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Great, thanks for the help! Replacing the layers definitely seems like the best option me me as its not overly expensive and avoids using taps.

No problem at all man.
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What is everyone's opinion on the snuff suede PTB built on the Leydon last (also available in tan suede), available only at NRO?  I'm looking for a versatile and timeless shoe that can be worn spring-fall (maybe winter), and with everything from jeans to chinos.

 

Seems like the first shoes ship out March 2013 -- wonder if it's already in the store/in stock.

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How does the Barrie last shell chukka size compared to a Barrie LWB?

 

I know the LWB tend to run big, ie., they feel larger than barrie lasted boots for example. 

 

Is this also the case with the chukka or does a barrie lasted chukka size about the same as a barrie lasted boot?

 

How about the barrie PTB? Same fit as a LWB, or different?

post #46219 of 99275
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Finally received my exchanged J Crew cap toe boots. Had to go +.5 to my TTS of 11.5. Marcoliani argyles OTC

Very nice, enjoy them
post #46220 of 99275
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

How does the Barrie last shell chukka size compared to a Barrie LWB?

I know the LWB tend to run big, ie., they feel larger than barrie lasted boots for example. 

Is this also the case with the chukka or does a barrie lasted chukka size about the same as a barrie lasted boot?

How about the barrie PTB? Same fit as a LWB, or different?

I have found PTBs and Chukkas to fit closer to LWB than high boots in Barrie... Barrie high boots are the exception here
post #46221 of 99275
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Originally Posted by ThArtOfWardrobe View Post

Very nice, enjoy them
Thanks man. Don't worry, I will.
post #46222 of 99275
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I have found PTBs and Chukkas to fit closer to LWB than high boots in Barrie... Barrie high boots are the exception here

 

Thanks. So barrie boots fit smaller than all other barrie Aldens it sounds like. 

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What's the consensus on extra holes and choppy welts?  Par for the course?

 

 

 

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I've returned two pair that had the extra holes (and another that had a 1 inch puncture all the way through the vamp). I honestly can't understand how Alden ships these out.
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What's the consensus on extra holes and choppy welts?  Par for the course?






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Why waste then when they know someone will buy them smile.gif
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It's really amazing that we've gotten to the point where the exotic shell colors can't be advertised on line. This game is getting crazy.

I was so tempted by the Bureau's #8PTB with the light edge trim - until I realized the price was in Pounds Sterling and not €. Steep!
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What's the consensus on extra holes and choppy welts?  Par for the course?

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by mothball View Post

I've returned two pair that had the extra holes (and another that had a 1 inch puncture all the way through the vamp). I honestly can't understand how Alden ships these out.

 

People have varying tolerances for defects. I once received a pair of 975s also with a 1/2 inch crease/line right down the top of the shoe. Also notice the irregular dye on the tongue.

 

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Some probably would not even notice it or wouldn't care but I did and returned them. 

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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post


People have varying tolerances for defects. I once received a pair of 975s also with a 1/2 inch crease/line right down the top of the shoe. Also notice the irregular dye on the tongue.

Pictures:


 





Some probably would not even notice it or wouldn't care but I did and returned them. 

Interesting - I've had so many run ins with bad quality I'm surprised I still like em. shog[1].gif

@medihound - I just realized you're 'phototristan' on YT. Nice to see you here.
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At this point it's probably some sort of masochistic fetish.
post #46230 of 99275
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Originally Posted by drakevu View Post

May I ask what are the advantages and disadvantages of crepe sole? 

In case no one answered, some think that it grips better on wet surfaces. Cons include the section at the toe getting wet and being affected negatively, and I think that overall these soles make the shoe too heavy.
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