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Do Barrie-lasted boots generally fit like Barrie-lasted shoes (big, that is)?
. I asked pretty much the same question a couple days ago, with good responses. I'm a couple weeks out from a San Fran work trip and plan on trying on all the examples I can get my hands on. Touring Alden shops is considered sightseeing?? shog[1].gif

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king ptb
argyles otc
Uncle, your #8 ptb's with argyles are simply inspirational.
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Originally Posted by sdolina View Post

Finally I have something to contribute in Aden thread

Alden for J.Gilbert makeup - nst boots model 45152HC, shell #8, commando sole, Plaza last. Fit is good, as I ordered US10E - my normal size is UK9,5E
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I like the fit of Plaza much more than fit of Barrie and Aberdeen (the nastiest one I've tried).


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Color is fantastic, rich and multilayer, my AE and Carmina Bordeaux shoes/boots immediately appears to be just brown. Only Vass Oxblood looks close.

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Finish of the shell is also excellent, best among all my shell footwear - Carmina, C&J for RL, AE, AS and Vass.

The quality/details of the boots are just okay, comparable, nothing to talk about.

A #8 NST boot is a beautiful thing. Enjoy wearing and thanks for posting the pics.
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Originally Posted by Tommi View Post

Do Barrie-lasted boots generally fit like Barrie-lasted shoes (big, that is)?

Depends on the material but, in my experience, yes
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post


king ptb
argyles otc

Tassels, medallions, wing tips, etc. all are fashionable and look great. But IMO, nothing shows off the quality of Alden shell like a #8 PTB. Add in your typical shine and impeccable ensemble and you have an unbeatable combination. Wear in the best of health.
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Originally Posted by gosheik View Post

Thanks to YOUR method and my newfound meditation (it turns out shining shoes is pretty darn therapeutic--as long as they're your own, anyway : )

Timing is everything and this post reminds me of a conversation I had with my wife yesterday morning about my enthusiasm for shoe care. I often find myself looking at my collection and searching for a pair or two that need some care. It doesn't matter if I plan on wearing them, I have simply gotten to the point where I don't mind doing the work and I really enjoy how the shoes look when I'm done. Deciding which cream is best, whether to use renovater, wax or no wax, bone or no bone, there is I certain method to all of it and I hazard to say that I've actually come to enjoy it.
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I was driving and saw this and had to post it. Have a good day all!





-Mike
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Originally Posted by sdolina View Post

Finally I have something to contribute in Aden thread

Alden for J.Gilbert makeup - nst boots model 45152HC, shell #8, commando sole, Plaza last. Fit is good, as I ordered US10E - my normal size is UK9,5E
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Finish of the shell is also excellent, best among all my shell footwear - Carmina, C&J for RL, AE, AS and Vass.

The quality/details of the boots are just okay, comparable, nothing to talk about.

Lovely boots. Alden shell finish is the best when comparing them to other makers.
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shawnc, you seem to be suffering from the same affliction as I do. I find brushing and buffing my shell shoes to be relaxing, whereas with my calf shoes I like to go to and get them shined at my favourite shoeshine place, with both it's the ritual. Now if I could start hand washing and ironing my dress shirts I could save millions, of pennies, over the next twenty years.
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#8 NST on the Plaza looks really sleek. Enjoy!
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

I was driving and saw this and had to post it. Have a good day all!





-Mike

Thats funny stuff. In my 'hood there is an Aberdeen crescent and a Balmoral drive icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


This shoe thing is a sickness...
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Originally Posted by crosswound View Post

the postal delivery man when he rolled up and saw me had the look on his face. why is this man taking a photo of his shoes. my neighbor had the same expression.




Simply stunning. Love that pattern.
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Originally Posted by Shouldaville View Post

. I asked pretty much the same question a couple days ago, with good responses. I'm a couple weeks out from a San Fran work trip and plan on trying on all the examples I can get my hands on. Touring Alden shops is considered sightseeing?? shog[1].gif

It most certainly is sightseeing!

Be sure to check out the Alden store at 170 Sutter St. Within a block or two is The Hound and the Allen Edmonds store.

Also, UNIONMADE is also in town and SOOOO worth visiting. They carry a lot of special make-ups.

Have a safe trip!
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

shawnc, you seem to be suffering from the same affliction as I do. I find brushing and buffing my shell shoes to be relaxing, whereas with my calf shoes I like to go to and get them shined at my favourite shoeshine place, with both it's the ritual. Now if I could start hand washing and ironing my dress shirts I could save millions, of pennies, over the next twenty years.

Trust me BeSpiff, laundering and ironing dress shirts (no matter how good you get at it) does not bring nearly the feeling one gets from shoe care. We've got a couple of really good cobblers here in Pittsburgh that I would trust with my most trusted pair of Alden's. But when it comes to shines, be it calf or shell, there is just a sense of satisfaction that I get from sitting in my basement or back yard and taking care of them myself. I am gently trying to instill some of this enthusiasm into my son. Let's just say that it is till a work in progress.
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