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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

Damn, those #8 dovers are sweet. They sold out in my size in no time!

Great lookin pix today gents!

NST today for me
Love the boots sir.

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post #66917 of 87457
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Originally Posted by kippy View Post


My experience is that there is more of a difference between style makeups on Barrie lasts (captoe versus shortwing vs longwing vs ptb vs etc..) than there is between boots and shoes on the Barrie last. You can say I am a Barrie/Trubalance specialist and all makeups I have received fit roughly all the same. I had captoe boots (two pairs out of ~20) that felt tighter than what I was used to. It might be related to the thicker band of leather used on a punched captoe that was placed more pressure on my forefoot but I was not sure.

Keep in mind that the cork footbed will break in resulting in your foot sinking down a little bit into the boots after a few wears so any pressure you feel towards the top of your feet will ease, however if you feel pressure on the sides of your feet then it is likely not a good match.

Best of luck and happy cordovan.

Thanks for the thoughtful reply.  I think you are correct.... especially since this is the first Barrie captoe that I have worn.  

 

Anyhow, I tried them on again this morning with thinner dress socks and confirmed they are too small.  These will be going up for sale in the Marketplace tonight.  If anyone is interested, let me know.... $545 retail from Epaulet, I am thinking $450 shipped CONUS.  An expensive lesson in the nuances of Alden sizing :(

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I see your point, but it could get really annoying when you consider all the potential sizing exchanges and returns, dissatisfaction with flaws, ect.  Then you would have all these crazy Alden folks annoying the hell out of you instead of the retailer.

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I understand but i know what i want and what size and it should be very easy imo.

But i see your point.
post #66919 of 87457
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Haberdash has 1/3 off one regular priced item. They don't seem to exclude Alden. They carry some standard Alden models.
Of course the site is getting hammered right now.


I actually just went there to buy some 403s. They just so happened to have only size 7 and 12 and guess what which size I happen to be? It's destiny that my big feet shall finally be clad in these. But in all seriousness, these will be my first Aldens. Not my first good boot or shoe and certainly not my first CXL pair, but I'm still super excited. And now I can not feel weird contributing!

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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Haberdash has 1/3 off one regular priced item. They don't seem to exclude Alden. They carry some standard Alden models.
Of course the site is getting hammered right now.

Worked for me on some snuff longwings with crepe sole.

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Originally Posted by MalanaMalik View Post

These were a special model with a RUBBER sole that seemed to be attached to a leather sole. You couldn't tell from the top that they were rubber.MhX8ndt

 

I was considering adding such a rubber sole to my parajumpers' leather sole. Does anyone have experience with such a modification? I haven't worn them yet as I thought it would probably be best to attach the rubber sole before.

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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

Damn, those #8 dovers are sweet. They sold out in my size in no time!

Great lookin pix today gents!
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NST today for me


nephew,
good shine on your tankers
post #66923 of 87457
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

A lot of discussion about Dovers yesterday so I figured I would wear and post my black ones from Alden DC
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About 15 wears in. I guess there is slightly more creasing than a lined pair, but nothing that noticeable. Super comfortable and lightweight (almost too lightweight for the cold weather). Smaller and sleeker shoe that probably goes better with suits when all is said and done. However on Monday I wore my 990s with slacks and a blazer and then changed into jeans and a sweater after work to go to dinner and kept the 990 on - I think the traditional PTB works better for that transition, especially in the fall. Decisions decisions...

nephew,
looking good
thank you for posting
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I've finally started wearing my 990s around the house to break them in. Sad part is I bought them in person at TSM on 07/30 and am still just getting around to wearing them. The odd part is the shell on the left seems thinner than the shell on the right. Doesn't matter though...I love them.

#8 is King!
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nephew,
wear only in good health
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Ravello NST
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nephew,
looking good
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post #66927 of 87457
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Haberdash has 1/3 off one regular priced item. They don't seem to exclude Alden. They carry some standard Alden models.
Of course the site is getting hammered right now.

 

Thank you. Just picked up some unlined CXL Dovers.

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Originally Posted by BWV988 View Post

Thank you. Just picked up some unlined CXL Dovers.

Wearing mine today. Fantastic shoe, you will love them.
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post


Wearing mine today. Fantastic shoe, you will love them.

 

Good to know. They'll be my first unlined Aldens, and I'm looking forward to them.

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