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Originally Posted by macjedi View Post

LOVE IT RTP! Where did you acquire your PTBs? I've been looking at the BB PTB (similar to yours?) and the cap toe.

Much thanks MacJ! These are Alden for J Crew (unlined).  I snagged them NIB off of ebay about a year ago.  I have not seen the BB version.  Are they also Alden?

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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

Much thanks MacJ! These are Alden for J Crew (unlined).  I snagged them NIB off of ebay about a year ago.  I have not seen the BB version.  Are they also Alden?

Not sure, they're lined and in-line with the Alden pricing. Can anyone confirm?:
http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Suede-Oxford-Bluchers/MH00345,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00345_Color=BRWN&contentpos=11&cgid=
post #58083 of 94508
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Same here. I just love split toes. Even though the tankers will be very close to my shell Indys, I had to have them.

Agreed on both counts. I was looking for a split toe and I am a huge fan of both commando and the antique edging, so these checked all the right boxes for me. However, I will admit, as stated by another poster, that after seeing a similar boot with black edging, I could have gone either way on that aspect.
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post


Some do, some don't. I go with my normal Barrie size (9.5E) in the tanker, but some feel they have to go TTS or go up one with from their standard Barrie size. I would say if you have (or can try on) a pair of longwings, and that Barrie size feels snug on you, you may want to size up from that in any Barrie boot.

 

Thanks...I think I might go with my regular/non-barrie size. The barrie chukka is pretty much perfect on me with a thin sock down a half size, but I'd hate to have a regular boot too tight. The stress of preordering and waiting on a non-returnable shoe and not being completely sure about the size...at least with the deposit it will seem like "only" a $600 shoe next year! 

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Originally Posted by Shouldaville View Post


Sorry to ask this again, but do most go TTS on the barrie tanker NST?

No.  It is all over the map.

 

Some go down 1/2 size.  I fall into this category.

 

Some say they go TTS because a boot on a barrie last feels smaller than a shoe on the barrie last.

 

Some say they go down 1/2 size and go down one width; some say they TTS but go down one width.  

 

Personally, I have not had the experience that the barrie last feels different in different uses.  I have had the experience that the material of the shoe - cordovan, calf, suede -- can feel different, or age differently, but not enough where it affects the size.  

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Originally Posted by 100 yrs View Post

whelp just received the suede roys, but i'm not sure i'm sold on them. might be going back. honestly can't decide.



after wearing nothing but the plaza last and barrie in a c width, these seem outlandishly blobby at first glance. i wanted a casual boot though, so i have to get a second opinion from the s.o. (let's be honest here - her first statement is going to be "what? more brown boots?")


Ahhhh, the opinion of the S.O.

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Your comment raises an issue I've thinking about for a while -- regarding the opinion of the "S.O." My S.O. is pretty, from a big city, with a strong, natural sense of style. She can look at a person's clothing, shoes or general appearance and know in 3 seconds if "it works" or not. While not huge, I've noticed a definite schism between some of the commonly held opinions expressed on SF, versus what she likes or finds attractive. I'm not sure if it's a male v. female point of view thing, or the fact that the folks here are really into Aldens and perhaps see (and care about) things that others miss. Certainly part of it is the issue raised above - "is it really necessary to have 12 pairs of subtly different brown boots?" But its definitely more than simply "brown boot overkill" that will illicits the "don't even think about it" look from her (and conversely will get her approval despite commonlly held negative opinions on this forum).
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I take an 11d in Aberdeen (TTS), and a 10.5 in Barrie. All my Barries to date are boots.

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Originally Posted by aldenwear View Post

No.  It is all over the map.

 

Some go down 1/2 size.  I fall into this category.

 

Some say they go TTS because a boot on a barrie last feels smaller than a shoe on the barrie last.

 

Some say they go down 1/2 size and go down one width; some say they TTS but go down one width.  

 

Personally, I have not had the experience that the barrie last feels different in different uses.  I have had the experience that the material of the shoe - cordovan, calf, suede -- can feel different, or age differently, but not enough where it affects the size.  

Great...thanks. It may come down to the boot on the site I like the best only having one of my size options available.

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Originally Posted by Shouldaville View Post

Thanks...I think I might go with my regular/non-barrie size. The barrie chukka is pretty much perfect on me with a thin sock down a half size, but I'd hate to have a regular boot too tight. The stress of preordering and waiting on a non-returnable shoe and not being completely sure about the size...at least with the deposit it will seem like "only" a $600 shoe next year! 

6 months ago I would have thought this logic was nonsensical at best and insane at worst. However, after getting bitten by the 'Alden' bug, I too find myself excited about 'only' having to part with $600 when the preorder arrives. Crazy.
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hell yeah! My LSH #8 plaza captoe is finally shipping smile.gif
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Originally Posted by brokeassp View Post

hell yeah! My LSH #8 plaza captoe is finally shipping smile.gif

Lucky dog. Congrats 😄.
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I talked to LS today and am truly baffled. I "pre-ordered" tan suede LWB's January of 2012 (19 months ago) and they are still at least 6 months away and probably longer. I could understand if this was some rare makeup but it seems ludicrous for a pair of suede Longwings.
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jelly of everyone getting the #8 plaza captoes this week.. I messaged Will but they didnt even get in a 12d censored.gif

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

I talked to LS today and am truly baffled. I "pre-ordered" tan suede LWB's January of 2012 (19 months ago) and they are still at least 6 months away and probably longer. I could understand if this was some rare makeup but it seems ludicrous for a pair of suede Longwings.

You're going to get your cordo Tricker's long before the Aldens.
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

You're going to get your cordo Tricker's long before the Aldens.

I know! It's crazy. I am really psyched for those. I think they are going to look great.
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