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Gents, need some words of wisdom on LS Safari boots in snuff suede. Anyone has those and care to share some thoughts?

If you had a choice between snuff suede flex PT vs snuff suede Safari as casual boots?

Thanks
Edited by Steel28 - 2/16/13 at 12:09pm

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For the gentlemen who have grant and plaza lasted boots, how do these two compare fit wise?
TIA
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Picked up Roy boots at Context today...forgot how comfortable that crepe sole is!
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For the gentlemen who have grant and plaza lasted boots, how do these two compare fit wise?
TIA

For me, both are TTS, although I prefer the fit of the Plaza.
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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

LHS in whiskey or ravello.

My van size = my barrie size minus one width.
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natural cxl from unionmadegoods.com


http://www.unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Brenham_Leisure_Loafer_in_Natural_Chromexcel_96963_8147.html

These are great; unfortunately, my size is already sold out. I'm not familiar with the Copley last, but its shape looks very nice. How's sizing compared to Barrie and Grant?
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LHS in whiskey or ravello.

My van size = my barrie size minus one width.

+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.

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i literally just wear a 7.5D in every last except the Plaza, in which i wear an 8D, and i've never had a problem with any of my shoes. barrie, van, grant, copley, hampton.
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+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 am quite surprised to hear this.  I wear the LHS in 10D and the 990 in 10C.  But, I have narrow heels and, at least on the right foot, a high instep.  I need the 10C in Barrie to avoid heel slip, and the 10D in Van to have room for the instep.  Maybe I just have funny looking feet!

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Alden NatCXL Indys + Snapseed.
Edited by El Argentino - 2/17/13 at 12:07am
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LHS in whiskey or ravello.

My van size = my barrie size minus one width.
I like your choices. I find both the whiskey and Ravello appealing. Much appreciated Seven.
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+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.

One caveat to add, if you have a high instep as I do, I have size up one width to an E. If I didn't do this the strap on the LHS would kill the top on my feet. Just my experience with the LHS.
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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

 

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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.

 

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LHS in whiskey or ravello.

My van size = my barrie size minus one width.

 

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Originally Posted by violethour1951 View Post

+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!

 

 

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#8 Indy & EP
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My girls, back from restoration, it's a whole new shoe, gents. Forgot how heavy and substantial they are, i'd worn them to the nub before, and they felt much lighter. Was considering having the resole done locally, a la Don Ville on La Brea, but I'm glad I went with Alden's program. I was wondering if they'd replace the cork footbed, and they definitely do.  

And those cedar trees they give you are the business. jah bless

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