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Alden gurus: Barrie vs. Van fit advice, please

woofmang

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I want to pick up a pair of Alden LHS loafers (on the Van last), and it seems that there are two camps on how to size them:

Get the same size as you wear in the Barrie last
Get your usual size

I wear 9.5 E in almost everything except my Alden 994s (my only Aldens so far), which are on the Barrie last. I was fitted in a 9 C/E where I bought them when I lived in New York, and they fit perfectly in this size.

I don't live anywhere near a store that sells Alden shoes any more (the closest is probably Leffot in Chicago, which is ~300 miles from here), so it's not convenient to actually go get fitted in person, so I'm looking for your advice: should I order the same size as my Barrie fitting or go with my normal size?

Thanks!
 

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