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Mr B's Blake boots vs Grenson Sharp/Fred

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

  1. reedobandito

    reedobandito Senior member

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    Spot on, I'm a true size 10 and I ordered a 42. Size down one for sure.

    I've been wearing the boots for the last few days, will give a full review at the end of the week with a more informed appraisal.

    Right now though, I can say that they are a solid pair of boots for the price. I give em the thumbs up
     


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    They are dark.
     


  3. Quadcammer

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    there is no doubt, but now that I've looked at them in the sun, they do look far more brown than black.

    I'm rocking them tomorrow with dark jeans and a sportcoat.
     


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    Lookin good!
     


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    Got mine today. I am wearing them right now and I have to say that they are extremely comfortable. I will be purchasing a second pair.
     


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    MAybe its the light, but mine have a lot more antiquing
     


  8. DKSnider

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    Nope, it's not just the light - not much antiquing on these really, but I figure for $150 I got these at a bargain. They'll hopefully pick up some more color after some wear and polish.
     


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    Day one and I like them alot. As a guy who usually wore blundstones or stiff Vibram soled hikers I really like them. Hopefully this doesnt push me into wanting cordovan boots.
     


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    I am an Allen-Edmonds 10D. So should I order a 10, or should I get one size down?
     


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    Now those look good. Enjoy em!
     


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    Mine are all broken in now...

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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.
     


  14. reedobandito

    reedobandito Senior 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
     


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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.
     


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