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Just wanted to give anyone in NYC a heads-up: I am returning a 9.5D Barrie LWB Shell Whiskey to Citishoes tomorrow (size just doesn't work for me...I wanted to believe it did, though...)  Will be ripe for the picking if you want to go grab it.  They also have an 8D available as of today.

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looking good in your cigar

thank you sir
post #49113 of 96949

Dear Fellow Addicts,

 

Despite being a week away from closing on a new home, I have continued to relentlessly pursue what, for me, has been an achievable grail shoe: the whiskey shell LWB. I've managed to track down a pair that, while not my exact size, may be workable. As a typical 9.5D, I'm told that there is a pair available in 9E. The salesperson, who didn't sound high pressure and intense, suggested that there is only a minimal (3mm) difference in length and that, with my flat feet, there should be enough room for all my toes, etc.

 

Does this make sense? Am I simply mentally tired from pursuing this shoe all over the planet? Should I pull the trigger or hold out (for god knows how long) for the real McCoy in my typical size?

 

Eager to hear from fellow addicts who have been willing to potentially compromise fit to post another score in their shoe closet. I can handle the honest truth; indeed, if this doesn't work out, I'm willing to wait and spend the money on the snuff suede products I mentioned in an earlier post.

 

Take care!!

post #49114 of 96949
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Originally Posted by Hermitedge View Post

I was tempted by the snuff suede LWB, but when i saw pics of the model the vendor had, they were A LOT lighter than i was hoping. They looked almost yellow/goldish, so I passed. The snuff suede shortwing from j gilbert on plaza looks nice, and is exclusive to them.

picked these up last week after canceling my order for the snuff suede ptb from NRO. i much prefer a swb to a lwb, finally a sunny day to be able to wear them.

post #49115 of 96949

compromising on a grail doesn't make it a grail

post #49116 of 96949
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Originally Posted by davidlemon View Post

Just wanted to give anyone in NYC a heads-up: I am returning a 9.5D Barrie LWB Shell Whiskey to Citishoes tomorrow (size just doesn't work for me...I wanted to believe it did, though...)  Will be ripe for the picking if you want to go grab it.  They also have an 8D available as of today.

according to them they have an 8E, not 8D

post #49117 of 96949
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

Dear Fellow Addicts,

 

Despite being a week away from closing on a new home, I have continued to relentlessly pursue what, for me, has been an achievable grail shoe: the whiskey shell LWB. I've managed to track down a pair that, while not my exact size, may be workable. As a typical 9.5D, I'm told that there is a pair available in 9E. The salesperson, who didn't sound high pressure and intense, suggested that there is only a minimal (3mm) difference in length and that, with my flat feet, there should be enough room for all my toes, etc.

 

Does this make sense? Am I simply mentally tired from pursuing this shoe all over the planet? Should I pull the trigger or hold out (for god knows how long) for the real McCoy in my typical size?

 

Eager to hear from fellow addicts who have been willing to potentially compromise fit to post another score in their shoe closet. I can handle the honest truth; indeed, if this doesn't work out, I'm willing to wait and spend the money on the snuff suede products I mentioned in an earlier post.

 

Take care!!

I would go for it but that's just my opinion. My experience is that a 9e and a 9.5d are pretty similar in size and shape. If your shoe is on a more generous last (like the barrie) it should work in your favor too. If they are returnable and/or international shipping isn't required to get them, then what do you have to loose other than the cost of shipping.

post #49118 of 96949
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

according to them they have an 8E, not 8D


Ah, well I called today to see if they had anything in C width shell and they said they didn't have non-standard widths and only an 8 remaining in the Whiskey.  Guess we misunderstood each other!

post #49119 of 96949

I have a chance to pick up a pair of whisky cordovan NSTs, would someone tell me which last they are on, Barrie or Aberdeen. Says model 24061.Thanks.

post #49120 of 96949
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Originally Posted by TactileOne View Post

I have a chance to pick up a pair of whisky cordovan NSTs, would someone tell me which last they are on, Barrie or Aberdeen. Says model 24061.Thanks.

Barrie: http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens_nst_tie_shell_cordovan_whiskey/pvc-ald-mxsdls-24061_ald_m_nst_tie_shell_cordovan.html

post #49121 of 96949
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post


cigar lwb
cashmere otc

Splendid LWBs - of course.

Are these cashmere OTC made by Johnstons of Elgin from Scotland?
I do love these wearing (as socks) at home - so comfortable and warm - great!

cheerio
Joachim
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Originally Posted by 100 yrs View Post

picked these up last week after canceling my order for the snuff suede ptb from NRO. i much prefer a swb to a lwb, finally a sunny day to be able to wear them.


y you gotta do that? such a clean model, they look awesome.
post #49123 of 96949
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

according to them they have an 8E, not 8D

Lol, that took long.
post #49124 of 96949
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post


Lol, that took long.

Yeah, well What can I say...Someone posts that a Whiskey LWB is available in my size I act pretty quickly. I was not positive I wanted it but at least had to find out if it was actually available...

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