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post #47986 of 87605
Question about Leydon Last unlined chukkas...should I go up a half size from my normal Barrie LWB size (D width) in length AND go up a width to "E"?...Just go up a half size in length?...Or just go up in width to "E" and stay the same length size?

FYI, my LWB's are sized a half size down from TTS like most people, and they fit just right as I have a slightly wide and flat foot. My Barrie-lasted boots are a half size bigger but still D width, as I find Barrie-lasted boots to fit slightly narrower than the shoes.

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post #47987 of 87605

im a solid 8D in barrie and i tried on the 8E in leydon suede unlined chukka at the SF alden store and it was perfect.

post #47988 of 87605
I'm really digging the look of the Alden + Context Rough Roy Boot. I'm not too familiar with Alden and had a couple of questions.

1) Are these worth the $535 (a pretty subjective question I'm sure, and one which is not meant to offend).
2) Is anything similar by Alden available now (from anywhere else), therefore avoiding the 6 month wait time? If yes, some suggestions would be great! Looking for a dark suede, laced boot.

Cheers smile.gif

post #47989 of 87605
^ those look awesome.
post #47990 of 87605
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

My tremont shoes are TTS (10E). Same with my grant shoes. I've tried Tremont in my Barrie size (9.5E) and have not been successful. I think a good rule is if you have wide feet, go TTS in in Tremont/Grant, if you don't have wide feet, you can try to go down half a size.

For me:
I wear many D widths and some C widths. TTS - 9.5D (wearing 2145's in 9.5D today).
Barrie - down 1/2 zize
Tremont - down 1/2 size
Grant - TTS
post #47991 of 87605
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Originally Posted by terradilavoro View Post


Hi sevenfoldtieguy - rydenfan,

well - i wondered myself a bit - the fit in the 1/2 smaller Suede PTB was snuggy but definitely better than in my ususal size.

The unlined Shell No. 8 PTB i ordered yesterday at Alden DC i decided my usual Barrie size neverthless because Shell doesn't stretch that much.

cheerio
Joachim

Many report that unlined suede and unlined shell fit looser than their lined counterparts in the same size. That seems to make sense.

But my expereience has been just the opposite, as my unlined shell ptb's and unlined suede ptb's (all on barrie) are actually more snug than their lined counterparts. Go figure .........
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Originally Posted by hoit1981 View Post

I'm really digging the look of the Alden + Context Rough Roy Boot. I'm not too familiar with Alden and had a couple of questions.

1) Are these worth the $535 (a pretty subjective question I'm sure, and one which is not meant to offend).
2) Is anything similar by Alden available now (from anywhere else), therefore avoiding the 6 month wait time? If yes, some suggestions would be great! Looking for a dark suede, laced boot.

Cheers smile.gif
 

 

The Shoe Mart has a similar make-up...Earth Color Reverse Chamois, Barrie, Last, Cap Toe Commando Sole Boot...I got mine last week...almost black in color but I am excited to see how these will age...

 

http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens-9-eyelet-cap-toe-boot-commando-sole-calfskin-earth-chamois/pvc-ald-mxsbc-40605hc_ald_m_9_eyelet_cap_toe_boot_commando_sole_calfskin.html

post #47993 of 87605
Similar yes, but the crepe sole certainly wears way differently (IMO) than any other sole Alden offers. It's so comfortable!
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Originally Posted by hoit1981 View Post

I'm really digging the look of the Alden + Context Rough Roy Boot. I'm not too familiar with Alden and had a couple of questions.

1) Are these worth the $535 (a pretty subjective question I'm sure, and one which is not meant to offend).
2) Is anything similar by Alden available now (from anywhere else), therefore avoiding the 6 month wait time? If yes, some suggestions would be great! Looking for a dark suede, laced boot.

Cheers smile.gif


Really like those!
post #47995 of 87605

Yes that boot is worth 535. Another option:

 

http://www.unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Hawes_Plain_Toe_Boot_in_Reverse_Tobacco_Chamois_45193H_8818.html

 

Wearing mine today. The reverse chamois is cool and the crepe is comfortable. It's like a clark's desert boot on steroids. Herrmj approved.

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Originally Posted by hoit1981 View Post

I'm really digging the look of the Alden + Context Rough Roy Boot. I'm not too familiar with Alden and had a couple of questions.

1) Are these worth the $535 (a pretty subjective question I'm sure, and one which is not meant to offend).
2) Is anything similar by Alden available now (from anywhere else), therefore avoiding the 6 month wait time? If yes, some suggestions would be great! Looking for a dark suede, laced boot.

Cheers smile.gif

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Originally Posted by stmaier View Post

The Shoe Mart has a similar make-up...Earth Color Reverse Chamois, Barrie, Last, Cap Toe Commando Sole Boot...

I was looking at those earlier. Seem very nice but was trying to avoid going Commando...

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Originally Posted by herrmj View Post

Yes that boot is worth 535. Another option...:

I had been looking at those. They are actually what initially inspired me. Only reason I didn't pick them up was they don't have my size (12.5D). I think I'll have to go for the Context.

Thanks guys.
post #47997 of 87605
Great suggestion on the Unionmade boot - though I'd point out they are on different lasts.
post #47998 of 87605
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Originally Posted by hoit1981 View Post


I was looking at those earlier. Seem very nice but was trying to avoid going Commando...
I had been looking at those. They are actually what initially inspired me. Only reason I didn't pick them up was they don't have my size (12.5D). I think I'll have to go for the Context.

Thanks guys.

I wear a 12.5 on the not-barrie/trubalance lasts, that size can be hard to find. I feel your pain.

post #47999 of 87605
The Context is a great boot. You will wear it primarily in the fall and winter anyway, so the lead time should be that big of a deal

There are a lot of options popping up for fall - what do you guys think about this Context boot versus the snuff suede Cooney boots and the tobacco chamios longwings up for order at Leffot?
post #48000 of 87605
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Originally Posted by REguy View Post

If you can comfortably stick a finger behind your foot, I believe they're at least 1/2 size too big. They Leydon obviously doesn't have as much toe room as the Trubalance, so you might be OK. I guess it boils down to how loose you like your shoes.

Thank you for the reply. My finger doesn't slide right into the empty space but it surely fits. After comparing the shoes to my other shoes, the fit is almost the same. The shoes are just significantly longer, though.
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