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post #49171 of 96573
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


A couple of days ago, Uncle posted some new color 8 and ravello NST both aberdeen and a whiskey NST on the barrie.  I personally thought the whiskey was stunning, but I think I like the sleek look of the color 8 on aberdeen.  The ravello on aberdeen was nice, but it would be third on that list for me.  I have two aberdeen lasted pairs of shell and like them very much, but the barrie is so darn comfortable for me.  Not sure what to tell you my friend.  I don't think you could go wrong either way.

Thanks. I still can't decide so decided to just forget it and not get any NST.  ;)

post #49172 of 96573
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post


what time of day is the time that one's feet are most likely at their most full/swollen? I would imagine after a 12 hour workday, but I think I've read that the middle of the day could be that time too.

You are the doctor. You tell us.
post #49173 of 96573
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Originally Posted by marnomuth View Post

For your viewing pleasure:



The navy blue really pops in natural light.  I'm thinking about swapping in a set of colored laces, maybe red or orange.  But for the moment, I don't want to take anything away from the natural beauty of these shoes.

Photo tech: Canon 5D classic.  35L.  Indoor lighting.  Post process to simulate daylight.  

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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

CXL really lends itself to longwings.

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Wow. Great looking Longwings

These are great. Fantastic. Last?

I think CXL leather is a really tempting option for makeups with the shell shortage. My favorite shoe in my Alden collection is my natCXL longwing (leydon) by far. Wish Alden would put more lwbs on this last.

Wear those well. They are just stunningly beautiful.
post #49174 of 96573
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


A couple of days ago, Uncle posted some new color 8 and ravello NST both aberdeen and a whiskey NST on the barrie.  I personally thought the whiskey was stunning, but I think I like the sleek look of the color 8 on aberdeen.  The ravello on aberdeen was nice, but it would be third on that list for me.  I have two aberdeen lasted pairs of shell and like them very much, but the barrie is so darn comfortable for me.  Not sure what to tell you my friend.  I don't think you could go wrong either way.

I think that the roundness of the Barrie works really well for the NST. For me, on the Aberdeen the toe is too pointed and accentuated. I know I am likely in the minority. I also prefer the NST boots on the Barrie for the same reason
post #49175 of 96573
Does anyone know what the increment is in mm when going from a D to an E? I'm unsure whether there is a standard, or it really just depends on the last. Either way, just curious.
post #49176 of 96573
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post




These are great. Fantastic. Last?

I think CXL leather is a really tempting option for makeups with the shell shortage. My favorite shoe in my Alden collection is my natCXL longwing (leydon) by far. Wish Alden would put more lwbs on this last.

Wear those well. They are just stunningly beautiful.

Thank you.  They are on a Barrie last, sir.

post #49177 of 96573
They are wonderful - makes me wonder what some of the other never before seen shades of CXL would look like...
post #49178 of 96573
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Originally Posted by Hermitedge View Post

Does anyone know what the increment is in mm when going from a D to an E? I'm unsure whether there is a standard, or it really just depends on the last. Either way, just curious.

I wonder if it is constant going up the sizing scale.  Like is it a 3mm difference from 7D to 7E, and 3mm from 13.5D to 13.5E?

 

It would make the increase proportionately smaller compared to the overall dimensions of the shoe as size increases. 

 

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Edit: This would also cause the shape of the last to change as size increases.  The width of a 13.5E would be smaller relative to the length as compared to a 7E.

 

This leads me to suspect that there is not a constant difference (in terms of mm) between widths as size increases/decreases.  It should be proportional to the length, if the last proportions are to remain constant throughout sizes.

post #49179 of 96573
I think green CXL would look awesome...although I can't imagine Alden using anything like that anytime soon.
post #49180 of 96573
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post


You are the doctor. You tell us.

fight[1].gifTouche, Bakes. It seems I'm at my least sensible place when I'm on this thread. I swear, I'm much more competent and efficient in my personal and work lives. 

 

I work with the unconscious, not in podiatry. Point well taken. I'll call a colleague tomorrow...

post #49181 of 96573
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

fight%5B1%5D.gifTouche, Bakes. It seems I'm at my least sensible place when I'm on this thread. I swear, I'm much more competent and efficient in my personal and work lives. 

 

I work with the unconscious, not in podiatry. Point well taken. I'll call a colleague tomorrow...

I was just messing with you.  I'm sure someone in this thread knows off hand.

 

I think your suspicions is correct, that they swell throughout the day, but I've heard conflicting information on this topic.

post #49182 of 96573
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

I was just messing with you.  I'm sure someone in this thread knows off hand.

I think your suspicions is correct, that they swell throughout the day, but I've heard conflicting information on this topic.

Thanks for your validation. I usually pride myself on having more of a sense of humor. Today, however, I've been on the phone repeatedly between patients with real estate attorneys, the IRS and my mortgage company. I just missed my mortgage commitment date and had to ask the seller's attorney for an extension and delayed closing date because of one missing piece of paper: my 2012 tax return, which the IRS would not release because some stooge was requesting for the wrong social security number. Argh. If only these people were as cheery and helpful as Kathy from Alden of DC or the leffot folks.

Not sure which is more difficult: closing on a house when you've got the money for it or finding the shell you're looking for even when you're willing to shell out north of $700 for it.

Rant over. If you think I need to chill, you should see the tension that's developed over at the AE site. Our Alden boy Mediahound is getting lambasted for asking the AE CEO a simple and fair question.

Heading to bed with fingers crossed for the IRS to cooperate with the mortgage goons and for whiskey shell that my swollen toes will fit comfortably in. Best of luck, fellow aficionados, with finding your next wished-for Alden!
post #49183 of 96573
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Originally Posted by david3558 View Post

They are wonderful - makes me wonder what some of the other never before seen shades of CXL would look like...

 

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post #49184 of 96573
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Originally Posted by marnomuth View Post

For your viewing pleasure:



















The navy blue really pops in natural light.  I'm thinking about swapping in a set of colored laces, maybe red or orange.  But for the moment, I don't want to take anything away from the natural beauty of these shoes.

Photo tech: Canon 5D classic.  35L.  Indoor lighting.  Post process to simulate daylight.  

These are incredible.
post #49185 of 96573
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

I think green CXL would look awesome...although I can't imagine Alden using anything like that anytime soon.

Green shoes ftw, wish alden made a dark green shell like gaziano girling racing green. Rancourts green is just a bit too much

Regarding feet swelling, find tighter shoes will feel tight after 6-8 hours for me so 2-3pm if you are on normal work schedule
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