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post #41146 of 90184
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Originally Posted by momone View Post

Hello Guys, Sorry to bother you with a usual sizing problem, but here it is.

Living in France, I have access to very few alden Sizes and lasts, so I'd appreciate your help. I'm considering either a captoe boot or LWB.

Here is what I've tried so far :

  • size 10 B/D on Copley last : overall length, but way too tigh on both foot sides
  • size 10 B/D on Grant last : overall length OK, ball width quite fine, but a bit tight at the external little toes

 

Having a quite (but not too much) flat and wide foot, my question is as follows :

  • May a 10 C/E be enough to get this extra toe room on Grant, or should I go 10.5 B/D ?
  • Same for Barrie (10D enough as it may be rounder ? 10E ? 10.5D) ?

 

For example, in other brands, lasts I feel extremely comfortable in are C&J 325 last, Tricker's 4444, and Carmina Rain for dress shoes (any of them in 9.5 UK)

 

Again, sorry for the crappy question smile.gif

 

I bet a 10D on the barrie or trubalance last would fit nicely

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post #41147 of 90184
Something about the absurdity of posting pics of my shoes in mid-day is immensely appealing.


#8 Wingtip Boot Plaza Last Commando sole from Yenni
post #41148 of 90184
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Originally Posted by tmw View Post

Something about the absurdity of posting pics of my shoes in mid-day is immensely appealing.

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#8 Wingtip Boot Plaza Last Commando sole from Yenni

 

The more I see and hear about the Plaza last the more I like it.  I want to try that last next but also want to give the Grant last a shot.  The Modified last is my best fit although I have some Barrie-lasted boots as well.  Looks wise, I prefer Modified boots to Barrie boots but from the pics, the Plaza would seem like it would be my favorite.  If only it will fit me as well as the Modified does.

 

Other preferences that have changed over time --- I used to lean towards storm/reverse welts because I liked the look.  I still like the look but many of the boots with storm welts end up looking too wide and big so I now lean towards a plain flat welt.  I also like the smooth look of 360 welting but have found that I actually prefer the close heel at 270 because it makes for a sleeker looking heel that is not so wide.  Anyway, just some random thoughts I was having...

post #41149 of 90184

Why is this thread in the streetwear and denim section? I'd think that this thread would be better suited for the other section, classic menswear.

post #41150 of 90184
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

 

The more I see and hear about the Plaza last the more I like it.  I want to try that last next but also want to give the Grant last a shot.  The Modified last is my best fit although I have some Barrie-lasted boots as well.  Looks wise, I prefer Modified boots to Barrie boots but from the pics, the Plaza would seem like it would be my favorite.  If only it will fit me as well as the Modified does.

 

Other preferences that have changed over time --- I used to lean towards storm/reverse welts because I liked the look.  I still like the look but many of the boots with storm welts end up looking too wide and big so I now lean towards a plain flat welt.  I also like the smooth look of 360 welting but have found that I actually prefer the close heel at 270 because it makes for a sleeker looking heel that is not so wide.  Anyway, just some random thoughts I was having...

 

I have a pair of suede in Plaza and Leydon.  They are nice lasts.  I particularly like the chisel toe on the Plaza.  Unfortunately, they are a pain to fit (for me at least).  The suede make-ups are OK as they have quite a bit of give to them.  Certainly, though, I take a narrow width on these lasts which are difficult to get unless you pre-order.

 

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Originally Posted by Eleganza View Post

Why is this thread in the streetwear and denim section? I'd think that this thread would be better suited for the other section, classic menswear.

 

Have you seen the Milk Shake Indy?  SWD for sure.

post #41151 of 90184
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Originally Posted by Eleganza View Post

Why is this thread in the streetwear and denim section? I'd think that this thread would be better suited for the other section, classic menswear.

1) A lot of buyers on the thread seem to look to Alden almost exclusively for boots to wear with denim and maybe thicker chinos
2) Some of the customers on the thread focus more on shoes to wear with wool trousers, suits, and chinos, with occasional casual wear
3) Some mix and match both (I would put myself in this category)

Honestly it would fit well with both. There is an Alden thread on Superfuture and an Alden thread on the Trad forum in Ask Andy. The brand can go a lot of different ways
post #41152 of 90184
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Originally Posted by momone View Post

Hello Guys, Sorry to bother you with a usual sizing problem, but here it is.
Living in France, I have access to very few alden Sizes and lasts, so I'd appreciate your help. I'm considering either a captoe boot or LWB.
Here is what I've tried so far :
  • size 10 B/D on Copley last : overall length, but way too tigh on both foot sides
  • size 10 B/D on Grant last : overall length OK, ball width quite fine, but a bit tight at the external little toes

Having a quite (but not too much) flat and wide foot, my question is as follows :
  • May a 10 C/E be enough to get this extra toe room on Grant, or should I go 10.5 B/D ?
  • Same for Barrie (10D enough as it may be rounder ? 10E ? 10.5D) ?

For example, in other brands, lasts I feel extremely comfortable in are C&J 325 last, Tricker's 4444, and Carmina Rain for dress shoes (any of them in 9.5 UK)

Again, sorry for the crappy question smile.gif

For what it's worth, I wear 9.5UK in 4444, 4497, and 325.
I take 10.5D in Barrie and Grant.
post #41153 of 90184
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Originally Posted by MickCollins1916 View Post

AppleMark

Cigar captoes on Grant last. Commando soles will come in handy on what is threatening to be a snowy day in Charm City,

nephew,
looking good in your cigar
post #41154 of 90184
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Originally Posted by tmw View Post

Something about the absurdity of posting pics of my shoes in mid-day is immensely appealing.


#8 Wingtip Boot Plaza Last Commando sole from Yenni

looking good in your wt boot
post #41155 of 90184
Does this seem normal or would you guys return them? Looks like excess dye or water, not sure if it would go away with wear.

Paid retail at J Crew.

post #41156 of 90184

if I paid retail, I'd return them.

post #41157 of 90184
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Originally Posted by pfurey View Post

Does this seem normal or would you guys return them? Looks like excess dye or water, not sure if it would go away with wear.

Paid retail at J Crew.

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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

if I paid retail, I'd return them.

 

Absolutely a return in my opinion.

post #41158 of 90184
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Originally Posted by tmw View Post

Something about the absurdity of posting pics of my shoes in mid-day is immensely appealing. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
#8 Wingtip Boot Plaza Last Commando sole from Yenni

Plaza last is looking great !
post #41159 of 90184
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Originally Posted by pfurey View Post

Does this seem normal or would you guys return them? Looks like excess dye or water, not sure if it would go away with wear.

Paid retail at J Crew.


Return for sure.
post #41160 of 90184
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Originally Posted by pfurey View Post

Does this seem normal or would you guys return them? Looks like excess dye or water, not sure if it would go away with wear.

Paid retail at J Crew.


i would return!
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