Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster
Not sure of any stores in Austin carrying Alden. If you're ever in Houston, Norton Ditto carries a bunch of stock Alden shoes. Ask them to size you in the barrie last and that will help. If you are 8.5D or E in AE's 5 last, I would bet you could wear the 8.5D in that J Crew PCT boot. That's my best guess seeing as how you are on the wide side of medium width. Other barrie lasted shoes may require you to go down to an 8D. The J Crew PCT boot is notorious for being a little more snug/narrow than usual.
All the best...
Originally Posted by budapest12
Keep checking back is my advice - at some point, the other sizes should be available again, though who knows when. Maybe call them and ask? This is the boot that got a lot of people hooked on Alden and every time I am in J Crew in NYC, I see it and know exactly why.
Originally Posted by hiattbecker
I know that "by George" carries Alden's in Austin. They'll have a Barrie last indy you can try on.
Originally Posted by latestyle
kentyman- - I'm in Austin as well. By George on Lamar has some Alden selections, as does Texas Clothier, and Johnstone Made to Measure.
Thanks, guys! I'll head down to By George, etc., and start by trying on the 8.5D.