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Alden Cordovan boots, colour #8, from Frans Boone

 

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Originally Posted by ironclad View Post
 

Whiskey ptbs as well as your recently acquired Ravello ptbs? B, you are killing me and killing it!

 

Those are some perfectly uniform rolls too. Wear with style.

Thanks, Iron.

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^ Are those recessed steel toe taps I'm seeing?
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Just got my Jcrew LWB and might have screwed up sizing. I think I should have done the normal Barrie 1/2 size down but I didn't because I thought JCrew and BB both fit TTS. Any help?
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Originally Posted by Dillardiv View Post

Just got my Jcrew LWB and might have screwed up sizing. I think I should have done the normal Barrie 1/2 size down but I didn't because I thought JCrew and BB both fit TTS. Any help?
I don't think that is the case on the 975. I heard the Crew Barrie lasted boots can be tough to size, but I never heard this on the LWB. I would return them, personally.
Edit: I guess I would return them based on how badly you screwed up the sizing. What makes you think this?
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After dipping a few toes in the water, asking questions here and there about various boots/styles/sizes (and again thank you all for indulging me), I've finally pulled the trigger on my first pair of Aldens!

I work in a professional but to too formal setting (we don't have an official dresscode) wearing, typically, raw demin & tucked in oxford shirt, sometimes a sports coat/sweater, once in a while a suit. I was looking for a multipurpose boot that would work in these circumstances. I love the color of natural Chromexcel and was considering the Indy - but seeing it in person it just feels too casual. Well yesterday I came across the unlined PTB in Chromexcel from Need Supply/Epaulet and just placed my order! I wasn't thinking shoes (was thinking boots) but these seem to tick all the right boxes: casual and corporate, versatile color, supposedly very comfortable.

I should have them by the end of the week - at which point I'll post pics. Thanks again to everyone for your help!

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Originally Posted by Dillardiv View Post

Just got my Jcrew LWB and might have screwed up sizing. I think I should have done the normal Barrie 1/2 size down but I didn't because I thought JCrew and BB both fit TTS. Any help?

 

What size did you get? If they're 8.5, trade me before you send them back. ;)

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Edit: I guess I would return them based on how badly you screwed up the sizing. What makes you think this?

Tough crowd this morning, but thanks for the input. I thought I had read that the "large retailers" (ie BB and J Crew), they adjust the sizing so that you don't have to size a half size down for the Barrie last. My barrie Indy is a size 10 and those fit great. Maybe I thought J Crew would make sure to put on the website to size down half a size. Looks like I have a pair of shoes that are a half size too big.
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Originally Posted by Vicious49 View Post

What size did you get? If they're 8.5, trade me before you send them back. wink.gif

I totally would, but they are 10.5s.
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Originally Posted by Dillardiv View Post

Just got my Jcrew LWB and might have screwed up sizing. I think I should have done the normal Barrie 1/2 size down but I didn't because I thought JCrew and BB both fit TTS. Any help?


Not sure where you got that from, but good luck getting your proper barrie size.

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I must have a shaky hand today. Can't get a picture not blurry. Anyway, you guys get the gist: Cigar Indys (with the short tongue)
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The blurry pics aren't your fault, Sazon. I have a hard time concentrating when staring at those babies and your camera does too -- that shine and depth of color makes it impossible for the camera to focus!

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Originally Posted by Dillardiv View Post

Tough crowd this morning, but thanks for the input. I thought I had read that the "large retailers" (ie BB and J Crew), they adjust the sizing so that you don't have to size a half size down for the Barrie last. My barrie Indy is a size 10 and those fit great. Maybe I thought J Crew would make sure to put on the website to size down half a size. Looks like I have a pair of shoes that are a half size too big.
@Dillardiv
Sorry. I wan't being confrontational at all. I was just asking how they fit that makes you think they are too large, that's all. Does the widest part of your foot end up way short of the widest part of the shoe? The reason I ask is because Barrie lasted boots do fit differently than Barrie lasted shoes. My Barrie boots fit a bit snugger in the width than my Barrie shoes. I have never heard of you not having to size down for JC or BB shoes.
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


If you are looking for a pair of beaters to replace the Clarks DB, why not do it with the 403 (Indy).  There are some here that use the shell boot for rugged use, but probably not many.  To me, the Indy seems like the more likely candidate for such a function.

A good point.
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

@Dillardiv
Sorry. I wan't being confrontational at all. I was just asking how they fit that makes you think they are too large, that's all. Does the widest part of your foot end up way short of the widest part of the shoe? The reason I ask is because Barrie lasted boots do fit differently than Barrie lasted shoes. My Barrie boots fit a bit snugger in the width than my Barrie shoes. I have never heard of you not having to size down for JC or BB shoes.

All good! I swear I saw something (maybe in a classifieds post) about someone's BB PTBs saying NOT to size a half size down.

Anyway....the widest part of my foot seems to line up with the widest part of the shoe for the most part, but if I slide my foot all the way forward, I can easily slide my index finger in behind my heel and the back of the shoe, So I'm a bit worried about heel slippage.

Maybe I'm being too worried about it? Maybe worth just fixing with heel pads considering I got a $680 shoe for $505 brand new?

Sidenote: this is making me realize how lucky I am to have the biggest stress of my day today is the correct sizing of a luxury shoe. Plenty of people with much bigger problems.
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Originally Posted by Dillardiv View Post

All good! I swear I saw something (maybe in a classifieds post) about someone's BB PTBs saying NOT to size a half size down.

Anyway....the widest part of my foot seems to line up with the widest part of the shoe for the most part, but if I slide my foot all the way forward, I can easily slide my index finger in behind my heel and the back of the shoe, So I'm a bit worried about heel slippage.

Maybe I'm being too worried about it? Maybe worth just fixing with heel pads considering I got a $680 shoe for $505 brand new?
If I were you I would 100% return them. Even of the 10's aren't in stock they will send them when they are. It will be worth it in the long run to have a properly fitting shoe. Don't settle for the wrong size.
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