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Originally Posted by 100 yrs View Post

...stopped by j. gilbert on my lunch break. such a nice little shop. if they had my size in the tan suede chukka i would have picked them up. it's a nice makeup and i think i wouldn't mind the crepe sole...

 

I was on the fence about the suede chukka w/crepe sole but after wearing them around the house for a bit, I've really grown to like them. My only nitpick is that they are lined and I love the unlined version, which I have in Tan.

 

 

 

 

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Just spent the last hour familiarizing myself with the #8 LWB that UPS just delivered. And now I already want to order an Indy boot. Not good when a guy with an addictive personality gets wrapped up in Alden. :P (but then again I wouldn't say I'm in the minority here).
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Just spent the last hour familiarizing myself with the #8 LWB that UPS just delivered. And now I already want to order an Indy boot. Not good when a guy with an addictive personality gets wrapped up in Alden. :P (but then again I wouldn't say I'm in the minority here).

Welcome to the AAD club... LOL
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Originally Posted by david3558 View Post

El Argentino, how does the Barrie LWB vs Barrie Boot fit for you? I've got a lower instep/flat foot and wonder how the Barrie boot would fit for me. Obviously in their shoe form, the Barrie's got a ridiculously low heel, barely grips on because its so damn wide too. The rest of the foot is fine. The Grant last in a boot form is fairly room though.

i have this same problem. i've all but given up on barrie lasted shoes. the only one i've found to like is the unlined ptb because it's so flexible. However, i can wear a barrie boot well enough, and a chukka too depending on the type of welt (some welts make the heel block even wider that throws off my stride).

stopped by j. gilbert on my lunch break. such a nice little shop. if they had my size in the tan suede chukka i would have picked them up. it's a nice makeup and i think i wouldn't mind the crepe sole.

for anyone who ordered the leydon suede ptb from NRO, any word on when they might come in?

EDIT: i was able to get NRO on the phone, and he said they're still in production, probably 4-6 weeks out. at least they answered the telephone!


If you want to contact NRO, I would use their website's messaging system rather than call or e-mail.  They make it a point to get back to you within 12-24 hours when you use their website. 

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Originally Posted by JermynStreet View Post

Where do these wide feet come from? Wowow

Steven at Leffot says that his E sizes always sell out quickly, so there must be a bunch of them
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Barrie boots rock:




That said, I don't have a problem with Barrie shoes either. You have to sort of 'get' the Alden ethic. 
+1 on the Barrie boots. "Alden shoes are a cult". There, I said it. They definitely have their own schtick. mediahound, you sold me on the Ravello LWB's, the J Crew boots and the Marlows. What's next? Kudos on the shameless self promotion too.
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Leffot Cigar Indy and RRL selvedge chinos

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Leffot Cigar Indy and RRL selvedge chinos

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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

I was on the fence about the suede chukka w/crepe sole but after wearing them around the house for a bit, I've really grown to like them. My only nitpick is that they are lined and I love the unlined version, which I have in Tan.

Different lasts? I have the unlined Tan on Leydon last as well. Wearing the unlined chukka is like wearing a pick of socks that have a sole attached to them... feel very soft, comfortable, cool, and flexible. But I would prefer the lined version for cooler/colder weather.
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No. 8 shell shortwing bals today...
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Originally Posted by david3558 View Post

PS - the best fitting Barries are usually shell - since they are a bit roomier...


I have two pairs of calf LWBs and four pairs of shell LWBs all on the barrie last, and I haven't noticed any difference in sizing.

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No. 8 shell shortwing bals today...


I like these very much!  Do you go tts, or do you size down 0.5?  (Same size as barrie?)

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Originally Posted by tsekh View Post

Different lasts? I have the unlined Tan on Leydon last as well. Wearing the unlined chukka is like wearing a pick of socks that have a sole attached to them... feel very soft, comfortable, cool, and flexible. But I would prefer the lined version for cooler/colder weather.

The snuff pair are Barrie while tan is Leydon as you mentioned.
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Leffot Cigar Indy and RRL selvedge chinos

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Wow, well done sir.
Most of us complain about Alden's lack of qc, attention to detail, crappy website, bad recrafting experiences, etc. however, these boots give me selective memory and restore all my faith in alden.
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NAMOR, great boots. Love the slacks!
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