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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

The plaza NST is a nice model. There is a very good chance you will not actually get those in October if history tells us anything. biggrin.gif

Are you implying they may not be on time? SFTG the crusher of dreams lol.

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whiskey lhs
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Originally Posted by sammy View Post

Thanks for the feedback everyone. Just to clarify, I'm referring to the NST shoe, and not the boot. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Here is a link to the shoe:
http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/Shoes-Shell_Cordovan_Norwegian_Front_238.htm
They are currently available for pre-orer for and October delivery. The Aberdeen last does not suit my foot- the toebox is a bit narrow for me. Personally, I think the NST style looks better on the Plaza than the Aberdeen last.

My bad. In that case, I choose the 975.
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Sammy, 

 

Go get the LWB ASAP try them on first as the the longwing is often said to fit different than other Barrie lasted shoes.

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Was not aware of that.

If your an 8.5D in other Barrie lasts, what might you be in the LWB?
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As I wrote before, I have the nfb on the plaza last in colored 8 and I agree with you it is a great looking shoe. I did tbnk it looks bettterc than the Aberdeen last version, but I have some nfb in that last and love them.
Alzso some, like citishoes and leather sole havye nfb on Barrie last. Plenty of toeroom there.
Eitherr the nfbv or lwb is great shoe.. lab are all over the place. Plaza nfb more unique.




te name="sammy" url="/t/85589/the-official-alden-thread/55470#post_6483479"]Thanks for the feedback everyone. Just to clarify, I'm referring to the NST shoe, and not the boot. Here is a link to the shoe:
http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/Shoes-Shell_Cordovan_Norwegian_Front_238.htm
They are currently available for pre-orer for and October delivery. The Aberdeen last does not suit my foot- the toebox is a bit narrow for me. Personally, I think the NST style looks better on the Plaza than the Aberdeen last.[/quote]
post #55462 of 89398
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post



whiskey lhs
Lovely whiskey LHS Uncle. Did you have a double sole put on this pair, and do they feel much different than the single leather soles?
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Lovely whiskey LHS Uncle. Did you have a double sole put on this pair, and do they feel much different than the single leather soles?

nephew,
thank you
I had the lhs changed from single sole to a double sole.
it is definitely heavy then the single sole
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Originally Posted by Resistant View Post

Sammy, 

Go get the LWB ASAP try them on first as the the longwing is often said to fit different than other Barrie lasted shoes.

Will do but why should the LWB fit differently than other Barrie lasted shoes? I have the suede blucher on the Barrie and it fits me just fine.
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Originally Posted by sammy View Post

Will do but why should the LWB fit differently than other Barrie lasted shoes? I have the suede blucher on the Barrie and it fits me just fine.

My LWB fit the same as my other Barrie shoes.
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Originally Posted by takashi78 View Post

Yes calf skin, dont like to use polish on my shoes for some reason.

 

If it'll go away with time then i am fine by that.

 

This Alden is my first expensive & good shoe....so maybe thats why i am so paranoid.

 

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Originally Posted by NYDRH View Post

If it really bothers you I would suggest trying Saphir Reno. I'm not a big polish guy if I can avoid it, and I try to use as little additional substances as possible but reno has worked wonders for me on both calf and shell, Im somewhat amazed by it, and it leaves leather (particularly calfskin in my experience) with a very nice look and feel.  I set a shell wallet down the other day on my kitchen counter, it picked up a similar circular water mark, although I think it was from a frozen blueberry.  I put a tiny drop of reno on, and it looks better than new.  Good luck

 

Polish is the only real way to correct for color loss/changes in calfskin.  If you aren't willing to use polish, at least occasionally, then a year from now a small water spot will be the least of your worries.  Renovateur can only be expected to do so much.  It may keep the leather in good condition (assuming you don't over use it), and keep a healthy looking "glow", but eventually it will remove color, and it won't hide all of inevitable scuffs and scratches.  Of course, if you are actually after a "well aged" looking shoe, then disregard this.  I'm not sure that's the case though, if you are very bothered by a few small water spots.  

 

Shell is a horse of another color. biggrin.gif     

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Originally Posted by sammy View Post


Will do but why should the LWB fit differently than other Barrie lasted shoes? I have the suede blucher on the Barrie and it fits me just fine.

I have not had the experience that my lwb fit differently than other barrie-lasted shoes.  Some have said that barrie-lasted boots fit them differently than barrie-lasted shoes.  That has not been my experience either.

 

I have suede and cordovan barrie lasted shoes and suede and cordovan barrie lasted boots.  They do not all fit identically out of the box.  But the differences have been so marginal as to not, in my view, be worth noteworthy and, after a few wears, I would be hard-pressed to note any differences.  

 

i will say this:  my barrie-lasted unlined suede single leather soled ptb feels different on my foot than my barrie-lasted black cordovan double leather sole ptb.  I suspect this is due to the very different soles and, to a lesser extent, the thinner, more flexible leather of the unlined suede v. lined cordovan.  I don't notice a fit difference.

 

Some say barrie-lasted boots fit differently than barrie-lasted shoes.  I guess some now say that lwb barrie-lasted shoes fit differently than other barrie-lasted shoes.  Some people have written that their Alden size changes with last; boot v. shoe even on the same last; lace-up v. slip-on, etc.  Some are very sensitive and persnickety.  Some care more than others.  Let your feet be your guide, but it likely won't matter.

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I'm kinda glad I haven't been officially fitted by an Alden dealer, as it would probably lead me to finding out that I "need" an oddball width or something. My feet don't complain with D widths, whether it be barrie/plaza/grant (only lasts I own). I did grab a pair of C width nst boots from LS on deep discount that fit, but haven't been worn at length yet.

 

I will admit, not being fitted by a knowledgable salesperson familiar with Alden has kept me from going for any loafers, as I would be concerned about the money spent should they not fit. AE shell patriot seconds fill that void for now.

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Gentlemen,

In your experience is their no difference between Alden and Alden made for BB in terms of quality standards that Alden sticks to?

Do members have a preference for the Alden cap toe 2160 (color 8) or the Alden for BB on snap last?

 

Appreciate your observation and preference on the above. Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Rishi Kakar View Post

Gentlemen,

In your experience is their no difference between Alden and Alden made for BB in terms of quality standards that Alden sticks to?

Do members have a preference for the Alden cap toe 2160 (color 8) or the Alden for BB on snap last?

 

Appreciate your observation and preference on the above. Thanks!

No quality difference that I could tell. 

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