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So who uses toe protectors on double leather Alden .. C&J shoes and boots. I have some that I've sent to B. Nelson for recessed and some with just the cheap plastic type the local cobbler throws on. I am wondering if it is really worth all the fuss in the Long Run. I have some new boots and I might skip it this go around. What do you do if anything? Seems like they might make the toe turn up more than normal wear.

i do plastic on all mine, both back and front without any pro'lems. ill get metal through factory but i dont like sending them to nyc for toe plates alone

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Lovin' those boots NAMOR!

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Yeah, they just don't make'm like that anymore. Literally!

thanks guys! im lucky kwhitelaw didnt snatch them up when they were on B&S
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very cool actually. Lots of cool stores and restaurants. Here for a few days before heading to Paris. Was thinking Iceland would just be a interesting stop on the way but it's a lot more than I expected

i hear the people are swell too. met a couple cool icelanders(?) in budapest last year and yeah they can drink
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Been through Iceland a few times during some business trips to Norway. It's a very cool place and well worth a visit
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Wondering if any fellow Alden addicts happen to speak Trickers. I'm considering a trigger pull on a boot considered fitting 5. In Barrie lasts, I take an 8.5D (yes, the size that always gets sold out first for grails and special makeups). Would I be a UK 8 or 8.5?

 

Thanks for any help you can offer!

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Wondering if any fellow Alden addicts happen to speak Trickers. I'm considering a trigger pull on a boot considered fitting 5. In Barrie lasts, I take an 8.5D (yes, the size that always gets sold out first for grails and special makeups). Would I be a UK 8 or 8.5?

Thanks for any help you can offer!

Depends on the Trickers last. Fitting 5 refers to the width nut not the last. I am 8D Barrie and 7.5UK on Trickers 4497
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OK, I think I found a shop with my size in Cordovan Indys.

 

I'm concerned about the sizing.  

 

My longer foot is a 11 on the dot on a Brannock and the shorter is between a 10.5 and 11.  Both widths are precisely in the middle of D and E.  This is barefoot.

 

For what it's worth I wear a 11.5 in Asics running shoes.

 

I talked to J Gilbert while on the hunt for them (they don't have any) and they say that I should go down to a 10.  Popular opinion says I should be a 10.5 from what I've gathered...

 

I don't plan on dressing up these often.  More often than not I would be wearing medium thickness smart wool or people's socks.

 

I don't have anywhere to try Aldens on, unfortunately.  

 

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.


Sounds like you're trying to make the case for the 10.5D.  You are probably correct.

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Depends on the Trickers last. Fitting 5 refers to the width nut not the last. I am 8D Barrie and 7.5UK on Trickers 4497

Same here - 4497 and 4444 I'm a 7.5UK and an 8D in the Barrie last. Some say size down 1.5 for the 4444, but I did that on a recent purchase and they were 1/2 size too small in length.

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Depends on the Trickers last. Fitting 5 refers to the width nut not the last. I am 8D Barrie and 7.5UK on Trickers 4497

Thanks, Rydenfan. I'm told the boots are on the 4497S last. So, an 8 fitting5 = 8.5D, kind of like how we interpret a barrie 8E to be comparable to a barrie 8.5D, correct?

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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

Wondering if any fellow Alden addicts happen to speak Trickers. I'm considering a trigger pull on a boot considered fitting 5. In Barrie lasts, I take an 8.5D (yes, the size that always gets sold out first for grails and special makeups). Would I be a UK 8 or 8.5?

Thanks for any help you can offer!

That's my size. I'm usually a UK8 with most brands. The only time I've tried Trickers however is when STP had them on sale and the only size they had was a UK8.5. They ended up being too big so I'd say I'm a UK8 in Trickers as well. Keep in mind that different lasts could fit differently but I've been a UK8 across the board in pretty much every British shoe I've tried so far.
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nice looking boots namor.

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nice looking cigar uncle mac. they look crispy new.

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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

Wondering if any fellow Alden addicts happen to speak Trickers. I'm considering a trigger pull on a boot considered fitting 5. In Barrie lasts, I take an 8.5D (yes, the size that always gets sold out first for grails and special makeups). Would I be a UK 8 or 8.5?

Thanks for any help you can offer!

That's my size. I'm usually a UK8 with most brands. The only time I've tried Trickers however is when STP had them on sale and the only size they had was a UK8.5. They ended up being too big so I'd say I'm a UK8 in Trickers as well. Keep in mind that different lasts could fit differently but I've been a UK8 across the board in pretty much every British shoe I've tried so far.

Most of those STP Tricker's are on the W2298 last which fit more or less TTS. That would be the Not Stows, the chukkas, the long wings. They did have some Burfords on the 4497 though.
FWIW, I take 10.5US Barrie and 9.5UK 4497, 4444. I can wear 9UK in 4444 but they're borderline too short. W2298 I take 10UK.
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Originally Posted by tylernim View Post
 

OK, I think I found a shop with my size in Cordovan Indys.

 

I'm concerned about the sizing.  

 

My longer foot is a 11 on the dot on a Brannock and the shorter is between a 10.5 and 11.  Both widths are precisely in the middle of D and E.  This is barefoot.

 

For what it's worth I wear a 11.5 in Asics running shoes.

 

I talked to J Gilbert while on the hunt for them (they don't have any) and they say that I should go down to a 10.  Popular opinion says I should be a 10.5 from what I've gathered...

 

I don't plan on dressing up these often.  More often than not I would be wearing medium thickness smart wool or people's socks.

 

I don't have anywhere to try Aldens on, unfortunately.  

 

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

I would order a 10 and 10.5 and return the one that doesn't fit well.  Worst case scenario you're out a few bucks for shipping.

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offtopic a bit, so please bear with me brethren.. does anyone offer a dauber of sorts that scews into the large Venetian can (from the golf store link I've and others have posted here).. Right now, my dainty finger works, but eventually I'll want to get in there nice to get my moneys worth (likely 2024 at that point due to the can size lol)

 

basically looking for a screw in top with a 7-8" dauber on the end..

 

am i off my rocks in thinking something like this exists?

 

thanks in advance!

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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post
 

offtopic a bit, so please bear with me brethren.. does anyone offer a dauber of sorts that scews into the large Venetian can (from the golf store link I've and others have posted here).. Right now, my dainty finger works, but eventually I'll want to get in there nice to get my moneys worth (likely 2024 at that point due to the can size lol)

 

basically looking for a screw in top with a 7-8" dauber on the end..

 

am i off my rocks in thinking something like this exists?

 

thanks in advance!

Why not get a cotton ball, stick it over the opening of the can, and flip the can? 

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