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Does the unlined PTB fit the same as lined or do people size up?

I researched this one to death not too long ago, and settled on going up a width but in the end I didnt like that fit so I stayed with my typical Barrie size.  Most of what I read was that it was a bit more "snug".  The fit for me relative to my usual Barrie size is preferred because I do feel in general that the Barrie last is just not ideal for my foot.

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post #66827 of 87907
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Does the unlined PTB fit the same as lined or do people size up?

It fits "more snug" than the lined but not enough to change sizes IMO. FWIW I feel the same way about Barrie boots, and many do size up in Barrie boots, so YMMV
post #66828 of 87907
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Thank you, sir!

post #66829 of 87907
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Originally Posted by NYDRH View Post

I researched this one to death not too long ago, and settled on going up a width but in the end I didnt like that fit so I stayed with my typical Barrie size.  Most of what I read was that it was a bit more "snug".  The fit for me relative to my usual Barrie size is preferred because I do feel in general that the Barrie last is just not ideal for my foot.

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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

It fits "more snug" than the lined but not enough to change sizes IMO. FWIW I feel the same way about Barrie boots, and many do size up in Barrie boots, so YMMV

Thanks, good info.
post #66830 of 87907
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Originally Posted by epc2 View Post

Hi Guys,

Quick sizing question.

I wear 10d in Barrie and 10.5 in the BB wingtip(Plaza or M58), the 10d in the Barrie fits me well but doesn't feel huge like some people say, so basically I'm on the wide side of "D" width.

I've never tried an Abeerdeen shoe and I'm looking at a pair of Tassel loafers, should I go TTS 10.5d or 10E?

Thanks.

You wear my exact sizes, and I will tell you that I wear a 10.5 C in the Aberdeen. It seems strange to me that I am a C width, as like you, I have a normal-to-wider sized foot. But, the good folks at Alden DC fitted me with almost everything (except 10 E, which they did not have in stock), and the 10.5 C fit best. The Aberdeen loafers are tricky, as they have a tapered toe and, in my opinion, a wider instep. If it were a softer material, like suede, I might have gone with a 10 D and let the toe stretch a little. But, I figured that that was not the smartest choice with something heartier, like cordovan.

So, TL; DR: 10.5 C. With that said, if you are like me and want to use the 30% off Brooks Brothers corporate discount today, Brooks Brothers is out of the 10.5 C. So, I purchased the 10 E and am keeping my fingers crossed.
post #66831 of 87907
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Originally Posted by epc2 View Post

Hi Guys,

Quick sizing question.

I wear 10d in Barrie and 10.5 in the BB wingtip(Plaza or M58), the 10d in the Barrie fits me well but doesn't feel huge like some people say, so basically I'm on the wide side of "D" width.

I've never tried an Abeerdeen shoe and I'm looking at a pair of Tassel loafers, should I go TTS 10.5d or 10E?

Thanks.

Why not 9D (see my sig)

 

In all seriousness though, I would guess 10E.  The Aberdeen is narrow in the toe box, if that gives you any better of an idea.

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I go up .5 for Aberdeen with good result.

post #66833 of 87907
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Man i am starting to think this is a Alden shell cordovan thread LOL.

 

And we should have another for calf and others.....

 

Does no one on this forum have other than shell shoes from Alden as we see so few of them.


Many here are big fans of Alden suede and Chrmxl, but not a whole lot of love for calf.

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Today with color 8 SWB on commando (barrie)...

...and no, I am not a Buckeye.  I do like their colors though.  biggrin.gif

nephew,
looking good

Thank you Uncle.

post #66835 of 87907
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Originally Posted by GooseG View Post

Gents,

quick update for anyone curious.   I just got off the phone with epaulet.  Their natural CXL longwings, right now, are indeed on the Barrie last.  They made a change with their most recent order- previous versions were on the Leydon last though.

Thanks for the info, I wasn't aware they switched from Leydon to Barrie for this model. Good news for you! That's too bad for me tho, I really like the Leydon and was hoping to order these at some point when they restocked. If it's on Barrie now, I can only wear it if it's a narrow width, which Epaulet doesn't carry.
post #66836 of 87907
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:cheers: I've been reading the EG appreciation thread over the last month, trying to learn what I can about lasts and colors. I have a feeling that once you pop, you can't stop. That said, I have a question for those that own both Alden and EG: do the EGs fill a different niche than your Aldens do? The reason for my hesitation to go all EG-wild is that I'm not sure if some of their lasts and shapes are a bit daintier than the Aldens, which are at the neat nexus of being dressy enough and elegant enough without being too delicate, foppish, dandyish or try-too-hard-ish. Can someone help me arrive at a more subtle understanding, if only to help me not delve into the realm of $1k+ shoes that aren't even shell...Thanks!

Doc,

 

Have confidence in your own fashion instinct and do what feels right to you.  You don't need the approval of a bunch of internet strangers.  Fashion should be about self-expression.  Disregard the prevailing trends and what designers are currently hot and wear what appeals to you.

 

If you think you want a pair of EGs, get nasty!

 

If you think that they are too elegant for your style, don't buy them.

post #66837 of 87907
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Doc,

Have confidence in your own fashion instinct and do what feels right to you.  You don't need the approval of a bunch of internet strangers.  Fashion should be about self-expression.  Disregard the prevailing trends and what designers are currently hot and wear what appeals to you.

If you think you want a pair of EGs, get nasty!

If you think that they are too elegant for your style, don't buy them.
+1,000. At a certain price point, you are all on your own in terms of deciding whether the money spent equates to the satisfaction you will derive.
post #66838 of 87907
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Sole question - I'm trying to get a handle on the different soles, and from what I can reasonably gather from browsing this lengthy thread for a few months now, the Double Waterlock is initially more comfortable/easier to break in, lighter and possibly better wearing than a traditional double leather sole due better handling of wet weather. Any comments and experience on these assertions? If all or even most of that is true, why doesn't Alden use Double Waterlock soles on everything? Also, is the Flex Welt the same as a single Waterlock sole? Every picture I see of a Waterlock sole looks like a Flex Welt sole, i.e. the darker coloring.

 

Many thanks.

 

In addition to what the others said, the reason they don't just use oil soaked soles on everything is because they are inherently more casual than traditional oak tanned soles.  They naturally lend themselves to more casual looks with the rich brown color, which wouldn't be as appropriate for some dressier footwear.  Yes, the Flex Welt is a single Waterloc sole.

@ j170115 - I actually much prefer the JR, double oak soles to the double waterlock soles.  I love the heavier, more stable feeling of the double leather oak tanned soles

 

@ MWS - Not sure why they would be a more casual sole as you can't really see the soles like you could with commandos.  Also, the traditional double leather soles eventually turn pretty dark underneath.  LS has made the "attorney shoe," a captoe bal with single water lock soles.  They seem to be pretty dressy.  I might be misunderstanding your point though.  Hope all has been going well for you my friend...  RTP

post #66839 of 87907
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

cheers.gif  I've been reading the EG appreciation thread over the last month, trying to learn what I can about lasts and colors. I have a feeling that once you pop, you can't stop. That said, I have a question for those that own both Alden and EG: do the EGs fill a different niche than your Aldens do? The reason for my hesitation to go all EG-wild is that I'm not sure if some of their lasts and shapes are a bit daintier than the Aldens, which are at the neat nexus of being dressy enough and elegant enough without being too delicate, foppish, dandyish or try-too-hard-ish. Can someone help me arrive at a more subtle understanding, if only to help me not delve into the realm of $1k+ shoes that aren't even shell...Thanks!

Yes.

EG has many great lasts. Go with the ones you find most pleasing to your eye, not someone else's eye. Good luck.
post #66840 of 87907

First pair of Aldens. and maiden voyage......

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