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Originally Posted by Calikid View Post



here are a couple... they aren't as noticeable in the picture as in real life but I think you can tell what I am talking about...






thanks

nephew,
the pictures have provided the answer-it is from the tanning process and there is nothing you can do about it except enjoy wearing, they are good looking

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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

nephew,
from my experience, the two eyelet chukkas never fit properly, i tried various sizes and always felt the chukkas was slipping on my feet. i switched to the six eyelet chukkas and i have not had this problem
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

They pay well in Japan and I believe their prices reflect the equivalent of the European VAT (i.e. sales tax).

nephew,
japan has a 20% tariff on leather goods.
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Thank you, Uncle.  I suspected as much.

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Thank you very much for your response. It is such a tough call. I just put my 8D #8 Barrie wingtip boots back on and they were noticeably tighter across the vamp than these. However I am wearing one of my thicker pair of socks today and the chukkas are right on the verge of being too lose. Will be a tough call...

I totally understand. As many on this forum have learned, trial and error seems to be a fairly common approach to Alden shoes. Uncle Mac, who has been buying these shoes for many years, has dealt with this issue himself with his two-eyelet chukkas and I am assuming other shoes as well. Also, as some on the forum have mentioned, shoes that are the same size and same last can fit differently.

Since you have worn them already I would suggest wearing them around the house for a week or so just to give them more time and if you still aren't convinced, then you probably never will be and selling them would be your best option.
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
wear in good health your whiskey gunboats

Thanks Uncle Mac. Whiskey has fast become my favorite Alden shell color. With time it gains more of a ravello characteristic and I find that it looks much better in person than it does in photos. Not to mention, it is never a bad day for whiskey!

Also, I thought I would share a photo I came across. Looks to me like there is a lot of Alden love coming from these guys. Looks like there are some color 8 boots, color 8 ptbs, whiskey longwings, and some black shell worn by the other gentleman.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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? 

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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.
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