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post #6436 of 87517
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Originally Posted by Ahab View Post
You are over thinking this and heading down the street to madness. If it were that easy than all of this information would be posted. I have several shoes on the Barrie last, with different welts, soles and made from different leathers. They all fit me the same size. You completely over looked the facts (Tom says 90% of people don't adjust size because of these factors) and went straight for your fears and preconceived notions.

Don’t be that guy.

Very good, Ahab!
I also wear the same size (in the same last) regardless of the leather, style, etc.
Order, try, keep or return - no worries, no madness.

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post #6437 of 87517
Does anyone know which shoe last the longwings in the very middle of the picture is? It's definitely not on the Barrie last cause the one on the right looks more like it's on the Barrie last. This one has more of a round toe box, which I like.
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post #6438 of 87517
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Originally Posted by tlieu View Post
Does anyone know which shoe last the longwings in the very middle of the picture is? It's definitely not on the Barrie last cause the one on the right looks more like it's on the Barrie last. This one has more of a round toe box, which I like.

Could be the Plaza last
post #6439 of 87517
Does anyone know which shoe last the longwings in the very middle of the picture is? It's definitely not on the Barrie last cause the one on the right looks more like it's on the Barrie last. This one has more of a round toe box, which I like.


I'm thinking Modified Last.
post #6440 of 87517
I also think it is a Modified last. I have a wing tip on the modified and while it's not in front of me for comparison, that's my gut.

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Originally Posted by tlieu View Post
Does anyone know which shoe last the longwings in the very middle of the picture is? It's definitely not on the Barrie last cause the one on the right looks more like it's on the Barrie last. This one has more of a round toe box, which I like.
post #6441 of 87517
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Originally Posted by joz411no View Post


I'm thinking Modified Last.

Modified seems like a reasonable guess, but it could also be one of the other unusual lasts they use in Japan.
post #6442 of 87517
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Originally Posted by tlieu View Post
Does anyone know which shoe last the longwings in the very middle of the picture is? It's definitely not on the Barrie last cause the one on the right looks more like it's on the Barrie last. This one has more of a round toe box, which I like.

I read Japanese. That longwing pair is Barrie last. 17yrs. Owned by Mr. Chiwaki, chairman of Lacota (chief importer of Alden to Japan). It was a gift from the CEO of Alden at that time.
post #6443 of 87517
Btw these are supposively the Aldens worn by fashion industry celebrities.


Top right plaintoe Barrie last, SC, 20yrs.

Center Left, Roy Boot, True-Balance last, Chromexel, 1 yr old, owned by Samuel Barker (Owner, Context)

Center right, Longwing, Barry Last, SC, 3 yrs old, owned by Jack O'conner, J.Crew in-house stylist
post #6444 of 87517
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Originally Posted by nutcracker View Post
Btw these are supposively the Aldens worn by fashion industry celebrities.


Top right plaintoe Barrie last, SC, 20yrs.

Center Left, Roy Boot, True-Balance last, Chromexel, 1 yr old, owned by Samuel Barker (Owner, Context)

Center right, Longwing, Barry Last, SC, 3 yrs old, owned by Jack O'conner, J.Crew in-house stylist

Those boys need some shoe trees!
post #6445 of 87517
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Originally Posted by jhcam8 View Post
Those boys need some shoe trees!
They aren't SF posters.
post #6446 of 87517
also interesting is: considering how aggressively the Modified Last has been marketed and recommended (by fashion pundits) in Japan over the past years, none of their favorite pairs (represented here) are made on the Modified Last.
post #6447 of 87517
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Originally Posted by tlieu View Post
Does anyone know which shoe last the longwings in the very middle of the picture is? It's definitely not on the Barrie last cause the one on the right looks more like it's on the Barrie last. This one has more of a round toe box, which I like.

it's because of the camera angle. the middle picture was taken at an angle while the one on the right was taken from directly above the pair of shoes
post #6448 of 87517
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Originally Posted by tlieu View Post
Does anyone know which shoe last the longwings in the very middle of the picture is? It's definitely not on the Barrie last cause the one on the right looks more like it's on the Barrie last. This one has more of a round toe box, which I like.

Interesting stuff. Thanks for the translation nutcracker.
post #6449 of 87517
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Originally Posted by tlieu View Post
Does anyone know which shoe last the longwings in the very middle of the picture is? It's definitely not on the Barrie last cause the one on the right looks more like it's on the Barrie last. This one has more of a round toe box, which I like.

Looks like grant last to me
post #6450 of 87517
Plaza Indys...what do you guys think? I'm still undecided.


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