***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. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

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    as I've said in the other thread, I have seen similar/identical pairs on display at BB in Boston. fluorescent lights can really lighten shell.

    see also, for example, all of these which started out the same shade of brown, but some have been displayed for a while. pic courtesy of namor

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    Color 8 full strap in bright January sun. Look at that purple dye job! Fresh nick on left toe from lunchtime errands.:cool:
     


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    Allen Edmonds brushes do the job for me. Cheap and higher quality than I've seen around town.
     


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    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    The most mellow looking Aldens I've ever seen were on display at BB in San Francisco. I'd say the light effect is far more likely than some special make up.
     


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    rioni Senior member

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    That really didn't answer my question :)

     


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    shoecaresupplies.com
     


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    I use the same microfiber towels. They work great. It really made the difference between a good shine and a true mirror shine.
     


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    Indeed not! I'm not sure how that happened, but just in case you need some shoe brushes...
     


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    Thanks for that. Now we'll see if I can tell the difference. [/quote]

    Dunno guys, that picture looks like the Barrie all day long to me :stirpot: Some of the online retailers aren't the most accurate in their Alden descriptions. The Tremont has a more angular/plunging toe in profile, while this is more bulbous looking. Plus, I've never seen a longwing on the Tremont (which would actually be a nice shoe). On the bright side, the Tremont and Barrie are fairly similar fit-wise.[/quote]


    The mystery may be solved - my Orvis #8 longwings came today. The model number is 975 and they look and fit like the Barrie.

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    patrick_b Senior member

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    Thanks for the clarification! A great deal.
     
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    abam Senior member

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    It all depends on what shoe you're getting a 9D measurement from. If it's a pair of sneakers, it might work. Compared to other Alden lasts, Barrie is really only about .5 a size big. You'd be taking a gamble sizing down from 9D.
     


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    good looking full strap and vigouous brushing with horse hair shoe brush will eliminate the issue
     


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    Dunno guys, that picture looks like the Barrie all day long to me :stirpot: Some of the online retailers aren't the most accurate in their Alden descriptions. The Tremont has a more angular/plunging toe in profile, while this is more bulbous looking. Plus, I've never seen a longwing on the Tremont (which would actually be a nice shoe). On the bright side, the Tremont and Barrie are fairly similar fit-wise.[/quote]
    The mystery may be solved - my Orvis #8 longwings came today. The model number is 975 and they look and fit like the Barrie.
    [​IMG][​IMG][/quote]

    You should notify Orvis that they are giving out incorrect information.
     


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    Speaking of Barrie-lasted longwings....shameless plug - check the sig for a pair of Color 8 LWBs in 12C :satisfied:
     


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