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The Official Alden Thread for 2016 - Share reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by mdubs, Jan 1, 2016.

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  1. csmitty

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    Quote:Those are very unique for sure. I'd love to see how it ages. Also I noticed they went with the flat welt on this version. I think Yenni's tobacco are supposed to be flat as well.
     


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    Naval boot maiden voyage.
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    No filters. Just eggplant.

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    Does anybody size differently in Barrie for CXL vs shell? Say I comfortably wear 8.5 in CXL. How would a 9 fit in shell? Slightly looser? Almost exactly the same?

    Based on the notion that CXL will stretch some, but I've heard shell won't...
     
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    Fantastic shade! Love the brass eyelets.
     


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    I personally would get same size in both. It's true that cxl will stretch more than shell. However I believe shell is a bit roomier to begin with because they can't pull the leather over the last as tightly when making the shoe. (Heard this from someone at C&J).
     
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    @rydenfan Those are great. Carmina?
     
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    Correct. Galway on 64 last in Loden suede
     


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    can't imagine the leather stretching difference would be enough to justify a different size.
     


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    Hoping against hope...
    Thanks for the advice!
     


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    I would have kopped Leffot's Greenwich if I wasn't expecting Yenni's boot any day now!
     


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    It depends on the fit. I fit into an 11.5D Barrie lasted boot in shell, but a CXL version ends up pressing against my toes uncomfortably when I walk.

    I can wear an 11D in Barrie in shell (just barely), but I tried a CXL unlined dover from the seconds list and there was just no way.

    I think it depents on the width and height of your toes,and if the shape of the leather after the last is removed contracts enough to get in the way.
     


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    Maybe I can get Yenni to run a green version with hooks. Then I'd be in...
     


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    You could just have the top 5 eyelets converted to hooks on the Leffot boot by a cobbler?
     


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