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I own this shoe. I purchased it from Epaulet. I am 100% certain it is on the Aberdeen. The Aberdeen is one of my favorites. The Barrie is one of my least favorites. Among other things, it is a great foul weather shoe given the double waterloc sole and Alpine Grain.
Good to know. Does this pair fit similarly to your other shoes? In my experience, the Aberdeen sometimes gets a little wonky.
First day out for these. Salzburger Alpine Grain Shortwing from Epaulet (Aberdeen last). I've been trying forever to get Kathy at Alden DC to make exactly these (including double waterlock sole) but she doesn't seem to think short wing bluchers do very well. I love 'em. Had to compromise though, since Epaulet doesn't do E widths, so I went up a half-size in D and we'll see how they work out. So far, so good, with thin socks.
Regarding Alden DC, Kathy hasn't given up on the e-mail list. Not sure what she needs to do to convince corporate that it's a good thing, but it's not totally dead. I figure if she can reach out to more people she will be more willing to try make-ups that may otherwise not do well locally. I'm in there pretty regularly and it's always interesting to see what regular non-fanatics come in to look at.
Looking good, AAF! Just happened to be wearing LS's American Longwing today.
+1. doesn't look like Aberdeen, but we could certainly be wrong. Fine looking pair of bluchers. Not sure why Kathy would think short wing bluchers wouldn't do well??
Nolan Ryan might be the baddest Texan ever. I can still remember when he beat the crap out of a much younger Robin Ventura about 20 years ago...
Anybody who used the JCrew coupon get shipping confirmation? Ordered suede Indys on Sunday and yet to ship. I know it is early to be getting impatient but I see that my size is now back-ordered. Will be extremely disappointed if these don't go out - they were in stock when I ordered.
Just got my shipping confirmation today (color 8 chukkas). Should arrive in a few days.
In Aberdeen boots I take 9.5D. In Aberdeen laced shoes I take 9.5D (usually) and 9D (sometimes). The shoes in question are 9.5D, and they fit me like my other Aberdeens in 9.5D. The Aberdeen fits my foot well, and I have numerous models - mostly shell - on it.
For frame of reference, I take Barrie in 9D.
My sense is that short wings don't do that well locally (DC area), and because she has no way of actively reaching out to the masses about what make-ups might be available, she could be stuck with a bunch of shoes. But she's still always asking me for new ideas....