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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you're trying to make the case for the 10.5D. You are probably correct.
     
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  2. ErikW

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    Same here - 4497 and 4444 I'm a 7.5UK and an 8D in the Barrie last. Some say size down 1.5 for the 4444, but I did that on a recent purchase and they were 1/2 size too small in length.
     
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  3. docalden2013

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    Thanks, Rydenfan. I'm told the boots are on the 4497S last. So, an 8 fitting5 = 8.5D, kind of like how we interpret a barrie 8E to be comparable to a barrie 8.5D, correct?
     
  4. Vicious49

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    That's my size. I'm usually a UK8 with most brands. The only time I've tried Trickers however is when STP had them on sale and the only size they had was a UK8.5. They ended up being too big so I'd say I'm a UK8 in Trickers as well. Keep in mind that different lasts could fit differently but I've been a UK8 across the board in pretty much every British shoe I've tried so far.
     
  5. MrDV

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    nice looking boots namor.
     
  6. MrDV

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    nice looking cigar uncle mac. they look crispy new.
     
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    Most of those STP Tricker's are on the W2298 last which fit more or less TTS. That would be the Not Stows, the chukkas, the long wings. They did have some Burfords on the 4497 though.
    FWIW, I take 10.5US Barrie and 9.5UK 4497, 4444. I can wear 9UK in 4444 but they're borderline too short. W2298 I take 10UK.
     
  8. thebeebs

    thebeebs Well-Known Member

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    I would order a 10 and 10.5 and return the one that doesn't fit well. Worst case scenario you're out a few bucks for shipping.
     
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  9. kwhitelaw

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    offtopic a bit, so please bear with me brethren.. does anyone offer a dauber of sorts that scews into the large Venetian can (from the golf store link I've and others have posted here).. Right now, my dainty finger works, but eventually I'll want to get in there nice to get my moneys worth (likely 2024 at that point due to the can size lol)

    basically looking for a screw in top with a 7-8" dauber on the end..

    am i off my rocks in thinking something like this exists?

    thanks in advance!
     
  10. misterjuiceman

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    Why not get a cotton ball, stick it over the opening of the can, and flip the can?
     
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  11. kwhitelaw

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    now you have to come along with the common sense and all that lol..

    it's a little clumpy, so some pressing of the housing would be required to bring material to the cotton ball, but I guess that would work. the tool man in man sees a bad of 25 daubers that will never get used in their lifetime simplifying the process..

    off to research. will update with results, in case any neurotics such as myself care lol
     
  12. misterjuiceman

    misterjuiceman Well-Known Member

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    Cotton ball works fine for me. My SO has the same can of Venetian, and that's how we always apply it.
     
  13. NAMOR

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    2 fingah method works fine here. Some pairs get more than other depending on how much falls out onto the floor
     
  14. kwhitelaw

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    lol tiny fingers it appears.. I can barely jam an index in there.

    im getting to the bottom of this dauber situation, best I can. will update my VSC brethren when I can.

    haven't touched reno in months [​IMG]
     
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  16. BootSpell

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    I've used an empty Reno glass jar and filled it with the VSC from the can. Much easier. The I use those gloves that nurses use so I don't have to get stuff on my fingers.
     
  17. Don L

    Don L Well-Known Member

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    Love these Namor
     
  18. Burzan

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    Any difference between Venetian Shoe Cream and Venetian Leather Balm?

    I am trying to find VSC but I can only seem to find the latter in Canada on Wookboot.com
     
  19. misterjuiceman

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    As far as I can tell, no. I own both, but haven't used the balm yet. Viberg ships it with all of their boots.
     
  20. Don L

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    Black Calf NST's today

    [​IMG]
     
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