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Originally Posted by CEE88 View Post


I love this comment. If C widths were readily available for all the Barrie and Trubalance make ups out there, I'd need a walk in closet just for my Aldens.

This says it all about trubalance and barrie. (mostly the heel cup)

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post #61862 of 91294
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

I'm curious to hear if anyone has acquired an Alden shoe that is:

  1. considered quintessential Alden (or is featured heavily in this thread), such as the 975 or 990, only to find they get little use out of it, or
  2. not commonly featured in this thread, such as the 2160 or 994, and found they get a lot of use out of it.

If so, some elaboration for either case would be particularly interesting.

i got very little use out of the 975s, so i sold them. didn't quite fit into the rest of my wardrobe, which for work is very far on the casual end of the spectrum. just couldn't wear them without feeling self conscious. sometimes the problem with forums is that you get a little wrapped up in the "timeless + classics" (and rare shells in the case of this thread) without considering if it fits in with your wardrobe/life circumstances.
post #61863 of 91294
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Originally Posted by CEE88 View Post

I love this comment. If C widths were readily available for all the Barrie and Trubalance make ups out there, I'd need a walk in closet just for my Aldens.

+1

I know there are people here who wear an E on the Barrie, but I feel like there have to be just as many who need a C, but have typically settled for a D due to availability. Same goes for the LHS. Many here wear a D on the Barrie but need a C for the LHS, yet they are very hard to find.
post #61864 of 91294
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Originally Posted by 100 yrs View Post

i got very little use out of the 975s, so i sold them. didn't quite fit into the rest of my wardrobe, which for work is very far on the casual end of the spectrum. just couldn't wear them without feeling self conscious. sometimes the problem with forums is that you get a little wrapped up in the "timeless + classics" (and rare shells in the case of this thread) without considering if it fits in with your wardrobe/life circumstances.

Your statement in bold is very true, and is a lesson I've certainly learned, and have to constantly remind myself of.
post #61865 of 91294
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Originally Posted by unipair guy View Post
 

This says it all about trubalance and barrie. (mostly the heel cup)

[Hits Nail on Head]

 

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Originally Posted by 100 yrs View Post


sometimes the problem with forums is that you get a little wrapped up in the "timeless + classics" (and rare shells in the case of this thread) without considering if it fits in with your wardrobe/life circumstances.

[Hits Nail on Head]

 

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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post


+1

I know there are people here who wear an E on the Barrie, but I feel like there have to be just as many who need a C, but have typically settled for a D due to availability. Same goes for the LHS. Many here wear a D on the Barrie but need a C for the LHS, yet they are very hard to find.

[Hits Nail on Head]

 

(We need an emoticon for that)

 

 

 

MKS Tassel, Argyles UTC

 

 

 

(BTW, Chipshot: Hampton 9D, Van 9C, Aberdeen 9D.  Sort of an unusual shaped last though.  Really one that should be tried on, but I guess that applies to all of them.  Narrow in the toes, and just a weird heel, at least for me.)

post #61866 of 91294
^ Bakes .. Thanks for the heads up. Going Aberdeen 9D loafer. If it were a tie model NST I'd go 9.5 but it's a loafer with a very low vamp ... It will move .. Funny, I've been thinking going to a C in the Van Lined myself.
post #61867 of 91294
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Originally Posted by chipshot View Post

Help! Wanting to order BB shell tassel loafer. I have a sizing question. What size to order, me TTS 9.5D.
I have the following makeups
BB Unlined 9D Van last. Perfect fit.
Alden LHS lined 9D. fit is loose.
Barrie 9D

Being loafer they will give some. I just don't want to order a size and five years hence wished I'd gone down a half to my Van Barrie size. I have had many of these in my younger days but have forgotten the correct size. I have one BB sales agent who says go Van in the cordovan as it's larger than the calf makeup. NYC Madison dept., manager who says go TTS. What I don't want is to be racing for a plane and have to be fishing pant legging out of loafers.

I am TTS 9.5D and Barrie 9D but I wear a thin insole with all my laced shoes. For loafers I wear no insole and I hate heel slippage, so I go 9.5B for the Aberdeen and 9C/9B for the van. I have various shell tassels and full straps and also a tassel in Mocha kid suede, all in 9.5B. My suede model is the roomiest.
post #61868 of 91294
Just wanted to extend a hearty thanks to those who offered suggestions on the waxed cotton fall coats to pair with my Aldens. It was helpful to see pics and to hear that my instincts are on track. Guess there will be at least one more purchase I need to justify--not only to dear wife, but also to myself smile.gif

Have a great day, Gentlemen!
post #61869 of 91294
doc post pics on the final product when it arrives
post #61870 of 91294
battle wounds today from the commute:
post #61871 of 91294
sazon that is non cordo right?
post #61872 of 91294
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Originally Posted by crosswound View Post

sazon that is non cordo right?

No, that's Cigar shell LWB.

Going to be a good night of brushing...
post #61873 of 91294
scuff looks like it took the color right off.....
post #61874 of 91294
^^ That is a pretty nasty scuff, Sazon. Best of luck getting it all fixed up!
post #61875 of 91294

Whiskey LWB today. You can see the remnants of my latest AE purchase in the background, haha!

 

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