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I now have the sickness.  Thanks everyone!


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Order two shell LWBs and call me in the morning.

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Epaulet "Obscura" calf boots run ever so slightly smaller.
 

 

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.

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This is my issue with Barries. Walking around with the LWB, my pinky toes get crowded and I get heel slip. The same size in Barrie boots is a crap shoot: my SWB is tight but fits, the NSTs I bought are just too narrow. If the 9.5E NSTs I pre-ordered don't fit well, I think I'm going to give up on the Barrie last all together.

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.

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

Thanks... This last is in the mid-range of lasts, for me tts works... But the last chart reccomends downsizing a half size...


Thanks... I go down a half for the tremont and actually have plenty of room.  Just curious...

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This would be great -

I think my favorite show is a LWB on the leydon, which is a fantastic profile. Grant would be really cool too.

Agree that Barrie seems more a "boot" last.

I'm waiting on another pre-order with Epaulet for a Leydon lasted Cigar LWB. I can probably expect that sometime in 2015. smile.gif

Does this mean this makeup has been done before?  I'm curious; have never seen it...
 

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My two favorite shells for short business trips.

Two very nice pair of shell cordovan wingtips. Are they the Alden Ravello LWB and the RL Marlow wingtip, and do you fly with a shoe horn in your pocket?
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Two very nice pair of shell cordovan wingtips. Are they the Alden Ravello LWB and the RL Marlow wingtip, and do you fly with a shoe horn in your pocket?

BeSpiff: Yes they are. Never leave home without a shoe horn!
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Nice N, those on the TruBalance?

Thanks guys. It was a good day for cigar.

The Indy is on the trubalance
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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.

Yah, I get your logic, but I don't think it applies in my case. I've been sized by LS and Alden SF: the ball of my foot is placed in the right spot, and my big toe is where it belongs. I just have monster pinky toes.
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it was only after this was explained on some thread here on styleforum that i realized some of my AEs are just too wide.

So far I've had the best luck with AE's shoes. Their toe box width to heel width match me really well. Carmina's wide lasts seems to fit pretty well too.
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Haha, very well...
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Just received my first shell LWB! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif



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Just received my first shell LWB! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif



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That looks stunning! Ravello?

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That looks stunning! Ravello?

YES! Thanks!
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Just received my first shell LWB! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif



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Alden DC or SF? The king of all gunboats. Very nice!
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Originally Posted by alex4nder View Post

This is my issue with Barries. Walking around with the LWB, my pinky toes get crowded and I get heel slip. The same size in Barrie boots is a crap shoot: my SWB is tight but fits, the NSTs I bought are just too narrow. If the 9.5E NSTs I pre-ordered don't fit well, I think I'm going to give up on the Barrie last altogether.

I just found this out too. I sized down by a half from my TTS on the Barrie LWB and noticed some heel slippage. It doesn't feel as though a smaller size would correct the problem because my toes had the right amount of room. Any suggestions on how to remedy this wide heel problem? Wearing them sockless actually helped make my foot catch more at the heel, allowing for a less slippage. At least I know I didn't go too big by the sound of it from some of you guys.
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