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I don't feel that they are wider necessarily, but chukkas famously have the most generous fit of any Alden design. It's a less customizeable fit. I don't know of anyone who sizes down further than other Barrie shoes, but to me they just feel looser in general and especially across the vamp since the laces don't tighten in that area. Despite this quirk, the chukka is one of my favorite Alden designs; more casual than plaintoe bluchers but can still be dressed up.

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I don't feel that they are wider necessarily, but chukkas famously have the most generous fit of any Alden design. It's a less customizeable fit. I don't know of anyone who sizes down further than other Barrie shoes, but to me they just feel looser in general and especially across the vamp since the laces don't tighten in that area. Despite this quirk, the chukka is one of my favorite Alden designs; more casual than plaintoe bluchers but can still be dressed up.

Thanks for your comments
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Shortwings are better than longwings, and I think you might have trouble wearing cigar longwings with a suit without looking flashy. But if that's what you're looking for then go for it.

Also, spend zero money between now and April, or whatever, and keep on those shortwings. Or look elsehwere for shortwings when the autumn deliveries come in.

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Omg cigar longwings handsdown.

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go for the cigar i have them there great.

Thanks for the opinions ... I'm thinking I will definitely hold on for the shortwings. I have to think about the longwings, as I've blown well over what I thought I would so far for the holidays.
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Alden for Leffot ravello captoe boots. On the Grant last with flex welt. The Grant last hasn't gotten a lot of love here lately but I've always liked my shortwing 974's on the Grant. It's a little more streamlined and business-appropriate than the Barrie, although I can see how it wouldn't suit those with wider feet.

Love those Ravello boots.

I'm pretty sure the Alden 974s are on the Tremont last. Grant Last is one of my favorites.
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Happy B-day to me...couldn't resist the call of the Shell... They are so friggin' gorgeous that I almost do not want to wear them...almost From AofC on the leydon last: (interesting to note that the #8 Indys in the last pic were the same color only 3 months ago)
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I'm pretty sure the Alden 974s are on the Tremont last. Grant Last is one of my favorites.

The San Francisco Alden shop advertises them as being on the Tremont last, as does Shoemart. But Citishoes says they're Grant, and the guys at the Madison Ave shop where I bought mine told me it was Grant as well.
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The San Francisco Alden shop advertises them as being on the Tremont last, as does Shoemart. But Citishoes says they're Grant, and the guys at the Madison Ave shop where I bought mine told me it was Grant as well.

As far as I know, 974 and 9741 are on the Tremont.
post #7763 of 87514
those Leydon wingtip boots are gorgeous, unfortunately the last doesn't fit me too well. wear them in good health
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those wingtips boots are a near perfect winter boot
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those wingtips boots are a near perfect winter boot

I agree.

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those Leydon wingtip boots are gorgeous, unfortunately the last doesn't fit me too well. wear them in good health

Thank you much- will do!
post #7766 of 87514
wow, those Indys changed that much in 3 months? They look amazing! I just picked up my first pair of shells, the Alden x Context Tankers in #8 and can't wait to see how they look after a few months of wear. Still breaking them in but loving them so far.
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What is everyone's thought on applying mink oil to a pair of new Indy's? I'm planning on wearing them in the rain and snow so I want something that will protect them pretty well. They are the darker J. Crew model so I'm not sure how much the mink oil will actually darken them--I'm hoping not much.
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One month and no word from Alden on when I'll see my beefrolls. I get that it doesn't happen overnight but an estimate would sure make me more comfortable....
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Those Ravello captoes are epic. The grant is an underrated last, very neutral and classic.
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pitt boots look great
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