how does the sizing / fit compare between the shell lwb barrie & the shell chukka barrie?
can only try on shell lwb barrie ... advices appreciated.
Barrie boots, Chukkas not included, seem to be TTS. For me, Chukkas and LWB run big. I found this out in an unfortunate way.
For LWB, I have to size down. I went on a rainbow spree, purchasing the Whiskey, Ravello and Cigar LWB all within 3 weeks because I liked the look and figured the sizing would be the same as boots. By the time I actually tried them on, none fit me in 9D and the 8.5D were sold out. Same issue with my Ravello Chukkas in 9D.
Also, Whiskey LWB arrived with huge scratch, Ravello LWB had severe vamp discoloration. The Cigar LWB, which was perfect I actually sent back to return for the 8.5, which was "on hold" for me and Adam pulled that money order for final sale nonesense and then when I agreed to send a money order, he never wrote me back. So that was my LWB rainbow nightmare. I also had the J. Crew, which was beautiful, but didn't fit . The moral of the story is don't power order rare colors and wait weeks to try them on.
Now, it'll be years before I have another swing at that pitch.
I hate to promote items, but the brand new Ravello Chukka is available in marketplace in 9D. I love TSM, but returns take forever and I'd rather trade it or sell it. It's a sparkling new, perfectly beautiful Ravello Chukka.....that is one size too big.
Thank you for this. I purchased a pair as my first Aldens and sized down a half as suggested. They fit pretty well, a touch tighter than I expected considering everything I read said the Barrie last was super roomy. I attributed that to them being new, but was still second guessing my size choice. I'd be curious to know how many people here wear Barrie last TTS.
interesting. paradoxically, pinky toes getting crowded + heel slip make me think you are a size TOO wide, and that you should try to go narrower. what happens to me, at least, is if a size is too wide, my foot wedges even more toward the front of the shoe than normal, causing 1) my pinky toe to slide forward and hit the side of the toebox/the side of the upper--a crowded feeling--and 2) the heel to be placed too far forward, exacerbating heel slip. it was only after this was explained on some thread here on styleforum that i realized some of my AEs are just too wide.
Thanks... I go down a half for the tremont and actually have plenty of room. Just curious...
Does this mean this makeup has been done before? I'm curious; have never seen it...