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Mr B's Blake boots vs Grenson Sharp/Fred

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by fromuio, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. AlwaysDressed

    AlwaysDressed Well-Known Member

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    Now those look good. Enjoy em!
     
  2. AlwaysDressed

    AlwaysDressed Well-Known Member

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    Mine are all broken in now...

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  3. chet31

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    Replying to my own post. Called the local Aldo, they don't have them yet, was at a store near them, stopped in anyway, lucked out, the DSM was there, he had a pair in his car. Brought them in, they were a 42. Tried them on, every sales rep in the store, all women, were watching me. They fit perfectly. The women loved them, though I realize it is their job to do so (then again, they were the best looking shoes in the store). Ordered them on the spot, they gave me the on-line discount + free shipping to my house. This was a Sunday, I got them Tuesday. It came to about $155 since I had to pay sales tax.

    The DSM said the Mr. B's are now his favorite shoe in the Aldo line. At the time, he was wearing a pair of Mr. B's black Oxfords that looked pretty good also.

    Anyway, I wear an AE 10D, I ordered a 42, which the DSM said was more like a 9, so these boots definitely run large.
     
  4. reedobandito

    reedobandito Well-Known Member

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    That's interesting. I wear a size 9 in AE strands (a little narrow, but right length wise), and I also got a 42 in the boots. Both outsoles measure at about the same, roughly 12".

    Still really happy with mine btw guys, I don't think you'll find a better deal for the price. Just forget it's Aldo, and give them a shot
     
  5. Quadcammer

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    I'll be honest, I wear a 10d in AE as well, and my 42s are a bit short. They are improving with wear and slightly too big shoe trees, but still a bit short.
     
  6. Quadcammer

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    guys, after wearing my boots a few times, I decided they are simply too small. Went to the store, picked up a set of 43s. Now that Iv'e put the 43s on, I think these boots run TTS. The 10s, which I wear in AE, fit just like most 10s I wear. Perhaps a bit loose around the ankle, but overall the fit is much better.

    I'm selling my 42s in dark chocolate if anybody wants them.
     
  7. gettoasty

    gettoasty Well-Known Member

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    hmmmmmmmmmmm
     
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  8. MarkI

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    What do you guys think of dying these black? Would it be possible?
     
  9. Quadcammer

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    i guess you could, but I'm not sure why you would.
     
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  11. nightic

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    I'd be willing to do this for you - it's no major hassle for me really, with the post office a couple of minutes away.
     
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  12. idfnl

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    Those grey's are nice. How do you know they are not available here?
     
  13. idfnl

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    "Only available in UK" :embar:
     
  14. chet31

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    Yeah, I would probably like mine to be a bit bigger also, but going up a size seems like it would be way too much.
     
  15. Quadcammer

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    I didn't find it to be. the 10 is only a slight bit bigger
     
  16. Patek

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    Cool. Let me get a chance to actually make it to an ALDO store to see how they fit. I may have to go incognito as I would not want to be recognized walking into ALDO.
     
  17. idfnl

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    When I went there were lots of girls...
     
  18. nightic

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    No worries -- PM me when you're set.
     
  19. FashionMister

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    My Navy and Grey are on their way!!! I am excited.
     
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    Cool! Let us know how they look when you get them.
     

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