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***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. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    +1
     
  2. closerlook

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    the barrie toe box is not as bulbous.
    you might be right, but I would still insist its the tru-b.

    later i will post my tankers on the barrie as a comparison.
     
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    Just curious - what did the SA (or manager) say as to the last? Or are we not willing to defer to the SA/manager on this one?
     
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    ^ SA said it was barrie, several times. I was expecting TB. So, I asked. Asked again, then tried it on. Felt like a barrie, but who knows, toe is too "bulbous" to be barrie. Couldn't it be the angle tho, I pressed my iphone pretty close to take the pic...
     
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    My personal brushing method is brush enthusiastically for a good while, and then, at the end of focusing on a certain area, I brush circularly, very lightly. Otherwise, the horsehair leaves little lines in the oils raised by brushing. If you buff after brushing, you probably don't have to worry about this.
     
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    The store manager just emailed me. It is the Barrie.

    BTW, said store manager - Jim - is great to deal with.
     
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    yeah, Jim is great.
    the whole staff there is pretty awesome.

    I once bought a pair of wingtip boots from alden nyc which they told me repeatedly was on the grant last. not long after, i went back to talk about the fit and they told me they were they had been misinformed by the factory and they are on the barrie.
     
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    To all that commented on my post about brushing too hard - I was responding to the post above (what I should have added is in all my years I've never seen anyone scratch shell using a horsehair brush)
     
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    I have no doubt this could happen - and did happen. And my deference to Jim in this instance has more to do with Jim (and my previous dealings with him) than it does that he happened to work at the retailer who is selling the model in question. Certain Alden retailers - e.g., Brooks Brothers - have SA's that have no clue about Alden shoes , to say nothing of Alden lasts. One time I had a Brooks Brothers SA insist that the model (which I knew to be Alden) we were discussing was made in England. At that point I knew the discussion had to stop. :D
     
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    Is this Alden cap toe J gilbert
     
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    You are correct. I am a 10.5D Aberdeen Barrie Tremont Van, but went with an 11D for the Plaza Kudu from J. Gilbert. Very pleased with the fit. Good luck!
     
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    nephew,
    looking well in ravello lhs
     
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    +1
     
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    [​IMG]
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    cigar wt boot
    argyles otc
     
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    Cigar Cap Toe
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    Great shoes. Alden should make more cordovan bals
     
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    I've been looking for a pair just like those cigar cap toes. Nice catch!
     
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