Originally Posted by BWV988
While image theft is common on the internet, I can promise you that that was my photo, though I doubt you'll take me on my word alone. I guess I can't blame you, considering that I'm new to this forum and have little credibility. So, just for kicks, here's me on that same hill near the aptly-named town of Scala overlooking Ravello. (Apologies for the beater clothes and shoes. They were my hiking clothes for the day.)
And with that said, I think I'll just stick to posting photos of shoes from now on.
I'm sure you'll love it, Mike. An entire week in just Ravello would be a bit much considering everything else that is nearby, but I'm sure you were just using the term loosely
I never doubted that it was your pic when you posted it. I just thought that it was funny in the Haha sense of the word.
If I did doubt you , the second pic would do little to convince me that it really was you who took the original pic, because the face is blocked out and I don't know what you look like anyway. Or maybe you just inserted yourself in to the image.
Doesn't matter, either way, I believe you and it is not important.
Originally Posted by hwiya320
Love to get some expertise with sizing.
I have a pair of Alden 405s that I love. It definitely took some time to break them in where I really thought I bought a size too small in the beginning. I usually wear 10 in athletic shoes and went with size 9 in 405s.
I recently got the cordovan captoe blucher as a gift in the same size 9. They fit pretty tight on my feet and can't figure out if I need to break them in or size up?
I'm SURE there is a member on the board who owns both Indy 405s and a captoe blucher. do you recommend staying with same size?
picture I took from this thread for reference.
I assume those are on the Aberdeen Last?
I'm a 10 in sneakers, 9.5 won't fit.
I'm a 9D in Aberdeen, and most other Alden lasts.
My brannock size is 9.5D
My Trubalance size is most likely be 9C, but I have never tried anything on. I'm 9C in Barrie and Van, and folks generally take the same size on those lasts.
It is generally the case that if an individual is a 9D on the Trubalance, that they are a 9.5D on the Aberdeen. Many go up .5 for sneakers from their Brannock size , like I do.
So in short. You probably need a 9.5D
A lot of people find that they get the best fit by getting a narrow or wide width in a certain size, or by going smaller but wider, or larger but narrower.
Where exactly is it tight? All around?