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#8 saddles

 

 

umm,,, I am starting to like uh think you have a problem with shoes.... I LOVE IT!

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Epaulet #8 Brixton for me today....when I wear these I am reminded that #8 is still the king. I love those deep eggplant and burgundy shades you can see in the shell when they are out in the sunlight.


Awesome!  worship.gif

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Originally Posted by totalair1 View Post

Hey Guys help me out!  I've found several Alden I need to decide about:

 

993 Saddle in Black Shell Barrie last FD $399

or

97285 Wing Tip-Bal in Whiskey Tremont last $714

 

From what I can tell, the Tremont fits very similar tot he Barrie last.  Is this correct?

 

Both are 13D so I'm not sure about the fit yet.  The 14C I'm wearing today is a Barrie and I can fit my entire finger behind my heel with the shoe on.  I know a pair of 13E LHS Brooks Brothers in shell fit good. So I'm hopeful a 13D Barrie will work.

 

Which one would you get?

 

See Ya,

Steve


If 13D Barrie fits well, the Tremont last 13D should work.  If the size is right, I would go with the whiskey wt bal!! Great shoe  nod[1].gif

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brand new ravello for me my second pair definitely a lot darker than the first pair i used to have inlove.gif

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Wonderful pick up!  Wear in great health my friend.

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In the grand scheme of things...shell cordovan shoes likely account for 1% or less of the shoes that a cobbler sees for repair or re-crafting.  Based on what I know about high end cowboy boots and how they are lasted, stretching a truly well made boot, regardless of hide will net very little gain.  I've seen brand new boots ruined where the hide indeed split because of a stretching attempt.  If you have a small area that rubs you wrong, or need a small area stretched that's fine to tweak.  However expecting anymore than a small tweak is risky at best IMHO.  I feel this experience holds true in shell cordovan shoes.  Most of the stretch is removed during lasting, otherwise the shoes won't look good long term.  Basically stretch at your own risk!

 

See Ya,

Steve

Good points, Steve.  My experience exactly.

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#8 ptb
argyles otc

post #50917 of 86695
PSA: Adam at Alden of Carmel has one last pair of whiskey shell longwings in 8E. Can't say enough good things about his responsiveness. He is exchanging emails with me long after normal business hours, replying within minutes, if not seconds.

Between AofC and Citishoes, it's good to be 8e.

If anyone can point me to a ravello longwing in 8.5d or 8e, please let me know ASAP. Thanks in advance!

Btw, thanks for all the posts on shell stretching. Very informative.
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Wonderful pick up!  Wear in great health my friend.

Awesome catch. Very jealous!

See Ya,
Steve
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Wonderful pick up!  Wear in great health my friend.

Awesome catch. Very jealous!

See Ya,
Steve
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

PSA: Adam at Alden of Carmel has one last pair of whiskey shell longwings in 8E. Can't say enough
good
things about his responsiveness. He is exchanging emails with me long after normal business hours, replying within minutes, if not
seconds.

Between AofC and Citishoes, it's good to be 8e.

If anyone can point me to a ravello longwing in 8.5d or 8e, please let me know ASAP. Thanks in advance

Btw, thanks for all the posts on shell stretching. Very informative.

My fault I checked my email, it was a ravello lwb.

I know he had (aoc) an 8 d if you could have that stretched.
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Alright, I know that sizing questions have been beat to death in this thread, but bear with me. I wear a 7.5D indy boot and it fits perfectly. My foot fills out the toebox in length and width ideally. Now, if i were to order a Barrie-lasted shoe, would it be best to go 7.5E or 8D? As i understand it, the Barrie last is slightly less wide than trubalance, and I am concerned that the reduced width will not accomodate my feet. Thanks for helping guys.

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^damn, why didn't I try on an 8d when I was in an Alden store recently?!

I'm eager to look into this but feel like the Alden gods are telling me to be patient. I don't want to place too much hope in the shell stretch idea and don't want to deal with the tight return policy (nor do I want to be a difficult customer for Adam to deal with)

To the earlier poster who snagged the ravellos, I'm sorry I was so caught up in rare shell feet that I forgot to congratulate you on your amazing find. Wear in great health your unicorns!!
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Alright, I know that sizing questions have been beat to death in this thread, but bear with me. I wear a 7.5D indy boot and it fits perfectly. My foot fills out the toebox in length and width ideally. Now, if i were to order a Barrie-lasted shoe, would it be best to go 7.5E or 8D? As i understand it, the Barrie last is slightly less wide than trubalance, and I am concerned that the reduced width will not accomodate my feet. Thanks for helping guys.


I would go with your Trubalance size or a half width up, if the Trubalance fits snug without much room.  The other issue is, will you wear the same kind of socks for both?  It's likely you will not as few wear dress socks (thin) with the Indy.  If you're picking up a barrie in a LWB, PTB, etc... you'll likely wear thin dress socks.

 

If all this is correct, I would stay with the same size, especially if you are looking to go with a LWB, which tends to be a little wider than other barrie-lasted shoes.

 

Hope this proves to be helpful.  Good luck my friend!

post #50924 of 86695
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Originally Posted by 45bur View Post

Alright, I know that sizing questions have been beat to death in this thread, but bear with me. I wear a 7.5D indy boot and it fits perfectly. My foot fills out the toebox in length and width ideally. Now, if i were to order a Barrie-lasted shoe, would it be best to go 7.5E or 8D? As i understand it, the Barrie last is slightly less wide than trubalance, and I am concerned that the reduced width will not accomodate my feet. Thanks for helping guys.
While I notice a diff in width between the trubalance and the barrie I dont think it equals a width change @ 3/16" You will just have to decide if the trubalance is on the snug side of a good fit or if you got a little room to play with .If the latter stay the same if the former bump up a width . Hope that helps/makes sense
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Or what RTP said^^^
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