merry Xmas to all.
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LS #4 4x4
post #39759 of 94431
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

Thanks - I trust your experience on this. I doubt anyone here other than Mac has the wide of assortment of shell shoes you have.

nephew,
from my experience, the two eyelet chukkas i never felt totally comfortable; accordingly, i have sold all my two eyelet chukkas and i have found the six eyelet chukkas work very well for me
post #39760 of 94431
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Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post





nephew,
+1 for #4 and argyles
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whiskey lhs
argyles otc
post #39762 of 94431
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
from my experience, the two eyelet chukkas i never felt totally comfortable; accordingly, i have sold all my two eyelet chukkas and i have found the six eyelet chukkas work very well for me

Thanks, Uncle Mac. I can understand - I have the Cigar Indies (Barrie) and they work real well but the bluchers really don't. I think the 6 eyelet chukka might be a fit.
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Ok guys one more question. I been eye balling these also and wanted your thoughts. I never had a cromexcel leather before but like the looks here
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re: Anatomica website.

I am unable to access their Alden selection when I get there.

Do they have a different website that is more user friendly for those of us who might like to look at their selection and perhaps order a pair?

thanks
Todd
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