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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

not alden but perhaps one of you may be interested

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rider-Boot-Company-Walnut-Shell-Cordovan-Plain-Toe-Boots-US-9-5D-/111170031402?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item19e2400f2a

not mine but incredible deal for a whiskey plain toe boot

 

I thought the same thing.  Unfortunately a smidge too small.  I wear 9.5D barrie and I'm guessing this boot would be a little too snug.  

 

To be honest, I actually like your duckie brown (cognac??) shell boots even more.  If they were 10D I'd be all over them.  Any reason you're letting those go?

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Originally Posted by NYDRH View Post
 

Is it correct that a 1/2 size down and a width up has the same heel measurement (i.e. 8.5d vs 8e) in the same last? or is it just similar? From my "research"  the consensus is that overall volume is larger in the 1/2 size down up a width (8e example) but Im wondering specifically about the heel measurement.

 

Thanks guys

 

I can only speak from experience between Barrie LWB 8.5D and 8E PTB shoes, but the

 

8.5D LWB is ...... longer, with the forefoot position more forward, and is snugger in heel compared to the 8E PTB

 

(you don't notice the roomier heel of the 8E Barrie in 6 eyelet Boots (a perfect fit for me) - I have not tried 8.5D Barrie Boots to compare with the 8E Boots.

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Old 974s. #8 really comes alive in sunlight.
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


To be honest, I actually like your duckie brown (cognac??) shell boots even more.  If they were 10D I'd be all over them.  Any reason you're letting those go?
+1 RTP. I wish those duckies were my size.
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post
 

 

I noticed Bakes.  :inlove:

 

At some point I will acquire either this shoe or the straight tip bal (minus the perf).  Did you consider both of these also?  If so, what did it for you?

At some point I will probably acquire the 9070 and 9071 Straight tips as well, assuming I will again wear a suit daily.  I have a pair of J&M Black Straight Tip Bals that I got when I was a teenager and have only worn a few times, so I guess I wanted to add some variety.  Also, I was just really feeling the Perf when I bought the 9015 and 9016.  I think it was the Thor Boot that first attracted me to perf tips.  I don't really like a lot of brogueing, I have very plain/simple taste, and as Mike says below, these are simple but with a little flare.  After growing so fond of the Hampton shape for balmorals, it is difficult not to find the Straight Tip cousins attractive as well.  Plus, I have the Cigar Straight 9073 Tip from Citishoes, so that has only brought me closer to the 9070/9071.  (Keep it on the down-low, but TasselsHK in the past did a cigar perf tip that I am going to try to snipe if they ever restock.)  That way I'll have Black, Color 8, Cigar Straight Tip, and Black, Color 8, Cigar Perf Tips.  Gotta catch 'em all!

 

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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post


Repp,

I am having the same debate right now. I like how these are simple, but have a little flare...

-Mike
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Has anyone had to go tts in a trubalance lasted boot as I have had to with my barrie boots? I ask because I'm considering the TSM cordovan Indy boots with the commando soles. Thanks.

No - I find the recommended half size down for both boots works for me. FWIW, comparing two shell boots of the same size/width - one Barrie and one Trubalance - I find the length to be identical, and the Trubalance feels SLIGHTLY roomier elsewhere than the Barrie boot. I feel that I'm the same size in each last.
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Wore my new Color 8 Ranger Moccs indoors all week - wore them outside today for the first time.



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Those are growing on me. I wonder if anyone will be bring some out this fall?
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post
 

Since we are all being very appreciative of black shell this morning, I'll repost these pics that went unnoticed a few weeks ago during "Rare-Shell Appreciation Week".:rimshot:

 

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

Bakes -- that's a beautiful pair of balmorals.  

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Originally Posted by Sam Trainer View Post



I talked to Bryan at LSBH and he said lining issues were a lot harder to fix. I sent my well loved #8 chukkas, that had substantial lining holes in the heels to Alden, and they were unable to fix them. Did you have a different experience, REguy?

Alden's willingness and ability to competently fix issues has gone down the tubes in recent years. I should've expanded on my answer and said they used to be able to do it. I gave up on shipping shoes back to Alden years ago due to their curmudgeonly attitude toward customes. I wear holes in the heels on almost every pair of Aldens I own because the heel cups are more upright than rounded. This was never a problem to remedy in the past, but now I take shoes to cobblers who are able/willing to do it. Someone like B. Nelson should be able to help.
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Originally Posted by i10casual View Post

Those are growing on me. I wonder if anyone will be bring some out this fall?
If you click on the image and look at the large version you'll see they are really quite awesome. The shell was pliable out of the box and I can already tell they are going to fit great as they break in. Alden Madison Ave has them now (mine are from there), Unionmade had a crepe sole version (with a few sizes still in stock) & may be planning to restock at some point, and LS had a version sometime ago.
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post



Old 974s. #8 really comes alive in sunlight.

Outstanding!
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Originally Posted by dusttruffle View Post

I am hopeful that these image confirms why i have to go up a width from truebalance to barrie due to tightness in the toes.

Hmmm, tightness as in shortness? Or is the toe box not wide enough, or tall enough? For me, I'd go with the same width in both of these lasts, but others (with different foot shapes) might feel otherwise.
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

The #8 PT Blucher is one of my fave Alden shoes. The beauty lies in its simplicity, IMO. My love affair with the plain toe style continues, this time in a Plaza boot, courtesy of Yenni at J. Gilbert.
Maiden Voyage
Alden8PTBoot.jpg
Alden8PTBoot2.jpg

awesome boots sazon
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

I thought the same thing.  Unfortunately a smidge too small.  I wear 9.5D barrie and I'm guessing this boot would be a little too snug.  

To be honest, I actually like your duckie brown (cognac??) shell boots even more.  If they were 10D I'd be all over them.  Any reason you're letting those go?

thanks man. I bought them hoping they would fit my dad but these boots fit slightly bigger than 9.5D, kind of a 9.75D
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