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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. budapest12

    budapest12 Well-Known Member

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    ^ I have a high instep. Normal Barrie size is a good fit. Sizing up would be too big for sure. I have 4 pairs of Alden boots on the Barrie last and they all fit the same to me.
     
  2. mosy

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    does your barrie boot collection contain this specific model (x jcrew pct)?
     
  3. budapest12

    budapest12 Well-Known Member

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    Yes. I'm saying I have it and 3 other pairs of Barrie boots. My instep is on the higher side (nothing extreme) and I find no difference. We're going to solve all the mysteries of quantum physics before we find a workable theory on this issue.
     
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    That is one of the best examples of Whiskey I've ever seen. Which run is this from?

    Wow, those are beautiful. The patina is insane!
     
  5. mosy

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    Lol. So let me add another dimension to this:

    Clearly some runs of this boot do not have this issue, as there are definitely people who don't feel a difference from their other barrie boots. For those boots that do come from runs that have this issue, then I believe it will depend on your instep, as per my post above...
     
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  7. mosy

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    Another question: do you also have barrie lasted shoes? If so, are they the same size as your boots?
     
  8. Watchman1

    Watchman1 Well-Known Member

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    It all depends on the dynamics of your foot. The best thing you can do is go to an Alden retailer that has several models stocked in various sizes and try them on in person.

    I know that some here size out a width for certain boots others do not.

    I too have had several Barrie lasted boots and found that the sizing is fairly consistent for those boots.
     
  9. mosy

    mosy Well-Known Member

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    So nobody sizes up from Barrie shoes to Barrie boots?
     
  10. Deusis

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    J.Crew x Alden #8 Boots. I changed the edge dressing from black to a more natural/chili color on these.

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  11. lifeinabox

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    I recently compared both and they are definitely different lasts.

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  12. budapest12

    budapest12 Well-Known Member

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    ^ I do not think he was being serious.
     
  13. Watchman1

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    Yes, some do some do not.

    Usually a width out for some. Others no.

    If you do need to size differently, it is best to adjust width not length. IMO.
     
  14. masaccio

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    Did someone say J. Crew PCT?
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    FWIW My best fitting shoes on Barrie so far have been 9E. These boots are 9.5D and feel pretty good. I always have to compensate for the 0.5 size difference between my left and right foot, as well as a sometimes painful condition in my left foot that came about as a result of not compensating for said difference in the past.
     
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  15. Akeem

    Akeem Well-Known Member

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    I would agree with this
     
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  17. Watchman1

    Watchman1 Well-Known Member

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    Gentlemen,

    With the recent Ravello drought...I though you may find my newest acquisition very interesting:

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    ^^^Walnut Shell Cordovan
     
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  18. iLuveketchup

    iLuveketchup Well-Known Member

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    Pardon the ugly carpet.

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  19. Allen Dreadmon

    Allen Dreadmon Well-Known Member

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    I take my TTS (8.5D) in J.Crew PCT's. One of my best fitting Alden's! I have them on all day and don't even notice they are on my feet.
     
  20. lifeinabox

    lifeinabox Well-Known Member

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    It's all serious including the existence of barrie jr as a thing.
     
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