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Originally Posted by crosswound View Post

doc post pics on the final product when it arrives

Will do. Now just need to decide between the Barbour and the Belstaff. The Barbour looks more classic to me (not to mention that it happens to cost less), whereas the Belstaff looks a bit more fashion forward and at times urban. Sheesh. This is how I ended up with 7 pairs of lwbs...

OT, but I've got both Barbour International and Belstaff Roadmaster. I find I wear the Roadmaster about 10:1 compared to the Barbour.
post #61892 of 94010
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Originally Posted by Todd V View Post

Hello Gents,

I'm pondering a pair of the 1494 unlined suede Chukka's on the Leydon. I once tried a PTB Leydon using Mac Method and found the arch to be awfully high for my foot. Does anyone with the Chukkas have the same opinion of the arch? I wonder if the flex welt sole makes a difference in this regard.

I know, I know...gotta try 'em on.

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Thanks for any advice!

I have a low instep so I usually have a problem with that on most shoes...sometimes a shoe will fit really well, but the instep is too high and I end up finding that the quarters almost overlap if I tie the laces tight, especially on balmorals. I have the 1494 and 1493 (unlined snuff chukka), and I haven't had this problem with either of them. The instep fits like a glove, and the lacing looks better, with just enough spacing between the quarters when fully laced.

Having said that, I do have a relatively high arch (low instep, high arch...I know, I have the oddest feet ever), and the chukkas arch didn't really feel any different than any of my other shoes. The flex welt oiled sole is really great. I don't have any experience with the Leydon PTB so I can't compare to that at all.
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That's an awesome look tifosi

 

Thanks, Rishi!

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This was waiting in my inbox this morning:

 

"Sorry for the slight delay but your Aldens have arrived.
Your Roys will ship today at 4pm Central Time"

 

I pre-ordered these first week of April.  But who's counting.  :bounce2:

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^^ That is about when I ordered my incoming that should be here tomorrow! :fingerscrossed:

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hi guys, i'm getting alden #563 (aberdeen last) in dark burgundy colour but not really sure on which size to get.

on a brannock device, my feet measured 9,5EE

 

however, the vendor only carries D and E width. should i upsize to 10? if so, which width should i get? or will the 9,5E stretch in time?

i'm very eager for an answer, any helps are greatly appreciated :D

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Thanks for all the well wishes on my shell trauma this morning Gents.

How it happened: I was going into Dunkin Donuts for my morning fix. There are 3 stairs up to the entrance. A very nice young lady was holding the door for me with a smile. Not wanting to make it seem like I was taking that door hold for granted, I trotted up the stairs. On the third stair I dragged my foot on the concrete. I knew without even looking down what just happened.

Oddly enough, it didn't bother me like other scrapes have. Maybe because I knew somehow I'd get it back into shape later...or maybe because I knew whenever I looked at that scrape in the future I'd remember that fine lady's nice smile.

A couple things lying around my desk here at work which I may try in the meantime:

1. Olive Oil (yes, I keep olive oil at my desk at all times)
2. Brown marker
3. piece of half-chewed trident I found under my keyboard

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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post

Ouch Sazon, Good luck with the bone and brush later...

Thank you B and welcome to the forum!
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Originally Posted by apo1 View Post
 

..dying process...

could you explain it a little more or a link please?

 

Τhanks to all the members for their helpfull explanations,nice thread!

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post
 

^^ That is about when I ordered my incoming that should be here tomorrow! :fingerscrossed:

 

tifosi, I'm surprised you can still keep track!  :fonz:

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Originally Posted by bortalizer93 View Post
 

hi guys, i'm getting alden #563 (aberdeen last) in dark burgundy colour but not really sure on which size to get.

on a brannock device, my feet measured 9,5EE

 

however, the vendor only carries D and E width. should i upsize to 10? if so, which width should i get? or will the 9,5E stretch in time?

i'm very eager for an answer, any helps are greatly appreciated :D

You can usually find the answer to these basic questions with a little searching.  No doubt there are plenty of other instances in this thread where this question has been asked and answered, but here is some insight from just the past 18hrs.  Searching for "Tassel Sizing" or "Aberdeen Sizing" will likely yield further insight.  Click "Search this thread" at the top of this page.

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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.

 

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(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.)

 

 

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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.
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

Will do. Now just need to decide between the Barbour and the Belstaff. The Barbour looks more classic to me (not to mention that it happens to cost less), whereas the Belstaff looks a bit more fashion forward and at times urban. Sheesh. This is how I ended up with 7 pairs of lwbs...

I love my Barbour Bedale. I got it last winter along with a Barbour International A-1. The Bedale is much more versatile for me. I also got the removable hood and a liner which is functional, but also helps change up the look a bit.

I wear the Bedale often, but I feel like I'm trying to look like a rock star in the A-1. If memory serves, the Roadmaster is similar to the A-1. I love the belted look and it can look dapper. I just love this photo, so I'd thought I'd share:
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

Thanks for all the well wishes on my shell trauma this morning Gents.

How it happened: I was going into Dunkin Donuts for my morning fix. There are 3 stairs up to the entrance. A very nice young lady was holding the door for me with a smile. Not wanting to make it seem like I was taking that door hold for granted, I trotted up the stairs. On the third stair I dragged my foot on the concrete. I knew without even looking down what just happened.

Oddly enough, it didn't bother me like other scrapes have. Maybe because I knew somehow I'd get it back into shape later...or maybe because I knew whenever I looked at that scrape in the future I'd remember that fine lady's nice smile.

A couple things lying around my desk here at work which I may try in the meantime:

1. Olive Oil (yes, I keep olive oil at my desk at all times)
2. Brown marker
3. piece of half-chewed trident I found under my keyboard


This is one of the best posts I've seen on here in a while, for many reasons !

The "keep calm..." is awesome.
post #61904 of 94010
Today i catch a Alden 41798 HC in 13 in Berlin. The Shop called 14 Oz. Unfortunately they dont have the 12.5 but i Hope That i can made it with a nother inner Sole. No One in the Shop could Tell me the Last but it is verry roomy so my tipp will be the Berrie Last.
I will Made some better pictures tomorow. It is Color 8




For Fans of Alden Wiskey Shells. They have the chukka Boot in 12 and 13 and maybe other size saß well.
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Nice score. 14oz has had some cool makeups over the years
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