***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. geoffmartin17

    geoffmartin17 Senior member

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    I just got these as well - Yenni is an absolute pleasure to deal with and their collabs are top notch. Just a little heads up - they have a plaza last wingtip #8 boot coming in at the end of december; not sure how many sizes will be available, but its worth a shot to ring them up if you are interested. They also have a #8 Plaza last NST boot on commando sole coming in the next week or so. (I bought all three, lol)
     


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    ^ Would be very interested to see you post how all three #8 boots have aged a year from now.
     
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    Yeah, just as the #8 cap toes came back in in my size. Oh well.
     


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    My point was more that I don't quite understand why, if a 10 length in a Barrie last is about the length of a 10.5 in, say, the Aberdeen last, they don't just call the Barrie a 10.5.
     


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    Toe room. The Barrie has more toe room, and room across the top of your foot, so it doesn't need to be as long to fit the same foot. I think that the Barrie isn't really a long last -- it's just wide and full. I just measured my one pair of Barrie 10Ds, and it is just slightly shorter than my Aberdeen 10.5Ds.

    This goes back to my suspicion that the Barrie and Trubalance lasts were originally designed as boot lasts, which are traditionally 1/2 to 1 size oversized. (Also Barrie boots look much more well-proportioned, to my mind, than do Barrie oxfords.)
     
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    Some new additions....including the J. Crew #8 captoes I modified. operating on the iphone, sorry fellas.

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    Leffot Greenwich boot in reverse chamois. Loving these right now, all the appearence of suede but just a little oilier, less delicate
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    la piece de la resistance....the chorizo-fied jcrew # 8 boots. Overall, I am very happy with the work that VIP shoes (a partner of B nelson) did. They added a natural welt, midsole, and stitched commando sole.

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    ^Those soles are amazing!

    Chorizo- can I ask what the job on the cap toes cost you? I am thinking of doing the same to a pair of Tricker's.
     


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    these are scandalous :fonz:
     


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    You got nice boot !
    It looks cool !
     


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    Chorizos captoes are inspiring but GaGa's 990's are straight up diabolical

    (i mean that in the best possible way)
     


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    Epaulet Natural CXL Tankers. Enjoying these quite a bit.

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    It's cool !
    American guy's foot are sharp and long.
    So boots looks beautiful.
    My foot is like tank..[​IMG]
     


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    Where are these from? They look amazing.

     


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