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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. 


I have found my PTBs to be slightly more narrow compared to my LWB.  My Cap toe boot (J Crew) fits about the same as my PTB.  I do not own a chukka.  Hope this helps...

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I have found my PTBs to be slightly more narrow compared to my LWB.  My Cap toe boot (J Crew) fits about the same as my PTB.  I do not own a chukka.  Hope this helps...

 

Thanks. Too bad there's so much variance even among the same last. Seems strange that there would be. 

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First ever family portrait. Sitting tight with eight pairs, with a mix of shell, calf, and suede. No boots (yet), other than the suede chukkas. And no repetition of colors!

Back row (L to R):
Ravello LWB (Alden DC); Alpine Grain LWB (Unionmade); #8 LWB (stock); Dark Brown leather (J. Crew)

Front row (L to R)
Calf V-tips (LeatherSoul); Snuff Suede PTB (LeatherSoul); Unlined Tan Suede Chukka (used, from SF); Cigar PTB (used, from SF)

 


Fine family.  You and i have very similar tastes!  fistbump.gif  Wear in great health...

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First ever family portrait. Sitting tight with eight pairs, with a mix of shell, calf, and suede. No boots (yet), other than the suede chukkas. And no repetition of colors!

Back row (L to R):
Ravello LWB (Alden DC); Alpine Grain LWB (Unionmade); #8 LWB (stock); Dark Brown leather (J. Crew)

Front row (L to R)
Calf V-tips (LeatherSoul); Snuff Suede PTB (LeatherSoul); Unlined Tan Suede Chukka (used, from SF); Cigar PTB (used, from SF)


Which last is your Snuff PTB on?
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No problem.

By the way here's a diagram of their Lasts. As you can see the Trubalnce is just a bit bigger than the Barrie.




It's funny because I feel like I am swimming an my 8D Indy and my 8D Barrie boots are snug. There is a big difference between the Trubalance and Barrie to me
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Any recommendations for a first pair of Alden's that'll serve me well with some upcoming weddings this spring/summer while also appropriate for job interviews? I'm partial towards wing tips and I want to keep my budget ~$500-600. I'm a young adult if that makes any difference.

Cap toe blucher seems like a good idea here. I think something from Alden without the 360 degree reverse welt makes for a more slightly more formal shoe. Blucher keeps it from being too formal. Of course a bal on the Hampton is super sharp. Thinking here of Bakes' recent photos of his #8 bal. Great looking shoes.


I was thinking the exact same thing, as far as the cap toe blucher is concerned.  If you are willing to go the ebay route, you can occasionally find shell cordovan Aldens bnib.  If you are 10.5 on the aberdeen last, this may be the shoe for you, Winterbourne!  I have been eyeing this pair for a while but decided to go with a medallion cap toe blucher a month ago.  Good ;luck!

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321073471999?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

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It's funny because I feel like I am swimming an my 8D Indy and my 8D Barrie boots are snug. There is a big difference between the Trubalance and Barrie to me

 

I went down a half size for my Indy boots from barrie, and the fit is much better. My Indy boots that were the same size as my Barrie shoes always just felt too large. 

 

But I'm thinking my LWB size should now also be a half size down since those run big too. 

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I have found my PTBs to be slightly more narrow compared to my LWB.  My Cap toe boot (J Crew) fits about the same as my PTB.  I do not own a chukka.  Hope this helps...

 

Thanks. Too bad there's so much variance even among the same last. Seems strange that there would be. 

TBH, there really isn't that much of a difference.  Somehow, the LWB seems to be the outlier, but not by much.  I'd stay with the same size with any barrie lasted shoe.

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TBH, there really isn't that much of a difference.  Somehow, the LWB seems to be the outlier, but not by much.  I'd stay with the same size with any barrie lasted shoe.

 

Yeah, you are probably right. I suppose one can make up the slight difference in the LWB by wearing a thicker sock, which I've been doing and it's been fine. 

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TBH, there really isn't that much of a difference.  Somehow, the LWB seems to be the outlier, but not by much.  I'd stay with the same size with any barrie lasted shoe.

 

Yeah, you are probably right. I suppose one can make up the slight difference in the LWB by wearing a thicker sock, which I've been doing and it's been fine. 


If you have the luxury of trying on sizes in different barrie lasted shoes, I'd go for it.  BTW, your videos on YouTube have been extremely helpful.  I would estimate that about 4 of my shell cordovan purchases over the last year were in large part, facilitated by your videos.  Thank you very much! worship.gif

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If you have the luxury of trying on sizes in different barrie lasted shoes, I'd go for it.  BTW, your videos on YouTube have been extremely helpful.  I would estimate that about 4 of my shell cordovan purchases over the last year were in large part, facilitated by your videos.  Thank you very much! worship.gif

 

Thanks!

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I went down a half size for my Indy boots from barrie, and the fit is much better. My Indy boots that were the same size as my Barrie shoes always just felt too large. 

But I'm thinking my LWB size should now also be a half size down since those run big too. 

I am always intrigued by the thought of trying Indy's a half size down. Interesting that it worked for you cause I always here that everyone goes same size on Trubalance and Barrie. I compensate by lacing tight and using a thicker sock but ultimately I think a half size down is the right answer
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I am always intrigued by the thought of trying Indy's a half size down. Interesting that it worked for you cause I always here that everyone goes same size on Trubalance and Barrie. I compensate by lacing tight and using a thicker sock but ultimately I think a half size down is the right answer

 

It's really a lot better for me. Before my Indy boots felt clunky, now that I sized down they feel just right and frankly a lot more comfy and fun to wear. The difference is a minor one, but for my feet, it became very clear that my Trubalance  size is 8D even though my Barrie size is 8.5D. 

 

I think this can work well in part because Trublance is such a wide last. 

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