Originally Posted by BeSpiffington
Anyone have thoughts on what would be a good Alden loafer for the summer? I'm considering the LHS in either cigar or whiskey. I wear an 11D in the Barrie last. What would be the appropriate size in the van last? Thanks
Originally Posted by Papa Doble
I'm an 11 D in the barrie. An 11 D LHS had way too much heel slip. An 11 C reduces the slip. I'm not sure that that's the right size (I don't own an LHS yet), but I think it is. I really like the LHS in cigar, ravello, and whiskey.
Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy
LHS in whiskey or ravello.
My van size = my barrie size minus one width.
Originally Posted by violethour1951
+1. I think many LHS owners may not have considered sizing down one width from their Barrie size, but it can work very well for the Van last. 8.5D Barrie, 8.5C Van for me.
I concur with all of the above, I actually go down a width for both Barrie and Van, however, it may be very difficult to find Ravello, Cigar, or Whiskey LHS in a C width. If you end up settling (if you can call it that) for Black or #8, I encourage you to check out the unlined LHS exclusive to BB. Very comfortable! I heard that once upon a time the Madison BB offered an Unlined Whiskey LHS, which would have been great for you.
Good Luck! Don't forget to post pics!