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post #42256 of 98792
Sorry, my third pair still doesn't put me in the shell club. Maybe the next pair. Can't wait for the weather here in Toronto to clear up a little to be able to wear these.
Love the contrasts here.
Sorry for the bad pic.

post #42257 of 98792
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
your dress attire is above average. of course, in the old days you would be sent home with brown shoes except for saturday and sunday

Uncle, as they say "no brown in town" but if that was a way to get off work early... satisfied.gif

Hope you are well.
post #42258 of 98792
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Originally Posted by Ahriman4891 View Post

Dear Alden experts,

I have the 911 captoes in 8EEE, they fit me well.

I like these boots made on the same last (Hampton):
http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens-9-eyelet-cap-toe-boot-commando-sole-calfskin-dark-tan/pvc-ald-mxsbd-40721c_ald_m_9_eyelet_cap_toe_boot_commando_sole_calfskin.html

ShoeMart used to offer it in EEE width but it's now out of stock. Before I email them with inquiries re: EEE width, I was wondering, does anybody have experience with shoes and boots on the same last and if there is any difference in fit? Should I just go with the same size or maybe up half a size? (I definitely cannot size down, that would be too narrow, my left foot is actually closer to 4E width.)

I've got five pairs of shoes on the barrie and one pair of boots. They fit largely the same, but it did seem that the cordovan bluchers were initially a little loser than the suede boot. After a few wearings, they're all perfectly comfortable but the suede was a bit tight the first three or four times.
post #42259 of 98792

The suede make ups start a little tight but loosen up after a few wears.

post #42260 of 98792
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

So typically I have always thought myself an 8D on the Barrie last. When I was in New York recently I was told to try an 8E. I have an 8E Cigar Chukka here (LOVE this boot) and I am unsure of the fit. The shoe itself fits well across the vamp however I am getting a good amount of heel slip. I am unsure as to if the width is contributing to this or it is more a function of the 2 eyelet chukka? Any guidance would be greatly appreciated

Keep in mind also that the sole breaks in after some wear, which reduces heel slip.

post #42261 of 98792
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Originally Posted by violethour1951 View Post

Keep in mind also that the sole breaks in after some wear, which reduces heel slip.

I never understood the sole breaking in until my 3rd pair, and there is a noticeable difference afterwards. Heel slippage in the beginning is normal, and some people say it is necessary for correct fit.
post #42262 of 98792
So, this is strange. This past week I got two pairs of Aldens: 1) Alden x Epaulet Brixton in #8 Shell and 2) the Alden x J.Crew LWB in ravello with brass eyelets that were just put up for sale from the Ludlow shop. Both are marked 9 1/2D, and I thought they were both on the Barrie last. I'm totally confused, because the Brixton is shorter and narrower than the LWB.

Did I miss the memo, and these aren't both supposed to be Barrie?

Here are the markings from the shoes:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Alden x J.Crew Ravello LWB 9.5D
3.5" at the wide part of the heel
12 3/4" Long

9 1/2 B/D 2H26X025 10
97504

Alden x Epaulet Brixton 9.5D
3.25" at the wide part of the heel
12 1/2" Long

9 1/2 B/D 2?14 026 10
44663
post #42263 of 98792

Heel slip is a relative concept.  You can certainly have too much.  Use caution.

post #42264 of 98792
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Originally Posted by alex4nder View Post

So, this is strange. This past week I got two pairs of Aldens: 1) Alden x Epaulet Brixton in #8 Shell and 2) the Alden x J.Crew LWB in ravello with brass eyelets that were just put up for sale from the Ludlow shop. Both are marked 9 1/2D, and I thought they were both on the Barrie last. I'm totally confused, because the Brixton is shorter and narrower than the LWB.

Did I miss the memo, and these aren't both supposed to be Barrie?

Here are the markings from the shoes:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Alden x J.Crew Ravello LWB 9.5D
3.5" at the wide part of the heel
12 3/4" Long

9 1/2 B/D 2H26X025 10
97504

Alden x Epaulet Brixton 9.5D
3.25" at the wide part of the heel
12 1/2" Long

9 1/2 B/D 2?14 026 10
44663

 

When you put them on, the LWB fits wider and longer also? 

post #42265 of 98792
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Originally Posted by Organika View Post

When you put them on, the LWB fits wider and longer also? 

Yes. I only measured when I noticed the new LWBs were much less snug.
post #42266 of 98792
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

So typically I have always thought myself an 8D on the Barrie last. When I was in New York recently I was told to try an 8E. I have an 8E Cigar Chukka here (LOVE this boot) and I am unsure of the fit. The shoe itself fits well across the vamp however I am getting a good amount of heel slip. I am unsure as to if the width is contributing to this or it is more a function of the 2 eyelet chukka? Any guidance would be greatly appreciated

Did you try an 8D? When you went from D to E width, you also went from B to C in heel width.

I am 9D in basically all of my Barrie's - shoes and boots, shell and calf and suede, lined and unlined. My unlined suede PTB's on the flex sole are easily the most snug of the bunch. My shell PTBs and shell 2-eyelet chukkas fit more or less the same and my shell LWBs are ever so slightly roomier than the shell PTBs/chukkas. My 2 eyelet chukkas fit just as well as my PTBs and neither have heel slippage.

My favorite shell chukka is cigar.
post #42267 of 98792

 

 

Wearing my cigar cordovan boots for the first time today. The Grant last is great... Glad that I went 0.5 size larger then my Tru-Balance Indy's.

post #42268 of 98792
These reverse chamois were perfect for some Bourbon St fun last weekend...
post #42269 of 98792
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Originally Posted by ClassyCanuck View Post

Sorry, my third pair still doesn't put me in the shell club. Maybe the next pair. Can't wait for the weather here in Toronto to clear up a little to be able to wear these.
Love the contrasts here.
Sorry for the bad pic.


Wow! Nice stuff my friend! Was that the Lost and Found pre order you told me about?
post #42270 of 98792
Quote:
Originally Posted by alex4nder View Post

So, this is strange. This past week I got two pairs of Aldens: 1) Alden x Epaulet Brixton in #8 Shell and 2) the Alden x J.Crew LWB in ravello with brass eyelets that were just put up for sale from the Ludlow shop. Both are marked 9 1/2D, and I thought they were both on the Barrie last. I'm totally confused, because the Brixton is shorter and narrower than the LWB.

Did I miss the memo, and these aren't both supposed to be Barrie?

Here are the markings from the shoes:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Alden x J.Crew Ravello LWB 9.5D
3.5" at the wide part of the heel
12 3/4" Long

9 1/2 B/D 2H26X025 10
97504

Alden x Epaulet Brixton 9.5D
3.25" at the wide part of the heel
12 1/2" Long

9 1/2 B/D 2?14 026 10
44663

Many people have reported that Barrie lasted boots are often shorter and narrower than Barrie lasted longwings. I have found this myself with Barrie captoe boots, and have subsequently sold all of mine (for boots, I need an E width). It seems to me that Barrie longwings tend to be longer and wider than most Barrie shoes in the same size.
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