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That those boots evoke Flav is the great thing about them, not a detraction. Get your priorities straight and love them boots!
Enjoy those boots and thank you for making me laugh out loud after a long day.
Looking good! I just received mine today and look forward to lots of wear this fall. Surprised the fit is so different from the CXL and shell versions I have tried in the past. Would you say the fit has stayed "true" with these as they have been broken in?
I received a pair of snuff LHS from this seller today.....$200 with shipping and they look and feel great!
Looking forward to seeing the Leather Soul monk straps from the sale selller when I get back in the office tomorrow.
I was tempted to pick up the natural CXL NST's, but don't think my wallet can take any more this week!
takashi78, the LHS is onthe Van last, which just doesn't work for some folks, including me. Before I bought my first pair, I tried on at least five different sizes at Alden San Francisco (8E, 8.5D, 8.5E, 9C, 9D) before settling on an 8.5D (same as my Barrie size).
The problem is that the Van last is relatively shallow when measured from sole to vamp, and the strap can be pretty tight if you have higher than average arches. I've got medium-high arches and the LHS would just murder my feet by the end of the day. I scored some sweet whiskey LHS seconds from ShoeMart and tried really hard to break them in, but eventually had to sell them off.
For what it's worth, the Crockett & Jones for Ralph Lauren cordovan loafers (called either Darlton or Marlow) fit true to size and have a higher-volume, more forgiving fit. I picked up a pair and love them, though I am sorry they're not the classic color #8.
Thanks for the feedback guys.
I currently wear a this pair of loafers 8.5E on barrie and feels great.
Would be better on 8E i think but these were on sale.
And having Asian feet and i think i have high arches yes.
So is it worth to get the cordovan LHS loafer that Alden has?
Or are there any other cordovan loafer that Alden makes in barrie?
No tassels please.
Another pic taken from this forum as well. Exact model i have right now.
I think their online inventory is linked with the Alden DC store which creates some false hits.