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SOLD -- Alden Cigar LWBs -- 10D, Barrie

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--- price dropped from $650 to $610 ---

Up for sale here is a pair of Alden Cigar cordovan long wing bluchers in a 10D. These were purchased from Alden of Carmel in mid-September for $710; they're on the Barrie last. These shoes are absolutely beautiful. They're the lighter side of Cigar with a wonderful depth of color, and parts have the traditional olive undertones. Even better -- for you, at least -- is that they've only been worn outside twice.

These LWBs are, by far, my most beautiful shoe. I wouldn't dream of selling these except for the fact that, after about half of a day at work, I realized they were too narrow for me. In truth I should be a 10E or 10.5D on the Barrie. Sadly, I've only realized this fact after buying multiple Barrie lasted Aldens in a 10D.

So, again, let my block-headedness and loss be your gain. These LWBs are hard to come by, and they're hardly worn. They're the lighter side of Cigar which is difficult enough to find on its own. Further, they're offset by a beautiful antique edge. They have always been kept with shoe trees and devoutly Mac-methoded. Know your size, 'cause with all my sizing problems, I can't accept returns. These come with the original shoe bags and box, but without the trees. Shipping with tracking and insurance is included.

Thanks,
Brian
 

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Gorgeous shoes! I'm curious, what size do your feet measure on that shoe measurement scale thing whose name escapes me?
 

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Hey Chef--
so I'm not sure what my exact Brannock Device measurement is, but I can tell you what I was told I should be on the Barrie when I was measured at Alden D.C.

There the gentleman told me that I should be a 10E or 10.5D on the Barrie, which would likely indicate that my measurement was around a 10.5E or 11D. I disregarded that information because, for some stupid reason I'm sure, I thought I was properly a 10D in Barrie-lasted shoes. By now I'm pretty sure he was right and have been buying 10.5D and looking for 10E. Live and learn, I suppose.
 

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Those are so gorgeous, it's a shame. I've been buying wide shoes and sizing down in the length with AE for a while (as I find a lot of theirs to run slightly narrow) . I went to J. Gilbert in Seattle a couple weeks ago and they insisted I be measured, and I was a true 11D, then they insisted I would be a 10.5D in the Barrie, and not a 10E as I had guessed. I tried on the LWB in a 10.5D and it fit like a glove. They arrive today actually in color 8; decided to start with color 8 for my first pair. Best of luck with your sale, and I hope you find your size soon!
 
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