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post #39886 of 86681
there a bunch of new make ups up on Unionmade.com, including a natural cxl LHS which i have been clamoring for. It's on the "tom" last, which i don't know anything about.

does anyone have any info on how this differs from the van last?

edit: here are some side by side images.

TOM last


van last:

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post #39887 of 86681
Allegedly these are on the Tom last.

post #39888 of 86681
Sadly, I too have found barrie lasted captoe boots to be a bit narrower than expected. My 10E grant captoe boots fit perfectly, but the 10D barrie captoe boots fit narrower than 10D barrie boots and shoes like chukkas, PTBs and longwings (this is also in contrast to 10D trubalance Indy boots, which fit me great). After much deliberation, I may put two pretty unique captoe boot models up for sale this Saturday on Styforum and ebay...
post #39889 of 86681
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Allegedly these are on the Tom last.


The Tom last looks very nice. Anyone know where you can find shoes made on that last?
post #39890 of 86681
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Allegedly these are on the Tom last.


It looks like the Tom last may have a higher instep, which would be a godsend
post #39891 of 86681
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Originally Posted by Akeem View Post

Alden is the king of sophisticasual boots. The barrie and trubalance lasts are perfect for jeans and streetwear. I find Carmina lasts and styling to be on the dressy side. I wear them more with wool trousers and dress slacks. That's why there is a large thread on the MC side for Carmina.

Exactly. I don't think I would buy Carminas to wear with jeans. Not that you couldn't. Just not the look I'm going for.
post #39892 of 86681
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Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post

there a bunch of new make ups up on Unionmade.com, including a natural cxl LHS which i have been clamoring for. It's on the "tom" last, which i don't know anything about.
does anyone have any info on how this differs from the van last?
edit: here are some side by side images.
TOM last

van last:

Unionmade also used to list models as being on the "New Hampton" last. I inquired of Alden about said last. There is no such thing as a New Hampton last.

A person who cares enough may wish to contact Alden directly about the supposed Tom last.
post #39893 of 86681
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Alden SF has some nice rare cordovan on its website, including whiskey balmoral wingtips (I don't believe I have seen these offered on a webstie before), whiskey PTBs and ravello longwings in common sizes. I highly recommend the whiskey balmorals

Whiskey offerings:
PTB
Chukka
WT Bal

It wasn't that long ago that Alden SF had no whiskey offerings .....
post #39894 of 86681
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

It looks like the Tom last may have a higher instep, which would be a godsend

That was my thought. I could not imagine how happy I would be if you could get a high instep loafer from Alden here in the states.
post #39895 of 86681

#8 monks
argyles otc
post #39896 of 86681
Looking great Uncle - monks have been becoming more and more appealing to me over the last year. Might be time to invest...
post #39897 of 86681
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Looking great Uncle - monks have been becoming more and more appealing to me over the last year. Might be time to invest...

nephew,
thank you
give them try
post #39898 of 86681
this also looks narrower in the toe box than the van last. can you confirm how this fits compared to the van last?
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Allegedly these are on the Tom last.

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this also looks narrower in the toe box than the van last. can you confirm how this fits compared to the van last?
post #39899 of 86681
For those who own them, what are your thoughts on cigar chukkas vs. color 8 chukkas?

Thanks.
post #39900 of 86681
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For those who own them, what are your thoughts on cigar chukkas vs. color 8 chukkas?
Thanks.

Both are great. When considering each model's utility, I would suggest, for the most part, thinking of the same two colors in a PTB.
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