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It's worth repeating, if Alden went to only one last - and it was the Plaza - that would be fine with me. biggrin.gif

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Looking for feedback on how much difference there would be from an 11B/D in comparison to an 11.5A/C, particularly for an LHS....thanks!

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Looking for feedback on how much difference there would be from an 11B/D in comparison to an 11.5A/C, particularly for an LHS....thanks!

Not much, but just enough.

 

I know that doesn't tell you much.

 

When I was zeroing in on my LHS size I started with 9.5D, too much heel slip.

Next tried 9D.  Wasn't sure if I was there, seemed like it could work in the forefoot, but still slipped like flip-flops

9C - Still not tight in the forefoot, but the heelslip was what one would expect from a stiff new loafer.

 

If you can feasibly try the C, I would try it.  Seemed to work out for Doc Alden as well.  

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wow those fransboone ravello indys are nice.. not $760 plus potential import fee nice, but nice nonetheless..

 

unrelated,  but has anyone received shipping confirmation from jcrew after using the 20% coupon from the other night? mine is sitting in limbo on some #8 lwb.. just curious

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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

wow those fransboone ravello indys are nice.. not $760 plus potential import fee nice, but nice nonetheless..

 

unrelated,  but has anyone received shipping confirmation from jcrew after using the 20% coupon from the other night? mine is sitting in limbo on some #8 lwb.. just curious

 

I took the plunge on their cigar plain toe boot a while back. With international shipping, import fees, and the USD/EURO conversion it was was expensive....like embarrased to say how much expensive.......biggrin.gif but in the end I got what I wanted so who cares righticon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Originally Posted by shaunw View Post

 

I took the plunge on their cigar plain toe boot a while back. With international shipping, import fees, and the USD/EURO conversion it was was expensive....like embarrased to say how much expensive.......biggrin.gif but in the end I got what I wanted so who cares righticon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

thats all that matters :)

 

I'm impulsive, but I'll prolly just wait until someone stateside offers whatever it is I'm looking for

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Originally Posted by shaunw View Post

I took the plunge on their cigar plain toe boot a while back. With international shipping, import fees, and the USD/EURO conversion it was was expensive....like embarrased to say how much expensive.......biggrin.gif  but in the end I got what I wanted so who cares righticon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

Expensive yes, but very very unusual. If you want them, can afford them, and they have your size... :-)
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This 4th day of the work week brings the need for the #4Captoe boot. I always seem to wear these with the same 2 suits. I need to get some variety in my life.
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Originally Posted by shaunw View Post

I took the plunge on their cigar plain toe boot a while back. With international shipping, import fees, and the USD/EURO conversion it was was expensive....like embarrased to say how much expensive.......biggrin.gif  but in the end I got what I wanted so who cares righticon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

I've braved the import fees and bought from Frans Boone a few times and have always been pleased with my purchases. I think that they consistently have the most interesting make-ups available of any of the retailers that have a good selection of Alden (Leffot, Unionmade, Leather Soul...). Sometimes, you've got to do what you've got to do.
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post


I've braved the import fees and bought from Frans Boone a few times and have always been pleased with my purchases. I think that they consistently have the most interesting make-ups available of any of the retailers that have a good selection of Alden (Leffot, Unionmade, Leather Soul...). Sometimes, you've got to do what you've got to do.

I agree, their makeups are very much my style.

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I completely agree. I think Frans Boone has incredible makeups and would pay the additional fees if so warranted. 

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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Not much, but just enough.

I know that doesn't tell you much.

When I was zeroing in on my LHS size I started with 9.5D, too much heel slip.
Next tried 9D.  Wasn't sure if I was there, seemed like it could work in the forefoot, but still slipped like flip-flops
9C - Still not tight in the forefoot, but the heelslip was what one would expect from a stiff new loafer.

If you can feasibly try the C, I would try it.  Seemed to work out for Doc Alden as well.  

True indeed. For me, going true to size minus a width was perfect. Just that little bit of heel slip Kathy at DC says will go away after break in. I've seen other advice people swear by. Depends on shape of heel relative to arch I think.
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Originally Posted by shaunw View Post

 

I took the plunge on their cigar plain toe boot a while back. With international shipping, import fees, and the USD/EURO conversion it was was expensive....like embarrased to say how much expensive.......biggrin.gif but in the end I got what I wanted so who cares righticon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

Pics, if you please?

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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Not much, but just enough.

I know that doesn't tell you much.

When I was zeroing in on my LHS size I started with 9.5D, too much heel slip.
Next tried 9D.  Wasn't sure if I was there, seemed like it could work in the forefoot, but still slipped like flip-flops
9C - Still not tight in the forefoot, but the heelslip was what one would expect from a stiff new loafer.

If you can feasibly try the C, I would try it.  Seemed to work out for Doc Alden as well.  

+1

TTS less half size less one width (for me, a 9.5D to 9C).
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Gotta quote these photos, grant last is amazing. Really should get a pair of the Alden DC captoes but just can't bring myself to spend $700 for Aldens anymore
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Originally Posted by closerlook View Post

who is selling these?

really cool
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

I've never really understood the idea behind the cordovan Indy (a casual work boot in shell cordovan??), but this grant lasted boot makes a great deal of sense to me.  nod%5B1%5D.gif  Awesome boot! worship.gif
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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post

Another request to find out who sells this makeup?
thanks for the kind words gentlemen. these are from frans boone. there is something special about grant lasted boots.

as i suspected then, these are on the plaza, not the grant. still very nice.


edit: ALDEN X FRANSBOONE #8 CORDOVAN BOOT
€ 670.08
tax free (-21% vat) price (outside EU) € 553.78
THIS IS IT:

Plaza boots in color #8 horween cordovan, on a commando sole,
US SHIPPING

TAX OUTSIDE EU INFORMATION

Tags: plaza, shoes, alden, boots, #8, burgundy, horween, leather, commando sole,
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