- Jun 28, 2006
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I've searched and found plenty of discussions of Alden vs. Alden for Brooks Brothers, but I haven't been able to find an answer to one specific question regarding sizing. As you may know, certain Alden lasts run a half size big, including the Van last on which Alden makes its Leisure Handsewn Moccasin (model 986). I am a pretty standard-shape size 9D, and I take an 8.5B/D in the Alden LHS. Would I be an 8.5D in the analogous unlined BB loafer, or does BB label its sizes "truer" so that I would take a 9D? Does anyone own both the Alden 986 and the BB loafer who can help me out here?