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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

There shouldn't be a big difference between retailers if the shoe is the same last. What you may be describing is a difference in fit between two Barrie models (for example, many report Barrie boots for snugger than Barrie longwings)

In my experience Barrie high boots (not chukkas) are more snug than Barrie shoes.

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post #51122 of 89439
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

In my experience Barrie high boots (not chukkas) are more snug than Barrie shoes.

I've noticed this too, but what about shortwing bluchers (not shortwing boots) on the Barrie last?

I have two pairs of shortwings on pre-order from LS. Can those of you with shortwings say whether they fit like a LWB or more like a wingtip high boot (eg, Brixtons)?
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Big thank you to Katch for the heads up on the Ravello @ the J Crew Ludlow shop.   I called and they had 2 pairs available, one happened to be my size.   When I got down there they offered me 10% off because my shoes were the floor model, and when they rang me up they ended up giving me 20% off,   Score!!    So I ended up paying $575 before tax, amazing deal.    They have one pair of 11Ds left if anyone is interested.   This is my second pair of Aldens.   I bought my first Aldens (brown chromexcel lwb's) earlier this week and thought I'd have to wait a couple years for Ravello which was my first choice.

 

 

Here they are...

 

 

post #51124 of 89439
Hanover Shell Cordovan Plain Toe Blucher - PTB - Horween #8 - NOS - New - 8.5D

PSA - the above model is on ebay. They look untouched. Starting bid is 360 and BIN price of 550. No one has bid and it ends in about 6 hours. IMO they are worth the BIN price. Somebody will be getting these for a steal. They are TTS and are every bit the equal to Alden's 990 (which I have).

I am not an ebay seller and I have no idea who the seller is.

I am posting this only because early in the week there was discussion of vintage Florsheim and vintage Hanover.

Probably the best deal I have ever gotten - on any pair of shoes anywhere - was my purchase of a pair of NOS vintage Hanover PTBs in color 4 - for an absurb price of $240-ish (3 years ago or so).
post #51125 of 89439
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Originally Posted by hypomnema View Post

I've noticed this too, but what about shortwing bluchers (not shortwing boots) on the Barrie last?

I have two pairs of shortwings on pre-order from LS. Can those of you with shortwings say whether they fit like a LWB or more like a wingtip high boot (eg, Brixtons)?

Slightly more snug than LWBs but not enough to change the size.
post #51126 of 89439
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Hanover Shell Cordovan Plain Toe Blucher - PTB - Horween #8 - NOS - New - 8.5D

PSA - the above model is on ebay. They look untouched. Starting bid is 360 and BIN price of 550. No one has bid and it ends in about 6 hours. IMO they are worth the BIN price. Somebody will be getting these for a steal. They are TTS and are every bit the equal to Alden's 990 (which I have).

I am not an ebay seller and I have no idea who the seller is.

I am posting this only because early in the week there was discussion of vintage Florsheim and vintage Hanover.

Probably the best deal I have ever gotten - on any pair of shoes anywhere - was my purchase of a pair of NOS vintage Hanover PTBs in color 4 - for an absurb price of $240-ish (3 years ago or so).

be careful with that seller, looks like he's got some bad feedback on the same pair of shoes listed previously. 

post #51127 of 89439
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Originally Posted by haiglarsen View Post

Does anyone know if Alden's sizing differs at all between which retailers they make shoes for? I'm sort of new to Alden, but so far I've heeded the advice to go half size down on the Barrie lasts and have received different fits from 3 different pairs ordered from 3 different retailers all of which are size 10. I remember reading on the forums before that Alden for Brooks Brothers, at least one particular shoe in Barrie last, ran TTS.

Many erroneously believe the shell PTB at BB (made by Alden) is made on the Barrie last (and they then claim it runs TTS). It is not made on the Barrie last. Perhaps this is what you read .......
post #51128 of 89439
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

There shouldn't be a big difference between retailers if the shoe is the same last. What you may be describing is a difference in fit between two Barrie models (for example, many report Barrie boots for snugger than Barrie longwings)

In my experience Barrie high boots (not chukkas) are more snug than Barrie shoes.


My experience is that the LWB is the sole outlier.  My PTB's and boots on the barrie all fit pretty much the same.  The LWB is slightly wider but not enough to make me size differently.  (I can't speak for the chukka as I have none in my collection)

post #51129 of 89439
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Big thank you to Katch for the heads up on the Ravello @ the J Crew Ludlow shop.   I called and they had 2 pairs available, one happened to be my size.   When I got down there they offered me 10% off because my shoes were the floor model, and when they rang me up they ended up giving me 20% off,   Score!!    So I ended up paying $575 before tax, amazing deal.    They have one pair of 11Ds left if anyone is interested.   This is my second pair of Aldens.   I bought my first Aldens (brown chromexcel lwb's) earlier this week and thought I'd have to wait a couple years for Ravello which was my first choice.

 

 

Here they are...

 

 

 

Congrats my friend.  As DocAlden says, it must be good karma!  Wear in great health...

post #51130 of 89439

Anyone here ever own a pair of Heinrich Dinkelacker shell cordovan shoes?  Interesting looking short wing bluchers with a triple leather sole.  Check them out...

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Heinrich-Dinkelacker-Horween-Shell-Cordovan-Budapesters-8-5-9-5-New-In-Box-/330921846928?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item4d0c7aa890

post #51131 of 89439
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

Anyone here ever own a pair of Heinrich Dinkelacker shell cordovan shoes?  Interesting looking short wing bluchers with a triple leather sole.  Check them out...

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Heinrich-Dinkelacker-Horween-Shell-Cordovan-Budapesters-8-5-9-5-New-In-Box-/330921846928?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item4d0c7aa890

i don't know if it's just the pictures but that sole looks way too bulky/tall. 

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Whiskey LHS & EP Linen
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Whiskey LHS & EP Linen
I love the color of this pair whiskey LHS! Hopefully my whiskey full strap due Tuesday will be close to this color!

See Ya,
Steve
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Whiskey LHS & EP Linen

Wow, those are absolutely beautiful. Wear in good health.
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Whiskey LHS & EP Linen

Awesome.
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