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Thanks guys. I'm in the market for an English calfskin captoe balmoral, so I'm avoiding the Alden cordovan captoe models for now and focusing on the wingtips...

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Originally Posted by GooseG View Post
 

 

Yes, this is the size to start with as it will work for most.  The Barrie seems to have quite a wide heel, so I'd try your usual width before sizing up.  I'm 9D brannock and take 8.5D in both my Indy boots and a pair of Barrie LWBs.

 

I was initially worried about my Barrie size, but I think it was just an issue with this pair.  When folks were getting their Leffot #8 Dovers,it seemed to be the consensus that these were a smaller shoe than the normal PTB. Maybe it's just an issue with the dover pattern.

 

And yes, I know people see this question all the time, but in 4500+ pages (of mostly pictures) it's easier to just give a real response.

thank you and the others for your straight forward responses. It's nice getting an answer that doesn't tell me to search through this informative, yet extensive thread

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Quick pic interlude to the discussions

Leydon longwings from epaulet

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Originally Posted by CrackedCrab View Post

Quick pic interlude to the discussions

Leydon longwings from epaulet

Very nice lwb.
post #67955 of 89931
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

If you guys had to choose one black shoe that would be primarily worn with suits and wool pants, would it be:

Alden 9751 (black longwing on Barrie)
Alden 9741 (black balmoral shortwing on Tremont)
Leather Soul Alden black shortwing blucher on Barrie

FWIW, assume the buyer already has a black NST blucher for more casual outfits...

If what you are really asking is which 2 should you get rid of, and which 1 should you keep, then I would say keep the keep the Shortwing on Barrie, assuming its shell.  Sounds like you will still have other more sleek balmorals if you really want to dress up in a suit.

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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

If what you are really asking is which 2 should you get rid of, and which 1 should you keep, then I would say keep the keep the Shortwing on Barrie, assuming its shell.  Sounds like you will still have other more sleek balmorals if you really want to dress up in a suit.

Actually I have none of these - I am planning to add a black wingtip to the work rotation. I only really have two balmorals now (brown captoe and color 8 wingtip) and want to add a black cordovan one to really round out the weekly work wardrobe...
post #67957 of 89931
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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post

These look great -- Alpine grain on Plaza last from JGilbert, just saw them on Alden of Carmel's site.  Tempting.



These are sooooooooo tempting!!!!
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These are sooooooooo tempting!!!!

I'm not feeling those at all...
post #67959 of 89931
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Originally Posted by bobbyc17 View Post
 

Public Service announcement:    Just got a call from Alden NYC.  They just got a limited run approved by Alden for 20 Whiskey and 20 Cigar Longwings.   Taking pre-orders now.  Give them a call or stop by if you are looking for either of these.

 

Before this gets too old, thanks for the heads up on these.  I pre-ordered both.  :slayer:

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I'm not feeling those at all...
I was till I heard the price. I'll pass...haha
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Originally Posted by Mr Clemson View Post

Before this gets too old, thanks for the heads up on these.  I pre-ordered both.  icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif
I was so tempted by that as well, but I'm waiting for Ravello. I just bought a #8 LWB and a Cigar PTB and I couldn't tell them apart color-wise. C'mon Ravello!!!!!
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

If you guys had to choose one black shoe that would be primarily worn with suits and wool pants, would it be:

Alden 9751 (black longwing on Barrie)
Alden 9741 (black balmoral shortwing on Tremont)
Leather Soul Alden black shortwing blucher on Barrie

FWIW, assume the buyer already has a black NST blucher for more casual outfits...


IMO, there isn't one that stands out as more dressy.  While the bal wingtips are "technically dressier," the tremont last on double leather soles are pretty clunky like a country shoe.  It is a little sleeker than the barrie last, but not really noticeable.  I like all three for the purpose described.

 

Sorry I couldn't give you a more definitive answer.

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Tifosi - what was the price? I wish they'd just post it online.
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

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Originally Posted by Mr Clemson View Post

Before this gets too old, thanks for the heads up on these. I pre-ordered both. icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif
I was so tempted by that as well, but I'm waiting for Ravello. I just bought a #8 LWB and a Cigar PTB and I couldn't tell them apart color-wise. C'mon Ravello!!!!!

That's interesting about the color being the same. Please keep me posted when you find a ravello run. I missed out on the last ones.
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Tifosi - what was the price? I wish they'd just post it online.
$600
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