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ggoodwin - Here's my exprience. I just bought my first ( and only) #8 captoe barrie boot a few months ago. I wear 9 in J&M and A&E and 8.5 in Alden Trubalance and Barrie. I bought a 9, only size they had for the shoe close to my size. Its a little big but I get to wear them with thicker socks, which is a bonus in my opinion and it allows me to wear a half sole orthotic for extra comfort ( for me). I'd agree with what El Argentino and kwhitelaw stated that there can be varience among the shell fits from what I have read.

I really hope they work out for you.

All the best

DuckOB

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Thank you for the replies.

 

As an added wrinkle, these boots are back ordered until about two months from now. I would be okay with this wait if I had a good amount of confidence that the boots would fit, but now I'm just wondering if I should cancel the order and look elsewhere rather than wait until February and then have them not even fit and have to return them. I picked these specific ones because I kind of liked the brogueing on the cap toe, but the regular cap toe would probably be fine too. It's weird that the most expensive pair of shoes I'll have ever bought is also the most difficult to get the right size. 

 

Shoemart has cordo cap toe boots on the grant last in my size, but I was wondering if the toe on these might be a little too narrow/pointed for my taste and maybe not as versatile a boot as I was hoping for? It's always hard to tell with the stock photos, I feel like. If it's grant last should I stay with 8?

 

Alden of San Francisco also said they might be getting some of the straight cap toe cordo boots on the barrie last too in my potential size(s) soon. I get that I might have to deal with trial and error in this process, I'd be a lot better with 2 weeks of it than 2 months, though.

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just got cap toe #8 boots from j crew. ive worn them for a literally 5 minutes as they are the first barrie ive owned. extreme whitening where the crease will be. i want to wear them longer indoors to make sure the fit is right but im worried that if i wear them anymore i wont be able to return them if fit is an issue!

 

i have other #8s and they were never like this. 

 

thoughts?

 

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Thanks for sharing, I've been very interested in these. Would you mind posting some pics comparing to a pair of Alden's??

Here are a couple photos of the Cigar Alden LW next to the Ludlow LW, sorry it took so long to post. Overall size of the Alden shoe is a little bit longer, fit feels very close though. Both are 10D.

 

 

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just got cap toe #8 boots from j crew. ive worn them for a literally 5 minutes as they are the first barrie ive owned. extreme whitening where the crease will be. i want to wear them longer indoors to make sure the fit is right but im worried that if i wear them anymore i wont be able to return them if fit is an issue!

 

i have other #8s and they were never like this. 

 

thoughts?

 

 

 

pretty standard, atleast from my pairs of #8

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Does anyone know where I can find replacement laces for an indy boot? Specifically, I'm looking for this color, which I think is an after market lace:

kui1.jpg

Thanks in advance.
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^^^

 

if anyone would have them, I imagine these people would

 

http://www.shoelacesexpress.com/indexbycolorshoelaces.asp

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Agreed.......
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pretty standard, atleast from my pairs of #8

Mine too.  Get a damp cloth and it should rub off with moderate pressure.  It will come right back as soon as you walk though.

 

Edit:  Also,  I don't understand why some people have to wear shoes around the house for 3 days before they can determine whether or not they fit.  I can pretty much tell right away.  I sort of suspect that if you think you need 3 days to decide if they fit, they probably don't. 

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This aldenholic thinks he should put some shoes in the marketplace...

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Does anyone know where I can find replacement laces for an indy boot? Specifically, I'm looking for this color, which I think is an after market lace:
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kui1.jpg


Thanks in advance.

 

They were listed by Leather Soul as tan laces. You could contact them and see what they used.

 

They seem to just be tan cotton laces, and I have no personal experience with exact matches to those.

 

I can recommend two options with which I do have experience.

 

1.) ShoeLaceExpress flat dress laces: They're about 1/4" wide. They're reasonably priced, and only slightly elastic. They seem to hold up well, not looking ragged after a few days, and they're definitely stronger than stock Alden laces. The only downside is that they're not exactly fluffy cotton laces like Alden usually uses.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00773C1A0/ref=ox_ya_os_product

 

2.) TZ Laces 5mm waxed cotton: They're a little bit slimmer, about 3/16", but they're a lot thicker. They seem awfully durable, and the shipping time is better than you'd expect (a week or so). They seem to have quite a few colors, and the pictures on the site are pretty true to what I've received.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007BCUHEY/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Originally Posted by Organika View Post
 

Here are a couple photos of the Cigar Alden LW next to the Ludlow LW, sorry it took so long to post. Overall size of the Alden shoe is a little bit longer, fit feels very close though. Both are 10D.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for posting Organika! The shape is very similiar, I will have to check them out

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Edit:  Also,  I don't understand why some people have to wear shoes around the house for 3 days before they can determine whether or not they fit.  I can pretty much tell right away.  I sort of suspect that if you think you need 3 days to decide if they fit, they probably don't. 
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Bakes, I think you hit the nail right on the head with this thought.
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Damn. Thank you! Very thorough. I'm giving the TZ waxed laces a shot.
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They were listed by Leather Soul as tan laces. You could contact them and see what they used.

They seem to just be tan cotton laces, and I have no personal experience with exact matches to those.

I can recommend two options with which I do have experience.

1.) ShoeLaceExpress flat dress laces: They're about 1/4" wide. They're reasonably priced, and only slightly elastic. They seem to hold up well, not looking ragged after a few days, and they're definitely stronger than stock Alden laces. The only downside is that they're not exactly fluffy cotton laces like Alden usually uses.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00773C1A0/ref=ox_ya_os_product

2.) TZ Laces 5mm waxed cotton: They're a little bit slimmer, about 3/16", but they're a lot thicker. They seem awfully durable, and the shipping time is better than you'd expect (a week or so). They seem to have quite a few colors, and the pictures on the site are pretty true to what I've received.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007BCUHEY/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Originally Posted by coinopcollector View Post

Edit:  Also,  I don't understand why some people have to wear shoes around the house for 3 days before they can determine whether or not they fit.  I can pretty much tell right away.  I sort of suspect that if you think you need 3 days to decide if they fit, they probably don't. 
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Bakes, I think you hit the nail right on the head with this thought.

The idea is that your feet grow and shrink, so the 3 day rule allows you to experience a variety of conditions.  I do agree that this may not take this much experimentation, but equally important, for double leather soles, this method allows the sole to flex, which reduces toe wear once you take the shoes to the pavement.  Try not using this method and you'll quickly notice a very uneven tread pattern on your double leather sole bottoms, whereby there is excess wear in the toe and heel due to lack of flexion.

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