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Second Production Run Now Up For Pre-order. Click here Order Inquiry Form Alden Wingtip Boots Color 8 Shell Cordovan Hampton Last 360 Flat Welt Antique Welt and Sole Edge Eyelets & Hooks Commando Soles Made in Massachusetts All Alden Shoes and Boots arwww.ealdwineraleigh.com
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A 9.5D and 9E will have approximately the same interior volume, but it will be distributed in different ways; the 9E will be both shorter and I believe somewhat wider than the 9.5D (other more expert members may have differing views). Whether that would work for you is hard to say, but I personally find no significant difference in fit between lined vs unlined shoes, or more specifically between an unlined Dover and lined boots, on Barrie (or the other Alden lasts I have, for that matter).Hello everyone, I'm hoping to get sizing advice from several of you guys from here.
I currently wear a 9.5 D comfortably in the barrie last (unlined suede dovers) and I'm wondering if a size 9 E in a barrie lasted boot would fit similar to the 9.5D unlined suede dovers? I've never tried on the barrie last in boots. I seen a pair of 9E barrie lasted boots in the BST thread I'm interested in, so I'm wondering if the size would work for me.
Would something like this be a good choice?Indy boots, with the square Trublanace last, generally look too casual with most workplaces (though many can pull it off)
Yesterday I wore barrie color 8 plain toe boots with chinos and a blazer, I think that is appropriate business casual for work
Many folks here have worn boots with suits - any grant lasted captoe boot should work with this (especially the 4060 and 4065), and many of the barrie and hampton lasted boots should work too.
One issue is that retailers have moved dramatically towards color 8 + antique soles (it seems like retailers almost never do a special makeup with the normal dark soles now) and also to brass and nickel eyelets, all of which move these boots in a more casual direction. Alden NY on Madison seems to have the largest collection of dressier boots (meaning color 8 or black with matched eyelets and a dark sole), along with Alden DC/SF.
That would definitely work with business casual. I have that boot in black and would wear it with a suit on a snowy/slushy day if I had to. With the antique edge it could be slightly more difficult with a suit but some would do it.Would something like this be a good choice?
I am unable to locate a non-antique sole option with commando’s
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That's really interesting -- my snuff suede commando Indys and my reverse tobacco chamois commando Indys are my two favorite Indys. (Also have 403's and natural CXL, both on Neocork.) If I could only choose one I'd choose the tobacco chamois, because it's the most versatile. But the snuff suede is the best looking IMO. I've worn them both with slacks and a sportcoat and they look great. The CXL Indys are too casual, you could probably wear the 403's with khakis but not with wool slacks.Indy boots for business casual?
I'm pretty bias towards cxl, it's not my taste but the indy boot in natty cxl is nice. Although, I always drool over suede and reverse chamois in the indy build. I currently have the indy boot in snuff suede and really love it. If I were to get a second pair of indys, it would be reverse chamois no doubt. Tobacco or earth, doesn't matter....price would influence my decision on color. Indy in shell always looked off to me.