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nephew,
the rule of thumb is that you size down half size. in my case, i do not

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post #40037 of 87516
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Is the Alden for Brooks Brothers shell PTB on Barrie last?

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I hear the BB PTB is on the M58 last and is TTS. In my experience the Alden for BB shoes are TTS but YMMV.
post #40038 of 87516
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Originally Posted by Booter View Post

Is the Alden for Brooks Brothers shell PTB on Barrie last?

Nope: M-58 last (made only for BB as I understand it).

Some go 1/2 size down; some go TTS.

It is somewhat similar to Barrie.
post #40039 of 87516

Alden for BB PTB is indeed on the M-58 last.  The M-58 last is very similar to Barrie, but perhaps a TAD more snug.  Hardly noticeable in my opinion, however.  I wear the same size in Barrie and M-58.  I have 8 pairs on Barrie and two on M-58 and I'm 9.5D in all 10 pairs.

 

While we're on the topic of Alden BB PTB, I should also mention the following differences:  Alden for BB PTB has no storm welt, thus has, IMO, a sleeker profile.  It also has matching eyelet covers, as opposed to the blind eyelets on the factory PTB.  These are a matter of preference, but all told, I'm a bigger fan of the Alden for BB.  Some don't like the eyelet covers, but to me, once you wear them you will decide whether you like them better or not.  I didn't like the eyelet covers at first glance, but now I love them.  

 

Come to think of it, I also didn't like coffee, scotch, cigars or dark chocolate the first time I tried them, either.  

 

Others may disagree and that's cool, too.

post #40040 of 87516
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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

Alden for BB PTB is indeed on the M-58 last.  The M-58 last is very similar to Barrie, but perhaps a TAD more snug.  Hardly noticeable in my opinion, however.  I wear the same size in Barrie and M-58.  I have 8 pairs on Barrie and two on M-58 and I'm 9.5D in all 10 pairs.

While we're on the topic of Alden BB PTB, I should also mention the following differences:  Alden for BB PTB has no storm welt, thus has, IMO, a sleeker profile.  It also has matching eyelet covers, as opposed to the blind eyelets on the factory PTB.  These are a matter of preference, but all told, I'm a bigger fan of the Alden for BB.  Some don't like the eyelet covers, but to me, once you wear them you will decide whether you like them better or not.  I didn't like the eyelet covers at first glance, but now I love them.  

Come to think of it, I also didn't like coffee, scotch, cigars or dark chocolate the first time I tried them, either.  

Others may disagree and that's cool, too.

I totaly disagree - Coffee, Scotch, Cigars and Dark Chocolate are great the first time you try them. smile.gif
post #40041 of 87516
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Greetings from Roma...sipping some whiskey by the Pantheon....

That is just plain awesome
post #40042 of 87516
I sorta want to throw red laces on my indy 405s.. any recommendations for a good pair of laces?
Edited by Coldsnap - 12/30/12 at 5:14pm
post #40043 of 87516
j crew boot laces are nice
post #40044 of 87516
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j crew boot laces are nice

Perfect! Casual boot laces it is, good eye. A few pages back I said J Crew can piss up a rope and I'll never shop with them.. since then I have bough from them; 2 made in USA socks, Indys, Alden Shoe Trees, Timex Watch, and not laces.. maybe i need to re-evaluate them .
post #40045 of 87516

might be in Chicago for a bit coming up, any Alden retailers worth stopping in to see?

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Perfect! Casual boot laces it is, good eye. A few pages back I said J Crew can piss up a rope and I'll never shop with them.. since then I have bough from them; 2 made in USA socks, Indys, Alden Shoe Trees, Timex Watch, and not laces.. maybe i need to re-evaluate them .

The J Crew reds look great IMO...
post #40047 of 87516
^ Those look awesome! I think I'm going to buy the casual boot ones, think those will look great too.
post #40048 of 87516
Hey guys, just recently found this forum and wanted to say hello. Love that this exists! My current Alden collection is:

#8 Wingtip Barrie Boots full eyelet
Chromexcel Brown Indy's
Suede Longwing - Tan

I am thinking about a pair of chukkas next and having a very tough time deciding between Ravello and Cigar. I do have a pair of Leffot natural chromexcel loafers so I do have some light color as well I know the likely response will be personal preference....but any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
post #40049 of 87516
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
the rule of thumb is that you size down half size. in my case, i do not

Uncle,
If you don't mind sharing, how much do you size down on the barrie last?
post #40050 of 87516
I put the blue j crew laces in my J Crew-Indys. I love the look. If I wasn't so busy/dirty making red velvet cake pops with my daughter I'd snap a pic.
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