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

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  1. violethour1951

    violethour1951 Senior member

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    Update for people with NRO orders -- I put in my #8 LWB order on Tuesday and received them today, superbly fast shipment!
     


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    Just wondering if others could take a look and share their wisdom with me too :)


    Yeah see that's what I was thinking too - does anyone know how differently the two shoes would feel even though they are on the same last? I am under the impression that anything with a captoe would fit snugger? I've never tried the Chukkas on either.


    I'm trying to dig up pictures of black shell LWBs but I can't seem to find anything but PTBs and Chukkas haha.
     


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    Edgein Senior member

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    Tom Austin had PTB's in shell in selected sizes as well as LHS, etc. No fancy colors in shell, just black and #8. Do you feel lucky?
     


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    The brown are calf, the tobacco are CXL. I know 'cause I've owned both pairs.
     


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    Maybe I read your post wrong, but J.Crew only carries D width. That being said, the cap-toe boots are the way to go. I have them and they're great.
     


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    did you see any black shells that would fit wedding attire?


    just called 40%
     
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    I think you could probably find something, they had a lot of styles. Things I remember seeing were: kudu indy, monks (black & #8), shell medallion captoes (black and/or #8), #8 ptb, black and #8 chukka (I tried on a #8 8C, I think he said he an 8E as well), quite a few loafers, leydon snuff suede chukka, #8 lwb, #8 balmoral wingtip (974). I'm not sure that even captures half of what they had.
     


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    Thanks for the Tom Austin tip, got some #8 LWB and a pair of LHS for my Dad
     


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    Do they take phone orders?
     


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    Yeah I did a phone order, pretty easy and shipping charge isn't bad
     


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    mexicutioner Senior member

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    what'd you guys do? just call them up and say "what do you have in my size?"
     


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    I just wanted the LWB as I prefer dressier shoes in calf / balmorals. Just called and gave the codes for the shoes (like 975 for LWB)
     


  13. ghdvfddzgzdzg

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    I recommend the #8 chukkas as long as you have a good fit with the barrie last--the barrie chukkas can be pretty loose compared to other barrie shoes since they only have 2 sets of eyelets.
     


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    mexicutioner Senior member

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    thanks man, i hadn't even considered most of the models you mentioned. the brown cordovan chukkas especially sound like they'd be useful. thanks! :cheers:
     
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    i just asked what they had left in a 9-9.5D in black shell. he asked for a style # and i just told him something wedding appropriate and he got back to me with what was left in stock.

    they have these captoes in a 9E or 9.5E in the aberdeen
    http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-me...ld_m_straight_tip_blucher_shell_cordovan.html

    i know 9.5E is too wide since i had a pair and sold them
    im a 9.5D in aberdeen and leydon. think a 9E would work the same? i wear a 9D in the barrie
     


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