Originally Posted by tifosi
Great looking shoe, Bakes. Something like that will be my next balmoral purchase.
Thank you for the kind words, tifosi. If I find myself wearing a suit daily, as I once did, then I will use it as an excuse to acquire the 9070 and 9071 (Strait Tip Bal) as well.
Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster
Nothin' but love for you here my friend. I have placed the black shell PCT bals on my Alden que behind an NST. It may be a while though. Keep posting your pics!
Thanks for the love RTP. Sometimes I wonder if I should just upload my pics and PM them directly to you! I favor the way that a black shoe looks with charcoal suit, but it's nice to throw Color 8 in there too and change things up.
Originally Posted by CEE88
Agreed - Bakes, they look fabulous! Nice suit too.
So very kind of you to say so, Sir. I have very plain and conservative taste.
Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy
Both models are great. Well done.
The 9015 and 9016
, or their BB brethren, are business staples
for many of us that buy Aldens, at least in part, for professional business dress. And the same goes for the 2160 and 2161, or their BB brethren.
SFTG, I have always regarded you as a classy gentleman with impeccable taste, and these comments strongly reinforce that belief. Thank you for your praise and admiration.
Originally Posted by Alcibiades
The Plaza last has a lot of fans, but most retailers seem to indicate that Barrie is the most popular last
for dress casual shoes / boots. That said a lot of buyers (maybe a majority) probably don't know or care about lasts, or would be fine with either
I can't fit in to a B/D Barrie. (I need a C), which prevents me from purchasing many special make-ups. If my Thor boot materializes, and if they do a Pre-order for the Color 8 naval boot that would allow me to order a narrow width, then I would have pretty much everything that I really want when it comes to Barrie. I always really liked the LS Cigar Pitt Boot, but have something pretty similar from Rancourt, so I have scratched that itch.
Not really a problem for Alden or their retailers, because there seems to be plenty D widths out there to buy the Barrie Special Make-ups, but I wonder, are there many others out there who can't fill the heel of D-with Barrie shoe/boot?