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post #55846 of 98971
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Originally Posted by green garden View Post

I wear a 8C Barrie and 8D in the AE 5 last.  I am a 8.5C in the Brannock.  The 8D AE 5 is a tad shorter than the 8C Barrie.  I do feel that my left pinky toe hits the the shoe since my left foot is the longer foot (I'm 8D Brannock in the right).  But since the AE5 is longer than the rest of the AE last, I can wear it.  The AE 1 last for example is too snug for me.  I have to wear a true 8.5C in that last.  I think you know that the AE 5 is long and narrow so it affords a bit of length.  You will see that the Barrie is has a more generous toebox so no toe issue here.  But the width of the 8C Barrie is definitely comparable to the 8D AE 5.  Also, the heel of the Barrie may even be a bit more generous.  The 8D Barrie I can't wear.  It's not even possible to keep  my foot steady.

Hope this helps.




Barrie is a tad longer but the AE5 is not far behind.  Length are almost the same.  But there is a big difference in toebox.



Heel and throat of Barrie is BIG even comparing 8C with 8D AE5.


Good comments above.

I wear 9D in Barrie and AE5. Outside of that similarity, there are very few similarities, IMO.

The AE5 is a long and narrow last. AE5 is generally considered AE's dressiest last, or close to it. Alden's Barrie last is a wider last, and generally considered one of its more casual lasts.
post #55847 of 98971
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


Good comments above.

I wear 9D in Barrie and AE5. Outside of that similarity, there are very few similarities, IMO.

The AE5 is a long and narrow last. AE5 is generally considered AE's dressiest last, or close to it. Alden's Barrie last is a wider last, and generally considered one of its more casual lasts.

thats the thing that annoys me, I was going to buy http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens_9_eyelet_boot_dark_tan/pvc-ald-mxsbd-39701_ald_m_9_eyelet_boot.html

 

but its barrie, so I don't know if it is dressy enough for wearing with a suit (not a super formal suit), and almost all alden shoe stores sell 99% barrie

post #55848 of 98971
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

Thanks Notreknip!

TSM has them. However, they wont ship to us Canucks anymore.

http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens-chukka-boot-calf-skin-leather-sole-brown-chrome-excel/pvc-ald-mxsbd-13781_ald_m_chukka_boot_calf_skin_leather_sole.html

Those are the chukkas... but what about the whiskey cap-toes?
post #55849 of 98971
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

Thanks Notreknip!

TSM has them. However, they wont ship to us Canucks anymore.

http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens-chukka-boot-calf-skin-leather-sole-brown-chrome-excel/pvc-ald-mxsbd-13781_ald_m_chukka_boot_calf_skin_leather_sole.html

I don't recall seeing "aged" brown CXL before and yours look amazing! I only own natural CXL so I know that brown CXL will be on my list now. Thanks for sharing, blue.
post #55850 of 98971
Thanks boot. Horween's CXL is second only to thier shell cordovan imo. I have 5 pairs of CXL shoes from different companies and have nothing bad to say about any of them. CXL is underated i think.
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Just got the pair of #8 PTBs I won on eBay earlier in the week. I was all excited when I saw that they were delivered today, but when I opened the package and took the shoes out, they were the wrong size frown.gif

The seller listed them as 12B, both in the listing title and the auction description, but the ones they sent me are size 12.5B. That would be awesome if these were a non-Barrie shoe, but unfortunately these are 1/2 size too big. I was surprised, because it was a very reputable seller with nearly 5000 feedback and a 99.7% positive rating. This is getting frustrating, as I think the last 4 or 5 pairs of shoes I bought in the past few months either ended up getting returned or resold on SF...
post #55853 of 98971
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

OG LS Chromexcel Chukka




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Those look good BC, wish I could get a pair from TSM...buggers.
Btw, you're hard on your heels too. Just had my snuff chukka heels replaced a few weeks ago. Now they're good as can be.
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post #55854 of 98971
Not sure if I should clean them or not. Almost three years old and not even a spray or a brushing.
Quite possibly the most comfortable shoes.

post #55855 of 98971
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Originally Posted by epc2 View Post

Anybody knows what's the Madison store return policy?

Thanks,

14 Days

post #55856 of 98971
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

Just got the pair of #8 PTBs I won on eBay earlier in the week. I was all excited when I saw that they were delivered today, but when I opened the package and took the shoes out, they were the wrong size frown.gif

The seller listed them as 12B, both in the listing title and the auction description, but the ones they sent me are size 12.5B. That would be awesome if these were a non-Barrie shoe, but unfortunately these are 1/2 size too big. I was surprised, because it was a very reputable seller with nearly 5000 feedback and a 99.7% positive rating. This is getting frustrating, as I think the last 4 or 5 pairs of shoes I bought in the past few months either ended up getting returned or resold on SF...

He didn't have a photo of the interior sizing/lettering/numbering on the auction?

I really hate the ebayers that try to "adjust" the size for uneducated people in the listing - can't tell you how many pairs of Barrie shoes I've found where the listing title says 11.5, only to find that they're actually a "tagged 11" later on. I need the dang tagged 11.5 people; if they don't fit me after that it's my fault.

Is the guy going to take them back given that the auction was clearly faulty?
post #55857 of 98971
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

He didn't have a photo of the interior sizing/lettering/numbering on the auction?

I really hate the ebayers that try to "adjust" the size for uneducated people in the listing - can't tell you how many pairs of Barrie shoes I've found where the listing title says 11.5, only to find that they're actually a "tagged 11" later on. I need the dang tagged 11.5 people; if they don't fit me after that it's my fault.

Is the guy going to take them back given that the auction was clearly faulty?

Yeah, that's very annoying - I almost bid on a 9E pair of whiskey shoes because the seller listed them as 9.5E
post #55858 of 98971
A pair of Alden Tan suede cap toes I picked up earlier this Summer from Ben Silvers. They make for a nice Summer suede shoe.









post #55859 of 98971
Brown CXL is filling my ravello gap nicely. My favorite of the summer.


Edited by amftx - 7/29/13 at 4:44am
post #55860 of 98971
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

He didn't have a photo of the interior sizing/lettering/numbering on the auction?

I really hate the ebayers that try to "adjust" the size for uneducated people in the listing - can't tell you how many pairs of Barrie shoes I've found where the listing title says 11.5, only to find that they're actually a "tagged 11" later on. I need the dang tagged 11.5 people; if they don't fit me after that it's my fault.

Is the guy going to take them back given that the auction was clearly faulty?

Nope, there was one picture of the inside of the shoe, but you can't clearly see the size....maybe if I had a 20x zoom or something I could read it. But, I think the seller just screwed this up. I wrote him a message and he apologized about the mixup and offered me a refund. Still, I would have rather just had the size shoes that were listed in the auction because I snagged these for under $200.
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