Rock Your Socks- show your sock, shoe & pant combos

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GusW, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. claes500

    claes500 Senior member

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    Love these! Great colour and last. I was about to pull the trigger on a pair of Corthay before I went with the decos instead but I still have them on my radar for later
     


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    thats the only thing I see as well......but that doesn't mean they don't fit......does it?

    I also notice they aren't laced up tightly and thought that was perhaps the concern.
     


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    If he starts tapping his shoes ... run!
     


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    I couldn't disagree that they are 1/2 size large. Although look at the other alden ptb blucher in this very thread just a few posts up. You'll see a very similar creasing pattern and amount of 'roll'. This is to be expected in a shell shoe with a roomy last.

    I get that these big, clunky Alden's aren't to everyone's liking. Hell, I couldn't even say I have occasion to wear them frequently due to their incredibly rustic/casual nature.

    But all of these things aside, for casual fits with jeans/chinos I still love them dearly for what they are....a big, sloppy, shell shoe with lots of character, beautiful shell, 360 welt, and attitude that just won't quit. I have so many sleek 'dandy' shoes. Variety is good.

    Haters may, of course, continue to hate! :D For you I"ll wear my Carmina shell split toe monks next Friday! :nodding:
     


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    ^ Fully agreed. Long, pointy lasts aren't for everyone or every occasion.
     


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    +1!
     


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    I agree, but the Barrie last is just an awful shoe last. It works well for boots, but for bals and bluchers even Alden has much better lasts. That longwing pattern in particular looks great on the Grant and Leydon.

    (I don't post in the Alden thread anymore for a reason. Their shoes inspire so much ire... in me as well.)
     
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    +1
     


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    ^ I value your opinion and am glad you agree.

    The Barrie looks better as a shit kicker on a boot. The Barrie wingtip boot was for that reason a very popular style from Alden stockists this past fall. I love my Barrie ravello shortwing boots from Epaulet but will never buy a Barrie shoe.
     
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    the difference might be subtle but i prefer these made by handmacher:

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    before anybody else adresses it. the fit issue has been adjusted in the meantime.
     


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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    maybe ;)

    horses for courses :)

    indeed. thats why i posted it mainly.



    i wonder the same. i mean, leather creases when you walk. what say you fritz my good man?
     


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    i say they are the wrong size and the last shape isn't helpful either.

    reducing the volume with an customized insole would help with the creases. any decent cobbler should be able to do that.
     


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