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I go up .5 on Aberdeen and am TTS on Van

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Originally Posted by Nakedsnake View Post
 

Thanks. Yes, it would be the aberdeen that i'm looking at. My foot is a touch on the wider side (right foot at least) and if I ever have problems with shoes not fitting, its usually on the outside of my room, right around the ball of my foot. I have a fairly narrow waist and heel of my foot. Could you further explain a touch on how it gets "tight in the toe box". Do you mean lower volume, or narrow width.

My experience has been tightness in the toe on the width, albeit on the left rather than the right.  But it is not uncomfortable or painful and in fact it has worked quite well(after a few wears it was fine) there is no bulge in the side over the welt, and I felt I needed to go down specifically to get the grip on the heel as I have narrow heels as well(which might explain my struggle with the LHS).  I tried down a half and up a width and that was a non-starter my heels flew right out way too much volume.

post #73413 of 91645
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Originally Posted by Nakedsnake View Post

Thanks. Yes, it would be the aberdeen that i'm looking at. My foot is a touch on the wider side (right foot at least) and if I ever have problems with shoes not fitting, its usually on the outside of my room, right around the ball of my foot. I have a fairly narrow waist and heel of my foot. Could you further explain a touch on how it gets "tight in the toe box". Do you mean lower volume, or narrow width.

The aberdeen in my experience is tough to fit right. To me, and YMMV, it is TTS but narrow in the toebox and wide in the heel. I'm between 11 1/2 and 12 and A and B width on the Brannock device. I have 11.5 C tassel loafers on the aberdeen and they are definitely narrow in the toebox and a bit wide in the heel for me. The width at the ball of my foot is good. If you can try it on, and it looks like it may be tough given your location, I would do it.

Edit - I would not size down in length but as always - YMMV.
post #73414 of 91645

Well that was fast. Down to four sizes left on the Union Hill. Maybe due to a combo of a nice makeup and limited supply (especially if some were sent back to Alden).

 

 

edit...Never mind, more sizes showing again.


Edited by Shouldaville - 2/13/14 at 12:32pm
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That wouldn't have been a problem if you had already moved to Houston! :lol:

 

This is true. The only shoes I was wearing today were my Bean boots. We got somewhere between 1-2 feet of snow out there so far.

 

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The aberdeen in my experience is tough to fit right. To me, and YMMV, it is TTS but narrow in the toebox and wide in the heel. 

 

Good to know. That is the wrong last for me then. I need it to be a bit wider in the toes and narrow in the heel.

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I go up .5 on Aberdeen and am TTS on Van

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My experience has been tightness in the toe on the width, albeit on the left rather than the right.  But it is not uncomfortable or painful and in fact it has worked quite well(after a few wears it was fine) there is no bulge in the side over the welt, and I felt I needed to go down specifically to get the grip on the heel as I have narrow heels as well(which might explain my struggle with the LHS).  I tried down a half and up a width and that was a non-starter my heels flew right out way too much volume.

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Originally Posted by LynahFaithful View Post

The aberdeen in my experience is tough to fit right. To me, and YMMV, it is TTS but narrow in the toebox and wide in the heel. I'm between 11 1/2 and 12 and A and B width on the Brannock device. I have 11.5 C tassel loafers on the aberdeen and they are definitely narrow in the toebox and a bit wide in the heel for me. The width at the ball of my foot is good. If you can try it on, and it looks like it may be tough given your location, I would do it.

Edit - I would not size down in length but as always - YMMV.


Funny for me but I fit TTS in the Aberdeen tassel and in the Van LHS but had to size up .5 in the Aberdeen blucher...

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Originally Posted by Don L View Post
 

I go up .5 on Aberdeen and am TTS on Van

 

 

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Originally Posted by NYDRH View Post
 

My experience has been tightness in the toe on the width, albeit on the left rather than the right.  But it is not uncomfortable or painful and in fact it has worked quite well(after a few wears it was fine) there is no bulge in the side over the welt, and I felt I needed to go down specifically to get the grip on the heel as I have narrow heels as well(which might explain my struggle with the LHS).  I tried down a half and up a width and that was a non-starter my heels flew right out way too much volume.

 

 

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Originally Posted by LynahFaithful View Post


The aberdeen in my experience is tough to fit right. To me, and YMMV, it is TTS but narrow in the toebox and wide in the heel. I'm between 11 1/2 and 12 and A and B width on the Brannock device. I have 11.5 C tassel loafers on the aberdeen and they are definitely narrow in the toebox and a bit wide in the heel for me. The width at the ball of my foot is good. If you can try it on, and it looks like it may be tough given your location, I would do it.

Edit - I would not size down in length but as always - YMMV.

 

Thank you gentlemen. I think I agree Vicious49, that sounds like the wrong last for me. I need a narrow heel and wider toe box.

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Thank you gentlemen. I think I agree Vicious49, that sounds like the wrong last for me. I need a narrow heel and wider toe box.

Thanks! can you tell me how to post shoe for sale under my posts. I posted in Classifieds but it does not appear. I used to know how to do this but duh!!! Thanks...
post #73419 of 91645
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Originally Posted by Nakedsnake View Post

Thank you gentlemen. I think I agree Vicious49, that sounds like the wrong last for me. I need a narrow heel and wider toe box.

No problem, I think with these you have to try them on as so many have said and Im sure you know, and I realize that is a lot easier said than done.  As I have studied these forums as much as I can for these fit tips, it always comes down to your foot.  I think I can go down a size because Im either in between two sizes or my heel to ball is a certain size but my toes are not that big, or both.  So as in life, it depends.  The other issue being the variations within the actual model you are holding as those marginal differences have a huge impact without laces. If you have the chance give it a shot, if you like the tassels its a great shoe.

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Just an FYI: other retailers carry the #8 Dover besides Leffot (Alden DC). I think the antique edging is exclusive to Leffot though.

Leffot is the third shop to do a run of unlined PTB in shell and as you noted, the only one with a different edging. I contacted all the shops after I missed out on the Leather Soul restock in early 2012 and the only 2 places that had ever made this makeup were Leather Soul back in 2009 and Alden DC. While the unlined PTB Dovers are common in suede and CXL, shell is another story.
post #73421 of 91645
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Originally Posted by Dr. D View Post


Leffot is the third shop to do a run of unlined PTB in shell and as you noted, the only one with a different edging. I contacted all the shops after I missed out on the Leather Soul restock in early 2012 and the only 2 places that had ever made this makeup were Leather Soul back in 2009 and Alden DC. While the unlined PTB Dovers are common in suede and CXL, shell is another story.

 

Last time when I was at Alden DC, Jim was wearing the shell dovers so I assumed that DC had done them at some point. 

post #73422 of 91645
Here is a crazy question.. How do you guys stop buying Alden's. While I love Alden's I also love the deal. I just bought 4 pairs last month.
Tres bien reverse tobacco Indy , ptb natty on crepe, natty chukka jcrew, snuff suede Dover ... I have these plus jcrew 405, 404, 401.. Jcrew natty cap toe boot, jcrew cordovan cap toe boot, jcrew suede lwb, jcrew scotch grain lwb, jcrew snuff plain toe boot. Jcrew tobacco plain toe boot. Now I want to buy the need supply Indy and the leffot greenwhich... I seriously think I have a problem... How do you guys stop or contain yourself to pass on deals or say hey I won't wear those much. I make sure I rotate thru each pair as long as the weather doesn't affect anything.
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^ you don't, you buy more :devil:

post #73424 of 91645
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Originally Posted by Nakedsnake View Post

Whats the consensus on sizing for loafers? I'm a TTS 12D. Would I want a 12D for something like the 563 (aberdeen last) or would I want to size down half a size to 11.5D, to accommodate the lack of lacing ability. Never bought loafers before.
FWIW I wear a 10.5D/11D in Aberdeen bluchers. That said my low vamp full straps in Aberdeen are a 10D and a bit loose.
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I was wondering what peoples thoughts are on these LWBs from Leffot that use tobacco chamois leather. Not sure exactly what that is but I'm guessing it's similar to Kudu since the description says it's water resistant.

 

I don't have a pair of Alden LWB's yet so do you think if I was to buy 1 pair, these would be pretty versatile or is there a different makeup I should hold out for? My dress runs more semi-casual since I work from home mainly and I don't think I want another pair of shell at the moment.

 

Also, with the Barrie last, I'm worried that these might not look as sleek as some other choices out there. I currently have the AE Aberdeens as my go to LWBs so would want something similar so I can replace them.. I think the Barrie and Trubalance last is great for boots and chukkas but haven't paid attention to it much in person on other types of shoes. I liked the Dover but did not like the PTBs because they seemed too clunky to me. Can someone who owns a PTB and LWB comment on that?

 

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