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post #7516 of 91375
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Originally Posted by velomane View Post


Hey Arrow,

Have you been wearing these? I'm thinking of getting a pair and I'm curious about the fit. What size do you wear in Barrie/Trubalance and Leydon? How do the NST's compare? I'm sure everybody would love to see some pics as well.

Mike

Hi Mike,
Yeah, I've been wearing them in rotation with other Alden boots.
I wear a 9D in Trubalance (with full insole) and stuck with the same size with the Aberdeen NST
and Chukka NST (Barrie last). Since the toe area is a bit slimmer with the Barrie/Aberdeen, I only
use a half-insole. I will take pics soon.

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post #7517 of 91375
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Originally Posted by jasonfoote303 View Post
Beautiful!

Ravello Dover?

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Tom,

How old are those Ravello PTBs? With all the discussion about the changes in colour of Ravello I'm curious about the vintage of that pair and how they've aged (i.e. have they darkened with wear?). They look wonderful!

They're not ravello...

These are ravello:

Newer, darker ravello:



Older, more whiskeyish ravello:

post #7518 of 91375
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Originally Posted by LeatherSOUL View Post

Fantastic PTBs, Tom!
post #7519 of 91375
I've got those wingtips, great looking shoe.
post #7520 of 91375
Much thanks to Tom and Bryan with Leather Soul for their prompt responses regarding the Alden Pitt Boots. I am really thinking of pulling the trigger on the black cordovans. Anyone here have experience with the double leather soles and rain? I believe they are oiled which may add protection? Also, anyone have pics of what these boots look like after some wear?

Thanks in advance.
post #7521 of 91375
Does anyone here have real-life photos of shoes/boots in tobacco chamois leather after some wear? Tom/Jason ?
post #7522 of 91375
So,

Does anyone have any thoughts on how the Grant last fits VS the Barrie? Is there a consensus?

I have searched the thread and comments seem to mostly say the Grant fits a tad smaller- although not everyone thinks that. Some think Grant is larger in the heel area.

Alden DC says it fits a tad thinner than Barrie...but length is similar.

Alden Carmel says the Grant is a about 3/4 of size smaller.

Alden SF has no comment as they do not stock the Grant...

If I wear a 7D in the Barrie- what should I wear in Grant?

What say you?
post #7523 of 91375
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Originally Posted by srivats View Post
Does anyone here have real-life photos of shoes/boots in tobacco chamois leather after some wear? Tom/Jason ?

I've wondered the same thing myself. I've been wearing a pair in this material for a few weeks, but they basically look the same as when I got them still. I love the look and feel of them, though.

Also, is there anything I need to do to care for this material?
post #7524 of 91375
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Originally Posted by Thor View Post
So,

Does anyone have any thoughts on how the Grant last fits VS the Barrie? Is there a consensus?

I have searched the thread and comments seem to mostly say the Grant fits a tad smaller- although not everyone thinks that. Some think Grant is larger in the heel area.

Alden DC says it fits a tad thinner than Barrie...but length is similar.

Alden Carmel says the Grant is a about 3/4 of size smaller.

Alden SF has no comment as they do not stock the Grant...

If I wear a 7D in the Barrie- what should I wear in Grant?

What say you?

Are you near a Brooks Brothers? The Black Fleece longwing is on the Grant Last.
post #7525 of 91375
I have the Grant last BBBF longwings in 9.5D in shell and pebble grain, and the shell #8 chukka in 9D. I would say Grant fits 1/2 size smaller than Barrie.

If you compare a 9D Barrie with a 9.5D Grant, the Grant is:
- Slightly narrower in forefoot
- Slighty longer in overall length
- Perhaps a tiny bit wider in the heel.

For reference, I am:
9D in Barrie
9D in Trubalance
9.5D in Grant
9.5D in Aberdeen
9.5D in Leydon
And don't fit the Van at all.
post #7526 of 91375
Can anybody comment on the new cordovan tankers? Heard they were at Leather Soul for a bit and now they're in Context, but $625/pair, that's nearly my whole Black Friday budget.
Are they really worth it?
post #7527 of 91375
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Thinking about grabbing a pair of Color 8 shell longwings. Just wondering: I really only have one suit that I would need them to go with, and it's a charcoal gray flannel. Would this work, or would I be better off going with black shell?

It'd work, althought traditionally the no. 8 color was a brown substitute. Unless you like black shoes you may get tired of the black longwings. The no. 8 LW is pretty versatile and you see guys wearing it w/ jeans and khakis, as well as suits.
post #7528 of 91375
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Originally Posted by LeatherSOUL View Post
They're not ravello...


Wow! the elusive color #4! gorgeous shoes
post #7529 of 91375
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Originally Posted by Thor View Post
So,

Does anyone have any thoughts on how the Grant last fits VS the Barrie? Is there a consensus?

I have searched the thread and comments seem to mostly say the Grant fits a tad smaller- although not everyone thinks that. Some think Grant is larger in the heel area.

Alden DC says it fits a tad thinner than Barrie...but length is similar.

Alden Carmel says the Grant is a about 3/4 of size smaller.

Alden SF has no comment as they do not stock the Grant...

If I wear a 7D in the Barrie- what should I wear in Grant?

What say you?

I agree with DC. Not a good fitting last generally speaking.
post #7530 of 91375
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Originally Posted by arrow View Post
Hi Mike,
Yeah, I've been wearing them in rotation with other Alden boots.
I wear a 9D in Trubalance (with full insole) and stuck with the same size with the Aberdeen NST
and Chukka NST (Barrie last). Since the toe area is a bit slimmer with the Barrie/Aberdeen, I only
use a half-insole. I will take pics soon.

Thanks for the reply, it is appreciated. One more question: how is the length of the 9D Aberdeen compared to the 9D Trubalance and Barrie? Would you say only marginally shorter? I ask because I am considering the 9D Aberdeen when I'm a 9C in Barrie.

Mike
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