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Here is a bit closer up view of the area I am concerned about

 

You may want to try rubbing with a slightly damp cloth and then lots of brushing.

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color 8 - suede saddles x jcrew

 

 

 

 


I REALLY wanted those when they came out, but my size didn't last very long... VERY limited edition.  Looks fabulous MrDV!

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How is the tremont last? How is the fit compared to the Barrie? I can use the last chart to arrive at my size but I'm most interested in the differences in toe box. Sometimes I feel like my toes get lost in the barrie. I wish more offerings were available in the plaza in terms of specialty cordovan.

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The tremont is tigher in the toe box than the barrie, so you may be able tot take the same size in barrie and tremont. I need all the toe room in the barrie, so I have to size up in tremont.

My Tremont experience is about as small as I can get in the toebox w/o sizing up (but still very comfortable). The shape is more U-shaped than the barry, but not as much so as the Leydon (which I commented on a few pages back). FWIW, I've also felt it to be a "flatter" sole, as in not offering as much arch support as others. I have a Tremont Balmoral, so the lacing is different, but my foot is very snug inside. Not overly tight by any means, just well wrapped.
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Wow, these are awesome!  It's a combination of two of my shoes.  :)  Color #8 really pairs nicely with the snuff suede.

 

Originally Posted by MrDV View Post



color 8 - suede saddles x jcrew

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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post


My Tremont experience is about as small as I can get in the toebox w/o sizing up (but still very comfortable). The shape is more U-shaped than the barry, but not as much so as the Leydon (which I commented on a few pages back). FWIW, I've also felt it to be a "flatter" sole, as in not offering as much arch support as others. I have a Tremont Balmoral, so the lacing is different, but my foot is very snug inside. Not overly tight by any means, just well wrapped.

^^ I have never worn the Tremont. I am a solid 9 in the Aberdeen and the Barrie is too big. I just purchased a 9 in the Tremont - Argentino give me your thoughts, please.
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

^^ I have never worn the Tremont. I am a solid 9 in the Aberdeen and the Barrie is too big. I just purchased a 9 in the Tremont - Argentino give me your thoughts, please.

I've never personally worn the Aberdeen - but what would you like to know?
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

How is the tremont last? How is the fit compared to the Barrie? I can use the last chart to arrive at my size but I'm most interested in the differences in toe box. Sometimes I feel like my toes get lost in the barrie. I wish more offerings were available in the plaza in terms of specialty cordovan.

The tremont is tigher in the toe box than the barrie, so you may be able tot take the same size in barrie and tremont. I need all the toe room in the barrie, so I have to size up in tremont.


I think my experience with the tremont last may be different than most.  The shape is definitely different than Barrie; narrower in the toe box.  But for me, I still have a good amount of room.  I like the Barrie because I very much dislike a tight fitting, narrow shoe.  I was worried the tremont would be sleeker, but too snug.  However, to me they are just about as roomy as my LWBs.  I think I prefer the LWB, but I wanted to try a balmoral wingtip and mix it up some.  I already have 5 pairs of Alden LWBs.  I'm glad these have turned out so well.

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new brown scotch grain indy boots on double waterlock sole from Unionmade. pretty boot. available in store now. online monday. saw on their instagram.

They are nice. Do I need a 4th Indy? I told myself to wait for a cordovan wingtip but scotchgrain is too sexy.
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Originally Posted by sqroot3 View Post

for some reason, shell doesn't seem to shine that well right out of the box. i had a hell of a time getting my NSTs to shine up right after i got them, but now the toe caps are nice and shiny. i feel i have always gotten a better shine after a few wearings, or even just keeping the shoes out of the box. perhaps there's something about increased exposure to circulating air that changes something in the finish...

I had suspected the same thing.  That the finish on new shoes continues to "set" when exposed to air.  Just sort of a theory though.

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RTP, Against my better judgment smile.gif , I am going to say thanks for posting these. I purchased a pair today from Alden of DC. (Kathy was, as always, a pleasure and quite helpful.)

I would ask, at least for the next few weeks. that denziens of this thread post pictures of Barries lasted shoes so that I cannot be tempted to purchase anything new.

Cheers!

Burton,

 

I would love to see a photo of your collection if you are so obliged.  I have begun to infer that it might be quite extensive.

 

 


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They are nice. Do I need a 4th Indy? I told myself to wait for a cordovan wingtip but scotchgrain is too sexy.
 

You will never know unless you try.  That is, there is only one way to find out.

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Chicks dig the scotch grain just sayin'
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My Tremont experience is about as small as I can get in the toebox w/o sizing up (but still very comfortable). The shape is more U-shaped than the barry, but not as much so as the Leydon (which I commented on a few pages back). FWIW, I've also felt it to be a "flatter" sole, as in not offering as much arch support as others. I have a Tremont Balmoral, so the lacing is different, but my foot is very snug inside. Not overly tight by any means, just well wrapped.

^^ I have never worn the Tremont. I am a solid 9 in the Aberdeen and the Barrie is too big. I just purchased a 9 in the Tremont - Argentino give me your thoughts, please.


If you are a solid 9 in Aberdeen, I would go with 8.5 in the Tremont.  However, it really is a tweener if you poll people that have them (half will swear by TTS and the other half will say size .5 down).  I think you just need to try two sizes and figure it out for yourself.  Good luck and let us know how it turned out for you!

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Came back to town to find my pair of natural chromexcel longwing bluchers from Leffot on my desk. The shoes are nice, but they seem a bit long. Incidentally, these are my first pair of Aldens as well as my first longwings, so I have no brand reference. Is this the intended fit / look? Feeling clownish.

I did size down a .5 size for the barrie last (7D from 7.5D), as recommended. The heel fits fine and the toe box is comfortable. It's just the shoe is about a full inch longer than where my toe ends.

Finger indicating where big toe ends:
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

color 8 - suede saddles x jcrew








These are awesome! As someone who doesn't always think that the creases in shell are a positive (sometimes, just not always) I think this is the best way to do a saddle. The luster of shell on the non-creasing part, and suede or calf on the rest.
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

jGilbert NST's today



nephew,
i like your boots
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Black Medallion Cap Toe





Yes. I should have taken more time with the top pic.

nephew
looking good in your cap toe
wear in good health
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