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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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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post
 

 

(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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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


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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post #61937 of 87476
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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:
post #61938 of 87476
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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.
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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
post #61941 of 87476
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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

 

I don't think you can count on the leather stretching.  

 

But many people go down one width on the tassel loafer because the shoe has a high instep.  For this reason 9.5E may work.  If it is too tight, a 10E would give you more room and may work.  

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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post


OT, but I've got both Barbour International and Belstaff Roadmaster. I find I wear the Roadmaster about 10:1 compared to the Barbour.

 

Thanks, zippyh. I think I like the Roadmaster better myself, but not sure yet if it's worth the extra cost over the Barbour Int'l, which I can readily get in my town. At least I know I'm on the right track with stylish folks like you, zippyh, and Namor and the other folks who've indulged my tangent. To keep it Alden-relevant, I just want to make sure my Alden faves such as my grant lasted cap toe #8 boots and naval boots look ok with the new gear. Also hoping that my Indys, which only get used in inclement weather don't clash with the new coat...

 

Btw, Sazon, my condolences on the scratch. It looks like you're taking things in stride and not panicking. This reminds me I still have yet to remove the scratches my office chair made on my grant boots. 

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Originally Posted by macjedi View Post


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:

That is a cool pic, indeed, macjedi. I think wearing a belted coat is all about wearing it with gusto, without a hint of apology. I'm not sure I'm there quite yet, so the Bedale remains a strong contender, especially as it's shorter in length than the Beaufort (us thin guys need to be careful about not rocking too roomy a coat, I'm told). Which aldens do you wear your Bedale with, macj?

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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

OT, but I've got both Barbour International and Belstaff Roadmaster. I find I wear the Roadmaster about 10:1 compared to the Barbour.

Thanks, zippyh. I think I like the Roadmaster better myself, but not sure yet if it's worth the extra cost over the Barbour Int'l, which I can readily get in my town. At least I know I'm on the right track with stylish folks like you, zippyh, and Namor and the other folks who've indulged my tangent. To keep it Alden-relevant, I just want to make sure my Alden faves such as my grant lasted cap toe #8 boots and naval boots look ok with the new gear. Also hoping that my Indys, which only get used in inclement weather don't clash with the new coat...

Btw, Sazon, my condolences on the scratch. It looks like you're taking things in stride and not panicking. This reminds me I still have yet to remove the scratches my office chair made on my grant boots. 

Figure out which one you want and then just wait for a deal on it.
I paid under $200 for my International via Bloomingdales.
I actually have two Roadmasters. One I paid full price for but the other was around $300 at Barney's.

Also the J Crew coupons will often work on Barbour and Belstaff like they do with some Aldens.
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

That is a cool pic, indeed, macjedi. I think wearing a belted coat is all about wearing it with gusto, without a hint of apology. I'm not sure I'm there quite yet, so the Bedale remains a strong contender, especially as it's shorter in length than the Beaufort (us thin guys need to be careful about not rocking too roomy a coat, I'm told). Which aldens do you wear your Bedale with, macj?

Yeah, the Barbour's are roomy. I typically wear a 36, but got them in 34's iirc. I've worn the Bedale with most of my Alden collection:

403 Indy
Cigar LWB
Whiskey LWB
#8 NST Boot (plaza)
Nat. CXL Wingtip Boot (j.crew)
Tan Wingtip Boot (j. Gilbert)
#8 LHS
#8 Chukkas

I think it looks great with just about everything. Chinos, flannels, tweeds, OCBDs, sweaters, jeans … maybe no white bucks or espadrilles wink.gif
post #61946 of 87476
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Originally Posted by macjedi View Post


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:

 

Very distinguisehed look macjedi

post #61947 of 87476
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Originally Posted by macjedi View Post


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:

 

where are the Aldens??

post #61948 of 87476
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Originally Posted by aldenwear View Post

I don't think you can count on the leather stretching.  

But many people go down one width on the tassel loafer because the shoe has a high instep.  For this reason 9.5E may work.  If it is too tight, a 10E would give you more room and may work.  

I would encourage you to try the shoes on if remotely possible. I am a 10.5C (TTS) and after trying on about 8 shoes, I ended up going with the 11B, as I found it to be the most comfortable to me.

Just a data point. But it does depend on factors beyond just the length and width of your foot.

BTW, the 563 is one of my favorite Alden's and is a very under rated shoe here... :-)

-Mike
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Originally Posted by Rishi Kakar View Post

Very distinguisehed look macjedi

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Originally Posted by shaunw View Post

where are the Aldens??

Sorry if I mislead anyone; that dapper gentlemen isn't me … just love the photo.

Today, no Barbour … it's in the high 80s frown.gif
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Originally Posted by shaunw View Post

where are the Aldens??

HaHa, that is exactly what I was thinking... :-)
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