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Can I get some help with the tremont last? I'm an 8.5c brannock, 8d Barrie is fine on me, the 8.5d leydons I picked up are a bit tight but seem like they'll be fine with wear (thanks).

Looking at the chart that was posted a while back, it seems like I'd be an 8d in tremont, but Kathy in DC suggested 8.5d. What's everyone's experience with tremont?

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Originally Posted by hypomnema View Post

Can I get some help with the tremont last? I'm an 8.5c brannock, 8d Barrie is fine on me, the 8.5d leydons I picked up are a bit tight but seem like they'll be fine with wear (thanks).

Looking at the chart that was posted a while back, it seems like I'd be an 8d in tremont, but Kathy in DC suggested 8.5d. What's everyone's experience with tremont?

Since you have a local Alden store, I would highly recommend going in and trying on a couple of tremonts to find out what size works best. I know Kathy has more sizing experience then all of us put together, but no advice can ever compare to having them on your own feet.
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+1 on trying different styles on different lasts.
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Originally Posted by Dr. D View Post

Since you have a local Alden store, I would highly recommend going in and trying on a couple of tremonts to find out what size works best. I know Kathy has more sizing experience then all of us put together, but no advice can ever compare to having them on your own feet.

This is exactly what I did before purchasing the whiskey wingtips from Alden DC. Head to Alden Madison and try on a few color 8 or black balmoral wingtips. Make sure to try different widths as well.
post #44210 of 87468
Any experience with stretching out calf Aldens ?


I've got Unionmade officer shoe (PTB) in Leydon 6D and they are feeling small and painful after day-long wear (even after 30 or so days)

However, I also have the unlined suede chukka Leydon 6D and it feels good - maybe unlined suede is much more forgiving or it is lining that makes big difference?

Do you know if it would be possible to stretch them somehow ? Or better find the right pair of legs on b&s ?
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The C&J dark brown shell shortwing blucher is sublime.
I've got to agree that the C&J shortwings look really nice. There are so many other great looking shoes available, Church's, Edward Green, and C&J just to name a couple. But until I find a brand I can wear all day and then go out dancing at night in, like I've done with my PTB's, I'll stick with Alden. For me comfort is key.
post #44212 of 87468
#8 Barrie wingtip boots today

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All this talk of exotic shell colors reminds me that #8 is still the king.

Leffot #8 Tanker & EP
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Umm, no.
Those have faded a lot. They were a lot darker when new. The flash did make them look lighter than they are in normal light but the same is true for the new pair

That's my bad.  No offense intended.  Cheers...

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The C&J dark brown shell shortwing blucher is sublime.
I've got to agree that the C&J shortwings look really nice. There are so many other great looking shoes available, Church's, Edward Green, and C&J just to name a couple. But until I find a brand I can wear all day and then go out dancing at night in, like I've done with my PTB's, I'll stick with Alden. For me comfort is key.


I couldn't agree more.  My Marlows look great, but I would rather wear my 975s all day long; significantly more comfortable.

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Ravello LWB

 

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Great looking gunboats, argyles, and slacks!
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All this talk of exotic shell colors reminds me that #8 is still the king.

Leffot #8 Tanker & EP

Awesome boots.
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Anyone have opinions on what color I should get on Alden Indy Boots? I'm in love with Color 8 but I don't like how it looks on the boot. I'm also having trouble trying to spend that extra however many hundred dollars for shell...

I know the classics are the 403 and 405. Does anyone have an opinion on which one I should get?

You can't go wrong with either the 403 or 405, but I personally feel the 405 is underrated. I have Leffot's version on commando soles, and it gets continued wear in the fall, winter and rainy spring. I recommend the commando sole on the Indy boots as it makes the boots lighter and more versatile
post #44220 of 87468
Getting back to that story about “Nice Boots – here’s my number”

Funny how that situation morphs when you’re married.

Fast forward 10 years….

“Another pair of boots? How many is that now ? What’s the number? 5? 7? How many do you need?? And how are these different than the last pair? I just don’t get it. By the way, I need a check for $350 for our daughter’s ballet class.”

D’OH!
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