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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

I go 1/2 size down for Barrie. Most on this thread do. Incidentally, the official Alden advice is to keep the same size and go down one width.

This is a helpful exchange. For those with Cap Toe boots, i'm curious about your experience/preference. I would normally size down on the Barrie just like with the trubalance, but I'm a bit concerned about creasing in the cap toe area. Do folks normally err on the side of a little longer shoe/boot for cap toes to avoid that problem (say, going TTS on a Barrie instead of sizing down)?

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Originally Posted by gosheik View Post

This is a helpful exchange. For those with Cap Toe boots, i'm curious about your experience/preference. I would normally size down on the Barrie just like with the trubalance, but I'm a bit concerned about creasing in the cap toe area. Do folks normally err on the side of a little longer shoe/boot for cap toes to avoid that problem (say, going TTS on a Barrie instead of sizing down)?
I thought I read that if the shoe is too big it will crease in the cap. Not too small. I guess it also depends on the length of the actual cap...

My boots crease in the cap and I couldn't care less. YMMV.
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Gloomy day..footwear was an easy choice today.

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

I go 1/2 size down for Barrie. Most on this thread do. Incidentally, the official Alden advice is to keep the same size and go down one width.

Good thing C widths are readily available.
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Yup. Easy choice for me as well



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Maiden voyage. After seeing Don's response, I did decide on a light coat of Alden Defender. Glad I did as there were sprinkles today. It definitely did not darken the shoe, which was my primary concern.



I think tilfosi's are the perfect shoe. These aren't quite there yet but hopefully over the next few months they will achieve a similar look and patina.
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Easy choice for me too.

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990, the least favorite among my 3 pairs, worn today due to the rain later

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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

Good thing C widths are readily available.

This made me laugh. I still will never understand why Alden will consistently make E widths in most shoes (including rare shell colors), but narrow widths are few and far between. Seems to me that there would be just as many people that need a narrow fitting as there are people that need a wide, especially on a wide-ish last like the Barrie. I guess Alden has done enough research to see that the wides must sell better than the narrows.
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Gloomy day..footwear was an easy choice today.
Nice boots GooseG. I love the look of a well creased pair of Indy's. CXl?
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

This made me laugh. I still will never understand why Alden will consistently make E widths in most shoes (including rare shell colors), but narrow widths are few and far between. Seems to me that there would be just as many people that need a narrow fitting as there are people that need a wide, especially on a wide-ish last like the Barrie. I guess Alden has done enough research to see that the wides must sell better than the narrows.
+1. Laughed as well. I need a C for the Van to fit me properly. Seems there are more Cs in this than in others but still by no means easy to get.
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Maiden voyage. After seeing Don's response, I did decide on a light coat of Alden Defender. Glad I did as there were sprinkles today. It definitely did not darken the shoe, which was my primary concern.



I think tilfosi's are the perfect shoe. These aren't quite there yet but hopefully over the next few months they will achieve a similar look and patina.
Hey Shawnc, thanks for the compliment. These look to be starting out a bit darker than mine (unless it is just the lighting). They look geat now and will only look better as you wear them. Congrats!
Mine when new:


I guess I should invest in some Defender.
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

This made me laugh. I still will never understand why Alden will consistently make E widths in most shoes (including rare shell colors), but narrow widths are few and far between. Seems to me that there would be just as many people that need a narrow fitting as there are people that need a wide, especially on a wide-ish last like the Barrie. I guess Alden has done enough research to see that the wides must sell better than the narrows.

Maybe they look around and see more wide people than narrow people!

I wear 10C in Barrie, and it's hit or miss on availability. I wish I could get some of Leathersoul's and others shoes in narrow, but I understand when they order a batch that is not a "preorder" they don't order Cs.
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Whiskey 'ween. Sorry best I could come up with.

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Whiskey 'ween. Sorry best I could come up with.
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Not bad....but the shoes are better. Ha!
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