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You should get 8.5D. Aberdeen fits a bit snugger than the Grant overall, so it should fit you like a glove.

The Aberdeen is my best fitting last, which I think is very rare (I need the volume in the heel, and width of the toe box is perfect in E for me). Grant is a bit bigger, which is good for boots but becoming problematic for my grant loafers...
My Grant boots fit me really well. I can wear them with both thicker and thinner socks without an issue. So if the Aberdeen fits more snugly, then it sounds like 8.5 would be perfect as I'd be exclusively wearing thin socks. Thanks for the input!

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You can't drop a bomb like that and not have pics!!!! Haha. I appreciate the offer. If I get something on the Aberdeen soon I extend the same offer to you.

That would be awesome! I've been eyeing that George boot which is also on the Aberdeen.

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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

You should get 8.5D. Aberdeen fits a bit snugger than the Grant overall, so it should fit you like a glove.

The Aberdeen is my best fitting last, which I think is very rare (I need the volume in the heel, and width of the toe box is perfect in E for me). Grant is a bit bigger, which is good for boots but becoming problematic for my grant loafers...
Taking Alcibiades response into account...what about the Plaza last? Hmmm...
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Taking Alcibiades response into account...what about the Plaza last? Hmmm...

Based on my very limited experience, I would try 8.5D on the Plaza. I tried a 8D on the Plaza and it was too small for me. Really bums me out to because now I very much want a Plaza #8 captoe in 8.5D on the Plaza but I can't find one :(

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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

Great pics all around the past 2 days gentlemen!

#4 WT Boot for me today.

I seem to always wear the same socks with these boots. These boots consistently get complimented when I wear them, as well as few snide comments from the black square toe slip-on crowd.


Sazon, sazon, sazon....
I am happy for you because you seem like a nice guy, but you know how I feel about these boots.
I too remember finding out too late to get a pair of these. Could you put me out if my misery and take a side by side picture of your ravello sw boots and these? I remember you posted a few when your #4 were brand new. id like to see how the color has aged in comparison to your ravello.
Either way.... I hate you. I mean nice boots.
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Based on my very limited experience, I would try 8.5D on the Plaza. I tried a 8D on the Plaza and it was too small for me. Really bums me out to because now I very much want a Plaza #8 captoe in 8.5D on the Plaza but I can't find one frown.gif
I forgot that you have tried the Plaza. How was the length on the Plaza in 8? I know you have a lower volume foot than I do, so what was the issue with the fit? Just cramped all around?
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Based on my very limited experience, I would try 8.5D on the Plaza. I tried a 8D on the Plaza and it was too small for me. Really bums
me out to because now I very much want a Plaza #8 captoe in 8.5D on the Plaza but I can't find one frown.gif

jgilbert has one coming in soon.
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Saz barrie last with a storm welt?
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Hey all, My next shoe is going to be the shell NST on Aberdeen. How would I size it? I am 8D Barrie and 8.5D Grant. My brannock is just shy of 8.5.

Thanks in advance!

 

Aberdeen is Alden's most narrow last, and is particularly narrow in the toebox.  The rule of thumb is true-to-size in Aberdeen, so 8.5D for you.  Personally, I am an "e" width, and wear the same size in (length and width) in Aberdeen and Grant.  

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post


Taking Alcibiades response into account...what about the Plaza last? Hmmm...

 

8.5d

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Originally Posted by wildstar View Post
 

Based on my very limited experience, I would try 8.5D on the Plaza. I tried a 8D on the Plaza and it was too small for me. Really bums me out to because now I very much want a Plaza #8 captoe in 8.5D on the Plaza but I can't find one :(

 

Called Leathersoul?  J Gilbert?

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jgilbert has one coming in soon.

 

I am on their list for a 8.5D captoe but it looks like it won't be in until next year.

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Called Leathersoul?  J Gilbert?

Yes, LS said they didn't have any 8.5. JG put me down for a pair but will be next year.

post #60794 of 91795
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post


I forgot that you have tried the Plaza. How was the length on the Plaza in 8? I know you have a lower volume foot than I do, so what was the issue with the fit? Just cramped all around?

Length was a bit too short and my toes were cramped width wise. The ankle fit great and the proportions were awesome, beautiful boot. Overall I think the Plaza would fit me better than the Grant, I have found the Grant to just have too much leather around the ankle and instep for me.

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Originally Posted by aldenwear View Post

Aberdeen is Alden's most narrow last, and is particularly narrow in the toebox.  The rule of thumb is true-to-size in Aberdeen, so 8.5D for you.  Personally, I am an "e" width, and wear the same size in (length and width) in Aberdeen and Grant.  

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Length was a bit too short and my toes were cramped width wise. The ankle fit great and the proportions were awesome, beautiful boot. Overall I think the Plaza would fit me better than the Grant, I have found the Grant to just have too much leather around the ankle and instep for me.
Thanks guys. Looks like I'll start at 8.5D.
JGilbert has a NST blucher on plaza, but in 8E. I doubt that will work.
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