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Its hard to know for sure.  Maybe 10.5D would be more comparable to 10E, but there is no exact science involved, especially across different lasts.  How do the Indys fit in terms of length, width of the heel, width of the forefoot?  Snug or roomy in any of those places?  Not uncomfortably so, but if you were able to change the dimensions a little, are there any places that you would want it more or less snug?

 

If your looking to buy another pair and haven't settled on a specific model yet, check out some shell cordovan, if you are open to that kind of thing.

My 10E Indys are not too snug. My heels, especially the right heel, are no way snug. The forefeet are just perfect.

My left foot is much bigger in the heel area, don't know why, freak of nature thing going on with my feet.

I would say, my right foot could fit in a 10D with ease, the left... I don't know, forefeet surely, heel... IDK. Depends a little bit on how these will stretch in the width.

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The Trubalance last usually is a little bit more generous in the width than the Barrie last. So if your Indy boot is snug in size 10E, I definitely wouldn't recommend going with a 10D on the Barrie. 10E on the Barrie would probably work better for you. Hope that helps.

Hm. Too bad, if you were right. 509,- $ is a very good price. What a shame there's only a 10D left, no 10E. Returning them is no option, I'm from Germany and would have these boots sent to a friends son in the US. My friend is going to visit her son in a few weeks and will bring them back to Germany for me. I will try them on when they're already in Germany.

 

First world problems...baldy[1].gif

post #43277 of 99196
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Originally Posted by Andreas1965 View Post

My 10E Indys are not too snug. My heels, especially the right heel, are no way snug. The forefeet are just perfect.

My left foot is much bigger in the heel area, don't know why, freak of nature thing going on with my feet.

I would say, my right foot could fit in a 10D with ease, the left... I don't know, forefeet surely, heel... IDK. Depends a little bit on how these will stretch in the width.

Hm. Too bad, if you were right. 509,- $ is a very good price. What a shame there's only a 10D left, no 10E. Returning them is no option, I'm from Germany and would have these boots sent to a friends son in the US. My friend is going to visit her son in a few weeks and will bring them back to Germany for me. I will try them on when they're already in Germany.

 

First world problems...baldy%5B1%5D.gif

I'm not sure how far you are from Netherlands but maybe you could purchase some aldens from there?

 

Frans Boone bv
FransBooneStore.com

Kapellestraat 17
4524 CW Sluis
The Netherlands

info@fransboonestore.com

phone +31 117 462 188

opening hours: we are open 7 days a week!

mon – fri 10h-18.30h
sat – sun 10h-18.30h

post #43278 of 99196
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Are you wearing those with a pin stripe suit? Can I get away with that at work? smile.gif

I sure am.

No one has asked me to leave yet, so I'm good.

Are you kidding...the masses with their square-toed slip on moon-shoes and their salt-stained corrected-grain loafers shan't mumble a word.
post #43279 of 99196
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I sure am.

No one has asked me to leave yet, so I'm good.

Are you kidding...the masses with their square-toed slip on moon-shoes and their salt-stained corrected-grain loafers shan't mumble a word.

So true happy.gif

 

 

JGilbert Plaza #8's NST's today - never have that problem with speedhooks catching on my pants


Edited by Don L - 2/12/13 at 9:05am
post #43280 of 99196
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Originally Posted by shaunw View Post

I'm not sure how far you are from Netherlands but maybe you could purchase some aldens from there?

 

Frans Boone bv
FransBooneStore.com

Kapellestraat 17
4524 CW Sluis
The Netherlands

info@fransboonestore.com

phone +31 117 462 188

opening hours: we are open 7 days a week!

mon – fri 10h-18.30h
sat – sun 10h-18.30h

Thank you, but these are the European prices. I could save lots of money by buying in the States...

post #43281 of 99196
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Originally Posted by Todd V View Post

[/SPOILER]quote]

Are you wearing those with a pin stripe suit? Can I get away with that at work? smile.gif

I sure am.

No one has asked me to leave yet, so I'm good.

Are you kidding...the masses with their square-toed slip on moon-shoes and their salt-stained corrected-grain loafers shan't mumble a word.


lol.. rotflmao.gif

post #43282 of 99196
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Its hard to know for sure.  Maybe 10.5D would be more comparable to 10E, but there is no exact science involved, especially across different lasts.  How do the Indys fit in terms of length, width of the heel, width of the forefoot?  Snug or roomy in any of those places?  Not uncomfortably so, but if you were able to change the dimensions a little, are there any places that you would want it more or less snug?

 

If your looking to buy another pair and haven't settled on a specific model yet, check out some shell cordovan, if you are open to that kind of thing.

 

If it helps, I have ONE Indy in 11E that fits very similar to another one I have in 11.5D. The 11E is Chamois, which is heavily oiled and may stretch more than the CXL indy that I have, which may attribute to the fit.  I tried on a 11D in the truebalance and it was too tight in the forefoot.

 

 I would caution you that I take a 12D on the Barrie, and a 12.5D or 12E TTS depending on the last, so maybe I am of no help at all.

post #43283 of 99196

I'm totally torn between these two longwing bluchers:

 

http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/the-sartorialist-unconventional-gift-guide-1-alden-cordovan-brogue/

 

http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shoes/AldenForJCrew/PRDOVR~18582/18582.jsp

 

And I'm not in a situation to just snap up both of them. I'm curious to hear thoughts about which pair will be more versatile and serve as a long-term investment. I always thought the J Crew ones were exactly what I wanted but now that I'm looking at the Cordovans I'm thinking they might be smarter as I could wear them with my charcoal suit and pretty much any casual wear as well. Anyone have pictures wearing either? Thanks!

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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

wj4: you nailed it that outfit. superb!

zippyh: Thank you for posting your family list. I feel like my addiction isn't all that bad now!


J. Gilbert's #8 plain toe boot on the Plaza today. Wish I had 3 pair of these so I could wear them every day.


wearing mine today in the drizzle. I have 5 pair of Aldens, and these are the only one's that I'd replace with the exact model if anything ever happened to them.
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Ravello LWB & EP
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^^ Love them - both the shoes and pants  ^^

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^^ Love them - both the shoes and pants  ^^

Thanks! EP charred forest flannel.
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Ravello LWB & EP
Outstanding! Now that's what I'm talking about.
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Nice 'old' stock Ravello!
post #43290 of 99196

I sent a pair of Ravello Longwings in 9D back to Alden D.C. They'll be there on Monday. Go get 'em!

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